As Autumn approaches, there’s a shift in the activities and ways to have fall fun on Tybee Island! Whereas the summer months of peak season are for sun tanning and cooling off in the ocean, the milder weather of Fall presents other ways to enjoy Tybee Time! Whether you want to catch a stunning sunset on Tybee’s River Beaches or enjoy the cooler temperatures in a park, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a beach vacation this Fall! And, visitors can enjoy our great Fall 4 Extending Special! This means you can save 25% on stays of 10+ nights between September 5, 2022, and March 8, 2023, at select vacation rentals! Let’s take a look at some awesome things to do on Tybee as we move into Fall and Winter.
Fall Fun in Tybee’s Family-Friendly Park
Tybee Island is home to several wonderful family-friendly parks that are perfect for enjoying when the weather cools off a bit. Located on the North End of the island in the Historic Fort Screven District, Jaycee Park is a great park that features both bike and walking paths along a scenic meandering waterway! Setup a lovely picnic in the park on one of the large grassy areas or next to the creek. Additionally, there are shuffleboard courts, a basketball court, a soccer field, and a great playground for kids. Memorial Park is located centrally on Tybee Island and is home to expansive green spaces along with basketball courts, a large playground, and covered picnic tables. There are public grills that can be used for a fun family cookout in the park!
The Best Time to Catch a Sunset
It’s no secret that Tybee Island is home to some stunning sunsets if you know where to go! And, Autumn offers up a wonderful time to get a glimpse of the sun dipping below the horizon as the beaches are less crowded and it starts to get dark earlier in the day. For the best views, visit on of Tybee’s river beaches. On the South End of Tybee, Back River Beach offers gorgeous views of the sun dipping behind Little Tybee. On the opposite end of the island, Savannah River Beach offers equally beautiful sunsets in a secluded area that’s a truly tranquil experience!
Special Fall Fun Events!
Tybee Pirate Fest began in 2005 with a small handful of individuals that were looking for a unique event to help boost visitation to the island in the off-season months. The first year was even more successful than the organizers, a non-profit called Tybeefest, even imagined it could be. This year’s pirate fest will take place from October 6th through October 8th. Here is an itinerary of the event:
2022 will include the ball, a scaled down street party, live music, vendors and a parade.
Thursday October 6, The Buccaneer Ball at the Crab Shack – more info coming soon.
Friday October 7, Festival, Live music and vendors – 5pm – 11pm
Saturday October 8, Festival, Live music, vendors, parade, 11am – 11pm, parade at 3pm.
Please join the Tybee Island community for the 1st annual Tybee Post Music Fest, featuring 9 bands that span multiple genres of music. From folk to reggae, the festival has got it all! Located on the grounds of Hotel Tybee, this outdoor event will be one to remember! The kickoff is on November 12th at noon! Also, the acts include Indigo Girls, Passafire, Cordovas, The Tams, Music of Motown & Disco, Keystone Postcard, The Aloha Joes, Christy Snow Band, and Amanda Jeter. So, don’t miss this awesome autumn event!
Get ready for the 41st Savannah Jazz Fest! The festival is responsible for delivering world-class music for free to the Savannah community! You may not know that Savannah has a rich history of jazz, one as old as that of New Orleans. So, it’s only fitting that guitar players, pianists, drummers, and amazing vocalist travel to perform in Savannah’s Jazz Fest. The event takes place between September 20th to the 24th and is free to all!
The Savannah College of Art and Design presents the annual festival, celebrating cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers. Each year, more than 63,000 people attend the eight-day SCAD Savannah Film Festival. The festival is host to a wide variety of competition film screenings, special screenings, workshops, panels, and lectures. The event takes place from October 22nd through October 29th, so get your tickets today!
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