Calendar of Events

Tybee Island also hosts many wonderful annual events and festivals. Choose one to plan your visit around...or come on down for them all! We'd love to see you there.


 01 | 2015


 Tybee Polar Bear Plunge. This event has become a Tybee tradition, held every January 1 at noon at the pier on the south end of the island. Plan to be with us next year, invigorating your soul with a cleansing (and cold) plunge into the Atlantic. Come take the plunge, we are freezing for a reason. Come for the camaraderie, the fun, your face will hurt from smiling so much. It's the premiere family fun event. Funny hats and costumes are strongly encouraged. Get a group together of 4 or more for the new Gang of Goof's competition to win the coveted Le Goofs trophy. Fun will be had by all!!!

 06 - 07  | 2015

Tybee Critz Run Fest 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile Run.  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. We are very excited about bringing this event to you and hope you will be excited about taking on the challenge!

 14 | 2015

Join in the fun for the 7th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! Festivities include the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade & the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party with free live entertainment & more!

 22 -26 | 2015

Wine lovers unite! Sip international wines and sample fresh coastal seafood and other culinary delights at the 7th Annual Tybee Wine Festival April 22-26 on Tybee Island, a laid-back island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater. Visit for tickets. 

 03 | 2015

Tybee’s annual celebration of America’s birthday. Come early and plan to stay late as this is one of Tybee’s busiest days of the year and the island fills up fast. The show starts around dark thirty (around 9:15pm). The fireworks are staged on the pier, but they are easily viewed from any of Tybee’s eastern beaches.


06 | 2015


Enjoy the ocean breezes as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. Folks can enjoy the fireworks display from the pier, the beach or anywhere on the island. The fireworks will blast off on Sunday around 9:15 p.m. (912)786-5444/(800)868-2322

 08 - 11 | 2015

Tybee Island Pirate Fest is your ultimate destination for Columbus Day weekend entertainment. Warming up for our Friday and Saturday night headliners, several bands will keep the crowd moving throughout the afternoons and early evening. Daytime entertainment includes live music, pirate performers, street performers, magicians, puppeteers, weaponry demonstrations, and few surprises in between. Tybee Island Pirate Fest is fun for pirates of all ages. Our littlest pirates enjoy an entire area devoted to quality family entertainment. Activities include bounce houses, magicians, storytellers, puppets, live pirate demonstrations, face painting, and many more surprises. Children also enjoy participating in our costume contests and pirate parade. Check back for a detailed schedule or subscribe to our blog for details. (912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322

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