The Jekyll Island Event Spotlight - Showcasing Upcoming Events on Jekyll Island

Track YOUR favorite island happening, or find out about upcoming events you may not know about.

Click on the month you're interested in and you'll see links to events scheduled for that month.  If you have an inquiry about an upcoming event, please shoot us a message.

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.

2020 Special Events


March

Thru March

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Enjoy warming weather along with great music by independent artists at venues like The Wharf and the Corsair Kitchen and Bar. Featured in March: Island Gumbo; Darren Ronan; BackBeat Boulevard; Jamie Rowell Duo; U.S. Navy Concert Band;

March 4

Chef Demonstration

If you're a pirate of the culinary persuasion, then you need to check out Jekyll Island chefs at Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar as they demonstrate how to prepare several scrumptious meals. 12:30 pm.

March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21

Victorian Tea

It's high class time at the Grand Dining Room. Enjoy a variety of teas, accompanied by: homemade finger sandwiches, scones with Creme Fraiche, lemon curd, and assorted jams, mini pastries, and petit fours. Tea time is at 3:30.

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. $32.10 per person gets you the tour plus admission to the center and tax. Call 912.635.4141 for more details.

Great for Kids!!!

March 7, 14, 21, & 28

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. $8.35 per person.

March 11

United States Navy Concert Band

Enjoy a wonderful concert performance featuring the U.S. Navy's Concert Band (the wind ensemble); The Sea Chanters (the official chorus); and The Cruisers (the popular music group). FREE, but you'll need a ticket to get in. At the Jekyll Island Convention Center. 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

March 13 - 15

46 Annual 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.

March 13 - 21

Horton House Bike Tour

9:30 - 10:30 am. Bring your own bike and bug stuff, water and sunscreen. And dress for the season, in layers, cause bike riding can get you warmed up quick! Call 912.635.4036 for more info.

Great for Kids!!!

March 14

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. And if you're on island time and feeling too laid back to run OR walk, you can still support the GSTC by being a Ghost Crawler. Hey, it comes with a T-shirt!

March 17

Book Club

Come join fellow book worms at 5:30 pm at Mosiac to chat about the current month's selection, which is "Clara and Mr. Tiffany", by Susan Vreeland. There's still time to get your book and take part! Call Mosiac at
912.635.4036 for further info.

Great for Kids!!!

March 24

Spring Family Tea

Enjoy tea and more as a family at Jekyll Island Club Resort's Spring Family Tea. Tea time is at 12:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

March 26

Jeff Bradley - Stand Up, Stunts and Illusions

Come enjoy the amazing stunts and magic of Jeff Bradleyat the Jekyll Island Club Resort this Spring. A perfect family-friendly show that will "wow" you and leave you breathless! 8:00 pm at the Morgan Center. Contact the Jekyll Island Club Resort for ticket prices.

Great for Kids!!!

March 28

Women's History Month

Many women contributed to our country's history, including the fight to give women the right to vote. Come celebrate with the Mosaic, learn about women in history, and join in with crafts and other activities.12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Mosaic.


April

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.

April 4 and April 5

2020 Southern Food Series Six 4K Races

Like to run? You can work those legs and support 4-H by joining in the race fun at Camp Jekyll. Earn points and get a collectable t-shirt. Plus recharge your batteries with eatables at races end. Yum! Choose from 4 races on Jekyll Island - Shrimp 4K, Grits 4K, Chicken 4K, or Waffles 4K.  Two additional races (Sweet Tea 4K and Fired Green Tomatoes 4K) are Home Runs.

Support 4-H as you run races at Camp Jekyll. Earn points for six races in three series. Receive a collectable shirt for each pair of races. Enjoy the namesake food served at the end of the races. Follow the link above for info on registration, fees and race times.

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.

Great for Kids!!!

April 9

Shell-e-brate

This annual festival explores how we can keep wildlife in the wild along Georgia’s coast, and how folks can make environmentally friendly decisions that help protect our natural resources. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Includes General Admission to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center – $9.63 adults (age 13 & up), $7.49 children (age 4-12), children under 3 are free.

April 11

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 25

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Volunteer at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center to help clean up Jekyll's beaches. Meet at 2:00 pm at the center.

April 10 and 18

Horton House Bike Tour

9:30 - 10:30 am. Bring your own bike and bug stuff, water and sunscreen. And dress for the season, in layers, cause bike riding can get you warmed up quick! Call 912.635.4036 for more info.

April 12

Easter Sunrise Service

Meet at Great Dunes Park at 6:30 am.

April 12

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!


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!!!

May 4th through May 8th

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.


