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1 May 2024
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The beach makes the quintessential place for an Independence Day celebration! With all your favorite traditions, Tybee Island is just the spot for a red, white, and blue summer stay.

Of course, you’ll want to enjoy Tybee Island beaches, including Back River BeachNorth BeachMid-Beach, and South Beach. Pick a perfect spot, plant your umbrella in the sand, and make a splash in the ocean.

Head to the weekly Tybee Island Farmers Market at the Tybee Island Lighthouse between 4 and 7 p.m. on Monday for your pick of local produce, including watermelon, corn, and plenty of other fruits and veggies to include in your holiday celebration. 


The sky lights up with the annual 4th of July Fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. at the Tybee Beach Pier and Pavilion.  Fireworks are launched from the pier on Tybrisa Street and can be seen at most beach locations from 2nd Street to 19th Street. Arrive early to beat the traffic and get a great spot.  

You can also drive into Savannah for its Waterfront Independence Day Celebration, which takes place at 9:30 p.m. when fireworks are shot from a barge in the river in front of the Savannah Convention Center.  The event is on July 4 and is free and open to the public. Bring chairs and blankets; however, coolers are discouraged. The ramps close at 6:30 p.m., and cars parked on the ramps and parking lots will need to remain there until the street opens to vehicular traffic after the show.

Just up the road in Richmond Hill, the Fort McAllister Historic Park Fourth of July Celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 6. Step back in time and commemorate Independence Day with the spirit of 1864. This traditional celebration is filled with captivating living history demonstrations, featuring musket firings and the awe-inspiring spectacles of artillery display as well as old-timey games and fresh watermelon. Admission is $5.50 to $9.75. 

Keep in mind that visitors can shoot some fireworks on some private properties, as Georgia law allows them to do such on July 3-4. But check about your particular vacation property when you book your stay. In addition, Tybee Island prohibits fireworks on its beaches, even on America’s birthday celebration. 

There’s plenty of flag-waving, All-American fun on Tybee Island for the Fourth of July. Come experience it for yourself this summer.