Golden Isles

Use the following navigation to visit the main site sections

CoastFest

This listing is Family Friendly
This listing is Eco Friendly
loading photos
This Event Happens in: 
October

With more than 70 environmental, educational, research and resource exhibitors from throughout the southeast providing interactive exhibits and displays, the annual CoastFest festival highlights Georgia’s unique coastal environment in a family-friendly day of fun and education at the GA DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick.

Visitors of all ages can participate in activities from recycling to learning about coastal weather, native plants to sea turtles, water conservation to archeology, herpetology to geology, sharks to shrimp!

Throughout the day under the Big Top, visitors will be entertained by many unique events:

  • Bubble-ologist Keith Johnson uses imagination and science to explore how bubbles work.
  • Reptiles and raptors from the Center for Wildlife Education at Georgia Southern University will take center stage for two shows throughout the day
  • Magician Arthur Atsma will amaze the audience with science and Newtonian physics taught through fast-paced circus stunts and magic tricks.
  • Jim Sawgrass and his Creek Indian encampment
  • Military re-enactors from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War
  • Touch tanks with unique coastal Georgia sea life
  • Plenty of ‘make-it-take-it’ projects

Since 1995, GA DNR/Coastal Resources Division has hosted CoastFest on the first Saturday in October in support of the three-week national 'CoastWeeks' event.

Find more information about this annual event.

CoastFest 2017

This listing is Family Friendly
October 7th, 2017

At the regional headquarters campus of the GA DNR in Brunswick, GA, the first Saturday in October is known as “CoastFest Saturday”. Since 1995, the annual event has been hosted by the Georgia Coastal Management Program to celebrate the state’s coastal natural resources.