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Tybee Island’s history with pirates isn’t just confined to our annual Pirate Fest that is held every year in October. For many decades during the 18th century, pirates actually roamed the seas of the southeast coast and many pirates used Tybee Island and other barrier islands along the Georgia coast, not only as a safe haven, but also as hiding places for treasure. Continue reading

2015 King & Queen

by: Fin “Masthead” MacGregor 
The Drunkard of Sandy Crab-bottom!

Greetin’s pirates, scoundrels, scallywags, & wenches, alike. Another season has passed and a new King & Queen must take the throne. Though many have pillaged & plundered, few have held these positions. After years of mastering Tybee’s waters & conquering Little Tybee’s beaches, Captain Black Bart Jarrell(Lannie Jarrell) & Queen Anastasia of the Isle o’ Tybee(Stacye Jarrell), have arrived to claim the honor of the 11th annual Tybee Pirate Fest King & Queen. Continue reading

We have made a change in times for the children and pet costume contest. They will now take place on Saturday October 10th at 1pm before the Pirate Parade. The Rogues, Wenches, and Krewe contest will remain at the same time as last year.  Continue reading

The 2015 Tybee Pirate Fest TShirt designs are out! Thank you so much Kelley Quigley Designs. This years shirts are one of the best yet. For the first time all shirts will come in a charcoal gray, and we are offering limited edition hoodies. Continue reading

We have just signed 20 year Savannah natives “Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love” as the closing act for Friday night. The Bullets – 13 pieces including the five-member “Bonaventure Horns” – play soulful, kickass rhythm ‘n’ blues chestnuts, with one goal in mind, to make you dance! From Frank Sinatra to Prince,Otis Redding to The Rolling Stones, they cover all the bases. Our 5 piece horn section known as the “Bonaventure Horns” can perform Count Basie to Tower of Power. Continue reading

On October 8-11, Tybee Island, Georgia, will celebrate its 11th Annual Tybee Pirate Fest. Swashbucklers, wenches, & scallywags of all ages will converge on the island, celebrating the colorful, seafaring history of the Georgia coast. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island’s South Beach parking lot transforms into a lively pirate village, with live music and fun for the whole family. Continue reading

Come one, come all, to the 2015 Buccaneer Ball! Join us for an evening of dancing, frivolity, and food! The Crab Shack hosts the kick off to the 11th annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all! The Buccaneer Ball boasts grub and grog like only The Crab Shack can provide, and of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches! Continue reading

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