Independence Day Celebrations on Jekyll Island

Celebrate Independence Day celebrations on Jekyll Island. This year, we’ve expanded the festivities to last all week long, so bring your friends and family and participate in all of Jekyll Island’s patriotic fun.

Colonial Campfire

June 29, 2018 | 8 p.m. | Horton House
Join historical reenactors at Horton House for an evening of revelry and reflection around the colonial campfire. This storytelling event may even feature a special appearance by Major Horton!

Cost: $20 Adults; $10 for children ages 7-15; free for children 6 and under

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Swim-In Movie

July 1, 2018 | 8:30 p.m. | Summer Waves Water Park
Grab an inner tube and watch The Little Mermaid from the wave pool. This evening of cinematic fun is a great way to stay cool on a hot summer night!

Free movie with the purchase of a Night Splash ticket, $15 + tax


July 3, 2018 | After sunset, around 9 p.m. | Oceanside of the island
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.

Parking will be available on Great Dunes Golf Course, located just a short walk from the beach where fireworks viewing is best.

Fireworks are free; however, the Jekyll Island parking fee will be increased for July 3, 2018. The fee at the parking gate will be an additional $4 per daily/weekly pass; annual passes are not impacted. For additional information, please visit Park Entry & Parking Passes.

Independence Day Parade

July 4, 2018 | 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, 2018 | 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.

Beach Village Music Series

July 7, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Beach Village
New for 2018, enjoy the sounds of summer during the Beach Village Music Series. Held the first Saturday of the month, June-September, the Village Green will come alive with an eclectic mix of musical acts. Sing along, cut a rug, or simply enjoy these talented artists while you shop or dine in the Beach Village. Bring a beach blanket or chair and you’ll have the best seat in the house.

On July 7, it’s a special patriotic version of the Beach Village Music Series, featuring the Jacksonville Jaguars D-Line.

Date: July 2019

Location: Jekyll Island