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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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There’s nothing quite like celebrating the Fourth of July at the beach. The hot dogs, cold beers, and all around good times 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. Apalachicola Bay residents love the holiday so much we celebrate for two days! Here are our favorite ways to spend Independence Day:

If you’re like us and can’t wait for the Fourth, head across the Bay to Apalachicola for the 6th Annual Independence Eve celebration on July 3! The party kicks off at 5 P.M. at Downtown’s Riverfront Park with food, beverages, a parade, and kids’ activities while musical guests Johnny and the Loveseats, featuring Voice contestant Johnny Hayes, rock out on the main stage. The evening finishes with a bang as a fireworks show illuminates the beautiful Apalachicola River.

For the holiday itself, there’s no better place to be than St. George Island! The annual parade welcomes anyone (including visitors!) with a costume or decorated vehicles and encourages all to join in the fun with water guns. Get your golf cart decorated, your trailers hooked up, and your squirt guns filled!

The St. George Island 4th of July Parade will start at 10:00 am in front of The Beach Pit on W. Pine Ave.
The route will proceed east down Pine Avenue, passing Paddy’s Raw Bar and turning right (south) on 3rd St. East.  It will turn right again on E. Gulf Beach Drive to head west and complete the route! Line-up starts at 9:30, with roll-out at 10:00 am sharp. Be safe and we’ll see you there!

Later in the day is the fireworks show, lighting up the sky and reflecting vibrant sparkles of color upon the water and sand. Our favorite spot to watch the show is from the deck at Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe where you can enhance the fireworks with a yummy seafood dinner, specialty cocktails, and live music.

And if you’d rather spend the Fourth of July celebrating America’s natural splendor, look no further than Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park—the go-to spot for kayaking, fishing, and swimming in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The park closes at sundown, so you have all day to play in the sun, sand, and surf!

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