4th of July Celebrations
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.
St. Simons Island 4th of July Celebration
The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. With St. Simons Island fireworks, an arts & crafts show, a 5K and 1-mile fun run and more, this is the perfect family-friendly event this season. The family fun starts this year on Saturday, July 2nd and runs through Monday, July 5th. Festival Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm. Please click here for more information.
Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
This 4th of July, bring yourself, your family and your friends to join thousands of happy kids and adults for free games, free watermelon, and of course free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick. The festivities start at 7:00 pm and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can't win or just don't want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick. Brunswick's fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9:00 pm and last 30 minutes. A great, fun, family event that's sponsored each year by The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Authority.
Jekyll Island Independence Day Celebration
Join your friends and family for a July 4th celebration on Jekyll Island. Whether spending the day at the beach, by the pool, or at Summer Waves Water Park, there is always a way to stay cool and enjoy July 4 on Jekyll Island. Celebrate America's birthday with an old-fashioned patriotic parade through the Historic District starting at 9 a.m. Local residents and island guests are invited to decorate their bikes, golf carts, strollers, pets, and themselves and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the parade. Then, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. participate in the Longest Drive Challenge held at the Jekyll Island Golf Club. Participants will compete for the longest drive from the tee-box. The winner of each division (under-50 or over-50) will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Jekyll Island Golf Pro Shop. After sunset, around 9 p.m. witness the most spectacular fireworks in the Golden Isles. Arrive early to get your spot in the sand. Fireworks are best viewed from the beach between the Holiday Inn Resort and south to the Days Inn on the island's oceanfront side. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. when the sky offers the best background for this incredible pyrotechnic display.
Sea Island 4th of July Celebration
For guests and residents of Sea Island
The Cloister and Beach Club have many activities schedule each year during the 4th of July weekend. July 4th usually begins with a flag raising ceremony and ends the day of family fun and celebration with a Fireworks Spectacular at the Beach Club around 9pm. Click here for more information about events at Sea Island.