Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

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.

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Under the Oaks Half Marathon & 10k Run

October 11, 2014 :: Great Dunes Park

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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.

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Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

October 29 – 31, 2014

Register for EventAn 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. Click here to register.


Jekyll Island Christmas Tree Lighting & Holidays in History Celebration

November 29, 2014 :: Jekyll Island Historic Landmark District

The magic of the holiday season officially arrives with the fun and festive celebration that surrounds the lighting of the giant community Christmas tree. Bring the family to welcome Santa and enjoy crafts, food, jingle bell tours and dazzling holiday entertainment. And stay late for the fireworks! The event happens on the lawn of Sans Souci in the Historic District. Free admission.


38th Annual New Year’s Bluegrass Festival

January 1-3, 2015

Jekyll Island Convention Center

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Jekyll Island Turtle Crawl Triathlon and NestFest

May 16, 2015 :: 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.

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