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

November 21 thru December 20

Poinsettia Sale

Sleigh on over to the J.I.A. Greenhouse off Stable Road (1st right past the Fire Department). Grab you some poinsettias to liven up your Christmas decor. Four inchers go for $5.00, 6.5" pots for ten bucks. From 9:30 - 11:30 am, and 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

November 29 thru December 22

Mailbox on Main

There's this mailbox, see. And it sends kid's letters to Santa to the North Pole - express delivery! You can find it on the corner of Main Street and Ocean Way in the Beach Village.

November 29 - December28

Holly Jolly Light Tours

Hop aboard a trolley and check out Jekyll Island's half million holiday lights. Your 40-minute holiday lights tour includes a visit to Faith Chapel. And when you reach the finish line, don't forget to enjoy a selection of festive holiday beverages. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 - 7:10 pm (December 7 excluded). $15 for adults, $7 for kids 5-12, kids under 4 free!

Great for Kids!!!

November 29 thru January 4

Santa's Chairs

Photo Op!! Santa has place two special chairs on Jekyll Island. One is at the Skeet House in the Historic District, the other on the Turtle Stage in the Beach Village. While doing your Christmas shopping at the Pier Road shops or the Beach Village shops, take a load off and then take a picture or two as a reminder of your Jekyll Island Family Christmas Adventure!

Great for Kids!!!

November 29 thru January 5

Twelve Days of Christmas Light Display

It's a Holly, Jolly Christmas on Jekyll Island, and Shell Road decks the halls with a fine display of colorful Christmas lights linking  Mosaic in the Historic District to the Mini Golf at Beachview Road.

November 29 thru January 4

North Pole Bake Shop

Westin Cafe has a holiday secret identity. It dons its holiday finery and transforms into the North Pole Bake Shop! Drop in, grab some Starbucks coffee, and a few Christmas-themed treats. From 6:30 am to 3:30 pm.

November 29 thru January 5

Peppermint Land

Photo Op!! Enjoy your mini-golf game in the presence of Christmas goodies like giant gum drops, peppermint sticks and gingerbread men - and women, I suppose. Daily 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Ongoing

Naughty or Nice Hot Chocolate Bar

In Harry's Lounge at the Westin. Enjoy your hot chocolate with your choice of toppings.

Ongoing -

Merry Artists' Holiday Market @ the Goodyear Cottage

Enjoy showings of paintings, photos, drawings, pots, basketry, porcelain painting, woodworking, needlework, jewelry and other art items, most by area artists based in the Golden Isles. Through the whole month of December, you can also enjoy demonstrations from area artists practicing the disciplines above, and more. Through December 28th.

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing -

Holidays in History

The cottages of the historic district will be adorned with their finest holiday decorations. Enjoy the history of Jekyll Island enriched in seasonal splendor as you venture inside the cottages of Jekyll Island’s National Historic Landmark District. 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing -

Jekyll Island Ice Skating Village

From November 29 through January 5, 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!!!

Through December 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.

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.

Great for Kids!!!

Through December 31

Christmas Carriage Lights and Carols Tours

Nothing beats Frank Sinatra Christmas carols. And listening to the Chairman of the Board while enjoying a carriage or sleigh ride around Jekyll Island's Historic District, viewing Jekyll's Christmas lights, is an experience to remember! Your public or private ride is courtesy of Golden Isles Carriages. Online reservations recommended. For the public tours, adults $25, kids 4 to 12 $12. Under 3 is free. Private tours are 65$ for 1st 2 adults ($75 for sleigh tour). Then it's $20 for each additional adult in your group. Kids are $12.

December 3, 10, 16, and 18

Holiday High Tea

For a taste of Olde England, drop in at the Jekyll Island Club Resort for Holiday High Tea. Sample a broad selection of teas, along with tea sandwiches, soups, scones, fruit compote and sweets. Follow the link above for more important info. And be sure to buy tickets in advance!

December 4

Holiday Chef Demo @ Ocean Club

Learn how to cook up two holiday courses from the master chefs of the Jekyll Island Club Resort. 12:30 - 2:30 pm. Better grab this one while you can!

Great for Kids!!!

December 6

Holiday Movie Night

Drop in at the Days Inn & Suites for a holiday showing of The Polar Express! Kids can come in P.J.s, and snack on cookies and hot chocolate. 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

December 7

CASA Jingle All The Way 5k Run

Make like Dasher, Prancer, and Comet and run in the Eighth Annual Jingle All the Way 5K and 1 Mile Run. 6:00 am till 11:30 am.

Great for Kids!!!

December 7

Character Breakfast

Come have breakfast with seasonal characters! 7:00 - 10:00 am at Home2 Suites. $12.95 per person (Home2 Suites guests get in free). Must buy tickets in advance. Call 912-319-6019 for more info.

