We all know how difficult of a year 2020 was across the world, and many large events were cancelled throughout the year. Luckily, things have nearly returned to normal here in St. Simons Island. Our vacation destination is one of the best places to visit during the summer, especially for the 4th of July holiday. This American tradition is the perfect time to catch some special events here on the Golden Isles and enjoy the summer activities of St. Simons Island. Take a look at what to expect for the 4th of July this year:

St Simon’s Island Sunshine Festival

Here on St Simons Island, we do not celebrate the 4th of July with a simple fireworks display; instead, we host an all-day event with the Sunshine Festival. This annual tradition takes place early in the morning and runs well into the night. The Sunshine Festival is known for a variety of exciting activities such as an arts and crafts show, fun runs, and of course a fireworks celebration. The day kicks off with the annual fun runs that let you race to finish. The 5K starts at 7:00 AM, while the one-mile run starts at 8:00 AM. Guests are encouraged to show up and cheer on their friends and family as they race. The actual festival will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Expect local vendors on hand selling food and locally made goods. Live music will be performed from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The capstone to the Sunshine Festival is a dazzling fireworks display that will take place at Neptune Park. Admission into the Sunshine Festival is absolutely free to attend with free parking as well. Make sure to check out this all-ages event this 4th of July!

Summer Activities

Since you are visiting during the summer season, make sure you enjoy everything that St. Simons Island has to offer. Head to the local golf courses for beautiful green fairways. Keep an eye out for the tree spirit carvings found all over the island. Check out the local lighthouse that has played an historic part in the founding of St. Simons Island.

Book Your St. Simons Island Journey

There has never been a better time to start planning for your summer break. Book one of our exclusive rentals to keep you close to the Sunshine Festival and all of the other exciting activities on St. Simons Island.