Come experience St. Simons Island, the most popular destination of the Golden Isles, this summer season for an incredible celebration for the 4th of July. From festivals to fireworks shows, St. Simons Island has plenty to help you celebrate America’s birthday.

Annual 4th of July Parade

Start off your 4th of July on St Simon’s Island celebration with a good ol’ fashioned parade that makes its way all across St. Simons Island. This humble activity starts off at the Coast Guard Station with locals and visitors alike participating with their self-made floats. Attendees can start viewing the parade at 9:00am as it continues marching up First Street. Don’t miss this classic 4th of July tradition for a more relaxed event.

4th of July Sunshine Festival

St. Simons Island is known for plenty of sunshine year-round, so it makes sense to call the annual 4th of July celebration the Sunshine Festival. From July 4th through 7th you can participate in this yearly event with plenty to enjoy. The festival begins with a heart-pounding competition at the Sunshine Festival Race on July 4th at 7:00am. The competition begins with the 1-mile fun run at 7:00am and the 5K race at 7:30am. The top three finishers will receive a special award at the award ceremony at Mallery Park. Next up for the festival is the enjoyable golf cart parade beginning at 2:30pm that same very day. The Traveling Riverside Band will start playing at 6:00pm for the evening for the perfect musical backdrop. Finally, the 4th of July will end with a dazzling fireworks celebration around 9:00pm at the Pier. The rest of the holiday weekend will involve the 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park. Explore the many local art vendors putting their incredible wares up for display. Pick out the perfect gift to bring home that will brighten up any home décor.

Other Exciting Events

If you happen to make your way to Brunswick for the 4th of July, make sure to not miss their Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. From 7:00pm to 9:30pm your family can enjoy free watermelon, outdoors games, and an incredible firework display across the sky. Your favorite games such as tug-of-war, sack races, and more will be out for you to enjoy. Enjoy this southern Georgia event at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park this summer holiday.

Get Ready for 4th of July on St. Simons Island

The summer season does not get any better than a relaxing getaway to St. Simons Island. These 4th of July celebrations are just the start to a memorable time. Let us host you in one of our exclusive vacation rentals found on the island waiting for you and your family. We will help find you the perfect rental to get you ready for St. Simons Island this 4th of July!