Florida Yacht Club - Jacksonville, Florida

2023 Southern Living Shrimp & Grits Festival Cruise

November 3rd and 4th - Jekyll Island Georgia

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This is sure to be another great FYC adventure…there will be plenty of daytime activity for everyone at the Southern Living Shrimp and Grits Festival. We will be on the face dock at Jekyll Harbor Marina, the marina prior to passing under the bridge. This is a side tie same as Fernandina Harbor Marina.  It is approximately 65 nm to Jekyll Harbor. The important thing you need to know is, FYC is not holding a block of slips. If you haven’t made a slip reservation, you will need to call Jekyll Harbor Marina or go to Dockwa and make your own reservation for that weekend.

Please note, this year the actual festival is Friday, Nov. 3rd and Saturday, Nov. 4th. This is a change from years past where it was Saturday and Sunday. I know several boats are headed up on Thursday.

Explore Jekyll Harbor Marina

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This is a great cruise to bring your bicycle, the marina has some but they could be hard to come by as the marina could be full.  Also, the north end of Cumberland Island is not far if you have a small boat and want some beach time. The marina has a pool which will be perfect for an afternoon swim if it’s warm enough.

Thursday, November 2nd

Arrival for anyone coming Thursday. 6:30pm  - hors d'oeuvre dock party

Friday, November 3rd

Arrival throughout day.  Festival events including music:

Main Stage

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Backbeat Blvd.
  • 6:30pm - 7:15pm 14K GOLD Band
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm The Tams

Skeet House Stage

  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm Joe King
  • 5:45pm - 7:15pm Pine Box Dwellers
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Carpet Baggers

Saturday, November 4th

Festival Events including music:

Main Stage

  • 10am - 11:30am Bluff 5
  • 11:50am - 1:20pm Rider
  • 1:40pm - 3:10pm Idle Hands
  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm Squirt Gun
  • 5:20pm - 7:00pm JayBone & Friends
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm Departure – The Journey Tribute Band

Skeet House Stage

  • 10:00am -11:30am Free Spirits Orchestr
  • 11:45am - 1:15pm Connie Laine
  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm Scott Pallot
  • 3:15pm - 4:45pm Michaele Hannemann
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Matt Williams
  • 6:15pm - 7:15pm Paul Ivey
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm WharfRatz

Sunday, November 5th

Depart Jekyll Island

If anyone needs a hotel room, there are plenty of hotels. We are not holding any rooms anywhere, there are too many choices. If you need a room you need to make your reservation directly.

We’re looking forward to a great weekend, see you there!

John & Suzanne Kirby
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