Kids’ Zone

The Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is fun for kids of all ages. But in the Kids’ Zone, your little ones can jump, swing, bounce, run, and create their way to fun!

The team is hard at work on activities for the 2018 Festival. In the mean time, check out some kid-friendly fun from past years.

Festival-Long Activities

On-going activities will take place throughout the Festival to keep kids (and parents!) happy. Looking for some excitement? Take flight on the bungee trampoline, test your skills on the mechanical bull, or bounce it out on a variety of inflatable slides, bounce houses, and agility games. The United Way Chalk Car will be here, allowing kids to do the unthinkable – draw on a car! And, located near the Kids’ Zone entrance will be face painting, fun for kids to adults.


Special Events

Stilt Fun

Friday, September 14: 5-7:30 p.m.
Keep an eye out for the Festival’s tallest chef! He’ll be stalling around the Festival grounds on Friday evening ready for pictures, balloon twisting, and giving out really high-fives.

Doc Thornton’s Magical, Musical Wonder

Friday, September 14: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
With mystifying stunts and shenanigans, this free magic and music show is old-fashioned fun for the entire family.

Art Classes: Jekyll Island Arts Association

Sunday, September 16: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Jekyll Island Arts Association is hosting art classes for kids & adults on Sunday, during the Festival. Instruction is free, though donations to the JIAA are always appreciated.

  • Gyotaku: Hand-rubbed fish or shrimp prints
  • Jewelry Making: Design your own jewelry using shells and other natural beads
  • Environmental Weaving: Add your piece to the Jekyll Island Arts Association’s community project using natural materials found right here on Jekyll Island