Independence Day Celebration


Celebrate the Independence Day holiday on Jekyll Island. This year, we've expanded the festivities, so bring your friends and family and participate in all of Jekyll Island's patriotic fun.


July 3 | After sunset, around 9 p.m. | Island's east side
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.

Independence Day Parade

July 4 | 9 a.m. | National Historic Landmark District
Celebrate America's birthday with an old-fashioned patriotic parade through the Historic District. 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.

Red, White & Bounce

July 4 | noon-6 p.m. | Beach Village
Join us for a fun-filled day of waterslides, bounce houses, sidewalk sales and live music on the Village Green.