Annual Events

MLK Jr. Observance-Each January, join the MLK Jr. Observance Association as they celebrate the life and achievments of Dr. King. The weekend of events culminates on Monday with a parade through downtown Hinesville and an inspirational speech. For details, please visit Mlkoa Hinesville on Facebook.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade-If you’re looking for a fun but still family friendly event, head out to Colonel’s Island for a parade featuring decorated golf carts, homemade floats and more. The parade is generally held the Saturday closest to March 17th.

Small World Festival-Typically held each spring, this festival is fun for all because it celebrates the diverse cultures in Liberty County. Enjoy new foods, experience cultural dances and demonstrations. For details, visit Hinesville Small World Festival on Facebook.

Hinesville Farmers Market-Enjoy free veggies and homemade goods from March-November by visiting the market in downtown Hinesville, available each Thursday evening. Don’t miss the special musical guests! For details, call the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority at 912-877-4332 or find them on Facebook at Hinesville Farmers Market.

The Gathering-Held in April at Geechee Kunda enjoy discussions, demonstrations, shouters, artists and more. For more details, call 912-884-4440 or visit www.geecheekunda.com

Walk to Dorchester-Each June, supporters of the Historic Dorchester Academy walk up to 9.5 miles, a trek that was completed daily by former students, to raise fund for the preservation of the school. To become involved, contact the Dorchester Improvement Association at 912-884-2347 or www.dorchesteracademyia.org

Blues, Brews & BBQ-Each September, join the Hinesville Area Arts Council as they welcome talented musicians and chefs for a day of fun. Between a people’s choice tasting competition and the sweet sounds of live music, it’s hard to choose which is better! Details available on their Facebook page at Hinesville Arts.

Scarecrow Stroll & Beggars Night-The Friday before Halloween is a ghoulish time in downtown Hinesville. Enjoy FREE candy stations, kids activities, costume competitions and a Thriller performance, all in one spot! More information is available by calling 912-877-4332 or find it on Facebook at Hinesville Downtown.

Ricefest-Formerly the home of numerous rice plantations, Riceboro now treats its residents and visitors to a parade, live performances from musicians and comedians, a step show, plus the annual rice cook off. For more information, please visit www.ricebororicefest.com

Veterans Salute-Enjoy a parade through downtown Hinesville honoring local veterans. Then head to Bryant Commons for a day of fun, live music and more! For details, please visit www.veteransmemorialhinesville.com

“Come and Take It!”-Enjoy various colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, a tactical skirmish and more at Fort Morris State Historic Site. For details, please visit www.gastateparks.org/fortmorris

Sugarcane Harvest-Head out to Geechee Kunda fora day full of crafts, demonstrations, art, music and more. For more information, call 912-884-4440 or visit www.geecheekunda.com

Christmas in the Park-Visit downtown Hinesville for a day of holiday cheer for all! This free event features Santa Claus, a petting zoo, dance performances, food & craft vendors and activities for kids of all ages. Hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB.

Illuminated Christmas Parade-Enjoy an evening of Christmas cheer with an illuminated parade! The route winds through downtown Hinesville with beautiful floats and enthusiastic performers. Hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB.

A Colonial Christmas-Enjoy a peaceful holiday celebration with colonial refreshments, a bon fire, caroling and firing of the Christmas guns at Fort Morris State Historic Site. Call 912-884-5999 or visit www.gastateparks.org/fortmorris for details.

Christmas Tea-Visit the Midway Museum for an afternoon of traditional tea and homemade biscuits, served just like it would have been in colonial Liberty County. Tours of the museum are included following tea service. Reservations required, call 912-884-5837.