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Something for Everyone All Year

Always A Reason

TO CELEBRATE

Jekyll Island has reasons for you to visit all year long; annual festivals, concerts, and family-oriented holiday events dot the calendar! Don’t miss a reason to celebrate on Jekyll Island.

Island Treasures

Island Treasures

January – February 2016 | Jekyll Island

Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest

Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest

May 13-16, 2016 | Great Dunes Park

Shrimp & Grits Festival

The Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

September 16-18, 2016 | Historic District

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Events

November-December, 2016 | Island-Wide

Village Green

Village Green Events

Year-Round | Beach Village

Red White and Boom

4th of July on Jekyll Island

July 1-4, 2016 | Island-Wide

GA-FL Golf Classic

The Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

October 2016 | Jekyll Island Golf Club

May
2
Mon
Jekyll Island Buggy Expo @ Great Dunes Park
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – May 6 @ 5:30 pm
May
7
Sat
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music while picking up products from local farmers for the week.

May
13
Fri
Turtle Crawl Weekend @ Jekyll Island
May 13 – May 15 all-day

The Turtle Crawl Triathlon, 5K and NestFest,  help launch the annual sea turtle nesting season in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The spring event on this beautiful barrier island celebrates athleticism and ecology and is the perfect place for a fun, family “racecation”!

Families with children of all ages are invited to participate in the educational NestFest activities that will take place near the Turtle Crawl finish line and then to join Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff on the beach for the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.

May
19
Thu
Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Program: Elijah Clarke, Revolutionary War Hero @ Jekyll Island Museum
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The public is invited to the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island’s program on Elijah Clarke, one of the few heroes of the Revolutionary War from Georgia. He led the Rebels through the Hornet’s Nest Battle (also known as the Battle of Kettle Creek in Georgia.)  Dr. John Turrentine will present himself as Elijah Clarke to talk about his life, including the battle that made him famous, and how the Revolutionary War was won in the South.

Dr. Turrentine is a physician, teacher, writer, minister, pilot, and scuba instructor. He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and is a practicing surgeon and an Ob/Gyn. He also received a Doctor of Ministry and a Ph.D. in history from Trinity College in Indiana.

Refreshments will be served following the 6:30 p.m. program at the Stable Museum.

May
21
Sat
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music while picking up products from local farmers for the week.

May
29
Sun
Faith Chapel Service @ Faith Chapel
May 29 @ 9:00 am

Prayer service in a historic setting open to all. Led by Reverend Buzz Yarborough, St. Richard’s of Chichester Episcopal Church.

Jun
4
Sat
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music while picking up products from local farmers for the week.

Jun
18
Sat
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music while picking up products from local farmers for the week.

Jun
26
Sun
Faith Chapel Service
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am

Prayer service in a historic setting open to all. Led by Reverend Buzz Yarborough, St. Richard’s of Chichester Episcopal Church.

Jul
2
Sat
Jekyll Island Farmers’ Market @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy live music while picking up products from local farmers for the week.