TYBEE ISLAND, Ga.- Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, for the 8th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival on October 4-7, 2012.
Moley Crue lead singer Vince Neil will be the headliner at a live concert on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m. Best known for his work on legendary Moley Crue’s albums like Shout at the Devil and Girls, Girls, Girls, Neil will perform a variety of Moley Crue hits at his Tybee Island Pirate Festival performance, much to the delight of attendees. Since the band’s founding in 1981, Moley Cue has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide.
The festivities will kick off with the coronation at the King and Queen at the Buccaneer抯 Ball at the Crab Shack on Thursday, October 4. Friday evening entertainment will include live music by the Jimmy Buffett tribute band A1A, pirate performers, street performers, magicians, puppeteers, weaponry demonstrations and more. Eric and Susan Scites of Faire Wynds Historical Entertainment will demonstrate fire-eating and perform acts of magic throughout the weekend.
Additional highlights for the 2012 Tybee Island Pirate Festival include The Pirate Victory Parade, Scallywags Costume Contest, Little Matey抯 Cove, Thieves Market and the new Pirate Pub with live music. Please visit www.tybeepiratefest.com for a complete schedule of events.
揥e invite everyone to get in touch with their inner pirate at this popular annual event,?said Lindsay Fruchtl, director of marketing for the Tybee Island Tourism Council. 揟he Tybee Island Pirate Festival offers world-class entertainment with Vince Neil and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend at one of the liveliest celebrations along the coast.
The Tybee Island Pirate Fest originally began in 2005, attracting pirate enthusiasts from across the country. All 2012 Pirate Festival events will be held at the South Beach parking lot located at Tybrisa Street on Tybee Island, Georgia.
Organized by the Tybee Island Tourism Council, the Pirate Festival will showcase the best of Tybee Island, from award-winning restaurants to six miles of sandy beaches. Visitors are invited to escape the ordinary, if only for a weekend!
Pirate Festival Weekend Passes are $20 through August 31 and $22 after August 31. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Weekend Passes may be purchased in advance at www.tybeepiratefest.com
For more information about the 2012 Tybee Island Pirate Festival please call 912.786.5444 or visit www.tybeepiratefest.com
ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND:
Tybee Island, Georgia, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah, is an ideal year-round coastal destination for couples, families, meetings and more.
Steeped in tradition and history, Tybee Island is home to several notable forts, informative museums, a historic lighthouse complex and miles of pristine beaches.
Rich in relaxed style, Tybee Island also features a blend of eclectic art galleries, charming shops and exceptional restaurants. For more information about Tybee Island, please visit www.TybeeVisit.com?online or call 912.786.5444.
Tybee Island’s Most Recent Accolades:
● Perfect Little Beach Town: The All-American Hamlet Southern Living
● Best Family Beaches on the East Coast – Fodor
● Best Beaches for Families Parents Magazine
● Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots for 2010 – TripAdvisor
● Top 10 City Beaches in America – AOL
● #1 Healthiest Beach in America – Health Magazine
● Readers’ Choice Best Beach- Georgia Magazine
● Best One Tank Trip- Atlanta Journal Constitution
● Best Beach Retreat?- Creative Loafing Atlanta
● Bicycle Friendly Community ? League of American Bicyclists
● Best Day Trip and Most Fun Place to Take the Kids ?Savannah Magazine
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