Great for Kids!!!

December 7, 14, 21 and 28

Ranger Walks

Meet at the Old Infirmary and join Jekyll Island Conservation staff on a walking expedition to check out an active eagle nest! Also learn about island maritime forest ecology. 10:00 - 11:30 am, and 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Be sure to dress for the weather!

Great for Kids!!!

December 7

Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade & Lighting of the Great Tree

Join your Jekyll Island friends and neighbors in this participatory parade celebrating the season! Parade starts at the Jekyll Island Golf Course parking lot and ends at the Great Lawn before the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, where Santa will light the Great Tree. Come enjoy wonderful Christmas music, food trucks, and more...and maybe win a prize! 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Follow the link above for a full schedule.

Great for Kids!!!

December 7 & 14

Lunch With Santa

Come have lunch with Santa at the Jekyll Island Club Resort's Grand Dining Room.

Great for Kids!!!

December 8

Cliff Patton's Christmas Ventriloquist Show

A must-see holiday treat as Cliff Patton performs his Comedy and Magic show at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. $10.00 for adults, $7:00 for kids, plus tax. Call (912) 635-2600 for more info!

December 9 & 18

Native American Flute Performance

Take a relaxing pause in your holiday adventures to enjoy Mike and Joy Cook's Native American Flute music. At the Merry Artists Market from 1:00 - 3:00 pm December 9, and 2:00 - 4:00 December 18.

Great for Kids!!!

December 11 - 21

Joy Ringers Concert

This handbell chorus featuring traditional Christmas songs will lift your heart. 1:00 - 2:00 pm. FREE at J.I. UMC.

Great for Kids!!!

December 13 - 15

Jekyll & Hyde Comic-Horror Con 2019

Jekyll Comic Con & Hyde Horror Con is a don't-miss production.  Mark December 13th-15th at Jekyll Island Convention Center. Horror-comic fans of all-ages, family friendly pop can jump right in. Also, The Hyde Horror Alley and Film Fest returns for its second year.

December 13

Adoration of the Christ Child

Barbara Stevenson speaks at Faith Chapel about the stained glass window Adoration of the Christ Child. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

December 13

Horton House Bike Tour

9:30 - 10:30 am. Bring your own bike and bug stuff, water and sunscreen. And dress for the season, in layers, cause bike riding can get you warmed up quick! Call 912.635.4036 for more info.

Great for Kids!!!

December 14

Breakfast with the Grinch

The Grinch lives! At 80 Ocean, anyway. Enjoy your "Green Eggs & Ham" breakfast with the Grinch. Pick from one of two seating times:  8:30 or 10:00 am. Adults: $31.33; kids under 12: $22.85. Call  (912) 635-2600 for more info or to order tickets.

Great for Kids!!!

December 14

Jingle Shells

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is bringing on the Holiday Spirit. From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, come participate in Jingle Shells, and enjoy games, cookie decorating (and eating!), and family photo ops. You can also share your holiday wishes to the sea turtle patients at the Center. Price of admision is included with entrance fee to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Phone 912.635.4444 for additional info.

Great for Kids!!!

December 14

Holiday Big-Truck Roundup

Kids!! From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the Main Lawn in front of The Great Tree, take your opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat and explore several emergency vehicles from Jekyll Island Fire/EMS and Georgia State Patrol, and chat with real emergency personnel

Great for Kids!!!

December 14

Holiday Cookie Decorating Class

Come to the Seafarer Inn & Suites and decorate (and eat, of course!) holiday themed cookies. Price: $25 per adult (6 cookies included); $10 per child, accompanied by paying adult (3 cookies included). Reserve your spot by contacting Katie Fish at 912-467-2056.

Great for Kids!!!

December 14, 21 and 28

Christmas Twilight Tours

Event includes music, tales of the season, excursions and light refreshments along with a sunset viewing from one of Jekyll's Historic Cottages. Tours start at the Mosaic from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Call 912-635-3636 for reservations. $20 Adults, $10 Children 7-15, Free under 6.

Great for Kids!!!

December 20

Jekyll Island Singers Holiday Performance

Holiday music to warm the soul. 2:00 pm at the Goodyear Cottage. FREE to the public.

December 20

Blue Christmas

Come enjoy this non-demoniantional service of rememberance and hope at Jekyll Island UMC, 5:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

December 21

Winter Carnival

Visit with Santa at the Beach Village Winter Carnival. Free rides, music and games on the Village Green from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Also fireworks at 7:30!

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

Great for Kids!!!

December 17

Jekyll Singers Christmas Concert

Wonder Christmas singing at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. FREE event starts at 7:00 pm.

