Things to Do in Brunswick, GA

Visit Brunswick, Georgia: where history, inspired cuisine, and Southern hospitality meet. The Golden Isles' mainland port city is home to historic squares, a marina-front park that hosts spectacular events and incredible things you won't want to miss on your next Golden Isles getaway. 

By day, try your hand at shrimpin’ aboard the Lady Jane, the only shrimp vessel on the entire east coast that has been certified by the USCG to carry 49 passengers offshore, or fish with any of Brunswick’s local charters. By night, catch a show at the historic Ritz Theatre or enjoy a unique dinner cruise experience on the Emerald Princess II casino cruise ship sailing seven days a week from Gisco Point near the entrance of Jekyll Island.

With ideal weather conditions throughout the year, Brunswick also supports an active and healthy outdoor life. The beautiful natural scenic landscape invites jogging and walking, from the challenging Sidney Lanier Bridge to the Old Town Brunswick National Historic District and from Mary Ross Waterfront Park to the Howard Coffin Park. Use our map of Brunswick to plan your walking tour of the area or Tour Brunswick's historic sites on two wheels with Brunswick Old Town Tours

Families with love the variety of attractions and activities in Brunswick. Kid-friendly activities include a classic arcade, bowling alley, and pottery studio. Discover more with our Guide to Historic Downtown Brunswick on your next trip.


Festivals and Events in Brunswick, GA

Brunswick is home to plenty of locally loved annual events. Mary Ross Waterfront Park and the adjacent Brunswick Landing Marina play host to a variety of festivals and happenings throughout the year. Some of the annual events include the Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee, the Rhythm on the River concert series, and the Blessing of the Fleet festival, Mayfair. Find the most up-to-date festival and event listings in Brunswick, Georgia on the Golden Isles events calendar.

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Brunswick Fun Facts

  1. Many of Historic Downtown Brunswick's streets still bear their original colonial names.
  2. Every year, Brunswick hosts the Mayfair Festival, an event during which a beautiful parade of shrimp boats float past the Sidney Lanier Bridge alongside family-friendly fun! 
  3. The Historic Ritz Theatre was originally built in 1898 as the Grand Opera House.
  4. The Brunswick Actors Theatre showcases local and regional artists, writers, and actors in an intimate theatre, right in the heart of downtown.
  5. Historic Downtown Brunswick is home to Lovers' Oak, an ancient live oak tree with a storied history. It's estimated to be over 900 years old!