The Jekyll Island Event Spotlight - Showcasing Upcoming Events, Celebrations, and Festivals on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island hosts so many wonderfully eclectic events, celebrations and festivals - all suitable for the entire family - that it's hard to keep up with them all. That's what this page is all about. Visit here to track YOUR favorite island happening, or to find out about upcoming events you may not know about.

Current months events are showcased at the top of the page. Scroll for events scheduled for later in the year, or for a coming year.

It's our goal to update the Event Spotlight three months out, or as soon as the Jekyll Island Authority schedules an event and sets a date. We try to keep on top of things, but sometimes might miss something. If you have an inquiry about an upcoming event, please shoot us a message.

At Jekyll Island Family Adventures, our goal is to keep you informed as to what's happening on the island. For added value, we've synced our Events Spotlight with Jekyll Island's official events calendar. If you don't find what you're looking for at JIFA, check out the official JI Events Calendar here.

Come back regularly to check out new happenings, and mark your calendar NOW!

And just to give you a heads-up on which events are fantastic adventures for children, look for this tag above the event -

Great for Kids!!!


2019 Special Events

What's happening on Jekyll Island Family Adventures Special Events Spotlight in June? Lots of fun summer adventures!

Music is the thing, with almost nightly performances by indepemdent artists, and two Music Series. Enjoy Sea Turtle Education, and a Tennis Camp.

All this, and more!

Come find YOUR family adventure - waiting for you on Jekyll Island!

If you can't find it on our calendar, check out Jekyll Island's official website. You can find additional info here.

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June

Thru June

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Come enjoy great music by independent artists all month long at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in June: Chris Rider Trio, Thunderbird, BackBeat Boulevard, Jaime Rowell Duo, Pine Box Dwellers, Island Kings, Tie Dyed Sunset, Rider, & Darren Ronan. Good food and great music go together!

Great for Kids!!!

Wednesdays & Fridays Thru June

Summer Gatorology 101

Visit Horton Pond and learn about the biology, behavior, and conservation of our friend, the alligator. Discover common misconceptions about these ancient reptiles and learn about ongoing alligator research on Jekyll Island and how it enables alligators and humans to live together. $15 plus tax, FREE for children 3 and under price includes GSTC general admission. It's a hands-on experience (but not a hand-in-gator's-mouth experience!). Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Want details? Call 912.635.3636 or pursue the handy-dandy link above.

June 1

Beach Village Music Series

Come hang out on the Village Green and listen to great music by the  Golden Isles Strummers. FREE! From 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

Thru June 31

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $25 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

June 1 - 30

Monthly Gallery Exhibit

Interested in maritime paintings or glass-worked art? Come to Goodyear Cottage Gallery for your art fix. Contact Jekyll Island Arts Association for more info at 912-635-3920.

June 2

Jekyll Arts Association June Exhibit & Reception

You can't get enough good art. Come see the paintings of Julia Lawing and the woven baskets of Linda Lanter at the Jekyll Island Arts Association’s June exhibit in  the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island, June 1-30. An artists’ reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on June 2 from 1-3 p.m.

June 8

Beach Clean Up

Come join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff for a beach cleaning session. Guests, please bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. GSTC will provide gloves, bags and data sheets. For more information please contact us at gstcvolunteer@jekyllisland.com

Great for Kids!!!

June 17 - 21

Tennis Camp

For rising 1st graders through 4th grade. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All Tennis Camps include 20 hours of instruction, a visit to Summer Waves Water Park during camp, daily lunch option offered by Larry’s Giant Subs, and an official camp shirt. Call 912.635.3154 to learn more or to register. At the Jekyll Island Tennis Center. $280.00 for the week.

June 19

Summer Sunset Series

This FREE series of events celebrates spectacular sunsets at St. Andrews Beach Park with live music. Fun stuff make you hungry? Grab some grub at the on-site food truck. Bring your beach blanket or chair, lay out on the sand and enjoy the best sunset view on the island.

Great for Kids!!!

June 17

Beach Clean Up Day

Drop by and help the Georgia Sea Turtle Center clean the beaches and make them safe for sea turtles. Bring the kids, get them involved, help them learn environmental responsibility. Contact Holly Buresh at 912-635-4444 to see how you can contribute.

