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Historic Downtown Brunswick hosts a diversity of festivals and cultural events throughout the year, including open air concerts, the Old Fashioned 4th of July at the waterfront Mary Ross Park, and Stewbilee, a celebratory cook-off featuring our delicious culinary trademark, Brunswick Stew. For additional information on the following events, please contact us via email, fax or voice.

Peaches to Beaches

Peaches to the Beaches is a community wide yard sale extending along 341. However, this is event is more than just a yard sale! Downtown Brunswick's Peaches to Beaches has a wide variety of vendors including locally made goods, food, and more! We'll also be hosting music and games for this two day event.
Downtown Brunswick will hold Peaches to the Beaches Friday and Saturday March 9th and 10th from 8 am to 6 pm at Mary Ross Waterfront Park alongside the Elvis Festival.

The earliest set up time is 6 am that Friday, March 10th. We can only ensure applications up until the 3rd of March, but we can accept them up until the day before at 12 pm. Space fee is $30 and $40 for food vendors.

If you are a business or vendor that would be interested in being a part of this opportunity, we have an online form you can complete which offers electronic payment here. If you have any questions Harvest Hale at or call 912-265-4032.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Annual Tree Lighting the Friday after Thanksgiving, Downtown Brunswick Jekyll Square East between Ned Cash Jewelers and Tipsy McSway's on Newcastle Street, 5:30pm; Christmas Carols, carriage rides, join us!   

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

Brunswick's Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

This Fourth of July, bring yourself, your family and friends and join thousands of happy kids and adults for free games, free watermelon, and of course free fireworks at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of Historic Downtown Brunswick.  

The festivities start at 7:00 p.m. and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for prizes of delicious whole South Georgia watermelons. Can't win or just don't want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the City of Brunswick.  

The fireworks over the waters of the East River and Oglethorpe Bay start about 9:00 p.m. and last 30 minutes. A great, 

fun, family event that's sponsored each year by The City of Brunswick, Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, and the Downtown Development Authority.  

Our Lady of Fatima

An annual tradition each Mother's Day Sunday, this beautiful Old World processional through Historic Hanover Square was started by the Portuguese community in 1938 to commemorate the first appearance of The Blessed Virgin to three children near the town of Fatima, Portugal on May 13, 1917. Hand-carved Brazilian Oak statue, with a crown of gold and precious stones, identical to the statue in Fatima, is placed on a carved wooden shoulder carrier and decorated with flowers. Parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Church process singing through the park. The Processional begins promptly at 12:00 noon and lasts about thirty minutes.

First Fridays

Join the community on Newcastle Street from 5 - 8pm on the First Friday of each month. Take a stroll through our beautiful downtown district and enjoy all the galleries, shops, and businesses that will be open late serving wine & snacks, with live music in our Signature Squares.

The Brunswick Christmas Parade

This annual community parade takes place on the first Saturday in December. This year's parade will be a night-time parade. Starting at 5:30 p.m. at Howard Coffin Park, over 100 floats, vehicles, walking groups and marching band units make their way one mile down the length of Gloucester Street to Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of the Old Town National Register Historic District.   

Santa Claus also makes an appearance at the end of the parade.

For information on entering a float, vehicle, walking or marching unit in the parade, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 912-265-4032 or download the parade application: 2017 Parade Application
Fax: 912-265-8181


The Brunswick Stewbilee

Brunswick Stewbilee

Held the second Saturday in October, the Brunswick Stewbilee is a Brunswick Stew cook-off where the culinary skills and secret recipes of dozens of amateur and professional chefs from throughout the Southeast compete for the coveted title of "Brunswick Stewmaster."

The Blessing of the Fleet

The 80th Annual Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet will take place at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick on Friday evening, May 11th 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 pm with the actual blessing being held on Sunday at 3:00pm.

This two day celebration is one of the best that Coastal Georgia has to offer with fresh seafood, local culture, boating, water sports, the shrimping industry, arts, crafts and variety of leisure activities. The festival will feature fun and games for the kids, fabulous food, music, great family entertainment, a variety of artists and displays.

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Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the River

A NEW Music Event in Downtown Brunswick!

Summertime fun at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Historic Downtown Brunswick. Free monthly concert featuring local bands.
2018 Schedule to be released soon!