Can’t-Miss Events this Fall on Tybee
The season of cool breezes, yellowing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes is officially upon us. And after such a hot summer, autumn really couldn’t have arrived at a better time. People usually take this sleepy season for granted. After all, it’s sandwiched between vacation season and the holiday season. And, of course, everyone adores the sensational beauty of spring. Poor autumn didn’t stand a chance. If you usually spend the season stocking up on holiday décor and gifts, take this opportunity to slow down and appreciate fall in its own right. All that decadent consumerism can wait. Fall has much more to offer than hyped-up Black Friday deals and an extra hour of sleep. Look to Tybee for proof. Here on the island, fall is a festive time in the community. This season, guests and residents alike can look forward to a surfeit of celebration on Tybee. With so much autumnal excitement, you no longer have an excuse to skip out on fall. Mark your calendars for these can’t-miss fall events on Tybee.
If you didn’t get a chance to take a look at our exclusive on the Tybee Island Pirate fest, make sure you do. Then you’ll be crystal clear as to why this festival is an absolute must this fall. Tybee’s ultimate pirate party kicks off on October 6 with the highly-anticipated Buccaneer Ball, and the fun fest continues through the 9th. The seafarer celebration is less than two weeks away, so be sure you get your tickets soon; they’ll be gone quick!
If you absolutely must give in to those holiday shopping impulses, then set your sights on the Market at the Lighthouse. On October 9 from 11 am to 5 pm, the historic Tybee Island Light Station will transform into an open-air shopping hub. There’s also a second market scheduled in November. This pop-up bazaar affords early holiday shoppers the invaluable opportunity to snag one-of-a-kind artisanal goods that are sure to please everyone on your gift list this year. Expect to find beautiful artwork, jewelry, pottery, carpentry, handmade soaps, vintage goods, local and organic foods and flora among the vendors’ tables. You definitely won’t leave empty-handed.
Fall presents shoppers with yet another special opportunity to shop island style. The Tybee City Wide Yard Sale will be held from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 15. Maps of participating venues are currently at Fish Art Gallery, which is also great place to find gently-used and recycled goods on the island! Some of the very best furniture, housewares and threads are tucked away inside the homes of Tybee’s fashionable residents. And the city yard sale provides you with an exclusive chance to purchase these unique pieces at a fraction of the cost. They say one person’s trash is another’s treasure, and believe me, the treasures are abundant at the Tybee City Yard Sale.
Calling all classic car lovers: The Island Car Enthusiast nonprofit motorsports club is hosting the event of the season for you. The 8th annual ICE Car Club Charity Hot Rod & Classic Car Show will take place at the picturesque Hotel Tybee on October 22 from 9 am to 3 pm. In addition to the beautiful cars on display, patrons will enjoy live music, delicious food and great company. This year’s proceeds will benefit The Reed House of Savannah, which provides employment, education and housing assistance to mentally ill adults in the community. A portion of the funds accrued will also benefit the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, which is dedicated to preserving coastal Georgia’s natural resources and ecology. Check out the ICE Car Club site for info on tickets and car registration.
A new event is coming to the island this fall that’s sure to become a community favorite. Tybee’s first ever Interactive Art Street Party will take place on Tybrisa Street on November 5 from 2 to 5 pm. In conjunction with the Tybee Arts Association, the City of Tybee is creating a public mural that will reflect the island’s diverse cultural and historical background. The mural’s first panel will be revealed at the party. Expect painting demos, live music, relay races and more among the festivities.
Another run you don’t want to miss out on this fall is the Tybee Poker Run. A charitable day of cycling and some friendly competition, the annual Joyce Harrison Memorial Bicycle Poker Run raises money in support of local cancer research while paying homage to loved ones who lost their lives to the disease. The run will take place on November 13 from 12 to 8 pm. This year’s donations will benefit the Lynn Bishop Fund at the Anderson Cancer Institute. Participants will bike to various island locales to enjoy rounds of poker with friends and new faces. Look forward to live music, tasty libations and lots of fun.
About the Author:
Chantel Baul is a Savannah native with a knack for writing and an ever-growing curiosity. She received her BA in English and Professional Communications from Armstrong State University, and when she’s not writing she’s serving the country as a US Army Reserve Officer. She’s an NPR nerd/foodie with a deep passion for all things travel, sustainable living and fun.