Happy Birthday, Tybee! Island Celebrates 135 Years of History, Harmony and Hospitality 

An aerial view of a beach and pier.

Tybee, Georgia’s idyllic northernmost barrier isle that we all know and love, just had an impressive birthday. Incorporated in 1887, Tybee Island has been around for a whopping 135 years, and the town is gearing up for a special week-long celebration to honor the island’s rich history and vibrant community.  

Festivities kicked off last weekend with a community-wide birthday celebration at Memorial Park, which hosted a special b-day bash complete with cake, games, music, bounce houses and more.

The birthday party is just one of several celebratory events. There’s a lot of other fun happenings taking place throughout the week. Between Oct. 15 – 23, visitors and locals alike can enjoy free admission at the iconic Tybee Lighthouse. During the week, the City of Tybee is also conducting essay and coloring contests for kids, and winners will be recognized at a future city council meeting. On Friday, Oct. 21, there will be historic Tybee trolley tours at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. The tours will last about 1.5 hours. Email cassidi.kendrick@cityoftybee.org for ticket information. 

The birthday celebration culminates on Oct. 23 at the Tybee Post Theater with Lights Up: A Showcase of Tybee Talent, which starts at 6 p.m. The showcase is free, and it will feature cultural organizations, local artists and other talented islanders who make life on Tybee magical. Attendees can look forward to live music, spoken word, theater, dance and more.  

Whether you’re a Tybee resident, a Savannah neighbor, or a tourist in town for the week, all are welcome to come out and help the island celebrate 135 years of community, culture and coastal life. Come out and help us wish Tybee a huge happy birthday and many more great years to come! 

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