Great for Kids!!!

December 20

Historic Gingerbread House Building

Show off your creative chops by designing your own historic gingerbread home. Make it look like one of the J.I. Millionaire Mogol cottages, or be completely original in your composition! J.I. historical educators will be on hand for this hand's on event (and don't forget to partake of holiday beverages and prizes!). So whether you're feeling naughty or nices, don't nibble on your creation until all is said and done!  $25.00 for individuals, $40.00 for families (price includes gingerbread materials and a drink ticket). Call 912.689.9294 for tickets.

Great for Kids!!!

December 20

Fourth Annual Christmas Concert

From 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Convention Center. Enjoy this piano recital of your favorite holiday tunes for FREE!

December 25

Holy Eucharist Christmas Service

You are invited to join the congregation of St. Richard's Episcopal Church for this special Christmas Day service from Faith Chapel at 9:00 am.

Great for Kids!!!

December 26 - January 2

Holiday Season Boat Tours

Here's your chance to take a dolphin/sightseeing tour expedition, embarking from the Jekyll Wharf. You will travel along the intra- coastal waterway; see salt marshes and wilderness beaches; and get nose to bottle-nose with bottle-nose dolphins. You may also encounter egrets, herons, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, and more.  $25.00 Adults 16 years and up; $15.00 4 through 15 years old, 3 years and under FREE!

December 31 - January 1

New Years Eve Party

Join festive revelers at the Morgan Center for an After Dinner Party to see Old Man 2019 out in style, and welcome Infant 2020! Admission FREE for folks dining at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel's Grand Dining Room, and $20.00 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!

December 31 - Januray 1

New Years Eve Dinner Party at the Westin

There's nothing better than bringing in the New Year at the beach. Enjoy a 5 course meal at The Reserve Steakhouse, and top it off with a champagne toast at midnight, including party favors. Then dance and party to your heart's delight! From 8:00 pm till 1:00 am. Reservations required. Guestroom packages available. $90:00, plus taxes. Call (912) 635-4545 for reservations.


January

Thru January

Jekyll Island Club Resort Sponsored Musical Talent

Hitting the island for the New Year? 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 January: Joey & Keith and the Chris Rider Trio.

Great for Kids!!!

Ongoing -

Jekyll Island Ice Skating Village

From November 29 through January 5, 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.

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 plastic globes representing glass fishing floats. These can be exchanged for one-or-a-kind treasures (crafted by artists from all over the U.S.) at the Jekyll Island Visitor Center, where you can register it and receive a certificate of authenticity and an artist biography.

Great for Kids!!!

Through January

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.

January 10

Horton House Bike Tour

9:30 - 10:30 am. Bring your own bike and bug stuff, water and sunscreen. And dress for the season, in layers, cause bike riding can get you warmed up quick! Call 912.635.4036 for more info.

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.

Thru January

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 2 - 4

44th 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.

Great for Kids!!!

January 18

Science Saturday

Explore the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and learn fascinating facts about feisty sea turtles. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

January 19

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 or to register, follow the link above to the marathon website. This event also includes a half-marathon and a 10K run. 7:30 am - 2:30 pm


February

February 1

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Unleash your inner detective and solve this delectable murder mystery - all while dining on decadent chef-prepared cuisine at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

February 4

Chef Demonstration

It's A Warm and Comforting Winter at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. Come warm up and participate in preparing two courses under the direction of Club chefs. For tickets, follow the link!

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 plastic globes representing glass fishing floats. These can be exchanged for one-or-a-kind treasures (crafted by artists from all over the U.S.) at the Jekyll Island Visitor Center, where you can register it and receive a certificate of authenticity and an artist biography.

Great for Kids!!!

Through February

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!!!

February 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.

February 6 - 9

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife

The three Ws! Enjoy beverage tastings, food from fantastic chefs, music, and close encounters with area wildlife.

February 14

Horton House Bike Tour

9:30 - 10:30 am. Bring your own bike and bug stuff, water and sunscreen. And dress for the season, in layers, cause bike riding can get you warmed up quick! Call 912.635.4036 for more info.

February 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29

Victorian Tea

It's high class time at the Grand Dining Room. Enjoy a variety of teas, accompanied by: homemade finger sandwiches, scones with Creme Fraiche, lemon curd, and assorted jams, mini pastries, and petit fours.

Great for Kids!!!

February 15

Science Saturday

Explore the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and learn fascinating facts about feisty sea turtles. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

February 21

Big Band Dessert Reception

Come dance to the music of the EZ Credit Combo, dance to your heart's content, and sample a variety of scrumptious desserts at this Morgan Center event. Fun begins at 8:00 pm.

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