It’s the start of the season and there is so much to see and do on Tybee Island! Keep reading to see what is in store for locals and visitors alike…
Upcoming Tybee Spring Events
The 7th Annual Tybee Wine Festival is the ultimate springtime celebration of wine and decadent coastal cuisine. Presented by the Tybee Post Theater, this year’s event, April 22-26, features five days of international wines, fine food, and live music set in five special venues. The festival is bringing back some of its most popular events, including the intimate five-course wine dinner at the Tybee Island Social Club, the casual oysters and wine celebration beachside at Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill, and the Sunday champagne brunch at Tybee’s famous Crab Shack. And this year, there’s something new! An elegant “earth to table” dinner prepared and presented by four celebrity chefs in the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel’s Grand Ballroom. And, as always, everyone will turn out for the centerpiece event, the Grand Wine Tasting on the beautiful grounds of the Tybee Island Light Station, to taste more than 100 international wines, samples from our favorite Tybee restaurants, and an enormous silent auction.
To all our marathon runners, Tybee has a treat for you! April 25th marks the day for the 11th annual Tybee Turtle Trot. This event is all about the sea turtles and raising funds for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. Online/preregistration will be open until noon, April 23rd, 2015. Day-of registration begins at the pier and pavilion at 7am, the race starts at 8am! If you preregister by April 16th you get a free t-shirt. Be sure to stick around for awards and to see the Georigia Sea Turtle Center release a rehabbed sea turtle patient into the wild. Families and spectators are welcome. PACKET PICK UP: Friday, April 24th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the science center and the morning of the race, beginning at 7:00, at the Pavilion. For more information and to register, link HERE
Tybee Rainbow Days are coming up on May 1st. LGBT travelers will show their pride on Tybee with a series of events including a Parade, a White Party, T-Dance, Beach Sweep and Sunday Brunch. Stroll the beach, sample fresh seafood and party long after the sun sets. This LGBT event will unite area residents and visitors for a full weekend of festivities.
Also May 1st is the annual SCAD Sand Arts Festival which showcases the sculptural talents of SCAD students, alumni and staff as they scramble to create temporary masterpieces in the Tybee Island sand. Presented by the SCAD School of Foundation Studies, this event features competitions in sandcastle design, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture.
Get ready for the Tybee Tour of Homes on May 2nd! One of the region’s most popular home tours because it features everything from grand coastal show places to Tybee’s beloved colorful and funky cottages. This year all proceeds are going to benefit the Tybee Island maritime Academy and the Fresh Air Home.
Join the EVP Beach Bum Week Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for its annual stop in Tybee Island. This action packed beach volleyball event is a must see for athletes and spectators and is taking place May 9th from 8am-5pm.
Get ready to be soaked at Beach Bum on May 15th at the South’s largest water fight! Parade floats will be filled with water spraying paraphernalia as spectators line up along Butler Avenue armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses ready for battle. This event is an all-out water war for fun-loving beach bums of all ages. Begins around 6:30 pm.