Great for Kids!!!

June 29

Movie on the Green

Grab some popcorn, your blanket and chairs and enjoy watching Mary Poppins Returns on the Village Green. Showtime 8:30.

Great for Kids!!!

June 30

Swim-in Movie

Hit the Frantic Atlantic Wave Pool tonight for Trolls. Movie starts at 8:30 and is FREE with the purchase of a $15.00 Night Splash ticket.


July

July 1 through July 31 and Beyond

Jekyll Island Arts Association Monthly Gallery Exhibit

Paintings and pottery exhibits from area artists displayed at the Goodyear Cottage.

Great for Kids!!!

Through July 29th

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $22 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

Great for Kids!!!

Through July

Ride with the Night Patrol

Become a sea turtle biologist for a night! Join Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff and patrol Jekyll Island's beaches for sea turtle activity. A fantastic hands-on learning adventure!

Great for Kids!!!

Through July

Summer Gatorology 101

Visit Horton Pond and learn about the biology, behavior, and conservation of our friend, the alligator. Discover common misconceptions about these ancient reptiles and learn about ongoing alligator research on Jekyll Island and how it enables alligators and humans to live together. $15 plus tax, FREE for children 3 and under price includes GSTC general admission. It's a hands-on experience (but not a hand-in-gator's-mouth experience!). Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Want details? Call 912.635.3636 or pursue the handy-dandy link above.

Great for Kids!!!

July 1

Swim In Movie

Come take in a movie at Summer Wave's Wave Pool from 8:30 to 10:00 pm. Make like a mermaid while watching "The Little Mermaid". Movie is FREE with purchase of a $15.00 Night Splash ticket.

Weekdays through July

Water Aerobics

8:30 to 9:30 am, Mondays through Fridays. Get wet. Go wild. Have fun!

Great for Kids!!!

Weekdays through July 28

Evening Turtle Walks

Take a walk on the wild, wet and scaly side while learning about the life of loggerhead turtles.

Great for Kids!!!

July 3

3rd of July Fireworks

Put on your Pirate Pyrotechnic hats and come enjoy the most spectacular fireworks on the coast of Georgia. The best views are from the beach between the Holiday Inn Resort and south to the Days Inn, on the island’s oceanfront side. Fireworks start around 9 p.m.

Great for Kids!!!

July 4

Independence Day Parade

Break out the red, white and blue bunting and balloons and deck out your bikes, golf carts, Redbugs, strollers and pets for the Independence Day Parade, to be held from 9:00 to 10:00 in the Historic District. Who knows, you could win a ribbon!

Great for Kids!!!

July 4

Red, White and Bounce

After the parade, head on over to the Village Green and enjoy water slides, bounce houses, live music and more! 12:00 - 6:00 pm.

July 7

Beach Village Music Series

Live music on the Green with the Jaguars D-Line. 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy!

Great for Kids!!!

July thru September

Summer Waves Activities

Calling all kids! YOU are invited for a summer of splashing fun! They'll will be going strong throughout the summer, so when you arrive for your Jekyll Island Family Adventure, come join the party! Watch movies from the water, take selfies with mascot Dolly the Dolphin, and generally get wet and wild! Call 912-635-2074 for dates, times and details.

Great for Kids!!!

July 9 - 13

Golf Camp (Level One FUNdsmentals)

For kids 6 - 12, this fun camp offers instruction, skill challenges, and course play based around what they learned during that day's sessions. Kids get 20 hours instruction, a visit to Summer Waves Water Park, a camp shirt, and more! For more info, call 912-635-3636.

Great for Kids!!!

July 9 -13

Tennis Camp (STARters Session Two)

For older beginners and intermediate players. Ages 11-14. At the Tennis Center, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

July 9 -13

Time Travelers

Enjoy games, field trips and more at this fun camp hosted by the Jekyll Island Museum. Maybe even learn a little about Jekyll Island's storied history. Who knows, you may meet some Indians. Or Pirates. Ages 8-12, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Call
912.635.3636 for info.

Great for Kids!!!

