Parking & Transportation

Moving 45,000+ people around our little barrier island takes a lot of effort, volunteers, and cooperation. Here’s the 4-1-1 on getting to & from the Festival. Our goal is to ensure all festival-goers are spending time enjoying the Festival, not getting to it.


The Jekyll Island Airport will again be the primary parking lot for all festival attendees, and we’ll open up overflow lots as needed during the highest-traffic portions of the Festival.

Accessible parking will be located at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Lot attendants will check for government-issued parking placards or license plates for entry.

Admission for the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival is free. However, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information on the fee increase, please visit Park Entry & Parking Passes

Shuttle Buses

We’re pleased to welcome back Glynn County’s school buses to get you to & from parking to the festival. Not only does this continued partnership support our local community, it also allows us to maintain a large number of shuttles to keep Festival attendees on the move. Additionally, the shuttle bus fleet includes ADA-accessible buses & attendants.

Biking & Walking

Working to get in your steps? Park at the Airport, and walk to the festival! The one-way trip is just under one mile, and we’ll have directional signage and arrows guiding you all along the way. We’ll also have bike racks set-up throughout the festival if you’re looking to move a little faster.

Visiting Jekyll Island

Want more details on visiting Jekyll Island? We’ve got much more information for you.