Enjoy 4th of July activities on St. Simons Island!
(Tentative schedule of events for the Sunshine Festival on St. Simons Island. Please check back later for confirmed times.)
The Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival
This festival 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 goes from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with night activities until around 11 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch the fireworks show along the water at Neptune Park. Free admission and free parking.
Schedule of events:
- 7 a.m. – 5K Run
- 8 a.m. – One-mile fun run
- 6-9 p.m. – Live music will begin. Music will pause during the fireworks show and the band will resume playing until around 10:15 p.m.
- 9 p.m. – Fireworks display on the St. Simons Island Pier
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
Join happy kids and adults at the Brunswick’s Old Fashioned 4th of July. Free games, watermelon, and of course fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick will be onsite. The festivities start at 7 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tugs-of-war, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests, and more. Brunswick’s fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start at about 9 p.m. and last 30 minutes. Brunswick’s fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. 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. Fireworks will take place on the evening of July 4th. After sunset, around 9 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.
Please be aware the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased by $4 to all daily and weekly passes on July 4th only. More information can be found here.
Sea Island 4th of July Celebration
This event is for guests and residents of Sea Island. The Cloister and Beach Club have many activities scheduled 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 p.m.
Thanks to https://www.goldenisles.com for this information.