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Tybee Island Pirate Fest

10/04/2018 - 12:30pm to 10/07/2018 - 12:30pm
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Join us for the annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest! Entertainment includes live music, pirate performers, a parade, and a few surprises in between.

Tybee Pirate Fest is fun for pirates of all ages. Our littlest pirates enjoy an entire area devoted to quality family entertainment. Children also enjoy participating in our costume contests and pirate parade. Check back for a detailed schedule or subscribe to our blog for details.

... A Brief History
Tybee Pirate Fest began in 2005 with a small handful of individuals that were looking for a unique event to help boost visitation to the island in the off-season months. The first year was even more successful than the organizers, a non-profit called Tybeefest, even imagined it could be. With the support of many dedicated volunteers, The City of Tybee Island and its elected officials, the Tybee Island Tourism Council, and local businesses the event has grown in popularity each year. 

Thursday, Oct. 4th  5-11pm

Buccaneer Ball  – The Crab Shack - An evening of dancing, frivolity, and food! The Crab Shack hosts the kickoff to the 14th annual Tybee Island Pirate 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!

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Tickets are $40 per person until September 1st.
  • Tickets are $45 per person from September 2nd- October 1st.
  • Tickets are $50 October 2nd – 3rd. Online ticket sales end at 11:59 pm on October 3rd.
  • Tickets at the door on October 4th will be $50, if available.

Friday, Oct. 5th  5-11pm

Tybee Pirate Festival – Strand Parking Lot

Ticket Price – $15 (kids 12 & under free)
Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove, Live Music, Bud Light Whatever Bar 

LITTLE MATEY’S COVE

  • Pirate Encampment by TAA
  • Carnival – Pirate Ship ride, Ferris Wheel
  • Bounce Houses
  • Magic Show by Mark Comley
  • Petting Zoo
  • Kids Crafts & Games 5-9pm

Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage 

Motely Tones – throughout the evening 

MAIN STAGE 

  • 6 PM – In for a Penny 
  • 7 PM – Cannon Firing and Opening Ceremony – with Barnacle Bill Bedlam
  • 7:30 PM – The Land Sharks (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band)
  • 9 PM – Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love 

 

Saturday, Oct. 6th 10 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

LITTLE MATEY’S COVE – 10 am – till

  • Pirate Encampment by TAA
  • Carnival – Sea Ray Pirate Ship Ride, Ferris Wheel
  • Bounce Houses
  • Magic Show
  • Petting Zoo
  • Kids Crafts & Games 10-1pm & 5-9pm
  • Beach Water Battle- Kids vs Pirates 5 pm (meet at 16th street beach crossover after parade)

Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage

Motely Tones – performing throughout the day. 
Free Spirits Orchestra – 12-1 pm

 

   

PIRATE VICTORY PARADE    

3 PM – 5 pm This parade is a must for families! Parade participants will pass out treasure along the route. The Parade steps off at 3:00 pm and travels down Butler Avenue toward Strand Avenue. Don't miss the Swashbuckling Fun as the Pirates Parade through the Tybee Streets! Floats and Walkers and Pirates of all kinds! Great fun for the entire family!

1 – 2 PM – Kids & Pet Costume Contest
3-5 PM DJ Dance Party
5 PM – In for a Penny
6 PM – Adult Costume Contest
6:30 PM – Lynn Avenue
7:30 PM – Thomas Claxton and the Myth
9 PM – Quiet Riot
9:45 ish – Fireworks
10 PM – DJ Dance Party 

Sunday, Oct. 7th 12 pm – 4 pm

LITTLE MATEY’S COVE

  • Carnival – Pirate Ship ride, Ferris Wheel
  • Bounce Houses
  • Petting Zoo

Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage 

Motely Tones 
Free Spirits Orchestra – 1-2 pm