July 23 - 27

Tennis Camp (STARters Session Three)

For beginners of all ages. Show up at the Tennis Center, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

July 9 - 27

Sea Turtle Camp

Craving fun-in-the-sun outdoor adventure? Like scaly turtles and furry wildlife? This camp will get you outside, in the woods, on the beach, close to critters! At the Georgia Sea Turtle Center from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Call 912.635.3636 or 912-635-4444 for info.

Great for Kids!!!

July 23 - 27

Golf Camp Level 2

For those who know a golf club from a cave man's club (in other words, folks somewhat familiar with golf!). Open to all ages. For more info, call 912-635-3636.

Great for Kids!!!

July 28

Movie on the Green

Rogue One - A Star Wars Movie. Film rolls at 8:30 pm.

July 29

Faith Chapel Service

At Faith Chapel. Open to everyone. 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Great for Kids!!!

July 30

Summer Waves Fireworks

In the park, from 6:30 to 8:30.


August

August 4 - 7

Shag-A-Ganza!

Although it still looks as if Jekyll Island is not renewing the Beach Music Festival, the Golden Isles Shag Club is hosting the 26th annual Sand Gnat Shag-a-Ganza! Come dance your pants off! Here's a link to more info:

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Zaidee-Carruth-26th-SHAG-A-GANZA-2016

August 20 - 21

Banana Open

Adult tournament for NTRP levels 2.5-5.0. Mens and womens singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the Jekyll Island Tennis Center.


September

Great for Kids!!!

September 1, 6 & 8

Sunrise Walks

Get out with the sun and learn about ecology and loggerhead turtle hatchlings. Ages 4 to adult; $25.00. 6:45-8:00 am. 912.635.3636.

Great for Kids!!!

September 1, 4-8, 11-12

Egg-Sperience Dawn Patrol

Take a ride with Jekyll Island biologists to check out the beaches for loggerhead sea turtle nests. Ages 4 to adult; $50.00; 7:00-8:30 am; 912.635.3636.

September 1

Jekyll Island Cross Country Invitational and Open 5k

5K race will be held at the Great Dunes Golf Course, north of the Convention Center. Starting at 7 AM, there will be an open race for the public, then the high school races. Proceeds benefit the Brunswick High School and Glynn Academy cross country programs. 912.223.2286; 7:00am-12:00pm.

Great for Kids!!!

Through September

Summer Gatorology 101

Visit Horton Pond and learn about the biology, behavior, and conservation of our friend, the alligator. Discover common misconceptions about these ancient reptiles and learn about ongoing alligator research on Jekyll Island and how it enables alligators and humans to live together. $15 plus tax, FREE for children 3 and under price includes GSTC general admission. It's a hands-on experience (but not a hand-in-gator's-mouth experience!). Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Want details? Call 912.635.3636 or pursue the handy-dandy link above.

September 1 through September 30

Jekyll Island Arts Association Monthly Gallery Exhibit

Paintings and pottery exhibits from area artists displayed at the Goodyear Cottage.

Great for Kids!!!

Through September

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $22 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

September 1

Beach Village Music Series

Live music on the Green with the Second Chance Band. 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy!

September 6, 13, 20 & 27

Historic Plants & Landscapes

Stroll through Jekyll Island’s historic district with your guide to learn the history of the island’s majestic trees and beautiful flowers, as well as how they were used in the past. Tour departs from Historic District Tours on Stable Road. Call 912-635-4036 for reservations. $10 Adults; $5 for children ages 7-15; Free for children 6 and under.

Great for Kids!!!

September 14 - 16

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Come enjoy Jekyll Island's premier festival and pig out on shrimp and grits! A coastal favorite, the Shrimp and Grits Festival combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment. Experience over 100 art and crafts vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Don't miss this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September. FREE! For more info, call 912.635.3636.

Great for Kids!!!

September 29

Movie on the Green

Finding Dory. Starts at 7:30 pm.

September 30

Faith Chapel Service

At Faith Chapel. Open to everyone. 9:00 to 10:00 am.


October

Thru October

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Come enjoy great music by independent artists all month long at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in October: Jamie Rowell Duo, the Flood Brothers, Eddie Pickett, BackBeat Boulevard, Chris Rider Band, the Vibe, Thunderbird, Roy Gentry & Hired Guns, and the Island Garage Band. Come support these fine indie musicians and enjoy some great entertainment!

