From iconic Tybee Island events like the Tybee Island Wine Festival to lesser known gems like the fundraising Tybee Turtle Trot, you'll enjoy the island sunshine while taking part in what makes Tybee so special. Be sure to add these unique spring events to your Tybee bucket list!
IRISH HERTAGE PARADE
Each March, Tybee Island gets decked out in green for this family-friendly parade. Parade goers don their favorite festive outfits as they cheer on local Irish marchers, bagpipers and more during this eclectic parade down Tybee’s main street.
TYBEE ISLAND TOUR OF HOMES
Ever want to see inside some of Tybee Island’s quaint cottages and grand beach homes? Every May, Island residents open their doors to showcase a variety of historic cottages, new construction and funky renovations. Proceeds of this event go towards the Tybee Island Maritime Academy, the island’s only community school.
BEACH BUM PARADE
Once a year, Tybee Island locals and visitors alike arm themselves with water guns and hoses to engage in a water fight of massive proportions. This family-friendly event has come to be known as “the south’s largest water fight” and welcomes participants of all ages. So, grab your water gear and take aim at passing parade floats in this one-of-a-kind spring event.
*The 2020 Beach Bum Parade has been canceled.
Prepare yourself for a ‘mermazing’ beach festival. Visitors and locals unite with Savannah PRIDE to celebrate the beginning of beach season with mermaid meet and greets, live music and coastal cuisine from some of Tybee’s most popular restaurants!
TYBEE ISLAND WINE FESTIVAL
Sip delicious wines and sample freshly caught coastal seafood at this highly-anticipated wine festival. Gourmet dining experiences are paired perfectly with beautiful island backdrops and live musical performances around our beach town.
*The 2020 Tybee Island Wine Festival has been canceled.
SCAD SAND ARTS FESTIVAL
Soak up some sun on Tybee Island’s picturesque South Beach and watch in awe as elaborate creations rise from the sand. Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) come together to create this unique beach event each spring. Enjoy the beautiful setting as you cheer on the local SCAD artists while they bring the sand to life.
*The 2020 SCAD Sand Arts Festival has been canceled.
TYBEE TURTLE TROT
In honor of the start of Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, the Tybee Island Marine Science Center hosts an annual Tybee Turtle Trot 5K Beach Run as a fundraiser for their sea turtle conservation efforts. After the race, head to the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion for the ceremonial release of a sea turtle back into the Atlantic Ocean.
*The 2020 Tybee Turtle Trot has been canceled.
EVP PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR
The EVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour hosts this volleyball tournament on Tybee Island’s bustling stretch of South Beach. Spectators can watch athletes compete for top honors while having the chance to meet with pros. Beach volleyball players can sign up to participate for an afternoon of competitive fun!
For a complete list, including dates and times of the above events, check out our events page!