Darien Waterfront Park
Darien, GA 31305
Located on the Darien River, east of the Highway 17/99 bridge, a pavillion and dock border the park and are great for fishing, and other leisurely activities. A playground area and picnic tables shaded with cabbage palms and live oaks provide an elevated view of the river.
On any day of the year, you'll see a variety of moored pleasure boats and fishing vessels; along the river's edge, Darien's colorful shrimp boat fleet offers a picturesque view to the delight of artists, photographers, and visitors.
Waterfront Park was once the site of the busiest port on the Southeast coast; in the 19th Century, a steady stream of ships entered the Port of Darien for cargoes of lumber, mostly yellow pine, bound for Europe.
Waterfront Park comes alive with excited crowds lining its docks during Darien's largest annual festival, The Blessing of the Fleet. Held every April, this three day event honoring Darien's shrimpers includes kid's amusement rides, street vendors, food vendors, musical entertainment and fireworks.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Monday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Tuesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Wednesday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Thursday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM - 9:00PM
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round
Suitable for Ages
Blessing of the Fleet Festival
04/08/2016 - 04/10/2016
Visit Darien's Waterfront Park for the annual three-day Blessing of the Fleet Festival April 8-10, 2016. The festival features a weekend full of activities, including a classic car show and a juried art show that draws artistic talent from across the Southeast.
The fun begins on Friday at 5 p.m. with arts and crafts booths and live entertainment starting at 6 p.m.
Saturday events include Art In The Park, the YMCA 5K River Run/Walk, the Darien Lion's Club Street Parade and the ...read more