Founded in 1869, Statesboro is located about an hour West of Savannah and two hours North of Jacksonville. True Southern Hospitality reigns here in the summer. Statesboro & Bulloch County prides itself of being a fantastic micropolitan for families and couples alike.
Here are 5 great reasons to visit here this summer…
Splash in the Boro, or locally known simply as “Splash”, is the region’s largest and only waterpark. With many slides, a lazy river, a kid’s splash zone and much more, Splash will keep you busy all day! Whether you just want to relax by the pool or let your kids slide all day, Splash is clearly the most popular spot in Bulloch County during the summer. Come as an individual, a family or a group!
The Center for Wildlife Education and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center strives to provide quality environmental education for visitors of all ages. The Center exists to support Georgia Southern University in its environmental education programs, as well as to provide wildlife encounters for the school children and citizens of this region. Since its opening, the Center for Wildlife Education has grown into one of the leading environmental education facilities in Georgia. At over 17 acres in size, the Center supports Georgia Southern University’s environmental education programs. The mission of the Center is to provide wildlife encounters for the school children and citizens of this region, successfully measured by the over 17,500 children and adults educated on-site annually. Additionally, the Wildlife Center takes its programs “on the road,” presenting over 125 off-site programs annually across the country. With the use of live animals, program participants are educated on numerous species of wildlife native to Georgia and the U.S., their habitats and the impact humans have on our environment. During the summer months of June, July & August, the Wildlife Center/Raptor Center is closed on Saturdays. Stop by to see eagles, owls and more!
Firecracker Fest is the annual 4th of July event for Statesboro & Bulloch County. Put on by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department, this free event hosts thousands in attendance each year. The fun starts at 4pm on the 4th of July and lasts until the area’s largest firework show starts at 9pm.
The Mainstreet Farmers Market is the perfect place to get the best of locally grown and produced food. Not only do we have fresh veggies, but we also have bakery goods, mouth watering meats, and other savory edibles. Different entertainment is featured every Saturday, April-November. The Farmers Market is located at the Downtown Sea Island Bank parking lot starting at 9:00am each Saturday morning.
F1rst Fridays have become a tradition in downtown Statesboro. The first Friday of every month from 5-8pm, a different theme takes place. From a back to school theme in August to Staycation in June, there is lots of fun to be had downtown. Vendors set up shop, restaurants sample good and kids can play on the Courthouse lawn.
We invite you come visit Statesboro & Bulloch County and join us for fun all summer long!