October 1 thru 31

Jekyll Island Arts Association Gallery Exhibit

Paintings and pottery exhibits from area artists displayed at the Goodyear Cottage.

Great for Kids!!!

Through October

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $22 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

October 13

Marty Lyons Foundation Golf Tournament

Tournament and tailgate party to raise funds for the Marty Lyons Foundation.

October 18

Birding on Jekyll

Come discover the birds of Jekyll Island in this presentation by the Friends of Jekyll Island at the Presbyterian Church. 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

October 19 and 26

Folklore, Rumor and Myth

This lantern-lit nighttime walk will scare the bejeebees out of you. Starts at the Old Infirmary from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Adults $20, kids 7 to 15, $7; kids 6 and under FREE!

Great for Kids!!!

October 27

Turtleween: "Down Under"

Halloween is a blast when you take the Georgia Sea Turtle Center's Journey Down Under - the sea, that is. Meet turtle patients, and go on a scavenger hunt adventure. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost included in the price of admission to the Center.

Great for Kids!!!

October 27

Goblins on the Green

Don your best Halloween costume and trick-or-treat the shops in the Jekyll Island Beach Village from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Then head over to the green and watch the movie Coco. Bring a blanket, it could get chilly. FREE!

October 24 - 26

The Georgia - Florida Golf Classic

No matter which school you root for, the annual Georgia - Florida golf showdown (a kickoff to the big game in Jacksonville) will get you in the mood for rivalry! The Classic goes back 38 years. Come enjoy the golf, stay for the food and friendly atmosphere of Jekyll Island.


November

Thru November

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Come enjoy great music by independent artists all month long at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in November: The Jamie Rowell Duo and Eddie Pickett. Come support these fine indie musicians and enjoy some great entertainment!

November 1 thru 30

Jekyll Island Arts Association Gallery Exhibit

Paintings and pottery exhibits from area artists displayed at the Goodyear Cottage.

Great for Kids!!!

Through November

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $22 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing -

Jekyll Island Ice Skating Village

From November through January, you and the kids can actually ice skate on a Georgia barrier island. Outdoors. In the South! Well, it's not "real" ice, but the synthetic surface doesn't melt, either! Come join the fun. Skate rentals available at the Village. This year, ice skate among ancient live oaks with a spectacular view of the Intra-coastal Waterway as the venue has moved to the Historic District. Open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

November 17

Opening Ceremony for the New Wanderer Memory Trail

Follow in the footsteps of Umwalla, a young African boy captured by slavers and smuggled into America aboard the Wanderer, one of the last slave ships. Come participate in opening this memorial trail, a unique teaching experience you won't forget. Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

November 23

Pier Road Pajama Party

It's not every day you get to go shopping in your P.J.s, so take advantage of the opportunity and head to the Pier Road Pajama Party. Get shop discounts, win prizes for the best pajamas. Santa will be there, and holiday music will fill the air! Browse through Pier Road shops for deals, and get your holiday shopping done early. 8:00 am to 11:00 am. For this Jekyll Island Family Adventure, it's better to be nice than naughty, so make sure all your pajamas are G rated.

Great for Kids!!!

November 23

Holiday Movie on the Green

Bring chairs and blankets, lay back and watch The Santa Clause with the kiddies. 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

November 24

Tree Lighting Festival

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Jekyll Island's Historic District with the annual lighting of the great tree! Come experience this illuminating event, and enjoy the fireworks. And don't be surprised if it snows!

November 25

Faith Chapel Service

Prayer service ope to the public. 9:00 to 10:00 am.


December

Ongoing -

Merry Artists' Show @ the Goodyear Cottage

Enjoy showings of paintings, photos, drawings, pots, weaving, basketry, porcelain painting, woodworking, needlework, jewelry and other art items, all priced under $150. Through December 31st.

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing -

Christmas on Jekyll Island & Holidays in History

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing -

Jekyll Island Ice Skating Village

From November through January, you and the kids can actually ice skate on a Georgia barrier island. Outdoors. In the South! Well, it's not "real" ice, but the synthetic surface doesn't melt, either! Come join the fun. Skate rentals available at the Village.

Great for Kids!!!

