The Jekyll Island Arts Association holds its annual arts festival every year in early March. This free three-day event attracts over 3000 visitors and 400 association members to Jekyll island. The festival takes place at Goodyear Cottage in the Historic district, where it spills out onto the the mansion’s lawn.
Easter Egg Extravaganza
Spring is a great time for those 12 & under to visit Jekyll Island. Come enjoy the annual Easter Egg Stroll, an event featuring an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter Bonnet Parade. There will be prizes for most creative bonnet, best use of recycled materials, and the most Jekyll Island spirit. And egg hunters aged 3 and under will have a separate area.
Jekyll Sandpiper Vacation renters can enjoy live music playing throughout the event. Children can also enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, a Petting Zoo andCarriage Rides. Food will be offered by Fuze Frozen Yougurt and Famous Funnel Cakes.
Date: March 24, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: National Historic Landmark District
Planning for 2019? This event will likely take place on Saturday, April 13th in 2019.
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Every January and February the Jekyll Island Authority hosts Island Treasures. They hide glass globes in public places all over the island. So my sister and I spent a day searching. What a great way for us and our Jekyll Sandpiper Vacation Renters to explore the island. And one of many Jekyll Island events you can find throughout the year.
The Jekyll Island Vistor’s center suggests hunting at St. Andrew’s Beach, the Historic District and the Mini Golf area. The JIA hides new globes early every day, so starting your search in the morning might be a good strategy. However we know many globes are not even found the day they are hidden.
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Caffeine and Octane is a TV series all about cars and motorcycles. They are the largest monthly car show in America so car enthusiasts can display their cars and followers can view them. Caffeine and Octane at the Beach was first held in March of 2017 and was a great success. Car owners display their cars inside and outside the Jekyll Convention Center, which sits right on the beach. You can watch the episode entitled Jekyll and Hide on Caffeine and Octane “On Demand” on NBC Sports. The episode features views of the Jekyll 2017 show and one special car, a rebuilt ’59 Imperial Speedster.
Jekyll Comic Con
On December 9th and 10th, Jekyll Comic Con returns to the Jekyll Island Convention Center. So join the fun to meet illustrators and movie and TV personalities. Attend a show featuring singer songwriter Aurelio Voltaire.
Join right into a variety of gaming experiences. In addition to tabletop and video gaming, you might enjoy Dystopia Rising. And there’s cosplay! Enjoy the Horror Film Festival. Explore the Jekyll filming locations of X-Men: First Class via a boat tour. Attend panel room discussions. Are you planning a wedding? Then consider Jekyll Comic Con’s ultimate Star Wars themed wedding experience!
Georgia and Florida have a proud competitive history. Every year on the last Saturday in October, the two schools play each other in Jacksonville. This football rivalry dates back to 1904 and has occurred annually since 1926, save for a war-time interruption in 1943! But football isn’t the only match-up. In 1979 Jekyll Island Golf Club head golf pro Johnny Paulk co-founded the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. From an initial 40 players, the tournament has exceeded 600 participants. The tournament precedes the football game.
Holidays are a time for family and friends to gather, putting work and school aside. Have you made plans for this Thanksgiving or Christmas season? A beach vacation could be a great venue for your get-together. Let’s have Destination Christmas or Destination Thanksgiving. Create lasting memories on Jekyll Island at our Sandpiper Cottage.