Surfer Wading Out In Front Of Tybee Pier

Annual Tybee Island Events



Come join us for all the fantastic, fun annual events that take place on Tybee Island throughout the year. From the Guinness world record, Polar Plunge, to walking the plank during Pirate Fest, Tybee has some of the most fun & unique annual events you'll ever experience. We even have a series of Holiday events in December offering amazing lights and holiday cheer! Check them out by month...

January Events on Tybee Island

Polar Plunge

Come and join the locals as they dive into the fridge Tybee Island waters on New Year's Day. You won't want to miss out on participating in the Guinness world's largest Polar Plunge!


February Events on Tybee Island

Mardi Gras On Tybee

Dress in an array of purple, green, and gold to help Tybee Island Celebrate Mardi Gras. Watch as the Mardi Gras Parade marches downtown and enjoy the fun with the Mardi Gras Street Party featuring free live entertainment & so much more!

Critz Tybee Run Festival

Run for a great cause! This popular annual run on Tybee offers a 10K, half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run or 1-mile fun run and all proceeds go to the YMCA of Coastal Georgia, which has been serving communities in the area since 1855. More info here.


March Events on Tybee Island

Irish Heritage Celebration & Parade

Put on your best green clothes and accessories and come join in the activities at the Irish Heritage Celebration & Parade held every March on Tybee. Cheer on local Irish marchers, listen to bagpipers and watch enjoy the festive parade trail down Tybee Island's  Main Street.


April Events on Tybee Island

Tybee Turtle Trot

In honor of the sea turtles & the start of their nesting season, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center hosts this 5k beach run as a fundraiser for their sea turtle conservation goals. Every year they have a ceremonial release of a sea turtle back into the Atlantic Ocean.

Tybee Wine Festival

Set in special venues across the island, experience international wines, fine food, and coastal cuisine. Going for over a decade, the Tybee Wine Festival is combined with live musical performances and all the typical wining & dining you'd expect from an annual wine festival. NOTE: Sometimes the festival falls at the beginning of May.



May Events on Tybee Island

Mermaid Festival

Experience a beach festival like no other... some locals call it "mermazing". Joining forces with Savannah PRIDE Tybee celebrates the start of the beach season with a Mermaid Festival! Listen to live music, enjoy coastal cuisine, meet a "real" mermaid, and see smiles for miles.

SCAD Sand & Art Festival

Head on over to Tybee's beautiful South beach and watch as amazing creations are crafted from the sand. The students from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) come out to make this one-of-a-kind beach event each spring.

Beach Bum Parade & Street Party

Arm yourself with your best water gun, cannon, or hose, and prepare to clash in a massive water battle. Unofficially known as “the south’s largest water fight”, this thrilling family fun time is not your typical parade.

Tour of Homes

Help support the Tybee Island Maritime Academy, the island’s only community school, by going into other people's homes. See all the historic cottages, new construction, and funky renovations that are dotted across the island.


June Events on Tybee Island

Farmers Market

Stop on by and pick up some local fresh produce, prepared foods or crafts at Tybee Islands Farmers' & Artisans' Market. This typically runs weekly throughout the summer. Check here for more information.


July Events on Tybee Island

July 4th Fireworks & Celebration

There is no better way to celebrate America's Birthday than with a grand fireworks show that is visible from anywhere on Tybee Islands' eastern beaches. Live music & additional festivities are typically part of the celebration.


August Events on Tybee Island

Tybee Equality Fest

Inspired by a vision of creating a one-of-a-kind, diverse, inclusive, unforgettable experience on our beautiful island, come celebrate equality & diversity on Tybee! Learn More


September Events on Tybee Island

Labor Day Beach Bash

Join in on closing out summer with a bang! Bring the whole family to the Tybee Island Pier, where there is live music, drinks, and local food for purchase. Although it marks the end of summer, there is fun for everyone to be had!


October Events on Tybee Island

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Starting in 2005, this very popular & unique three-day family fun festival encourages everyone to dress up and act like a pirate. There are lots of activities, loads of entertainment, & a thief's market filled with treasure. Learn More


November Events on Tybee Island

Tybee Post Music Festival

Come be a part of this newer annual Tybee event... the Tybee Post Music Festival. Featuring 9+ bands that span multiple genres of music it offers a casual beach environment, great tunes, food & drinks. So grab your beach chair! More information.


December Events on Tybee Island

Toure’de Lights Bike Ride

Everyone is invited to come view and participate in Tybee Islands Toure'de Lights. Wrap your bike, golf cart, scooter, etc. with the holiday's finest lights and decorations, then travel all around the island while spreading holiday cheer to everyone.

Lighted Boat Parade

Best enjoyed from the beach or Crab Shack's docks, this annual event features festive boats adorned with lights and holiday decorations all competing for the annual trophies & bragging rights!

Christmas Parade

See for yourself an island-style Christmas parade, full of fun, amazing lights, and holiday cheer followed by Santa. Do you see a reoccurring theme? Tybee Island loves the holidays, & LOVES lighted decorations!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Join in the traditional event of Tybee Island lighting its Christmas Tree. Enjoy some delicious treats, dancing, and caroling at the ceremony. Awards are also handed out to the best-decorated businesses in town.

New Year's Eve

Start the new year off right, on Tybee Island, watching the shimmering, sparkling fireworks show. The fantastic fireworks can be seen from anywhere on the island so you can't miss them. The culmination of another year... Our annual events on Tybee Island are amazing!


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