Jekyll Island Book Festival

In light of growing concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), recommendations from Georgia state health and government agencies, and following decisions made by events of similar size and nature within our local communities, we have canceled the 2020 Jekyll Island Book Festival set for Saturday, April 11.

Although there are no restrictions or advisories for travel or vacationing to the area or within the state of Georgia at this time, we have determined that the right thing to do is to not proceed with this event as it is within the current suggested quarantine period mandated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the state of Georgia.

The Jekyll Island Authority is exploring opportunities to reschedule the event to a later date in 2020 and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

For those wanting to stay updated on the current state of travel to the area and the increased protocols being taken on Jekyll Island, please visit

Enjoy a page-turner? We’ve designed the Jekyll Island Book Festival for book-lovers of all kinds. Showcasing artists from Georgia and beyond, this festival is rooted in southern tradition with a line-up of author presentations, meet-and-greets & signings, books & gifts, and family-friendly fun.

Presented by the Beach Village Merchants

Ameris Bank, Brittney’s Closet, Caroline’s Flower & Gifts, Fuse Frozen Yogurt, Jekyll Beverage Center, Jekyll Island Seafood Company, Jekyll Market, Jekyll Realty, Judy Kay’s Salon, Life is Good, Maxwell’s General Store, The Moorings Preview Center, Parker-Kaufman, Realtors, Seaside Realty, Seaside Sunglasses, Snappy Turtle, Splash Resort Wear, Sunrise Grille, The Collection Boutique, The Salt Table, Tonya’s Treasures, Wee Pub Beach, and Whittle’s Gift Shop

Date: April 11, 2020 • Canceled

Location: The Village Green in Beach Village