Happy Birthday to the USA!
A Guide to Independence Day on Tybee
The Fourth of July is fast approaching and there’s much to enjoy on Tybee over the long holiday weekend. We really celebrate Independence Day with a bang on our beautiful barrier isle as multitudes flock to the beach for family fun and fireworks. Over the next few days, the island will be teeming with activity in observance of July 4. So, if you haven’t planned your holiday weekend yet, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a lot of excitement taking place on Tybee. Here’s a brief rundown of all the fourth festivities happening here in the coming days.
Fourth of July Bash
Between Saturday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 4 there will be a fun beach bash at the Tybee pier. It kicks off Saturday night at 7 p.m. with a spirited performance from talented singer/songwriter Trea Landon. Then on Sunday and Monday, the festivities continue with a beach party with music blasting all day long. The Fourth of July Bash concludes on the holiday with an electrifying show from Big Engine, an old-school rock band hailing from Jacksonville, Florida. This four-day Fourth party is not to be missed.
4th of July Bike Parade
Cyclists rejoice! The July 4th Bike Parade is back again. The organizers of this annual event invite everyone to come out and take part in the parade. Decorate your bike in red, white and blue, don your most patriotic apparel and meet at Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on the holiday to participate. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is Tybee’s Police Chief Tiffany Hayes. It’s going to be a fun-filled celebration of both our local community and our great nation.
Tybee Island 4th of July Fireworks
Each year on America’s birthday, fireworks light up the Tybee Island sky over the beach. Starting at dark around 9:30 p.m., the fireworks display is a spectacular show enjoyed by crowds composed of residents and visitors alike. The fireworks shoot from the iconic pier but can be seen from the island’s eastern beaches. After the show ends, be sure to stick around and enjoy island-wide food and drink specials. What a great way to finish the Fourth!
Post July 4th Holiday Clean Up
The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest times of year for Tybee, which tends to result in less than pristine beaches. That’s why Tybee Clean Beach is conducting a beach sweep the morning after the holiday. On July 5 at 10 a.m., volunteers will gather at 1509 Strand Ave. to pick up litter and leftover fireworks debris down by the pier. All equipment is provided so all you have to do is show up and lend a helping hand.