Signature Events on Jekyll Island

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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.

Island Treasures
January and February
Join us in January and February each year for this exciting, treasure hunt tradition!
Sea turtle at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Spring 2023
Benefitting the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, this set of races offers fun for the whole family.
Fireworks on Jekyll Island
July 4, 2022
Celebrate Independence Day on Jekyll Island.
Shrimp & Grits
November 4-6, 2022
A coastal favorite, this festival combines music, food, and fun over a three-day weekend.
Holly Jolly Jekyll
November-December 2022
Ring in the holidays with lights, fireworks, and more holly jolly fun.
Jekyll Island Volunteer Team
Calling all volunteers, vendors, and businesses! Learn how you can help make our events a success.