December 2

Santa at the Rink

Come visit Santa Claus at the Jekyll Island Skating Village. 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

December 9

CASA Jingle All The Way 5k Run

Make like Dasher, Prancer, and Comet and run in the Sixth Annual Jingle All the Way 5K and 1 Mile Run. 7:30 am till 11:00 am.

December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Christmas Twilight Hours

Event includes music, tales of the season, excursions and light refreshments along with a sunset viewing from one of Jekyll's Historic Cottages. December 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 4:00 pm. Call 912-635-4036 for reservations. $20 Adults, $10 Children 7-15, Free under 6.

Great for Kids!!!

December 9 - 10

Jekyll Island Comic Con 2017

Want to get your inner nerd on? Head to the Jekyll Island Comic Con 2016 Round Two! Come meet your favorite characters from great shows like Arrow and The Walking Dead. Plus screen comic and anime movies and PARTY, dudes and dudettes! Comic Con will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

December 12

Jekyll Island Singers Holiday Concert

Holiday music to warm the soul. 7:30 at the Morgan Center. FREE to the public.

Great for Kids!!!

December 16

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade

Yarrr, Jekyll Island Pirates! Want to march in a parade? Meet at Great Dunes at 4:30, register and strut your stuff to the Beach Village for music and prizes! Awards will be given, and what pirate doesn't like awards? Lasts till 8:30.

December 19 - 24

Christmas Bagpipper

Listen to the sounds of the season done bagpipe style by piper Tim Aikens. From 4:30 to 5:30 around the Jekyll Island Club Hotel Grounds.

December 31 - January 1

New Years Eve Party

Join festive revelers at the Morgan Center for an After Dinner Party to see Old Man 2017 out in style, and welcome Infant 2018! Admission FREE for folks dining at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Grand Dining Room, and $40.00 for guests not staying on the Hotel's NYE package. Think ahead, grab a room at the Hotel, and sleep it off in style! But whether you stay or head home, drink in moderation, stay safe - and have a designated driver. The fun starts at 8:00 pm and goes to 1:00 am, with Backstreet Boulevard helping to ring in the New Year!


January

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing thru January 7 -

Jekyll Island Skating Village

Ice skating on Jekyll Island? Close. The surface is synthetic, but the experience is like gliding on ice. Located at North Dunes Park off Beachview, you can enjoy skating by the sea on this outdoor venue. Monday through Thursday, 3:00 - 9:00 pm. Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. $5.00 for skates and a 30 min. session.

January thru February -

Island Treasures

Ever wanted to find treasure? Jekyll Island gives you the opportunity during the two month Island Treasures event. Every day through January and February, Jekyll Island "Beach Buddies" hide a plethora of replica glass fishing globes. These one-or-a-kind treasures (crafted by artists from all over the U.S.) can be hidden anywhere on the island. Find an orb, you get to keep it! Register your treasure at the Jekyll Island Visitor Center and receive a certificate of authenticity and an artist biography.

Great for Kids!!!

January thru March -

Ranger Walks

Join an island naturalist for a chance to learn about Jekyll Island ecology - and maybe see a bald eagle! Walks are 45 to 90 minutes and start at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturdays. Call 912.635.3636 for details.

January 3 - 31

January Gallery Exhibit

Interested in maritime paintings, fashion furs or woodworking art? Come to Goodyear Cottage Gallery for your art fix. Contact Jekyll Island Arts Association for more info at 912-635-3920.

January 4 - 6

42nd Annual New Year's Bluegrass Festival

Come get your bluegrass fix from a cornucopia of bluegrass artists picking and grinning at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. If you love bluegrass, this is the place to be.

January 14

Jekyll Island Marathon

If you're into running, or like to watch top-notch athletes do their thing, come join the fun at the Jekyll Island Marathon. This is a full 26.2 mile run. If you're a runner and want to register, or a spectator who wants to find out more, follow the link above to the marathon website. This event also includes a 10K run.

January 19 - 20

6th Annual Comedy Weekend

At the Morgan Center from 8:30 to 11:00. $45.00 online, $55.00 at the door. Cash bar available.

Great for Kids!!!

