The downtown district features a growing mix of antique shops, specialty shops, art galleries, theaters and restaurants. With daily shrimping excursions heading in and out of Brunswick’s harbor, there is plenty of fresh, local seafood to be had at Brunswick restaurants. Find the best shopping in the area to plan your day in Historic Downtown Brunswick.
During the First Friday of each month, take a stroll through our beautiful downtown district, and experience Brunswick’s local southern hospitality. Galleries and shops will be open and serving wine & snacks, with live music in the pocket parks. For more First Friday details, visit the Golden Isles events calendar.
Historic Downtown Brunswick, also known as the Old Town Brunswick, is enjoying a renaissance, with the ongoing renovation and restoration of historic buildings and public squares. Old Town Brunswick is centered at the intersection of Newcastle and Gloucester Streets, the traditional commercial corridors of the city. Newcastle Street is anchored on the south end by Old City Hall (1888) with its distinctive clock tower. At the north end of Newcastle Street is the Historic Ritz Theater. Built in 1898, the Ritz Theatre is Brunswick’s center for quality exhibits and performances by local, regional, national and international artists.
The historic restoration of the Ritz Theatre is still underway with the most recent addition of the restored, original Ritz sign.
Mary Ross Waterfront Park plays host to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Some of the annual events include the Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee, the Rhythm on the River concert series, and the Blessing of the Fleet. Find the most up-to-date festival and event listings in Brunswick, Georgia on the events calendar. Brunswick supports an active and healthy outdoor life so the scenic landscape invites jogging and walking, from the challenging Sidney Lanier Bridge to the Old Town Brunswick Historic District and from Mary Ross Waterfront Park to the Howard Coffin Park. Use our map of Brunswick to plan your walking tour of the area and more in Brunswick and the surrounding areas.