Our Mission: To strengthen, educate and advance the festivals and events industry throughout the Southeast. The Southeast Festivals & Events Association (SFEA) is a 501 (c) 6 membership based organization comprised of festival and event planners, venues, and industry service providers. SFEA was founded in 2009 to strengthen the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States by hosting educational sessions, networking opportunities, award recognition, and additional events throughout the year; thus allowing for continued professional growth within the festivals and events industry. Membership is open to those in the festivals and events industry as well as those wanting to get their start and learn more about this exciting profession. Secure your membership today!
Jekyll Island's Shrimp & Grits Festival Wins Best Festival Over $75,000 Budget at Annual SFEA Conference
A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations, and more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September.
The festival is free and open to the public once you’re on Jekyll Island.
Remembering World War II Wins Best Festival Award Under $75,000 Budget at SFEA Annual Conference
WWII history will come to life at this incredible, hands on living history event. Attendees will experience two WWII re-enactments, an army encampment, live big band music, an authentic recreation of the 1940s Cafe de Normandie, vintage vehicles, antiques vendors, WWII jeep rides, and more. Most importantly, they will have a rare opportunity not only to hear WWII veterans share their stories, but will be able to speak with them and express their appreciation in person. Join us in Linden, TN, Sept. 22nd-23rd, 2017, for an unforgettable day of honoring our heroes, connecting personally with the past, and experiencing a taste of life in the 1940s.