Pirates on the High Seas of Georgia

Tybee Island’s history with pirates isn’t just confined to our annual Pirate Fest that is held every year in October. For many decades during the 18th century, pirates actually roamed the seas of the southeast coast and many pirates used Tybee Island and other barrier islands along the Georgia coast, not only as a safe haven, but also as hiding places for treasure.

New Bands Announced

We have just signed 20 year Savannah natives “Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love” as the closing act for Friday night. The Bullets – 13 pieces including the five-member “Bonaventure Horns” – play soulful, kickass rhythm ‘n’ blues chestnuts, with one goal in mind, Read More

Arggghhhh, the pirates are coming!

On October 8-11, Tybee Island, Georgia, will celebrate its 11th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Swashbucklers, wenches, & scallywags of all ages will converge on the island, celebrating the colorful, seafaring history of the Georgia coast. Every Columbus Day weekend, Tybee Island’s South Beach parking lot transforms into a lively pirate village, with live music and fun for the whole family.