January 26

Chili Cookout and Bake Sale

Come chow down on chili and fixings, and check out the baked goods at Jekyll Island's Chili Cookout and Bake Sale. Proceeds from the bake sale go to benefit the United Way. Event held at the Jekyll Island Fire Station from 11:30 am til 1:30 pm. $6.00 for the meal.


February


March

Thru March

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Hitting the island for Spring Break? Enjoy a strong lineup of great music by independent artists all month long at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in March: Jamie Rowell Duo, Pine Box Dwellers, Backbeat Boulevard, Will Gore, Thunderbird, Morgan & Wagner, Midlife Chryslers, Chris Rider, and the Island Kings.

March 5

Chef Demonstration

If you're a pirate of the culinary persuasion, then you need to check out Chef Rob Sartorio at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar as he demonstrates how to prepare several scrumptious meals. 1:00 pm.

March 8 - 10

Jekyll Island Arts Festival

Experience art from Jekyll Island Art Association members from all across North America. Eats and treats available, as well as demonstrations by the artists. Event is free. Held at the Goodyear Cottage.

Great for Kids!!!

Through March 31

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $22 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

Great for Kids!!!

Through March 31

Ranger Walks

Walk a trail through maritime forest and learn about Jekyll Island animals and plants, and view a bald eagle nest and learn about the eagle's lifestyle and nesting habits. 10:00 am & 3:00 pm. Meet up at the Old Infirmary building. $8.00 per person.

March 3

25th Annual Friends of Jekyll Island Charity Auction

Come bid on items from hotel accommodations to dining experiences to artwork to services, and more! 2 to 5 pm at the Morgan Center. All proceeds benefit historic restoration on Jekyll Island.

March 8 & 22

Great Women of Jekyll Island

The Gilded Age was a time when men were men. But these men might not have gotten as far as they did without strong women by their sides. Come meet the ladies of the Jekyll Island Club on this guided living history adventure. Departs from Historic District Tours on Stable Road. Cost: $16 Adults; $7 for children ages 7-15; Free for children 6 and under. Call 912-635-3036 for reservations and more info.

March 9

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Turtle Crawl Races

Come race for the turtles in this annual event that raised money for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Enter 5k and/or 10k races - or enjoy a 1 mile Fun Run on the beach. Unfurl your fins and follow the Gulf Stream HERE for more info and to register.

March 10-31

Jekyll Island Arts Association Monthly Gallery Exhibit

Juried show and sale at the Goodyear cottage.

March 23

Fur Babies and Fashion

Get outside on the Village Green and enjoy Spring and a Spring fashion show, along with our furry friends. And if you're looking for a pet, you can adopt right there on the green!. Proceeds will benefit local animal shelters in the Golden Isles. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

March 23

Beach Cleanup

Head out with staff of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center a vital task - helping clean Jekyll Island's beaches. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. The GSTC will provide gloves, bags and data sheets. Email gstcvolunteer@jekyllisland.com for more info.


April

Great for Kids!!!

Thru April

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Enjoy warming weather along with great music by independent artists all month long at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in April: Pine Box Dwellers, Thunderbird, Jamie Rowell Duo, Backstreet Boulevard, Thomas Oliver, Matt Rogers, Flood Brothers, and the Island Kings.

April 6, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26

Great for Kids!!!

Summer Gatorology 101

Visit Horton Pond and learn about the biology, behavior, and conservation of our friend, the alligator. Discover common misconceptions about these ancient reptiles and learn about ongoing alligator research on Jekyll Island and how it enables alligators and humans to live together. $15 plus tax, FREE for children 3 and under price includes GSTC general admission. It's a hands-on experience (but not a hand-in-gator's-mouth experience!). Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Want details? Call 912.635.3636 or pursue the handy-dandy link above.

Great for Kids!!!

April 1 - May 30

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $25 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

Great for Kids!!!

April 4 and April 5

Shell-e-brate

This two day festival explores the how tidal changes along Georgia’s coast affect habitats, and how folks can make environmentally friendly decisions that help protect our natural resources. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Includes General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $8 adults (age 13 & up), $6 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free.

April 5

An Evening with the Authors

Get great Southern food cooked from the recipes of chef authors who have books in this years Book Festival. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:30. Resort dress required. $75.00. Get your tickets!

April 6 - 7

Southern Foods 4K

Come run races at Camp Jekyll in support of 4-H. From 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at Camp Jekyll. Call 912.635.4092 for more info.

