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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.

Wild Side Lecture Series

January 28  | Georgia Sea Turtle Center


U.S. Kids Golf

March 21-22 | Jekyll Island Golf Club


Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest

May 16 | Great Dunes Park


Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival

September 18-20 | Historic District

 Christmas Tree Lighting Festival


 Art & Antiques Festival

March 13, 14 & 15 | Goodyear Cottage

Easter Egg Stroll

April 4 | Historic Distric

Independence Day Celebration

July 4 | Jekyll Island Convention Center

 The Georgia-Florida Golf Classic

 October 28-30 | Jekyll Island Golf Club


 Holidays In History

Island Treasures @ Jekyll Island
Jan 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Find handcrafted glass floats hidden on Jekyll Island. During this two month event “Beach Buddies” hide the floats all over the island for lucky visitors to find

“Kick off to the Wild Side” Open House at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center @ Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ever wonder what happens to Jekyll Island’s wildlife in winter? What is cold stunning and why does it affect some sea turtles and not others?  Get an exclusive after hours tour of Georgia’s only veterinary hospital for turtles and coastal wildlife. Interactive exhibits and informative displays as well as our education, rehabilitation and research staff will be available to answer your burning questions.   The winter time theme, displays and education animal ambassadors are unique to this event!

Tickets are available in the GSTC gift shop, or by phone at (912) 635-4043. You can also purchase tickets at the door!

Cost: Adults = $15.00 Students = $5.00

Proceeds from this event to benefit the costs incurred during the 2014-2015 cold stunning season.

Jekyll BBQ Beach Bash @ Great Dunes Park
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 31 @ 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.

  • Friday, January 30th, 5 pm – 11 pm
  • Saturday, January 31st, 10 am – 6 pm


  • 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
    • ESPN Zone – Friday night
    • McCormick’s Grill Bar
    • Arts & Craft Vendors
    • Food Vendors
    • Kids Fun Zone – Saturday


McCormick’s Grill Friday Night Happy Hour @ McCormick’s Grill
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Carmichael, See & Wager Exhibit @ Goodyear Cottage, Historic Landmark District
Feb 1 – Mar 7 all-day

Come enjoy painter Helen Carmichael and potters Mark See and Pete Wager

Goodyear Cottage & Gallery is free and open to the public Mon.- Fri., 12noon to 4pm and Sat. & Sun., 10am to 4pm.

JILL’s Bingo Night @ Morgan Center
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Jekyll Island Ladies League will host their popular BINGO evening on Monday, February 2 at 7pm in the Morgan Center of the Jekyll Island Club.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any JILL or call Megan at 635-3357.  There will be prizes, snacks, a cash bar, and extra cards can be purchased for $5.  The event will benefit FaithWorks.  Bring your friends…come and have fun!

Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting- Exhibitors and Vendors Open House @ Jekyll Island Convention Center
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm

Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Network presents:
Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting – Exhibitors and Vendors Open House
3:30 PM to 6 PM on February 5 and 6, Thursday and Friday
Atlantic Ballroom, Jekyll Island Convention Center
Vendors will be highlighting unique pottery, jewelry, clothing, fabric, candles and much more.  Exhibitors will be displaying state-of-the-art transmitters, tracking programs, and tracking equipment. For detailed information: http://www.serstm.org/home/vendor/2015-exhibitors-vendors-rolling-roster/

McCormick’s Grill Friday Night Happy Hour @ McCormick’s Grill
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Preserving the Gullah Geechee Culture @ Morgan Center
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Gullah Geechee culture was listed as endangered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2004. Dr. Althea Sumpter, an Emmy-nominated producer, uses multimedia technology to collect the stories of Gullah Geechee elders in South Carolina and Georgia.  Join us as she shares these efforts to record and preserve her own culture.  Reservations are required.

Carmichael, See & Wager Artists’ Reception @ Goodyear Cottage, Historic Landmark District
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments and  view the creative talents of the artists.

Free and open to the public.