UPCOMING FESTIVALS & EVENTS:
January 1, 2014 – February 28, 2014
Beginning New Year’s Day and continuing through the months of January and February, Jekyll Island hosts “Island Treasures on Jekyll Island,” a unique, treasure-hunting experience on Jekyll Island. The treasures are handcrafted glass floats called Island Treasures. The glass floats have been sought after by Jekyll Island guests since 2002. Each is a unique design and is stamped with the year of the hunt on its base. Plus, new since 2012, Island Treasures will be hidden all over Jekyll Island, not just on the beach, increasing the opportunities to find these beautiful pieces of art.
Island Treasures Glass Floats may be purchased through our Online Store or by visiting the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center, Just By Hand and Gypsea Glass – the Jekyll Island Glass Blowing Center.
EcoFocus Film Festival presents the Jekyll Island Green Screen
Film, Cocktails, and Conversation for our Coastal Community.
Free and open to the public, this inspirational evening will showcase the two exciting new films, Into the Gyre and Wings of Life. Between these two film screenings a cocktail reception will feature a cash bar, light hors d’oeuvres and presentations by researchers working in coastal Georgia. Following the feature presentation, Into the Gyre, an expert panel will join us to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience. Learn more »
March 7-9, 2014 :: Goodyear Cottage, Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District
This free annual event is a three-day extravaganza highlighting the works of many of the association’s over 400 members coming from all over North America. It is also a shopping Mecca for all art lovers.
Approximately thirty-eight years ago, the annual Arts Festival took flight as a way for the Jekyll Island Arts Association’s members to submit their art for judging and present an exhibit to the public. This festival has evolved into an unequaled event consisting of a committee of 35 people, nearly one hundred volunteers and attracting over 3,000 visitors yearly. With so many high-caliber artists participating, the Arts Festival promises to be competitive and feature an exhibit of the highest quality. Most submissions to the Arts Festival will be for sale after judging and the “Festival Shop” will be open for purchasing that hard to find handmade item during the festival’s operating hours.
In addition to the exhibit and shop, the Jekyll Island Arts Association will have demonstrations by weavers, carvers, painters and potters going on during the Festival. The ever popular Festival Bake Sale will be selling delicious homemade baked goods and lunch can be found at “The Cafe” where famous Brunswick stew will be served with cornbread and coleslaw. Hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks will also be available during “The Cafe” hours of 11:00AM to 2:00PM.
Jekyll Island Easter Egg Stroll
Saturday, April 19, 2014 :: 10:00 am-1:00 pm :: Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District
The excitement, anticipation and the sweet smell of Easter candy will waft through the air once again at the Annual Easter Egg Stroll on Saturday, April 19th. from 10 am – 1 pm.
Holiday-clad children ages 10 and under will hunt for hidden Easter Eggs on the manicured lawn of Jekyll Island’s Landmark Historic District. Once a child finds ten eggs they will exchange them for holiday sweets. All children will enjoy crafts and visiting with the Easter Bunny.
May 17, 2014 :: Great Dunes Park
It’s time again for one of Jekyll Island’s great traditions, the Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest, which 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”!
Known as one of the most-scenic triathlons on the East Coast, the Turtle Crawl Triathlon on Jekyll Island is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Jekyll Island’s magnificent Great Dunes Park is the start-finish area for the three Turtle Crawl races that together accommodate every skill level, from elite, world-class athletes to novices: an International Distance Triathlon, a Sprint Distance Triathlon, and a traditional 5K Run.
July 4, 2014 :: Great Dunes Park
The July 4th fireworks display will begin after sundown, about 9 p.m., and can be seen from anywhere around Great Dunes Park and the Jekyll Island Convention Center campus. Admission to the Jekyll Island celebration is free. Please note the $6 daily parking fee does apply. For more information about the fireworks show, please call our Guest Information Center at 912.635.3636 or visit the calendar page.
September 19-21, 2014 :: Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District
A weekend celebration of two of Georgia’s most beloved foods – shrimp and grits. The festival features a cook-off, shrimp boat tours, cooking demonstrations, book signings, arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and a kid‐friendly fun zone. This festival is a must-see for any food lover.
October 11, 2014 :: Great Dunes Park
Join us once again for the best USATF certified flat, fast and scenic course in the Golden Isles! Run “Under the Oaks” through historic Jekyll Island on Saturday, October 11, 2014 in support of Saint Simons Christian School and the Jekyll Island Foundation.
October 29 – 31, 2014
An annual tradition. Fans of UGA and UF gather for a friendly battle on the golf links. With more than 400 players, the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic is the largest golf tournament of its kind, covering two competitive rounds and one practice round surrounded by parties, oyster roast and seafood feast. Compete against or play with heroes from past seasons. Registration opens June 1, 2014.