The 4th of July is always the highlight of our summer season, and there’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s spirit of freedom and independence than St. George Island! With over twenty-five miles of white sand beaches, a plethora of fun-filled activities, and top-notch vacation rentals, we have everything you need for the ultimate Independence Day experience. Keep reading to learn how you can make the most out of your 4th of July on St. George Island 

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All About the 4th of July on St. George Island 

There’s nothing quite like celebrating the 4th of July on St. George Island. The fun-filled festivities we associate with America’s birthday are accompanied by the red of the sunset, the white of the sand, and the blue of the ocean. Check out our favorite ways to spend Independence Day! 

Annual 4th of July Parade 

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, everyone is welcome to join the annual 4th of July Parade on St. George Island. This one-of-a-kind event features elaborately decorated boats and golf carts and a friendly water gun fight. Be sure to dress to impress, join in the fun, and walk the streets with the rest of the parade.  

Fireworks Display 

A 4th of July celebration wouldn’t be anything without a mesmerizing firework show! After the parade, keep the fun times rolling and head to the beach behind the Blue Parrot Grill. This exciting celebration features live music, specialty cocktails, and delicious seafood. When the sun sets, claim your spot in the sand and watch the dazzling fireworks display light up the sky.  

Apalachicola Independence Eve 

Are you anxiously awaiting the celebrations on July 4th? Start your amusement early with the Apalachicola Independence Eve celebration on July 3rd at Riverfront Park. The event begins at 5 p.m. and offers live music, food trucks, a parade, an ice cream social, a veterans’ tribute, and a stunning fireworks display over the Apalachicola River. This annual tradition welcomes golf carts, bicycles, and even patriotic pups!  

Enjoy the Great Outdoors 

If you prefer to enjoy the holiday by reconnecting with nature and family, head to Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State ParkThis is an outstanding spot for kayakingfishing, and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico’s pristine waters. Don’t forget to pack a picnic!   

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When you’re looking for the best vacation rentals on St. George Island, look no further than Resort Vacation Properties. We proudly offer a variety of vacation rentals in different sizes and locations to meet your needs. With fully-equipped kitchens and breathtaking views, you’re sure to feel at home in one of our properties. Browse our wide selection of St. George Island vacation rentals and book your 4th of July getaway today!  

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Do you feel like summer is passing you by without you getting the chance to enjoy it? Before the kids get ready to go back to school, make sure to plan the ultimate family vacation! St. George Island in August is the perfect time of year to visit, and there are so many unique and fun activities for you and the whole family to enjoy. From watching baby sea turtles hatch and make the voyage from the Gulf Coast to the magnificent ocean, to indulging in the most delicious and in-season local seafood, to relaxing on some of the most gorgeous beaches in the United States, you’ll never be short on things to do. One thing you’ll need to get started on the ultimate Forgotten Coast itinerary is our handy Vacation Guide! It’s free and provides local insight on the best places to eat, play, and sightsee!

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5 Awesome Things to Do on St. George Island in August

1. Watch Baby Sea Turtles Hatch on the Beach

Between May and October, you might be lucky enough to spot a sea turtle as she finds a spot in the sand to lay her eggs. Or, you might even catch sight of the babies as they hatch and make the voyage from land to sea. It’s always a hit with kids as they’ll never forget the experience they had on the beach during their summer vacation to St. George Island! Just remember to fill your holes in the sand and knock down your sandcastles to make the journey a bit easier for the little critters!

2. Hunt for Bay Scallops

Scallops are in season on the Gulf Coast between August and September, so kick the season off with a competitive hunt for bay scallops with your whole family. The only thing more fun than finding these cool creatures is eating them!

3. Shop Local at the Apalachicola Farmers Market

This is a fantastic activity for all the foodies out there. The Florida Coast is home to so many incredible local foods, and you can scope them out at the local farmers market. Every second Saturday of the month, you have the opportunity to purchase local seafood, produce, baked goods, jewelry, and more!

4. Explore St. George Island State Park

The tropical climate in Florida makes for a perfect expedition around Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park. There are so many ways to enjoy your time in this expansive 10-mile long state park.

There, you’ll be able to create memories by doing adventurous outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and much more! Make sure to pack a lunch because this park is a gorgeous spot for an afternoon picnic!

5. Unwind in the Best St. George Island Vacation Rentals

Beach House with palm treesWhen it’s time to visit St. George Island, pack your bags, gather your favorite people, and head to the best vacation rentals on the Forgotten Coast. Resort Vacation Properties offers an array of rental homes suitable for any group, large or small. We even offer pet-friendly accommodations so that no one will get left behind! When you’re ready to stop dreaming about your ultimate summer vacation and make it a dream come true, browse through our available rentals and book your favorite today!