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Something for Everyone All Year

Always A Reason

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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.

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 Art & Antiques Festival

March 13, 14 & 15 | Goodyear Cottage

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Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest

May 16 | Great Dunes Park

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Easter Egg Stroll

April 4 | Historic District

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 | Jekyll Island Convention Center

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 Holidays In History

The Wildside Lecture Series

March 25 | Jekyll Island Convention Center

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U.S. Kids Golf

March 21-22 | Jekyll Island Golf Club

 The Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

October 28-30 | Jekyll Island Golf Club

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Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

September 18-20 | Historic District

Christmas Tree Lighting Festival

May
1
Fri
Schumaker & Grogan Exhibit @ Goodyear Cottage
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Goodyear Cottage Gallery & Gift Shop is open Monday thru Friday noon – 4 pm and Saturday & Sunday 10 – 4 pm.  Goodyear Cottage is always free and open to the public.

 

May
2
Sat
The Bridge Builder’s Cottage Tour @ Jekyll Island Museum
May 2 – May 30 all-day

Hollybourne is the only remaining cottage from the time of the Jekyll Island Club that remains to be fully restored.  For this reason, the elegant tabby home built by Charles Stewart Maurice is typically not open to the public.  This May, however, the Jekyll Island Museum will be opening the island mansion up for a limited number

Charles Stewart Maurice helped to construct many road and railway bridges that became part of the historic fabric of their communities.  By the time Maurice retired in 1895, he had helped traverse many of the nation’s major waterways and had been instrumental in the construction of major landmarks around the country.

Hollybourne Cottage is one of his many unique creations.  The fabulous vacation retreat that Maurice built on Jekyll Island in 1890 was designed to be an architectural wonder of its own.

In its original condition, the vacation retreat was a much-loved haven for Mr. and Mrs. Maurice and their nine children.  The Maurice family made an annual pilgrimage to Jekyll Island, where they enjoyed a whirlwind of entertainments and explored the island’s simple pleasures.

Today, however, the cottage remains a diamond in the rough, with ongoing efforts to preserve the structure.  Guides will discuss the unique design of the cottage, as well as ongoing efforts to save the building.

The tour departs from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road on Saturdays, from May 2-30, 2015, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Reserve early!  Space is limited and reservations are required.  The cost of the program is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7-15, and free for children 6 and under.  For more information, please call or visit the Jekyll Island Museum, at 912-635-4036.

Jun
1
Mon
Amazing Spaces @ Jekyll Island Museum
Jun 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Amazing Spaces provides daily opportunities for families to discover the architectural wonders of Jekyll Island’s 240-acre National Historic Landmark District.  A trolley ride of exploration will venture throughout the gilded age cottage colony to learn about gingerbread, columns, carvings, turrets, gargoyles, stained glass masterpieces, and their imaginative creators.

The 45-minute program is available daily from June 1-July 31, 2015, at 10 am and 4 pm.

The program is $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-15, and free under 6.

Jun
20
Sat
Playful Past @ Jekyll Island Museum
Jun 20 all-day

“Playful Past,” available on select Saturdays this summer, provides multiple opportunities to discover an array of amusements enjoyed by different cultures from Jekyll Island’s eventful past.  Participants will explore the history of play through a variety of games and activities ranging from the colonial era to the club era.

These 60-minute programs are available Saturdays, June 20-27 & July 11-25, 2015, at 10 am and 2 pm.

Admission for all participants is $5 per person.  Space is limited and the themes for these interactive, hands-on programs vary by day and time, so please call ahead for reservations and details.

 

Programs depart from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.

Jun
27
Sat
Playful Past @ Jekyll Island Museum
Jun 27 all-day

“Playful Past,” available on select Saturdays this summer, provides multiple opportunities to discover an array of amusements enjoyed by different cultures from Jekyll Island’s eventful past.  Participants will explore the history of play through a variety of games and activities ranging from the colonial era to the club era.

These 60-minute programs are available Saturdays, June 20-27 & July 11-25, 2015, at 10 am and 2 pm.

Admission for all participants is $5 per person.  Space is limited and the themes for these interactive, hands-on programs vary by day and time, so please call ahead for reservations and details.

 

Programs depart from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.

Jul
4
Sat
4th of July Fireworks @ Jekyll Island
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The July 4th fireworks display will begin after sundown and can be seen from anywhere around Great Dunes Park and the Jekyll Island Convention

Jul
11
Sat
Playful Past @ Jekyll Island Museum
Jul 11 all-day

“Playful Past,” available on select Saturdays this summer, provides multiple opportunities to discover an array of amusements enjoyed by different cultures from Jekyll Island’s eventful past.  Participants will explore the history of play through a variety of games and activities ranging from the colonial era to the club era.

These 60-minute programs are available Saturdays, June 20-27 & July 11-25, 2015, at 10 am and 2 pm.

Admission for all participants is $5 per person.  Space is limited and the themes for these interactive, hands-on programs vary by day and time, so please call ahead for reservations and details.

 

Programs depart from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.

Jul
18
Sat
Playful Past @ Jekyll Island Museum
Jul 18 all-day

“Playful Past,” available on select Saturdays this summer, provides multiple opportunities to discover an array of amusements enjoyed by different cultures from Jekyll Island’s eventful past.  Participants will explore the history of play through a variety of games and activities ranging from the colonial era to the club era.

These 60-minute programs are available Saturdays, June 20-27 & July 11-25, 2015, at 10 am and 2 pm.

Admission for all participants is $5 per person.  Space is limited and the themes for these interactive, hands-on programs vary by day and time, so please call ahead for reservations and details.

 

Programs depart from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.

Jul
25
Sat
Playful Past @ Jekyll Island Museum
Jul 25 all-day

“Playful Past,” available on select Saturdays this summer, provides multiple opportunities to discover an array of amusements enjoyed by different cultures from Jekyll Island’s eventful past.  Participants will explore the history of play through a variety of games and activities ranging from the colonial era to the club era.

These 60-minute programs are available Saturdays, June 20-27 & July 11-25, 2015, at 10 am and 2 pm.

Admission for all participants is $5 per person.  Space is limited and the themes for these interactive, hands-on programs vary by day and time, so please call ahead for reservations and details.

 

Programs depart from the Jekyll Island Museum on Stable Road, 912-635-4036.

Sep
18
Fri
The Wild Georgia Shrimp & Grits Festival @ Jekyll Island
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm

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.