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With festivals and events unique to Georgia's Golden Isles occurring year after year, many loyal travelers keep coming back to this beautiful coastal setting. Below is a list of our annual events and celebrations to help you schedule your next trip to include a signature festival event in your visit to Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island or Brunswick

Discover the Golden Isles' arts and culture with exciting events from gallery exhibits, live musical performances, workshops and more.

Looking for more? Find all festivals and events happening during your visit in the Golden Isles on our full events calendar.

Island Treasures

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January and February
Bring the whole family to search for beautiful, handworked glass floats along the Jekyll Island beaches! Throughout the two-month event, new floats are hidden regularly. Where will you find your treasure?

Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run

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February
Get your heart pumping at this annual benefit event. Run the 7,780-foot-long bridge for a challenging, yet beautiful, experience in the Golden Isles!

Easter Egg Stroll

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March or April (During Easter)

Visit Jekyll Island for a family-friendly Easter event you won't forget. With new eggs hidden throughout the festival, this Jekyll Island event promises almost limitless holiday fun!

Blessing of the Fleet

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May

Pair your Mother's Day celebration with our traditional Blessing of the Fleet festival in Brunswick. You won't want to miss the unique, colorful parade of shrimp boats this year!

Turtle Crawl Triathlon & Nest Fest

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May
Looking for a challenge for any level of athlete? Participate in a Triathlon, 5K run or a 10K run at Jekyll Island's Turtle Crawl & Nest Fest event this May!

Georgia Sea Islands Festival

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June
For about 30 years, the annual Georgia Sea Island Festival has been bringing visitors to St. Simons Island to celebrate coastal Georgia's African-American musical traditions, crafts and food.

4th of July Celebrations

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July
The Golden Isles offers some of the best fireworks shows and family-friendly Independence Day events on the Georgia coast. Find your favorite!

Annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

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September
Celebrate a coastal Georgia favorite: Shrimp & Grits! This annual Jekyll Island festival includes family-friendly entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more.

Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee

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January
Teams come from far and wide to participate in a Brunswick Stew cook-off at this annual event! Participate in a run, explore the classic & antique car show, enjoy live entertainment and more!

St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival

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October

Come celebrate Southern Culture with area restaurants, regional farmers and local artisans.

CoastFest

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October
Bring the whole family to learn about the unique coastal Georgia environment at a unique and fun festival in Brunswick, Georgia.

Georgia Florida Golf Classic

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October
Relax and unwind before the annual Georgia-Florida football game, no matter who you're rooting for! This two-day event is the perfect mix of food, golf and family-friendly fun on Jekyll Island.

Georgia Florida Weekend

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October

Welcome to the Golden Isles, the Bulldawg Headquarters for the annual Georgia vs. Florida game. We’ve been welcoming die hard football fans to our stretch of the Georgia coast for more than 50 years to celebrate and cheer on their favorite team.

The RSM Classic

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November
Hosted by Davis Love III, the RSM Classic is a Golden Isles tradition. Watch the pros play our TOUR-player-favorite course at this annual golf tournament, or try it yourself!

Jekyll Tree Lighting Festival & Holidays in History

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November and December
Visit Jekyll Island this Christmas for special-themed tours, seasonal storytelling, caroling, craft workshops and more!