2nd Annual Tybee Island Mermaid Festival, May 3 – 5

A mother and daughter in mermaid tails on the beach.


Beach, please!

Savannah Pride presents the 2nd annual Tybee Island Mermaid Festival, May 3 – 5

Savannah PRIDE, the organizers of Savannah’s annual LGBTQ Pride Festival, are hosting the second annual TYBEE ISLAND MERMAID FEST, presented by Tybee Vacation Rentals, Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5, on Tybee Island, 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, GA.  MERMAID FEST is a 3-day long celebration of the Coastal Empire’s surf, sand, and sun.  Events include live music, a club crawl, a Tea Dance, and, of course, an ocean of mermaids and mermen.

The merriment begins with a free kick-off party on Friday, May 3, at Coco’s Sunset Grille (1 Old US Hwy 80), 4 pm – 7 pm.  There’ll be complimentary eats and special cocktails.

The fun continues on Saturday, May 4, with the Tybrisa Twirl Mermaid Bar Crawl, presented by Coastal Empire Beer Co., 2 pm – 7 pm, starting at Fannie’s (1613 Strand Avenue).  For $5, participants enjoy discounts at local bars and a chance to win prizes, including a Booze Basket, Pride gear, VIP passes for two to Savannah PRIDE and a two-night stay at the beach from Tybee Vacation Rentals.  Saturday’s festivities end with a free drag-filled After-Party at Huc-A-Poo’s (1213 E. Hwy 80) at 8 pm.

The celebration ends on Sunday, May 5 with a free Pier Party and Tea Dance, from noon – 5 pm, with live music, costume contests and the saltiest mermaids around.

For exact schedule and more information, please log onto www.savannahpride.com/mermaidfest.

Savannah Pride is an inclusive non-profit that fuels a transformational movement celebrating, affirming and advocating for the LGBTQ+ community through public events, education, advocacy, and social engagement.

Contact: Andy Shearer / 917-742-9795

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