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Tybee Island's Pirate Fest is Coming Up!

6 Sep 2019
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A special time of year when our little Island turns into a pirate's paradise! Escape the Ordinary...If only for a weekend!

On October 10th-13th, Pirate Fest returns for its 15th year on Tybee Island. It is a weekend full of festivities for all ages and all interests. Including a lively pirate village with live music, vendors and fun for all in the South Beach area. Read below for festival highlights! For additional information you can view the official Tybee Island Pirate Fest webpage. Need a place to stay? Choose from one of our vacation rental homes

Thursday, Oct. 10th 

Buccaneer Ball – The Crab Shack – 40 Estill Hammock Road

The Crab Shack hosts the kickoff to the 15th 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! The Buccaneer Ball will be hosted by Dungeon Dan BlackHart, Kruel Kathy BlackHart and the lovely Lady Lindsey Lee! This event is open only to pirates and wenches age 18 and up. The Buccaneer Ball will feature a costume contest, grub & grog, and more! Arrrrgggghhhhh you going to be there?

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Tickets are $40 per person until August 31st.
  • Tickets are $45 per person from September 1st – September 30th.
  • Tickets are $50 October 1st – 9th. Online ticket sales end at 11:59 pm on October 9th.
  • Tickets at the door on October 10th will be $50, if available.


Friday, Oct. 11th, 5-11 PM

  • Tybee Pirate Festival – Strand Parking Lot
  • Ticket Price – $12( kids 12 & under free)
  • Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove, Live Music, Bud Light Whatever Bar 


  • Pirate Encampment by TAA
  • Bounce Houses

Beer Garden Stage 

  • 5 PM – Motley Tones
  • 10 PM – DJ


  • 6 PM – In for a Penny
  • 7 PM – Cannon Firing and Opening Ceremony 
  • 7:30 PM – Damon and the Shit Kickers 
  • 9 PM – Kentucky Headhunters 

Saturday, Oct. 12th 11 AM – 11 PM

  • Tybee Pirate Festival – Strand Parking Lot
  • Ticket Price – $15 (kids 12 & under free)
  • Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove, Fireworks, Live Music and more


  • 11 AM – Pirate Encampment by TAA
  • 11 AM – Bounce Houses
  • 11 AM – Petting Zoo

Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage

  • 11 – Motley Tones
  • 12 – Free Spirits
  • 130pm-2pm – Free Spirits
  • 2pm-5pm – DJ

3 – 5 PM – Parade – This parade is a must for families! Parade participants will pass out treasure along the route. The parade runs from North Beach Parking Lot to Tybrisa St and traditionally takes 2hrs to complete. 


  • 1 – 1:30 PM – Children’s & Pets Costume Contest – at main stage
  • 6 PM – Draucker
  • 7:45 PM – Lez Zeppelin
  • 8:45 -1015 PM – Great White
  • 10:15 ish – Fireworks 

Sunday, Oct. 13th 11 AM – 4 PM


  • 11 AM – till – Pirate Encampment by TAA
  • 11 AM – till – Bounce Houses
  • 11 AM – till – Petting Zoo

Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage 

  • noon – Motley Tones
  • 130pm – Free Spirits 

(Image shared from Tybee Island Pirate Fest Facebook)

Arrrgg Mateys! Don't forget about "Talk Like a Pirate Day" which is September 19th! Not sure how to talk like a pirate? Then check out this great website!