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This Event Happens: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 | 10 am - 4pm

Location: Mary Ross Waterfront Park Gloucester and Bay Streets Brunswick, GA 31520

The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce CoastFest 2021 will return in-person from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Mary Ross Waterfront Park at the corner of Gloucester and Bay streets in Brunswick. This free event, now in its 27th year, features exhibitors, live entertainment, marine-life touch tanks, historical demonstrations, games, and much more! 

Please check this website for updates and new information as it becomes available.


CoastFest features a variety of environmental, research, and educational exhibitors from across Georgia and the Southeast. These exhibitors provide attendees with free opportunities to learn about natural resources, wildlife, climate science, litter prevention, and dozens of other topics. 

  • Click here for a full list of CoastFest 2021 exhibitors. (Coming soon)
  • Click here to apply to be an exhibitor at CoastFest 2021. (Coming soon)

Art Contest

The CoastFest Art Contest returns this year at the Marshes of Glynn Library in downtown Brunswick, just across the street from Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Cool off in the air conditioning and peruse hundreds of fantastic pieces of art from local students. 

  • Click here to see a video of last year's Art Contest exhibit.
  • Click here for resources and information for art teachers, home schoolers, and other Art Contest participants. (Coming soon)

Performance Schedule

Returning for 2021 are several favorite performers. Please check this website in the coming weeks for a full schedule of performances. These educational performances highlight the natural and socio-culture resources of Georgia's Coastal region and are performed throughout the day during CoastFest. 

Please check back for more information about performers, schedules, and other highlights.

Parking and Accessibility

Parking locations will be announced in the weeks before CoastFest. Signs will direct attendees to the designated parking area. Parking for individuals with handicap permits will be provided at Mary Ross Waterfront Park. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Coastal Resources Division welcomes volunteers to assist in CoastFest. Please check back in the coming weeks for volunteer opportunities. 

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.

Learn more about CoastFest.