Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.
Courtesy of Jekyll Island Authority
Thousands of people travel to the island each year for the free festivities—often described as a giant family gathering.
Celebrate all day: Make sure to attend the Independence Day Parade at 9 a.m., where residents and guests show off bikes, golf carts, strollers, and pets decked out in American flag swag.
Showtime: At dusk, the beachfront crowd counts down from 10 to help launch the fireworks over the water.
Best view: Large group? No problem. Ample open space for parking allows campers and RVs to accommodate crowds who want to tailgate. Or grab a blanket and head to Great Dunes Park or the public sandy beach;