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Tybee Island Pirate Fest Announces Schedule

Tybee Island Pirate Fest Announces Schedule, Featuring Plenty of Swashbuckling Fun on October 10-13

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. – Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, is set to host the 9th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest  on October 10-13, 2013, bringing plenty of swashbuckling family-friendly fun. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island transforms into a lively pirate village, celebrating the colorful seafaring history of the Georgia coast.

The Tybee Pirate Fest will feature three days of live music and family-friendly activities at Tybee Island’s South Beach parking lot, located on Tybrisa Street. The festivities kick off with the coronation of the King and Queen at the Buccaneer Ball at The Crab Shack on Thursday, October 10. Additional highlights include The Pirate Victory Parade, Scallywags Costume Contest, Little Matey’s Cove presented by Coke Zero, Thieves’ Market, the Yuengling Light Pirate Pub with live music, Fireworks, and the addition of several new kids’ activities such as a petting zoo and Ferris wheel.

Country rocker Shooter Jennings and his band The Triple Crown will headline the 2013 Tybee Island Pirate Fest on Saturday, October 12. Additional musical acts will include Journey tribute band Departure, Jimmy Buffett tribute band A1A, The Chuck Courtenay Band and several other local performers.

The Tybee Island Pirate Fest originally began in 2005, attracting pirate enthusiasts from across the country. Organized by the Tybee South End Association of Bars and Restaurants, the Pirate Fest showcases the best of Tybee Island, from award-winning restaurants to miles of sandy beaches.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Friday – $12
Saturday – $15
Weekend Pass – $22 advance | $24 gate

Children 12 and under – free


Tickets and weekend passes are available online at www.tybeepiratefest.com.



Thursday, October 10

Buccaneer Ball 6pm-10pm

The Crab Shack
Enjoy an evening of dancing, frivolity and food! The Crab Shack hosts the kick off to the 9th Annual Pirate Fest, boasting costume contests, grub and grog as only The Crab Shack can provide and, of course, a bounty of pirates and wenches! This event is open to all pirates and wenches over the age of 18. New this year will be a treasure hunt and caricature artist.


6:30 – 8:30pm – A Feast of Piratical Proportions
7:30pm – Coronation of the 2013 King and Queen
9pm – Costume Contest for Best Buccaneer & Best Wench


Tickets: $30 in advance or $35 at the door

Info: https://2013buccaneerball.eventbrite.com/ or 912-786-9857


Friday, October 11th – Festival open from 5-11pm


LITTLE MATEY’S COVE presented by Coke Zero
5-7pm – Bouncy Houses
5-7pm – Petting Zoo
5-7pm – Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship
5-7pm – Activities and Games
5-7pm – Ferris Wheel


5-11pm – Market Open

Yuengling Light Pirate Pub
The Brigands


MAIN STAGE presented by Bud Light   
5-6pm – Radio DJ Music sound check
6–7pm – 2 Tone Fish
7–7:15 – Pirate Invasion Opening Ceremony
7:15-8:45pm – A1A (Jimmy Buffet Cover Band)
9pm – Fireworks
9:15–10:45pm – Departure


Saturday, October 12th – Festival open from 10am-11pm


LITTLE MATEY’S COVE presented by Coke Zero
10am-7pm – Bouncy Houses, Petting Zoo, Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship, Activities, Games and Ferris Wheel
10am-11pm – Market Open

Yuengling Light Pirate Pub
The Brigands


MAIN STAGE presented by Bud Light   
12:30–2pm – Gary Byrd and the Outlaws
2–3pm – Double Run
3-5pm Sound Check/ Parade Time
5–5:15pm Adult Costume Contests
5:15–6pm Domino Effect
6:15–7:15pm Damon and the Sh@t Kickers
7:30–8:45pm – Chuck Courtenay Band
9pm – Fireworks
9:15 – 10:45pm Shooter Jennings


3-5pm – Parade

This parade is a must for families! Parade participants will pass out treasure along the route.


Sunday, October 13thFestival open from 11am – 4pm


LITTLE MATEY’S COVE presented by Coke Zero
11am-4pm – Bouncy Houses, Petting Zoo, Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship, Activities, Games and Ferris Wheel
Yuengling Light Pirate Pub
The Brigands


MAIN STAGE presented by Bud Light   
11am–1:45pm – TBA

1:45-2:45pm – Lyn Avenue
3–4pm – Bottles N Cans


For additional information about the 2013 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, please call 912.713.2321 or visit www.tybeepiratefest.com.

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4 Thoughts to “Tybee Island Pirate Fest Announces Schedule”

  1. Jan Hencely

    What about schedule the for kid’s costume contest and pets?


    1. admin

      Hi Jan take a look at the Bulletin it has all the contest info in it.

  2. courtney hatch

    how many guest can enter with a weekend pass? or is the pass for 1 guest for the whole weekend?

    1. admin

      One guest per pass. Children 12 and under are free.

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