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St. Simons Island 4th of July Sunshine Festival

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Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th, July 2015

The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Friday, July 3rd and runs through Sunday, July 5th.


The fireworks display begins at 9:00pm. on the evening of the July 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show.

Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show

This Sunshine Festival features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region's best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and more!

Sunshine Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Bring the family and participate together in a 1 mile fun run and 5K race on July 4th. The 1 mile fun run begins at 7:30am, and the 5k race starts at 8:00am. Start/Finish/Registration for both races will be at Mallery Park on St. Simons Island. (Mallery Park is just north of Kings Way on Mallery Street). Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up: 6:00am - 7:15am, Mallery Park, St. Simons Island.

Event Sponsors

The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways.

Complete Schedule

Please see the complete schedule for this year's events below:

July 3rd:
10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

July 4th:
7:30am: Fun Run
8:00am: 5K
10:00 am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show
2:30pm: Golf Cart Parade
3:00-5:00pm: Magic 105.9 Party in the Park
5:15pm: Kellie Parr performs
7:00pm: Flood with Ren & Crickett
9:00pm: Fireworks
9:15-10:30pm: Flood with Ren & Crickett

July 5th:
10:00am-5:00pm: Arts and Crafts Show

All events take place in Postell Park, Neptune Park and the Casino Bandstand



532 Beachview Drive, Pier Village,
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

4th of July Celebrations

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There are many events throughout Georgia's Golden Isles during the 4th of July holiday weekend, making it one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July. This annual event listing will provide a brief overview of the many 4th of July celebrations scheduled but, for a more detailed listing of events please see our Event Calendar.

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Postell Park

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532 Beachview Drive,
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
United States

Postell Park, located in Pier Village on St. Simons Island, is a tranquil landscaped entrance to the St. Simons Casino Building. The Casino building is home to the St.