The best thing about vacationing on the Georgia coast during the week of the fourth of July is spending a day splashing in the Atlantic ocean and then spending the night oohing and aahing over the fireworks. In this article, you will find fourth of July fireworks celebrations in Savannah, Tybee Island, Jekyll Island and Brunswick, Georgia.
Whether your bathing suit is full of sand or you’re comfy in your touring clothes, the Georgia coast has an Independence Day fireworks show somewhere for you. Some of the fourth of July celebrations listed below feature food, entertainment and souvenirs, but all of the firework shows are absolutely free. Whether you’re a resident of coastal Georgia or just visiting, here are some great fourth of July fireworks events that will make you proud to be an American.
July 4th Fireworks Cruise
In Savannah, Georgia, spend your fourth of July evening cruising on the Savannah River via the Savannah River Queen or the Georgia Queen. This one and a half-hour cruise features a DJ playing your favorite tunes, a cash bar, a snack bar and the grand finale–a stunning waterfront fireworks show. Prices are adults $27.95 and children $21.95. Boarding for the July 4 Fireworks Cruise will begin at 8:30 pm, set sail at 9 pm and return at 10:30 pm. Groups of 25 or more should contact the group sales department for discount ticket info. For more information about this fourth of July fireworks cruise, click here.
Fantastic Fourth of July on the River
Head on down to historic River Street in downtown Savannah, Georgia, for an Independence Day celebration. There’s no fee for this fourth of July event; however, you will need money for food, drinks and the occasional vacation souvenir. Rummage through the arts and crafts booths, enjoy live entertainment and try your hand at the ice cream eating contest. Come early to get a good parking spot. The Independence Day festivities will begin around 5 pm and fireworks by the river will begin after 9 pm. Bring your radios and tune into KIX 96.5 because the fireworks will be choreographed to music simulcast on KIX. For additional info on this event, click here.
Fireworks at The Pier in Tybee Island, Georgia
The annual Tybee Island fireworks celebration will take place at the Tybee Island, Georgia, pier and pavilion on July 3rd. This Independence Day fireworks celebration on the Georgia coast is free, but there is a small fee to park near the pavilion. Walk up to the pier and pavilion for a picnic or claim a spot on the Tybee beach to kick back and watch the fourth of July fireworks explode. There are concrete picnic tables, drink machines and restrooms at the Tybee Island pavilion. For further information, click here.
July 4th Celebration at Jekyll Island, Georgia
A fourth of July fireworks extravaganza will be held at the Jekyll Island, Georgia, beach. Visible from just about anywhere on the beach near the Jekyll Island Convention Center, this fireworks display is a beautiful Independence Day sight to behold. A family fun party will take place at the Beachdeck, beside the Jekyll Island Convention Center, featuring the Deejay game show – the Big Dawg and Paul Show. There will be vendors with food and drinks, so bring a little money. The Jekyll Island fourth of July fireworks show is absolutely free on the beach. Grab a beach towel, a cooler and some good friends and family and enjoy the show. For more information about this July 4th celebration, call the Jekyll Island Welcome Center at 1-877-4-JEKYLL or visit the Jekyll website at here.
Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Brunswick, Georgia
If you can’t afford a room on the beach this fourth of July, here’s a festival in downtown Brunswick, under 15 minutes from Jekyll Island, Georgia. There will be games, prizes, music, free watermelon slices and fireworks around 7 pm. All this fun will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in downtown Brunswick, Georgia. For more information, click here.