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Something for Everyone All Year

Always A Reason


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.

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Events

November-December, 2015 | Island-Wide

Island Treasures

Island Treasures

January – February 2016 | Jekyll Island

U.S. Kids Golf

U.S. Kids Golf

March 11-13, 2016 | Jekyll Island Golf Club

Turtle Crawl Triathlon

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

Jekyll Island Skating Village

Jekyll Island Skating Village

November 25, 2015 – early January, 2016 | North Dunes Park

Village Green

Village Green Events

Year-Round | Beach Village

Easter Egg Stroll

Easter Egg Stroll

March 26, 2016 | Historic District

Red White and Boom

4th of July on Jekyll Island

July 1-4, 2016 | Jekyll Island Convention Center

GA-FL Golf Classic

The Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

October 2016 | Jekyll Island Golf Club

Merry Artists’ Show & Sale @ Goodyear Cottage
Nov 28 – Dec 31 all-day

Come enjoy a festive show and sale of small works – paintings, photos, drawings, pots, weaving, basketry, porcelain painting, woodworking, needlework, jewelry and other art items suitable and affordable as holiday gifts or decorations. All items priced under $150.

CASA Jingle All The Way 5K @ Jekyll Island Great Dunes Park
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am

Jingle All The Way 5K and 1 Mile Run

Benefiting CASA Glynn

December 5

Jekyll Island

7:00 am

USATF Certified 5K Course and 5K timed by FIRST PLACE SPORTS using chip-timed finish line. Registration:  www.active.com  through December 2, 2015.

Entry Fees:

5K $25 pre-entry until 12-2-15/ $30 after 12-2-15

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk- All ages welcome $15 pre-entry until 12-2-15 / $18 after 12-2-15

1 Mile, Ages 13 and up/Runners only $15 pre-entry until 12-2-15 / $18 after 12-2-15

$35 to compete in any two (2) events

Santa on the Green @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit with Santa and a special appearance by Scute the Sea Turtle!

Santa on the Green @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit with Santa and a special appearance by Scute the Sea Turtle!

Santa on the Green @ Jekyll Island Beach Village
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit with Santa and a special appearance by Scute the Sea Turtle!

Great Dunes 15K & 5K @ Great Dunes Park
Jan 23 all-day
Jekyll BBQ Beach Bash @ Great Dunes Park
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

The Brunswick Lions Club & Georgia Barbecue Association will offer over $8,500 in prize money for their two days of world class professional & amateur  BBQ cook-offs,  live music and art vendors.


  • Professional and Amateur BBQ Competitions
    • Over $8,500 in prize money
    • Contests:
      • World class BBQ Competition
      • Best burger
      • Best Seafood
      • Best Desserts
      • People’s Choice
      • Fun Cook
    • Live Music Friday night
    • McCormick’s Grill Bar
    • Arts & Craft Vendors
    • Food Vendors


Jekyll Island Arts Festival @ Goodyear Cottage
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – Mar 13 @ 4:00 pm

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 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Stroll @ Jekyll Island Historic District
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Children ages 10 and under hunt for hidden Easter Eggs in the Historic District and win prizes.

Jekyll Island Buggy Expo @ Great Dunes Park
May 2 @ 12:00 pm – May 6 @ 5:30 pm