As we saunter happily into the sultry heat of the summer solstice, the long days stretch out, filled with a seemingly endless list of possibilities: beach days, pool parties, and of course, our favorite holiday, the 4th of July. How can you not love a holiday famous for its food, beverages, and fun and games? And of course, the most fun part of all is the fireworks! Sitting on the lawn or sand, your young children in your laps, your older children sitting next to you as you watch the colorful explosions fill the night sky; it’s nights like these you wish you could bottle up and save forever. And if you’re thinking you might have to skip the festivities this year because you are vacationing on St. Simons Island, we’re happy to say you are mistaken! We’ve compiled this list of the best fireworks displays on or around our favorite sandy piece of land as proof.
The Sunshine Festival, St. Simons Island Pier on Mallery Street
There really can’t be too much of a good thing, and the 3-day long Sunshine Festival, held July 4th through 7th, is a perfect example! Starting with the Sunshine Festival Race on July 4th at 7AM, the fun doesn’t end when the 4th is over; it continues for two more full days! Arts, crafts, great food, refreshing beverages and a fireworks show that begins at 9PM on each night mean wishing America a happy birthday has never been this fun!
Old-Fashioned St Simons Island 4th of July, Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick
Located just a few miles east of St. Simons Island, Brunswick, Georgia offers the kind of celebration we all remember from our childhoods. Sack races, tug of wars, watermelon, and smiles on all the participants faces are just a few things you can expect from this nostalgic event! The fireworks display reflecting over the waters begins at sundown, as do the oohs and ahs!
Independence Day Celebration, Jekyll Island National Historic District on Riverview Drive
What’s better than three days of celebrating our nations birthday? Seven fun-filled days of games, swim-in movies, music, parades, and yes, fireworks displays! Jekyll Island, another one of the Golden Isles of Georgia, offers all the aforementioned and so much more! And because the celebrations last for seven days, you can really stretch out the party and attend all of the St Simons Island 4th of July celebrations we have listed here!
When the Last Sparkler is Extinguished
The peace, quiet, and air-conditioned coolness of your SSI Rentals vacation escape will be the perfect place to end each day of celebration! Sink into overstuffed chairs with a good book, whip up a casual breakfast in our fully equipped kitchens, or sink into a deep dreamless sleep in beds that are designed to cradle you in comfort. The fun doesn’t have to end with the last shower of color falling to the ground when you rent one of our classic beach houses. Reserve yours today!