Festivals and Events

Downtown St Marys’ events are known for their fun atmosphere, great food, entertainment, shopping and activities. 


Mardi Gras Festival

The annual Mardi Gras Festival is a time of family fun on the streets of downtown St. Marys. The all-day event features a parade, headliner musical entertainment, vendors, youth activities, local entertainers and demonstrations a chili cook off and so much more!

Independence Day Festival

The Kiwanis Annual Fourth of July celebration offers hometown charm plus a parade and fireworks over the St. Marys River. Other activities include a fun run, arts and crafts vendors, entertainment throughout the day and river cruise that offers the best seat in town for the fireworks display.

Museum Day Live!

In the spirit of the Smithsonian museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

Rock Shrimp Festival

The Annual Rock Shrimp Festival is one of St. Marys’ signature events and brings a big crowd while maintaining a small-town feel. The festival includes a full day of family fun in St. Marys including 5K and 10K races and a themed parade featuring floats, fire trucks, tractors and golf carts. You’ll find entertainment, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors and food concessionaires.