Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2013

Pirate Fest 2013

Tybee Island Pirate Fest

Tybee Island Pirate Fest started in 2005 when a handful of individuals began looking for a special event to help attract visitors to the island during the off-season. The first year was so successful than it has become an annual tradition and the event continues to grow each year, attracting pirates from near and far.

Pirate Fest 2013, looks to be another great year for fun and entertainment for pirates young and old. Tybee Island will once again hold their annual Pirate Fest and headlining for entertainment this year will be Shooter Jennings (country rocker) along with his band The Triple Crown.

There will be plenty of family activities, tons of entertainment and the ever polular Thieves Market. The festival grounds will cover the entire South Beach Parking Lot around the Tybee Pier (Tybrisa St. to 18th St.).


Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2013 is quickly approaching.  Will you attend this years event?


Tybee Island Pirate Fest Overview


  • Friday Pass – $12 per person
  • Saturday Pass – $15 per person
  • Weekend Pass (best value) – $22 per person in advance, $24 at the gate (includes admission to the festival area, both Friday & Saturday)
  • Sunday – Free for everyone
  • Kids under 12 are Free.

Friday, October 11th

  • Festival opens – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Thieves Market
  • Little Matey’s Cove
  • Bands – Departure, 2 Tone Fish & A1A
  • Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 12th

  • Festival opens – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thieves Market opens – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Little Matey’s Cove
  • Pirate Parade – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Shipwreck Stage – The Brigands
  • Bands – Chuck Courtney Band, The Brigands, Domino Effect, Double Run, Gary Byrd & The Outlaw Band, Damon and of course Shooter Jennings & The Triple Crown
  • Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13th

  • Festival opens – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Little Matey’s Cove
  • Thieves Market opens – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Bands – Lyn Avenue, Bottles n’ Cans and The Brigands.

The kids will love Little Matey’s cove with a Ferris Wheel, Petting Zoo, Games & Activities, Bouncy Houses and Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship. Something new this year is an Interactive Living History Pirate Encampment.

Pirate Fest Tickets can be purchased from Savannah Box Office. Here’s the link Pirate Fest Tickets.


Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2013

The 9th Annual Tybee Pirate Fest will begin on Thursday October 10 and run through Sunday October 13th. As usual, the weekend will be filled with plenty of excitement:

  • Buccaneer Ball – The Buccaneer Ball is slated to once again be held at The Crab Shack on Thursday, Oct. 10th, 2013 starting at 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (EDT). Last year attendees had an evening filled with dancing, food and fun. The ball included costume contests and the crowning of the King and Queen. This years costume contest prizes will be awarded at 9:00 p.m. and the crowning of the King and Queen will take place at 7:30 p.m. New this year; a Treasure Hunt plus a Caricature Artist have been added to the event. Tickets sales for the ball ends October 9th, they can be purchased on-line from Eventbrite, Purchase Buccaneer Ball Tickets. Advanced tickets are $30.00 or $35.00 at the door.
  • Entertainment – Besides the headliner Shooter Jennings, there will be other bands to keep you on your feet. Enjoy the music, storytellers, weapon demonstrations and other surprises planned this year.
  • Family Activities – There is fun planned for pirates of all ages. An area is dedicated to the youngest pirates and will include:
      • Costume Contests
      • Face Painting
      • Magicians
      • Puppets
      • Bounce Houses
      • Pirate Demonstrations
      • And much more.
  • Pirate Parade – On Saturday the streets are filled with a parade of pirates and pirate ships, as they venture to the beach via Butler Avenue. There will be judges on hand to pass out awards, so get creative and join the celebration.
  • Thieves Market – A great place to find the ideal souvenir, the market will be filled with arts, crafts, costumes and pirate wares.

This year’s Pirate Fest should prove to be a great success, so make your plans to attend the weekend event. If you need an outfit or just an accessory, check out our Pirate Fest Store.

If you are attending this years Pirate Fest and need a place to stay, see our Tybee Island Hotels Comparison, for places to eat check out the Tybee Island Restaurants Guide or for things to do and see visit the Tybee Island Activities and Sites Guide. We also have compiled a Business Directory for information and directions to many local businesses.

This Years Free Pirate Shuttle brought to you by Tybee Island Wedding Chapel.

Friday 10/11/13    5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Saturday 10/12/13    1:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Pirate Shuttle Stops:

1 – Tybee Oaks & Highway 80
2 – McKenzie Street & Bay Street
3 – Fort Avenue & Van Horne
4 – Tybee Island Lighthouse
5 – 3rd Street & Butler Avenue
6 – Tybee Market IGA
7 – Ocean Plaza Turnaround


Pirate Fest a Weekend Escape From the Ordinary





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