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.