Congratulations to the 2018 King & Queen
Weigh ye anchors and hoist the colors! Make way for the 14th Annual Tybee Pirate Festivals New King & Queen!
Every year, two individuals who embody the best qualities of our quirky little island are carefully selected to reign over The Tybee Pirate Fest to bring to the celebration all the enthusiasm and passion they offer the community. This year we couldn’t be luckier with Frank and Karen Kelly.
These two Pirates fell in love many moons ago, but life got in the way, and they both sailed on in different directions only to wash ashore many years later on Tybee Island to rekindle that love all over again. The Kelly’s made Tybee Island their permanent home in 2007, and four years later in 2011, they purchased the old Hunter House, restoring both its original name and historical charm. All the hard work paid off, and the Beachview Bed & Breakfast was named to the National Historic Registry the very next year.
Ever loving a good party, Karen started the Girls Night Inn fundraiser in 2012 bringing the community together with food & drink to raise funds for the Rysing Tyde food pantry. Over the past 5 years, Girl’s Night Inn has raised $45,000.
For the past 4 years, both the Kelly’s have volunteered before, during and after the Tybee Pirate Fest from helping on the Gate to taking care of the bands. This year along with Karens daughter Wendy Hicks, they have added a whole new crafts section to Little Mateys Cove.
So, batten down the hatches and raise the sails. Come one, come all, and join our Pirate King Frank & Pirate Queen Karen at the 14th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest.