We were heartbroken when Hurricane Irma caused the cancellation of our 12th annual Shrimp & Grits Festival. But, we were not going to let that storm keep our community down.
This year, and this year only, we’re having a special festival that merges some of the most beloved elements from the Shrimp & Grits Festival and the Tree Lighting celebration into a new, two-day event – Merry Shrimpmas.
Merry Shrimpmas will feature shrimp and grits dishes, live music, and an artist’s market for holiday shopping. Younger festivalgoers can take in story time with Santa Claus and play in the kid’s zone. Festivities will culminate Saturday evening with the lighting of the great Jekyll Island Christmas Tree.
This celebration will provide an opportunity for everyone to support local businesses in the aftermath of the storm, and will offer the community a unique way to ring in the holiday season. We hope you will join us this November for this unique event.
November 24-25, 2017 | Jekyll Island Historic District
Friday, November 24: 2-8 p.m.
Saturday, November 25: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Contact information: Jekyll Island Guest Information Center 912-635-3636
Southeast Festivals & Events Association, PO Box 720152, Atlanta, GA 30358