Updated Calendar for 2012

To list an event on this calendar, please e-mail thetybeetimes@aol.com

Tybee’s 12th Annual “Polar Bear Plunge

January 01 2012 – Tybee Pier and Pavilion – 12 noon

Tybee’s popular, annual dip in the Atlantic – this year organizers are attempting a Guinness World Record for “the most bathing caps worn at a single event!” Funds will also go to the Tybee Post Theater rehabilitation project! See the website for registration and more information.

Critz Tybee Run Fest

February 03 2012 thru February 04 2012

5K Friday night at the Lighthouse
10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm
1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 2:30pm

“4th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee”

February 17 2012 thru February 18 2012

Join in the fun for the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! Festivities include the Masquerade Ball, the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade & the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party with free live entertainment & more!

“Irish Heritage Celebration Parade”

March 10 2012

Tybee Island’s fun, family-friendly parade to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Dress in green & join in the fun at 3pm on Saturday. Parade starts at City Hall and proceeds down Butler Avenue to Tybrisa Street. (912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322.

“Tybee Island Wine Festival”

April 14 2012 

The Friends of Tybee Theater will host the 2012 Tybee Wine Festival on April 14, 2010 from 3 pm to 7 pm on the grounds of the Tybee Lighthouse.

8th Annual Turtle Trot – 5K Tybee Beach Run”

April 28 2012

Fundraiser for the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project and
kick-off for Coastal Georgia’s Sea Turtle nesting season!

“SCAD Sand Art Festival”

May 04 2012

This annual festival features competitions using sand and objects found on the beach, including shells and seaweed, as art. Categories include: sand castle design, sand sculptures, sand relief and wind sculpture.

Location: North Beach, Tybee Island.
Admission: Free and open to the public.

EVP Tour Pro-AM Beach Volleyball

May 12 2012

The EVP is excited to bring their EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to Tybee for the third year in a row. This action packed beach volleyball event is a must see for athletes and spectators. For more info, visit: www.evptour.com

“Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade”

May 18 2012 

The Beach Bum Parade might surprise the unsuspecting visitor. Like most parades, there are floats pulled behind cars and trucks. Unlike most parades, however, the floats, often trailers or boats, are filled with water-throwing paraphernalia. Spectators, lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses. What results is an all-out water war for fun loving beach bums of all ages.

“July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks”

July 03 2012 

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.



Labor Day Beach Bash

September 02 2012 thru September 02 2012
Enjoy the ocean breezes, while live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Come to the 4th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash featuring free live entertainment & fireworks – oceanfront!

8th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival

October 05 2012 thru October 07 2012
Swashbucklers of all ages will be converging on Tybee Island to participate in the 7th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Featuring a Pirate Victory Parade, Live Entertainment, Costume Contests, Children’s Activities and the Thieves Market filled with treasures, grog and grub!

Tybee for the Holidays

November 22 2012 thru December 31 2012
Please make plans to join the Tybee Island Community for a month long celebration of the holiday season. Starting Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day this whimsical paradise will be full of events, activities and special occasions including holiday lights, a parade, special shopping days, plus Tybee’s popular, annual dip in the Atlantic -the Polar Bear Plunge!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

December 31 2012 thru December 31 2012
Bring in the New Year with a bang! Enjoy the show launched from the Tybee Pier at the stroke of midnight at one of Tybee’s many restaurants and bars, or watch it from the beach. It promises to be spectacular!

Other Area Events:

Savannah St. Patricks Day Celebration

March 04 2012 thru March 18 2012
Savannah is known for hosting the second largest parade in the world. However, all that have seen it say it is the grandest in the world! We begin this religious and cultural celebration approximately two weeks prior to the parade. Some of these traditional events include the Investiture of the Grand Marshal, Greening of the Fountain in Forsyth Park, Tara Feis, Celtic Cross Mass and Ceremony, and Sergeant William Jasper Green Ceremony. On the morning of the parade, Mass is held at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in historic downtown Savannah. We welcome you to attend any and all of these events and learn about our rich Irish heritage.

Sunday 4 Grand Marshal Public Investiture Savannah Civic Center
Saturday 10 Tara Feis Emmet Park
Sunday 11 Celtic Cross Ceremony Charles Morris Center
Friday 16 Jasper Green Ceremony Madison Square
Saturday 17 Saint Patrick’s Day Mass Cathedral of St. John the Baptist 8:00AM
Saturday 17 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Parade kickoff at 10:15AM


Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon

November 03 2012 thru November 03 2012
Sat. November 3, 2012
Make sure to mark your calendars for your return trip to
Savannah/Tybee Island for the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah

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