4th of July activities
Here are the events celebrating Independence Day scheduled for 4th of July weekend in the Golden Isles:
4TH OF JULY WEEKEND EVENTS
The Sunshine Festival Arts & Craft Show in Postell Park on St. Simons Island will feature regional and local artists and will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Sunshine Festival 1 Mile Fun Run & 5K has been a Golden Isles tradition for 30 years! New this year is electronic chip timing & a USATF certified course. Registration and Packet Pick Up take place July 3 at the St. Simons Casino Building Room 114 from 3-6:00 p.m., and on Race Day at Mallery Park from 6:00-7:15 a.m. SHARP! The 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. Both races take place at Mallery Park.
The Annual Golf Cart Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. at Mallery Park on the 4th and proceeds through Pier Village on St. Simons Island. The parade will be followed by MAGIC IDOL on the bandstand at Neptune Park. At 5:00 p.m., there will be live music by Mojo Bone and then headliners, Spike at the Beach will perform at 7:00 p.m. and following the fireworks at the pier at dusk. Sunshine Festival events are sponsored by the Pier Village Association and Iguanas Seafood Restaurant. Special thanks to the Glynn County Commissioners, the Golden Isles Visitors Bureau and GCPD.
The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts & Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Association host free games, free watermelon, and free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick on the 4th of July. The festivities start at 7:00pm and feature classic games like sack races, ball games, horseshoes, tug-of-war, and hula-hoop contests, with prizes awarded to winners. Free slices of watermelon are provided compliments of the City of Brunswick. The fireworks take place over the water and start about 9:00 p.m.
The 4th of July is always a fun day to play on one of Jekyll Island’s beaches or on the slides at Summer Waves. Jekyll Island launches its fireworks around 9:00 p.m. from Great Dunes Park.
Residents and guests of Sea Island can enjoy activities scheduled at The Cloister and Beach Club during the 4th of July weekend. A flag raising ceremony generally starts the day on July 4 and a Fireworks Spectacular at the Beach Club takes place that night around 9pm.
The Sunshine Festival will host a Movie Night Under the Stars in Neptune Park on St. Simons Island with a family friendly movie and fun games for the kids starting at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Food concessions will be available for purchase at the park.
Mason Waters & the Groove Allstars will rock the St. Simons Island Lighthouse lawn for A Little Light Music. The summer concert presented by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society takes place from 7-9:00 p.m. Bring out your lawn chairs, favorite beverages and a picnic supper to wind down the holiday weekend with family and friends. $12 adult admission payable at the gate.