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Live Like a Local: Tybee Festival of the Arts

Looking for a little culture or creative inspiration? Well, you should join us at the Tybee Festival of the Arts! Its the 14th annual celebration of fine arts and crafts here on the island October 16th and 17th! It is a must-attend event!
     This festival is sponsored by the Tybee Arts Association and the City of Tybee, and for the second year it will be held in a grand tent on South Beach. Come enjoy a beautiful view of the ocean and the Pier and Pavillion while exploring the amazing selection of fine art!

photo from TybeeArts.org

     There will be a juried art show with $4000 worth of prices up for grabs! You won’t want to miss browsing through jewelry, photography,mixed media, oil & watercolor paintings, and ceramics by regional artists from not only Georgia, but Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida as well! There will also be great live music, and it is all free to the public!

photo from ExploreGeorgia.com

     Please plan to come out and enjoy a weekend full of amazing art and entertainment with us! You can find more information and music schedules at the Tybee Arts Association website as well as the Festival’s Facebook event page!

Live Like a Local: The Tybee Post Theater

The Tybee Post Theater is definitely a local treasure. If you don’t know about it, let us give you a little background history!

an old post card of the theater

The theater was built in 1930 on Historic Fort Screven by the U.S. Army, and was in use until 1945. It is said to be one of the first theaters in Georgia to show sound pictures, called Talkies. The fort was decommissioned and in 1947, the City of Tybee acquired the property. Private owners continued operation as a movie theater (then known as The Beach Theater) up until the mid 1960s, when it was finally closed for good.

photo from TybeeIsland.com

Well thankfully, in 2001, the Tybee Island Historical Society purchased the building, saving it from demolition. The non-profit group Friends of the Tybee Theater acquired the theater in 2006. The restorations began quickly after that in 2007!

The goal of the group is to create a place for the Tybee community that hosts all sorts of events. Banquets, movies, plays…you name it! The Arts are always an important part of a community’s well being. And, of course, that’s usually good for the local economy too!
This October, Tybee Stars FUN-raisers begin all around the island in support of the continued restoration and completion of the Post Theater. These events will run through January and are sure to be loads of fun! Join the community for the first FUN-raiser October 3rd at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill…you won’t want to miss a minute of this one!  Put on your best costume and participate in the Miley and Mullets Contest! If any one has ever mistaken you for Miley or Billy Ray Cyrus, this is the contest for you! The proceeds go to benefit the efforts to restore the historic Post Theater and give the Tybee community the gift of the Arts for years to come. It is fun for a great cause and we can’t wait to see you there!

Live Like a Local: Doc’s Bar

     It’s Friday! Ever wonder what we locals do with our weekends? Well, I’d like to tell you…it’s our first Live Like a Local post!

Tybee Island GA Pictures, Images and Photos

    One of the best places to enjoy great food, friends, and music is Doc’s Bar! At Doc’s there’s always fun to be had, no matter what day it is. You can catch Acoustic Jam Night every Tuesday for your mid-week music fix. Of course, the weekends always mean great live entertainment too!

Doc’s bar @ #10 Tybrisa on Tybee Island!!

     Friday, September 17, plan to be at Doc’s for their Halfway to St. Patty’s Day party! It’s the 3rd year for the celebration that has already become a true Tybee tradition. It’s sure to be a great time! For more information on their upcoming events and concert scheduling, visit the Doc’s Bar website or Facebook page! We hope to see you there, with the rest of the locals!

Plan some Tybee Time with a Massage!

If you want to start your Labor Day weekend early with a little relaxation, we’ve got just the thing! Local massage therapist Edie Mercado, of Coastal Fitness and Wellness here on Tybee, is running a Pre-Labor Day special! You can get 20% off any Therapeutic or Shiatsu massage, as well as any stretching (see their website for descriptions). So, why not treat yourself to a relaxing massage and a little Tybee time?!

Tybee is Ready for Labor Day…are You?!

You haven’t made any plans for Labor Day yet? What are you waiting for! Head on down to Tybee, there’s so much going on, it’ll make your head spin!
Just plan to start your weekend early and attend the Savannah Craft Brew Fest!The fun starts September 3rd with the Craft Brew & Food Parings Dinner, then the full blown outdoor event overlooking the Savannah River September 4th! There’ll be live entertainment, amazing Lowcounrty cuisine, and of course, over 130 craft brews to sample! Get your tickets now!

If craft brew isn’t quite your style, no worries! Tybee Throws a Fit is back and this time, the theme is Dance Party! Come have some fitness fun with us! There will be aerobics, water sports, and general beach activities for all ages and activity levels! Join us at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion begining at 8 a.m. and help Tybee throw a Fit!

Finish off your weekend right with the 3rd Annual Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash! Come on down to the Pier and Pavilion September 5th and enjoy fresh ocean breezes and live music from none other than The Landsharks…the Jimmy Buffet tribute band! The music starts at 7 p.m., so bring your flip flops and beach towels and enjoy yourself…IT’S FREE!

And a celebration on Tybee wouldn’t be complete without fireworks, so be on the beach for the oceanfront show from the Pier starting at 9:15 p.m.! The best part is, it’s all free to the public!

We can’t wait to see you there…let’s send the summer of 2010 out with a bang!