July 3-5: The 56th Annual St. Simons Island Sunshine Festival held in the Pier Village on St. Simons has been an island tradition for over 60 years. The family fun starts this year on Friday, July 3rd and runs through Sunday, July 5th.
This “something for everyone” holiday features an Arts & Crafts Show that highlights some of the region’s best artists and crafters whose wares include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodcraft, photography, garden art and much, much more! This year’s entertainment features music and movies. Add to this the One Mile Fun Run, a 5 K Road Race, the Golden Isles’ only Golf Cart Parade and all of the Village merchants and dining establishments holiday specials and you have one “big bang” of a celebration.
The best fireworks display in Coastal Georgia begins at sundown – about 9 p.m. on the evening of the 4th. So bring your chair and meet your friends in oceanfront Neptune Park and sit back and watch the show.
The Sunshine Festival is sponsored by the Pier Village Association and proceeds from the festival are used for the betterment of the Pier Village and its parks. Some of the projects partially funded by PVA include public restroom facilities, grilling stations in the Neptune Park, extended street lighting on Beachview Drive, and landscaping of the parkways.