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7 Top May Events To Attend On Tybee Island

There’s no shortage of festivals to attend on Tybee Island this May. Sample international wines, tour local homes and observe exquisite sand sculptures during this celebration-packed month on our scenic island!

tybee wine fest

Tybee Island Wine Fest

Enjoy three extraordinary days of sampling fine wine and culinary delights at the 9th annual Tybee Island Wine Festival. Participants will have the opportunity to indulge in international wine selections, enjoy live music and sample the scrumptious work of local chefs right on the grounds of Tybee Island’s historic lighthouse. Tickets available here.

WHEN: May 4–6

WHERE: Tybee Island Lighthouse, Tybee Post Theater

tybee island farmers market

Tybee Island Farmers Market

This open-air market is a great way to get in touch with Tybee’s quirky community. Held on the lush grounds of the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse, the combination of locally made products, fresh produce, woven baskets and warm sunlight will leave you refreshed and enlivened.

WHEN: Every Monday, 4–7 p.m.

WHERE: Tybee Island Lighthouse

tybee island rainbow fest

Rainbow Fest

Every year, travelers and residents unite to celebrate the LGBT community during this fun-filled weekend. The festival features a special lineup of events including a extravagant parade, dancing, parties, dinners and much more. So don your colors, show your pride and prepare for the party of your life on Tybee Island! Full schedule here.

WHEN: May 5–7 p.m.

WHERE: Various venues

tybee tour of homes

Tybee Tour of Homes

The 20th annual Tybee Tour of Homes‘ lineup is extra special this year. With stops including a famous Hollywood home, a renovated antique trailer and a varied selection of local homes, this is your chance to see how real islanders live! Get an exclusive look at a few of the stunning homes on this year’s tour here, and get tickets here.

WHEN: May 6, 10–4 p.m.

WHERE: Various homes

tybee evp beach volleyball tournament

EVP Beach Bum Open Volleyball Tournament

This year marks the 8th annual beach volleyball tournament on Tybee Island. It’s a perfect chance to perfect your sets, spikes and serves by joining a team or forming your own. With multiple seaside courts near the pier, spectators can grab a drink or bite to eat and enjoy themselves as well!

WHEN: May 12–14

WHERE: Tybee Island Beach, near the Pier and Pavilion

tybee scad sand art festival

SCAD Sand Arts Festival

Nearby Savannah College of Art and Design students, parents and local art lovers come together to build and observe sand creations and interactive exhibits on Tybee Island. Watch as talented art students compete to create awe-inspiring sand sculptures on scenic North Beach at this memorable event!

WHEN: May 12

WHERE: North Beach

tybee beach bum

31st Annual Beach Bum Parade

Known as “the South’s biggest water fight,” this wet and wild shindig is one of the biggest celebrations on Tybee Island. Revelers douse passing parade floats with water balloons and water guns while passersby duck and cover. This family-friendly event is a quintessential Tybee tradition you won’t want to miss!

WHEN: May 19, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Tybee Island

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