The best way to celebrate Fourth of July in the US is at this old-fashioned Ga. festival

  • Kelly Sundstrom
  • For the AJC
9:16 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta

Now, everyone knows the short list of July 4th events (think Stone Mountain and Centennial Olympic Park) that rise to the top of our local list. But, little did you know, the top-rated destination in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July sits right in on the coast of Georgia.

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Every year the port city of Brunswick, Georgia, transforms Mary Ross Waterfront Park in its Historic Downtown into an old-fashioned Independence Day. USA Today's 10Best Readers’ Choice poll recently crowned the city's Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration the best Fourth of July festival in the country.

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Located right on the coast and adjacent to the Golden Isles, Brunswick and makes the perfection location to spend the Fourth of July and a mini-vacation while you're at it.

Here’s everything to know about this chart-topping 4th of July event:

Event: Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Brunswick

Time: 7 -10 p.m. Date: Tuesday, July 4th

Location: Mary Ross Waterfront Park. Bay and Gloucester Street, Brunswick.

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Watch an old-fashioned fireworks show in Brunswick, rated last year's best Fourth of July in the country by USA Today.

At this year's event, you can expect: 

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If you're looking for a meaningful way to build memories with your family, don't miss the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Brunswick.

For more information, contact the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association at 912-262-6934 or email