4th of July on SGI
Travel + Leisure magazine recently did a story on The Best Beaches in America for Celebrating July 4th. While St. George Island didn’t make the list this time, there are still plenty of fun things to do for the July 4th holiday. July 4th is arguably the busiest week of the year on St. George Island, and everyone always wants to see fireworks, even when they are on vacation.
In case you missed Apalachicola’s big “Independence Eve” Celebration on July 3rd (which was recently ranked one of the top 12 July 4th events in the state of Florida), you can still see fireworks and enjoy a parade on St. George Island.
The St. George Island Wet ‘N Wild Independence Day Parade starts at 11:00 am and runs right through the heart of SGI. The parade starts at 3rd St. and East Pine and circles right through the business district of the island.
At 6:00 pm, the Blue Parrot will be having live music from Redneck Mothers to raise money for the Eastpoint fire victims. In case you haven’t seen the news (the story was carried on national news outlets like the Weather Channel), 36 homes were destroyed in the “Limerock Fire” in Eastpoint on June 24th. More than 125 people are now without a home, and many of those people work on St. George Island. Unless you travel by boat (or plane), you have to drive through Eastpoint to get to your St. George Island vacation rental home. Please keep these people in your prayers. All tips that are given to Redneck Mothers at the Blue Parrot will be donated to help these victims (there is no cover charge).
Finally, the evening concludes with fireworks over the beach. The fireworks happen just in front of the Blue Parrot. I personally can’t think of a better place to watch fireworks than on the beach!
What are you doing for the 4th this year? Let us know in the comment section below.