Summer is here and before you know it, it will be time, once again, to celebrate a very special “lady’s” birthday. On July 4th, the United States of America turns a young 241 years old! Celebrations all over the country reveal the pride we still feel for this nation, and red, white, and blue become the colors of choice for everything from home décor to nail polish as we laugh and love with our families. If you’re thinking of vacationing in St. Simons Island this summer, planning to visit over 4th of July may just be the best decision you’ve ever made!
The Barrier Islands are the Only Place to Be!
Each island celebrates this special holiday in their own unique way. Some festivities last for only a few hours, others a few days, allowing you the opportunity to participate in all of them, if you so please. Below is a list of the different celebrations, starting with the shortest and ending with the most festive.
Brunswick’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July – 7/4/17 @7PM
Short and sweet and held at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, families will love this chance to celebrate like our ancestors may once have. It features potato sack races and games of horseshoes, watermelon and ice cream, and ends with a 30-minute fireworks spectacular, one that bursts with color and reflects over the East River and Oglethorpe Bay. Brunswick is only 7 miles away from your SSI Rentals vacation rental, making it a quick trip on a gorgeous summer day.
Jekyll Island Independence Day – 7/4/17 From 9:00AM Till 9:00PM
Starting with a parade in the historic district at 9 AM, America’s birthday celebration promises to keep going strong all day long with bounce houses, water slides, live music, and of course, fireworks for the grand finale. The fireworks show begins at 9 PM and is best viewed from the beach. Although Jekyll Island is a little further away from your luxury SSI Rentals vacation home, we think it’s worth the extra driving time; it’s only 18 miles away!
St. Simons Island 4th of July – 7/2/17 Through 7/4/17
Yes, you heard us right: Our St. Simons Island celebration will last two days, and this year’s party promises to be extraordinary! The list of activities is a long one and includes arts and craft shows, a golf cart parade, a 5K fun run, live music, and of course food, fun, and a fireworks finale on July 4th. You can join the crowds for the fireworks, or maybe watch the show from the cool comfort of your rental pool!
SSI Rentals Wants to Wish America a Very Happy Birthday!
And you’re an integral part of the celebration. Book your luxury SSI Rentals vacation home today and don’t forget to pack your patriotic tee shirts!