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Jul 26, 2018, 13:03 ETBack from the Storm and Better Than Ever: Celebrated Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival Returns Sept. 14-16

Everyone's favorite coastal Georgia event – the annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living – returns this September,...


Jun 05, 2018, 09:37 ETTo find your happy place, try spending that well-earned time off on Jekyll Island

If you're hesitant about slipping away from the office for a couple weeks to take your family on that long-awaited summer vacation, relax. Research...


Mar 07, 2018, 09:25 ETJekyll Island is the getaway choice for shaking off those winter blues and jumping into springtime

Spring is in bloom on the Georgia coast, making Jekyll Island the place for families eager to slough off the winter blues and jump into their...


Nov 21, 2017, 11:52 ETRing in the Holiday Season at Jekyll Island's One-of-a-Kind "Merry Shrimpmas" Festival Nov. 24-25

Jekyll Island is inviting area residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season in cheerful, high-spirited island fashion at its unique,...


Sep 25, 2017, 15:07 ETAfter Irma, Jekyll Island Invites Community and Guests to Come Together for Unique Two-Day "Merry Shrimpmas" Festival

No hurricane is going to throw a wet blanket on community spirit and togetherness. Not on Jekyll Island. For local residents, visitors, festival...


Mar 23, 2017, 08:20 ETFor digitally distracted families, it's time to unplug and reconnect with each other on Jekyll Island

For families desperate to escape digital overload, Georgia's Jekyll Island is just the place to unplug, relax, explore, and reconnect with each other....


Sep 16, 2016, 10:23 ETJekyll Island And Southern Living Present 11th Annual Iconic Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island and Southern Living magazine are raising the bar at the 11th annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, kicking off this year's...


Mar 07, 2016, 12:49 ETFor Family Adventure and Exploration, Time to Book Summer Vacation at Jekyll Island

It's time once again for families all over the U.S. to start planning summer vacations. Where can a family escape the everyday hustle and bustle,...


Sep 17, 2015, 05:20 ETMore In Store This Year When Southern Living Presents 10th Annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Plans for the 10th edition of the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival – the only shrimp and grits festival in Georgia – are bigger and better than...


Oct 08, 2013, 10:12 ETProposed Jekyll Island Master Plan Available for Public Review

The Jekyll Island Authority is currently updating its Master Plan, the agency's guiding document for overall management of the state-owned island...


Jul 17, 2013, 10:17 ETJekyll Island Reports Growing Tourism, Adds Retail Tenants

The Jekyll Island Authority Board received positive reports during its monthly board meeting held July 15. Jekyll Island saw an increase in...


Jun 24, 2013, 08:00 ETJekyll Island Revitalization Provides A Boost To Tourism

Since opening slightly more than a year ago, the Jekyll Island Convention Center has consistently reported positive growth in the number of events,...


Nov 19, 2012, 02:29 ETJekyll Island Westin Hotel Project Moving Forward

The Westin Jekyll Island will now move forward, thanks in part to the Jekyll Island Tourism Development Fund. The development of the highly...


May 20, 2012, 06:01 ETJekyll Island Convention Center Officially Opens

More than 300 people gathered Sunday to celebrate the official grand opening of the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal ...


Apr 16, 2012, 03:40 ETNew Jekyll Island Convention Center Proves Stylish and Sensible

The newly constructed Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only oceanfront convention facility on the east coast south of New Jersey, a fact not...


Jan 17, 2012, 12:47 ETJekyll Island Authority Announces Black History Month Celebration

Jekyll Island will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the experiences of African Americans on the Georgia coast....


May 23, 2011, 09:08 ETProspective Brides and Grooms Invited to Share Their Wedding Dreams: Winning Entrant Will "Say 'I Do' Like a Millionaire" on Jekyll Island

Known in the late 1800s as the exclusive playground of the Pulitzers, Rockefellers, Morgans and Vanderbilts – all members of the esteemed Jekyll...


Mar 02, 2011, 05:25 ETJekyll Island Authority Annual Report Highlights Successful 2010

This past year has been an exciting and productive one for Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) recently published a comprehensive annual ...


Feb 24, 2011, 03:58 ETJekyll Island's Shrimp & Grits Festival Honored at Southeast Festivals and Events Kaleidoscope Awards

Jekyll Island's Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival received gold honors at the 8th Annual Southeast Festivals & Events Conference....


Nov 23, 2010, 12:03 ETJekyll Island Authority Contributes Nearly $500,000 to Tree Relocation and Rehabilitation

With the revitalization of Jekyll Island underway, significant resources are being used to save and relocate trees that would otherwise be in the way ...


Oct 15, 2010, 12:00 ETMorgan Center Complex Hosts Inaugural Event

After a summer of construction crews diligently working toward completing what is now the temporary convention center, the first event held in the...


Sep 20, 2010, 03:25 ETJekyll Island Authority Awards Construction Contract for Beach Village Revitalization Project

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) Board of Directors approved the selection of Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC of Kennesaw, Georgia as the general contractor ...


Aug 18, 2010, 10:56 ETJekyll Island Authority Board Boasts Bright Outlook at Annual Meeting

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) Board along with executive staff members of the JIA met for its regular monthly meeting. As the designated Annual...


Aug 05, 2010, 02:49 ETJekyll Island Foundation Announces New Foundation Director

The Jekyll Island Foundation announced today the hiring of McLendon S. DeVaughn (Mac DeVaughn) as the new Foundation Executive Director. DeVaughn...


Jul 20, 2010, 03:53 ETGood News as Summer Travel Increases on Jekyll Island

With revitalization underway, Jekyll Island is beginning to see a return of visitation despite the sluggish economy. At its regular meeting Monday,...