April 6

Jekyll Island Book Festival

Like books and meeting authors? Harness your inner book worm and come enjoy the Jekyll Island Book Festival. Authors will read from their works from the Turtle Stage, to be followed by book signings and meet-and-greets. Follow the link above for more info. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

April 12 and 26

In the Service of Others

Delve into the little known world of Jekyll Island servants of old. Tours from 10:00 to 11:00am, and 2:00 to 3:00pm. Call 912.635.3636 for details.

April 15

Beach Cleanup

Volunteer at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to help clean up Jekyll's beaches. Meet at 12:00 pm at the center.

Great for Kids!!!

April 20

Easter Egg Stroll

Hunt eggs, find treasure, do crafts, and meet the Easter Bunny himself! At the Jekyll Island Historic District from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Call 912-635-3636 to find out more.

April 21

Easter Sunrise Service

Meet at Great Dunes Park at 6:30 am.

April 21

Easter Buffet

Enjoy your Easter Buffet from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm in the Jekyll Island Club Resort's Grand Dining Room. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Everbrite only. Get your tickets!

Great for Kids!!!

April 27

Grand Opening of Mosaic, the J.I. Museum!

You've been waiting for this - the Mosaic Grand Opening is here! Come learn about the cultural and natural history of our favorite island. Enjoy the revitalized museum along with live entertainment, crafts for kids, and food, glorious food! From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

April 29 through May 3

Jekyll Island Buggy Expo

Experience kite buggies, land sailors, land boards and other fun flying contraptions.


May

Thru May

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Come enjoy great music by independent artists all month long at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in May: Chris Rider Trio, Thunderbird, BackBeat Boulevard, Jaime Rowell Duo, Pine Box Dwellers, Island Kings, Morgan & Wagner, Tie Dyed Sunset, Rider, & Darren Ronan. Good food and great music go together!

Great for Kids!!!

Wednesdays & Fridays Thru May

Summer Gatorology 101

Visit Horton Pond and learn about the biology, behavior, and conservation of our friend, the alligator. Discover common misconceptions about these ancient reptiles and learn about ongoing alligator research on Jekyll Island and how it enables alligators and humans to live together. $15 plus tax, FREE for children 3 and under price includes GSTC general admission. It's a hands-on experience (but not a hand-in-gator's-mouth experience!). Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12 noon. Want details? Call 912.635.3636 or pursue the handy-dandy link above.

Great for Kids!!!

May 1, 2 & 3

Jekyll Island Buggy Expo

Experience kite buggies, land sailors, land boards and other fun flying contraptions.

Great for Kids!!!

Thru May 31

Georgia Sea Turtle Center Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Check out your turtle friends from the other side of the Treatment Window with these behind the scenes tours. Visit the Treatment Room, Radiology, Surgery suite and more! Tours are guided by a knowledgeable staff member and let you get up close and personal with sea turtles and terrapins. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. $25 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center. Call 912.635.3636 for more details.

May 1 - 31

Monthly Gallery Exhibit

Interested in maritime paintings or glass-worked art? Come to Goodyear Cottage Gallery for your art fix. Contact Jekyll Island Arts Association for more info at 912-635-3920.

May 4, 11, 18 & 25

Bridge Builder's Cottage

Learn about Hollybourne Cottage and the fantastic job of renovation done here. But watch out for ghosts! Departs from Historic District Tours on Stable Road. 10:00 am & 2:00 pm. $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids. Reservations are required. Call 912.635.4036.

May 25

Beach Clean Up

Come join the Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff for a beach cleaning session. Guests, please bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. GSTC will provide gloves, bags and data sheets. For more information please contact us at gstcvolunteer@jekyllisland.com

Great for Kids!!!

May 25

Movie on the Green

Ralph Breaks the Internet shows tonight on the Village Bree. Bring chairs and blankets, relax and enjoy. Starts at 8:30.

Great for Kids!!!

May 26

Disc-Connected K-9's Frisbee Dog Team

Come watch dogs get frisky (or is that Frisbee?), as the World Famous Disc-Connected K-9’s Frisbee Dog Team performs for kids of all ages. At the Beach Village. Show times are 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

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