The Mainstreet Alliance is a local partnership dedicated to the improvement of downtown Brunswick, utilizing the skills and assets of its volunteers and the businesses who care about this community. The core of the Mainstreet Alliance’s function is to provide an avenue of mutual benefit between businesses and community members that would otherwise not be possible. The Mainstreet Alliance structure is based on the Nationa
l Main Street Center’s volunteer approach, in conjunction with other fronts downtowns throughout the nation have utilized, to revitalize their local economy.
The Mainstreet Alliance is divided into two different programs, businesses and volunteers.
Volunteers institute various efforts which improve downtown including
- community outreach
- student outreach
- event coordination
- city beautification
- business advocacy and development
To learn more about Mainstreet Alliance volunteering click here.
Meanwhile, businesses are welcome to participate in all of the same functions as individual members, but it is not required. Instead, businesses donate their resources by providing a discount to the Mainstreet Alliance Reward Card which is given to the Mainstreet Alliance Volunteers for the term they applied. For the business application click here.
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 and distributes free bags of candy afterwards at Mary Ross Park. Santa is joined at the park by arts and crafts vendors offering hand-made holiday gifts for sale and by the farmers offering fresh fruit and produce at the Brunswick Farmers Market.
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: 2016 Christmas Parade Application
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 77th Annual Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet will take place at Sidney Lanier Park in Historic Downtown Brunswick on Saturday, May 9th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and on Sunday, May 10th from 11:00am to 5:00pm 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.
A NEW Music Event in Downtown Brunswick!
Click for latest Music Schedule at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, Historic Downtown Brunswick. Music Schedule