50th Anniversary

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Cumberland Island National Seashore turns 50. Join us for a year-long commemoration of this important milestone.

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Cumberland Island National Seashore Turns 50 this year!!

Starting in October, the park will kick off a year-long series of events including special programs, a speaker series, and even a parade!

UPDATE: Unfortunatley, Hurricane Ian disrupted our October 1 event, which has been rescheduled to October 15th. The event will be a bit smaller than originally planned, but will still be full of fun activities!!

The commemoration will begin on October 15th with a kick-off event in associated with the St. Marys Seafood Festival. There will be a Cumberland Island-themed parade, several tents setup in the visitor center lawn with interpretive activities, and a number of lawn games, in addition to the many food and other vendors at the Seafood Festival.

Stay tuned and check back for updates to see how you can be a part of our anniversary!

October 15, 2022 - 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

Our kick-off event will begin with a Cumberland Island themed parade during the St. Marys Seafood Festival. Following the parade, join us in the lawn of the visitor center for several activities and yard games. Rangers will have touch tables and a number of other activites for you to particiapte in.

The program will include a variety of amazing performances representing the diversity of Cumberland Island’s history. Check out the program itinerary below.

Schedule of Events - October 15, 2022

10:00 am - St. Marys Seafood Festival Parade

Cumberland Island themed!

11:15 am - 4:00 pm - Activities and yard games at the Cumberland Island Visitor Center

Please feel free to participate in the various activity booths set up by the visitor center and enjoy the St. Marys Seafood Festival.


Can’t make this event? No problem! There will be special programs scheduled throughout the year.

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Last updated: October 5, 2022

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