The Buccaneer Ball

The pirates be gatherin’ to kick off this year’s festival as the Buccaneer Ball returns to the one and only Crab Shack. The Buccaneer Ball boasts live entertainment, costume contests, grub and grog as only the Crab Shack can provide, and a bounty of pirates and wenches. Join the brethren of Tybee as we crown our 2016 King and Queen and kick off our swashbuckling weekend.

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Come one, come all, to the 2016 Buccaneer Ball!  Join us for an evening of dancing, frivolity, and food!  The Crab Shack hosts the kick off to the 12th annual Tybee Island Pirate’s Fest, a weekend full of swashbuckling fun for all!  The Buccaneer Ball boasts grub and grog like only The Crab Shack can provide, and of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches!


This event is open only to pirates and wenches age 18 and up. 

The Buccaneer Ball will feature the crowning of the Pirate Fest king and queen, entertainment, grub & grog, and more!

Tickets are $45 per person until October 2nd;  after 11:59pm on October 2nd tickets are $50 per person (if available).

Early check in will be available on October 6th from 10am – 4pm at The Gift Shack.  Beat the lines at the door by checking in early!  You must arrive in person and present your photo ID to check in early, and we must wristband you at the time you check in.  We are not able to hand out wristbands without seeing ID to verify age, and we cannot allow someone to pick up wristbands for another person- unless they want an “Under 21- Do Not Serve” wristband.

Once your tickets have been purchased, don’t forget  to join the 2016 Buccaneer Ball Facebook page, where you can communicate with other attendees!

Arrrrgggghhhhh you going to be there?

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All attendees will be required to show a valid photo ID to gain entrance to the Buccaneer Ball. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Crab Shack offers ample, FREE, off street parking on premises. While we do not provide transportation to and from the event, there are many cab companies on Tybee and in Savannah that can provide transportation to and from your location.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
DO bring: pirate garb, pirate attitude, pirate lingo, valid photo ID
DON’T bring: children or anyone under the age of 18, outside food or drinks, real weapons

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions can be directed to [email protected]

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, registration/ticket transfers are not allowed. The name on your registration MUST match the name on your valid photo ID.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you can update the registration information. Please be sure to provide each individuals name and each individuals valid email address.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Printed tickets are not necessary. We will have a registration/ticket list and we will verify each attendees valid photo ID with the information provided. The name on your registration must match your photo ID.

What is the refund policy?
We are happy to provide refunds on tickets purchased to those that will not be able to attend the Buccaneer Ball. Refund requests must be emailed [email protected] no later than October 5th. Refunds will not be processed until October 9th.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
No! It is very important that the information provided at the time tickets are purchased matches the name on your valid photo ID. If you are purchasing tickets for multiple people, be sure to provide each individuals name. We cannot admit those whose name on their photo ID differs from the name on the ticket.

Why do you need each individual’s name and email address?
If you purchase tickets for multiple people, you must provide each individual’s name and an email address for each individual. The names provided must match each person’s valid photo ID to be admitted to the Buccaneer Ball. We will email each person a link to join the Buccaneer Ball Facebook page. The Buccaneer Ball Facebook page will allow attendees to communicate with each other, and stay up to date with details about food, drink specials, entertainment, and more!

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