Tybee Beach Bum Parade

Posted By Charissa / April 13, 2015 / Events / 2 Comments

Article_Header_The_1987_Original_Beach_Bum_FamilyDon’t miss the South’s largest water fight at the Tybee Beach Bum Parade!!! Parade floats will be filled with water-throwing paraphernalia as spectators line up along Butler Avenue armed with buckets of water, squirt guns and hoses ready for battle. This event is an all-out water war for fun-loving beach bums of all ages!

This Tybee Parade has its origins in the 1980s when two Tybee softball teams barraged each other with water balloons up and down Butler Avenue after a rather heated game!  It looked like so much fun that everyone wanted to join in and it soon became an official event!

-_Beach_Bum_Weekend_in_My_-20000000006001464-500x375This year’s Parade takes place on Friday, May 15th at 6:30 p.m.  The event is FREE and everyone is welcome but prepared to GET SOAKED!!!  Tybee has a few rules to keep people safe and to keep the water fight fun: “Water balloons, buckets and pressure washers are prohibited and considered dangerous. No ice water. Restrict your targets to parade participants and onlookers only. Do not attempt to aim your hose or water gun at a police officer. Residents and visitors are asked to use common sense in choosing and soaking your targets. It is illegal to open car doors or homes to spray inside. By following these guidelines, everyone can have a great time!”  We hope to see you there!!

Interested in participating? Download the 2015 Application here.


Take a look at a past parade here:



  • Dana McGowan
    May 15, 2015 at 6:20 am

    I have a few questions please give me a call @ 912-272-1886

  • Amelia Fields
    April 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    My husband and I have traveled from southern Ohio for this event for the past 3 years and plan to attend again this year. This is a super fun event even for us 60+ year old seniors also. I do however have just one complaint. The first year there were a couple of floats with ice water. The second year there were a few more floats with ice water. Last year there were SEVERAL floats with ice water. Ice water is plainly against the rules. IF there is the same this year then this will be our last year attending.

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