Tybee Island Events 2020


Tybee Island's Butler Avenue at night.

The seafront town of Tybee Island is a popular vacation destination for people from across the southeast. Besides its miles of beaches, Tybee offers a year-round events calendar including big weekend festivals such as the annual Pirate Fest plus holiday beach parties, fundraisers, arts and crafts events, and more.

Tybee is situated 18 miles outside of Savannah, and is easy to get to from the city by either car or taxi. Traffic can, however, be heavy during the busiest in-season weekends and for major festivals. Arrive early to avoid the worst of the traffic and secure the best parking spots.

More about traveling to Tybee from Savannah

– For events in Savannah and vicinity, see also: things to do in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December.

See also:
Things to do in Savannah
Tybee Island tours
Little Tybee Island
Tybee Island beaches

!Event dates, venue and other details may change at short notice. Please check all information at the official event website before planning your trip.

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January Events

– Tybee Polar Plunge, 2021 event TBC
This annual New Year’s Day event, in which swimmers enter the (figuratively) icy waters at Tybee’s South Beach, raises money for the Tybee Post Theater. Costume parade and activities in the morning, then the plunge into the water at noon. Registration required to participate. More details

– Tybee Martin Luther King Parade & Human Rights Celebration, 2021 event TBC
Annual Tybee Island parade celebrating the life and achievements of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Another parade is held in downtown Savannah, usually on MLK Day. More details

– Tybee Island Restaurant Week, 2021 event TBC
Discounted dining at selected Tybee restaurants. More details

– Critz Tybee Run Fest, 2021 event TBC
The annual beach run (2.8 miles) is part of a series of runs ranging in length from a 1/7th mile children’s run to a half-marathon, all based on Tybee Island. Advance registration required. More details

February Events

– Super Museum Sunday, 2021 event TBC
Annual event offering free admission to several area attractions. Participating Tybee Island sites include Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. More details

– Mardi Gras Tybee, 2021 event TBC
Tybee’s annual Mardi Gras parade and street party. More details

– Critz Run Art Show, 2021 event TBC
Art and crafts show tied to the Critz Tybee Run and organized by the Tybee Arts Association. More details

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March Events

– Tybee Island Irish Heritage Celebration, March 14 2020
Tybee Island’s St Patrick’s parade and celebration. Other St Patrick’s Day events, including one of the largest parades in the country, are held in downtown Savannah over the week around St Patrick’s Day. More details

April Events

– Tybee Turtle Trot, April 25 2020
This annual 5K run and walk benefits the Tybee Sea Turtle Project, which monitors turtle nests on Tybee’s beaches. Registration required. More details

– Tybee Wine Festival, April 30 - May 2 2020
Annual wine and food festival with live music, at the Tybee Post Theater and Tybee Lighthouse. Proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater. More details

May Events

– Tybee Wine Festival, April 30 - May 2 2020
Annual wine and food festival with live music, at the Tybee Post Theater and Tybee Lighthouse. Proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater. More details

– SCAD Sand Arts Festival, May 1 2020
The Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual sand sculpture contest is held on Tybee Island’s South Beach every spring. Only SCAD students, staff and alumni can compete, but spectators are very welcome. More details

– Tybee Island Tour of Homes, May 9 2020
Tybee’s annual tour of homes, visiting several properties not usually open to the public. Ticket purchase required. More details

– EVP Beach Bum Open Beach Volleyball Tournament, May 9 2020
Professional and amateur beach volleyball contests, part of the Extreme Volleyball Professionals tour. Registration required to compete. More details

– Tybee Beach Bum Parade, May 15 2020
Annual parade and water gun fight along Tybee’s Butler Avenue. More details

– Tybee Art Show, 2020 event TBC
Art and crafts show organized by the Tybee Arts Association. More details

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July Events

– Independence Day Fireworks, July 4 2020
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at the Tybee Island Pier. More details

– Tybee Art Show, 2020 event TBC
Art and crafts show organized by the Tybee Arts Association. More details

August Events

– Tybee Equality Fest, August 27-30 2020
Family-friendly LGBT festival, with music and other entertainment. More details

September Events

– Labor Day Beach Bash, September 6 2020
Enjoy live music from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, with fireworks display after nightfall. More details

– Tybee Art Show, 2020 event TBC
Art and crafts show organized by the Tybee Arts Association. More details

– Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Fest, 2020 event TBC
Water sports activity day on Tybee beach for children with autism and their families. Registration required. More details

October Events

– Tybee Island Pirate Fest, October 8-11 2020
Annual pirate-themed weekend festival with parade, live music and family-oriented activities. More details

– Tybee ICE Run, 2020 event TBC
Annual car show organized by the Island Car Enthusiast club to benefit the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, with live music, food and local vendors. More details

November Events

– Joyce Harrison Memorial Bicycle Poker Run, 2020 event TBC
Annual bike run and poker tournament to benefit cancer charities in the Tybee Island area. Donation required ($25 in advance, $30 on the day), poker tournament is open to those aged 21 and over only. More details

December Events

– New Year’s Eve Fireworks, December 31 2020
The annual fireworks display at the Tybee Island Pier begins at 12pm. More details

– Lights on For Tybee, 2020 event TBC
Annual tree-lighting celebration with choral music and refreshments. More details

– Tybee Island Christmas Parade, 2020 event TBC
Tybee’s annual family-oriented holiday parade. More details

– Tybee Art Show, 2020 event TBC
Art and crafts show organized by the Tybee Arts Association. More details

– Tybee Island Lighted Boat Parade, 2020 event TBC
Annual boat parade at The Original Crab Shack, with hot dog and chili bar. Free with a canned food donation. More details

– A Lighthouse Christmas, 2020 event TBC
Special holiday event at the Tybee Island Lighthouse exploring the holiday traditions of Tybee's lighthouse keepers. More details


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