Celebrating inclusion, community and diversity, the Tybee Equality Fest is happening this weekend. It’s a time for everyone to come together and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, championing equal rights and freedoms for all. Now in its fourth year after a covid hiatus, the Tybee Equality Fest is a unique and unforgettable experience filled with fun and advocacy. So, don your brightest rainbow threads and prepare to have a blast.
Festivities kick off Friday, Sept. 9 at Huc-A-Poos at 8 p.m. with the SLAY drag show. Then Saturday, the ‘This Is ME!’ parade takes place at 1 p.m. The parade route runs from 6th St. to the pier. The Grand Mashal for the parade is Julia Pearce, co-founder and coordinator of the Tybee MLK Human Rights Organization. Tybee MLK makes ‘good trouble’ advocating for social justice issues in our community.
After the parade, festival goers will head to the Tybee Post Theater at 4 p.m. for OUT on Tybee, which will feature a vendor village along with wines. DJ Barri will be spinning records as well. Then later at 7 p.m., the Christy Snow Band will perform at the Post Theater, followed by a Death at the Disco murder mystery show courtesy of Front Porch Improv at 8 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best 70s disco attire.
The Tybee Equality Fest wraps up on Sunday at 11 a.m. with a drag brunch at Fannie’s On the Beach. The festival is open to anyone local or visiting who envisions a supportive community where inclusion and diversity are both promoted and protected. If you don’t have plans for the weekend, put the Tybee Equality Fest on your agenda. Hope to see you there!