2017 tybee island pirate fest

2017 Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Posted By Charissa / January 11, 2017 / / 17 Comments

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2017 Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Escape the ordinary… if only for a weekend. Join us for the 2017 Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Entertainment includes live music, pirate performers, a parade, and a few surprises in between.

Tybee Pirate Fest is fun for pirates of all ages. Our littlest pirates enjoy an entire area devoted to quality family entertainment. Children also enjoy participating in our costume contests and pirate parade. Check back for a detailed schedule or subscribe to our blog for details.

A Brief History
Tybee Pirate Fest began in 2005 with a small handful of individuals that were looking for a unique event to help boost visitation to the island in the off-season months. The first year was even more successful than the organizers, a non-profit called Tybeefest, even imagined it could be. With the support of many dedicated volunteers, The City of Tybee Island and its elected officials, the Tybee Island Tourism Council, and local businesses the event has grown in popularity each year.

There are lots of activities for families, loads of entertainment and a Thieves Market filled with treasure. The festival grounds have grown to encompass the entire South Beach Parking Lot by the Tybee Pier from Tybrisa Street to 18th Street. This website provides the history of the event and lots of other pirate stuff. Hope you find it useful and it helps you find your way to the Annual Pirate Fest on Tybee Island located only 20 minutes from Savannah GA historical district and the cobble stone River Street.

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  • yvonne felts
    September 18, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Is Pirate fest still scheduled to take place Oct. 5-9 2017

    • Charissa
      September 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      Yes it is October 5-8th

  • John Cravener
    September 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Does the pirates fest have fireworks off the pier.

    • Charissa
      September 18, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Yes on Saturday.

  • adina ledford
    August 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I paid to be a vendor last year, but was unable to attend during the rescheduled date. Who do I contact to confirm we are good to go for this year? Thank you.
    Adina Ledford / Carolina Selfies / 704-222-0834 / [email protected]

    • Charissa
      August 23, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Hi Adina, I have forwarded your comment over to the Tybee Festival Association so they can respond directly. The Festival will be honoring all roll-over vendors from last year.

  • Jay McLeod
    August 1, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    What time do the events end at night? I want to bring family and stay on the island, but worry about all night drunk partying in the streets or something like that. I visited with a friend back in 2009 and had a terrible experience in the marketplace with extremely drunk and rude guests before 2PM. Also watched a man randomly cursing out people and vomiting on himself from intoxication around the same hour, so hoping the event is more than just those scenarios and willing to give it another try.

    • Charissa
      August 2, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Hi Jay, the festival is done at 11pm. The children’s area closes at 7:30pm. The party does however continue at the bars after the festival closes down and the bars are open till 3am.

  • Jennifer Vanderloop
    June 14, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Are these dates firm? I paid to be a vendor last year and told you guys to apply my fees to this year due to the hurricane. I know you would be having a rough time financially after that blow. I’m looking at a couple of properties that are being rented out but I need to be sure of the dates before I commit.

    • Charissa
      June 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm

      The 2017 Dates will be Oct 4-7.

    • Rebecca
      June 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Oct 4-7 would make it Wednesday through Saturday. I’m pretty sure that it should be the 5th -8th.

      • Charissa
        July 3, 2017 at 11:50 am

        You are correct that was a typo. The dates are correct at the top of the page though.

  • John Milhausen
    June 3, 2017 at 9:22 am

    When will vendor application for 2017 be on line. Have been a vendor for last 5 years. Please advise

    • Charissa
      June 6, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Hi John, not sure when stuff will go up.

  • L ford
    May 31, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Who is the Headliner ? And who else is playing ?

    • Charissa
      June 2, 2017 at 10:29 am

      2017’s event is still in the planning phase.

  • Josephine A Hopper
    February 27, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    I have visited Tybee Island a few years back . Need to know is you still sell the t shirts with the pirate logo and the flags
    Please let me know
    Thanks Josie Hopper

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