4th of July Celebrations
This Event Happens in: July
There are many events throughout the Golden Isles during the 4th of July holiday weekend, making it one of the best places to celebrate Independence Day. For a more detailed listing of individual 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. Festival Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm.
Schedule of events:
7:00 am - 5K Run
8:00 am - One mile fun run
2:30 pm - Golf cart parade, beginning at Mallery Park and looping through to the Pier and back
6:00-9:00 pm - Live music by the Traveling Riverside Band
Bring picnic blankets, beach chairs, your friends and family to watch the beautiful firework show along the water at Neptune Park. Free admission and free parking.
St. Simons Island's fireworks will begin at sundown on July 4th, around 9:00pm. Please be aware the fishing pier and southernmost end of Mallery Street will be closed to cars and pedestrian traffic beginning the morning of July 4.
Brunswick's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
This 4th of July, join happy kids and adults come together for Brunswick's Old Fashioned 4th of July complete with free games, watermelon, and of course fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick. The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Brunswick's fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9:00 pm and last 30 minutes.
Brunswick's fireworks will begin around 9:00 pm on July 4th.
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 4th on Jekyll Island. Celebrate America's birthday with an old-fashioned patriotic parade through the Historic District starting at 9:00 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 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. participate in Red, White & Bounce held at the Jekyll Island Beach Village. It will be a fun-filled afternoon with water slides, bounce houses, sidewalk sales and live music. New this year, fireworks will take place the evening of July 3rd. After sunset, around 9:00 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.
Jekyll Island's fireworks will begin around 9:00 pm on July 3rd. Please be aware the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased by $4 to all daily and weekly passes on July 3rd only. More information can be found here.
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 9:00 pm. Click here for more information about events at Sea Island.
Sea Island's fireworks will begin around 9:00pm on July 4th.
Please see codes in regards to the fireworks ordinance in Glynn County.