Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival – Parking Info

Please note the following traffic changes and road closures during the Shrimp & Grits Festival Weekend, September 18-20.

FRIDAY – All parking will be in the Historic District

SATURDAY& SUNDAY – All General Parking will be at the parking lots just north and south of the Convention Center.

Guests will be transported from parking lots near the Convention Center to the Festival via free busses provided by Coastal Georgia Charters and Tours. The shuttle drop off will be in front of the History Center. Guests can cross at over at Pier Road. Shuttle will run approximately every 10 minutes.

Shuttle Hours: Saturday – 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM. Sunday – 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM. These hours equate to 30 minutes before the festival opens and an hour after the festival closes.

Parking and Traffic Direction will be provided by Allegiance Security Group. We ask that guests follow their direction.


a. VIP Guests – VIP Guests are those who have purchased a VIP Package. The VIP parking lot will be located off of Old Plantation Rd across from Jekyll Island Bookstore. Guests must purchase VIP packages in advance.

b. Handicap Parking – Handicap Parking will be in the Historic District in the Parking Lot near the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, must show a handicap parking pass.

c. Staff – Staff and Volunteers will utilize the same parking lots as the VIP guest. Parking lots will be located off of Old Plantation Rd across from Jekyll Island Bookstore.

Road Closings:

Shell Road will be closed on Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.
Old Plantation Road in front of the Jekyll Island Bookstore – Saturday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20.
The parking lot behind Morgan Tennis Center – Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20.
Riverview Rd leading to the Jekyll Island Club Hotel will be closed to through traffic September 18th – 20th.

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