Tybee Events-Festivals & Happenings 2015
Critz Tybee Run Fest
February 06 - February 07, 2015 (Friday - Saturday)
You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, or all 5 events - whichever you choose. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles - a full marathon.
Tybee Island-City Wide Yard Sale
February 21, 2015 (Saturday - 8am)
On Saturday, February 21, the Tybee Post Theater and founding partner Fish Art Gallery will host the 2015 Winter Tybee Island Yard Sale! The sale starts at 8am.
6th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee
February 14, 2015 (Saturday)
7th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! Festivities include the Masquerade Ball, the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, & the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party with free live entertainment & lots more. Guaranteed fun for all!
Irish Heritage Celebration Parade
March 14, 2015 (Saturday - 3:00pm)
Also known as Tybee's St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Dress in green & join in the fun. Parade starts at City Hall and proceeds down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street. (16th Street) 3:00 pm
Tybee Island Wine Festival
April 22-26, 2015 (Wednesday - Sunday)
The Friends of Tybee Theater will host the 2015 Tybee Wine Festival. Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the 7th Annual Tybee Wine Festival. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater.
Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade
May 15, 2015 (Friday - 6:30)
This is NOT like your ordinary parade...like most parades, there are floats pulled behind cars and trucks. BUT(!)..unlike most parades the floats are often trailers or boats filled with water-throwing paraphernalia. The spectators, lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, are armed with buckets, squirt guns, hoses and their water-throwing paraphernalia. What results is an all-out water war for fun loving beach bums of all ages. This parade kicks off the summer at Tybee.
(My cottage is no longer available for this weekend for any year. You can thank the parents that rented the cottage for their KIDS and the kids friends to party all weekend in 2012 for that.)
EVP Tour Pro-AM Beach Volleyball
May 23, 2015 (Saturday - 8am)
For the fifth year in a row the EVP is bringing their EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to Tybee. This beach volleyball is a must see action packed event!
16th Annual Tybee Island Tour of Homes
June 6, 2015 (Saturday - 10am)
One of the region’s most popular home tours because it features everything from grand coastal show places to Tybee’s beloved colorful and funky cottages.
July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks
July 3, 2015 (Friday - 9:15pm)
Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. This is one of Tybee’s busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches. The best way to do this is by staying on the island for this holiday time and walking to the beach to see them. Traffic getting off the island afterwards and on the Tybee Highway is a nightmare.
Labor Day Beach Bash
September 6, 2015 (Sunday -7:00 pm)
Sounds of music fills the air. Live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. Folks can enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the island. The fireworks will blast off around 9:15pm from the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Oceanfront fun!
11th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival
October 8 , 2015
This weekend is one of the most popular ones on Tybee. The locals really go all out. It is fun for all ages..featuring a Pirate Victory Parade, live entertainment, costume contests, and children’s activities. The Thieves Market is filled with treasures, grog and delicious grub!
Lights on for Tybee
December 4, 2015 (Friday- 6:30pm - 9:30pm)
Residents and guests gather on Tybrisa Street (16th Street) at the Strand from 6:30-9pm for the annual lighting of the Tybee Christmas Tree. Complementary refreshments and extended store hours throughout downtown.
Tybee Island Christmas Parade
December 5, 2015 (Saturday 1:00 pm)
Festive floats and spirited parade participants will fill the streets as they lead Mr. and Mrs. Claus from the 14th Street Parking Lot to the Tybee Gym. Bring the kids for a photo op with Santa and family fun.
New Years Eve Fireworks from the Pier
December 31, 2015 (Thursday - Midnight)
What a great way to bring in 2016! Fireworks launched from the Tybee Pier at midnight. Can be seen from the pier, the beach, or from a restaurant with a big window for the not so brave.
Tybee Polar Plunge
January 1, 2016 (Friday - Noon)
The 14th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge features an invigorating New Year's Day dip in the Atlantic. Be at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion at Tybrisa Street (16th Street) and Strand Avenue to join thousands of brave souls for a group plunge into the icy Atlantic. 12:00 noon.
Time to bring in another New Year...