July 4th on Jekyll Island

Celebrate the 4th of July holiday on Jekyll Island. Bring your friends and family for a day or the weekend and participate in Jekyll Island’s patriotic fun.

Admission for all 4th of July activities is free. However, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased during this event. The fee is an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information on the fee increase, please visit Park Entry & Parking Passes.

Independence Day Parade

July 4, 2017 | 9 a.m. | National Historic Landmark District
Celebrate America’s birthday with an old-fashioned patriotic parade through the Historic District. Local residents and island guests are invited to decorate their bikes, golf carts, strollers, pets, and themselves and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the parade.

Get more information on the parade.

Red, White & Bounce

July 4, 2017 | 12-6 p.m. | Beach Village

Join us for a fun filled day of water slides, bounce houses, sidewalk sales & live music on the Village Green.


July 4, 2017 | After sunset, around 9 p.m. | Island’s east side
Witness the most spectacular fireworks in the Golden Isles. Arrive early to get your spot in the sand. Fireworks are best viewed from the beach between the Holiday Inn Resort and south to the Days Inn on the island’s oceanfront side. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. when the sky offers the best background for this incredible pyrotechnic display.


Date: July 4, 2017

Location: Jekyll Island