It’s October and we’re sharing our five best tips for a boo-tiful Tybee Island Getaway!
Pirates will soon be in Tybee Island, but first we’re going to watch them under the stars. On Friday, October 3rd, “Pirates of the Caribbean” will be showing on the Lighthouse lawn. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and let’s kick off Tybee Island Pirate Fest early. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts promptly at 8. Help us raid these pirates’ chests to open the doors of the Tybee Post Theater!
I.C.E. (Island Car Enthusiasts) is revving up for their 6th Annual Car Show and their Tybee “ICE” Run. From 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 4th at the 14th Street beachfront parking lot, get ready to gawk at one of the finest gatherings of pristine hot rods and other vintage cars.
During the I.C.E. Car Show, there will also be the Tybee I.C.E Run at the Ocean Reef Hotel at 9:00 a.m. The Tybee I.C.E Run is for a good cause, as it raises money for Autism Awareness! Registration is open online. The I.C.E. Car Club is a non-profit organization and motorsports club that’s open to anyone, no matter the year, make, model or number of wheels on your ride. You can also join them for “Cruize-In” on the last Saturday of every month at Tubby’s Tankhouse in Thunderbolt. It’s from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with live music, food, drinks and fun for the whole family!
Savannah’s Oktoberfest brings us Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oomph Dancing and more during thei celebration at the 31st Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street. Germany comes to Savannah with a beer garden offering a variety of beers, food booths featuring German cuisine and the famous Wiener Dog Races hosted by Savannah Morning News. There will be regional arts & crafts exhibitors and live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. Festival Hours are Friday, October 3 from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, October 4 from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday, October 5 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday nights in October get Yellow Fever! Participants in the living history performance experience the story of yellow fever’s dreadful consequences which transformed the bustling seaport of Savannah into a ghost town. Moving through the house and garden by candlelight, visitors observe the 19th century inhabitants as their thoughts turn to the contemplation of their own mortality and witness a doctor’s treatment of a fever victim. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half to the city’s population. (Note: Not suitable for children under 8 years of age. The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in the candlelit.)
Also, on Saturday, it’s the Ninth Annual Buddy Walk Festival. The ninth annual one-mile fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). About four thousand people attended the walk last year and thousands are expected to attend the event this year. The Buddy Walk raises awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy, that benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families.
These are our five best tips for a Boo-tiful Tybee Island Getaway and there are even more great Fall events for you to enjoy this weekend. The WELCOME mat is always out at Mermaid Cottages and we’ll be waiting for you!