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, and family fun 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...
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. It is also the perfect excuse to take a romantic getaway with that special someone. NOTE: Sometimes, the festival falls at the beginning of May.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Our Tybee Island Vacation rentals provide the most remarkable places to stay and easy access to beaches, local attractions, and all the best events on Tybee Island. Have questions about rentals or our annual events? Contact Oceanfront Cottage Rentals TODAY!
While Tybee Island as a vacation destination itself, is entertaining, exploring the cultural events and festivals that go on throughout the year can take your experience to a whole new level of fun.
Tybee Island events are sure to impress anyone visiting the area, whether you have been here before, traveling alone, or you are here with the entire family. From the Tybee Island wine festival to family-friendly art festivals, see if you can align your next vacation with an upcoming event.
While you are considering your options, check out our seasonal specials to see if you can save on your next trip to Tybee Island. Browse our specials here.
To avoid having to drive in from downtown Savannah just to enjoy the island’s events, why not book yourself a cottage on the beach. Whether you want a condominium, property with a pool, or even a pet-friendly residence for your stay, our team can find it for you. Browse specific upcoming Tybee Island events and festivals below.
If you have your heart set on a specific event, the team at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals is here to help you find your perfect rental right on Tybee Island. We highly recommend booking as far in advance as you can, as accommodations on our little island sell out quickly the closer you get to big annual events.
Call our vacation rental experts at 800-786-5889 or contact us online for assistance finding your perfect home away from home on the island. We’ll be happy to inform you about upcoming events on Tybee Island so you can plan a fun vacation for the whole family.