Signature Events on Jekyll Island

Signature Events

There’s always something to celebrate.

Whether it’s taking part in our Fourth of July festivities, movie nights in Beach Village, or seeing more than half a million lights come alive across this island, you’ll love making our celebrations your new traditions. From the Turtle Crawl races to the iconic Shrimp & Grits Festival, our popular events keep our guests coming back year after year. Be sure to check out our events calendar to see what’s happening next.

January and February
Join us in January and February for the exciting hide-and-seek adventure of Island Treasures!
Sea turtle at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
April 27, 2024
Benefitting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, this set of races offers fun for the whole family.
Fireworks on Jekyll Island
July 4, 2024
Celebrate Independence Day on Jekyll Island.
Shrimp & Grits
October 25-26, 2024
A coastal favorite, this festival combines southern flavors and sounds.
October 30-November 1, 2024
The Paulk Cup Classic returns, honoring Georgia golf legend Johnny Paulk and his lasting impact on the game of golf on Jekyll Island.
November-December 2024
Ring in the holidays with lights, fireworks, and more holly jolly fun.
November 30, 2024
Take a ‘cold-stunned’ plunge into the chilly Atlantic in support of sea turtles on the Georgia coast!
Jekyll Island Volunteer Team
Calling all volunteers, vendors, and businesses! Learn how you can help make our events a success.
Lawn Games on Village Green at the Seventy-Fifth Street Party
Are you a business on Jekyll with an approved lease? Submit your upcoming events happening on the island to have them added to the Jekyll Island Events Calendar.

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