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We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 2011!

Photo by Margo Cook

Hey, Y’all!  The New Year will be here before you know it, so let’s make plans to spend more time together in 2012!

There are lots of exciting events coming to Savannah and Tybee Island and you know you want to be here.  Book your 2012 staycations with us by December 31 and you can stay with us in 2012 at 2011 prices!

Tybee Polar Plunge

January 01 2012 thru January 01 2012
The 12th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge features an invigorating New Year’s Day dip in the Atlantic. This year, all registrants get to participate in a Guinness World Records® Official Attempt to break the record for the “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Swim Caps”. Participants are invited to wear crazy costumes or funny hats as they jump into the waves. All event proceeds benefit the restoration of the Tybee Post Theater. Guinness World Records® Official Attempt at 11:45 a.m.
and the Tybee Polar Plunge at noon by the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion at Tybrisa St. and Strand Ave. on Tybee Island. Visit or call 912-663-1099 for more info.

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

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!
For more information:

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!  Visit for all the details.

Irish Heritage Celebration Parade

March 10 2012 thru 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 thru 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. Please visit for all the event information

8th Annual Turtle Trot — 5K Tybee Beach Run

April 28 2012 thru April 28 2012
Sat. 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 thru 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.

Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade

May 18 2012 thru 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.

EVP Tour Pro-AM Beach Volleyball

May 19 2012 thru May 19 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:

July 3rd Independence Day Fireworks

July 03 2012 thru 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.
(912) 786-5444/(800) 868-2322

*NOTE:  Tybee Fireworks show may be moved to July 4 in 2012.  Will update as soon as date is confirmed by City of Tybee

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 to be enjoyed by Island Locals and You! Holiday lights, a parade, special days to shop, and a jump in the ocean with the “Polar Bears.”

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!

Savannah 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

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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 Marathon!

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