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THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Revised Schedule:

Tybee Island, Georgia to Host 3nd Annual Tybee Rainbow Fest,
Featuring Fun-Filled Schedule of Events May 1-3
 
TYBEE ISLAND, GA. – In May, LGBT travelers will show their pride on Tybee Island, Georgia, a laid-back island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah. Stroll the beach, sample fresh seafood and party long after the sunsets at Tybee Rainbow Fest, which takes place May 1-3, 2015, with a PRE-FEST party on April 30.
 
Presented by GaySavannah.com, and GayTybeeIsland.com, this LGBT event will unite area residents and visitors for a full weekend of festivities.
 
“For the third year we’ve created a signature event that will showcase Tybee’s laid-back style," said Riley Sharpe, Tybee Rainbow Fest PR director. "Tybee has always been very welcoming and supportive of the gay and lesbian community. We invite everyone to experience Tybee’s relaxed coastal style and warm Southern hospitality.”
 
Tybee Rainbow Fest showcases Tybee Island as an LGBT-friendly destination nestled along the scenic Georgia coastline with five miles of public beaches, top-rated restaurants, lively nightlife and more.
 
For more information about Tybee Rainbow Fest, please visit GaySavannah.com , GayTybeeIsland.com or email Riley Sharpe at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
2015 TYBEE GAY DAYS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, May 1, 2015

HAPPY HOUR AT COCO’S SUNSET GRILL - Free Entry
Lazaretto Creek Marina
Old US Hwy 80
Tybee Island, GA 31328
5 p.m. –7 p.m.
Coco’s Sunset Grill welcomes you to stop by on your way onto the island for happy hour and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
 
TYBEE GAY DAYS KICK-OFF PARTY – Free entry
North Beach Grill
33 Meddin Dr.
6:30- until
The fun begins at this lively soiree, which offers the opportunity to party by the beach, launching Tybee Gay Days 2013 in high style. The first 50 attendees get a free swag bag filled with goodies from sponsors, including some surprises in some bags like two-night hotel stays, visa gift cards & more, for some lucky attendees.
 
AFTER PARTY AT THE SAND BAR
1512 Butler Avenue 10:00 - until


Saturday, May 2, 2015
BEACH MEET-UP ON THE BEACH IN FRONT OF MARLIN MONROE’S
Marlin Monroe’s
404 Butler Ave.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Meet-Up on the Beach @ Marlin Monroe’s 404 Butler Ave. 10am-2pm.  Walk right onto the beach from our fabulous Deck in the Dunes, cocktail in hand!
 TYBEE TOUR OF HOMES
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Tybee Island Maritime Academy and The Fresh Air Home will benefit from this year’s Tybee Island Tour of Homes. We would like to thank the Tybee Island Tour of Homes Committee, the Chairperson-Joey Burel, the Sponsors, and the Homeowners for all of your work and support! We look forward to another great tour! Visit http://tybeetourofhomes.com/purchase-tickets for tickets!
 
 
TYBEE RAINBOW FEST PARADE
3 p.m.-5 p.m..  
2nd  Annual Robert Harper Tybee Rainbow Fest Parade.
The parade will start at 4th Street, continue down Butler to
Tybrisa and end at Fannie’s on the Beach.
 
AFTER PARADE PARTY!!
Fannies on the Beach:  After Parade 3rd Floor Dance Party 5pm-8pm.  2nd Floor:  8pm-10:30pm The Christy Alan Band followed by 11pm-1am  Live DJ, Dancing & Shows
     
BERNIE’S OYSTER BAR - Free Entry
10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Details coming soon! Check GayTybeeIsland.com for updates
 Free entry – Donations for Savannah Pride are appreciated.
 
AJ’s BEACHSIDE - Free Entry
13 Tybrisa St,
10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Bernie’s will be hosting a party with a Burlesque Show and DJ Vashti . It doesn’t take much imagination to see that this will be a lot of fun. Free entry – Donations for First City Network are appreciated.
 
Sunday, May 3, 2015
 
SUNDAY BRUNCH – 5 CHOICES
Enjoy Tybee’s best brunches at Bernie’s Oyster House, Fannie’s on the Beach, & Marlin Monroe’s all of which feature fresh coastal ingredients in a LGBT-friendly environment.
Marlin Monroe’s
404 Butler Drive
Noon – 2 p.m.
 
Fannie’s on the Beach
1613 Strand Ave.
Noon – 2 p.m.
 
Bernie’s Oyster Bar
13 Tybrisa St,
Noon – 2 p.m.
 
Coco’s Sunset Grill
Lazaretto Creek Marina
Old US Hwy 80
AJ’s Beachside – Breakfast Buffet
13 Tybrisa St,
 
BEACH SWEEP
Meet up in front of Fannie’s on the Beach
1613 Strand Ave.
2:30 p.m. – 4 p. m.
Join forces with the Tybee Beautification Association to clean up the beach. Don’t miss this great event for a great cause! Help us keep Tybee beautiful!
 
SUNDAY FUN DAY @ MARLIN MONROE’S
404 Butler Ave.
Featuring the Christy Alan Band 3pm-6pm. Turn a beautiful beach day into an afternoon of dancing and indulgence!
 
ABOUT TYBEE ISLAND:
Tybee Island, Georgia, a charming island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah, offers five miles of sandy beaches, America’s most intact historic lighthouse complex, a picture-perfect fishing pier, romantic sunsets, fresh seafood and plenty of family-friendly fun. Defined by its quirky beachfront style, Tybee Island stands apart as an authentic Southern beach town along the scenic Georgia coast. This laid-back, eclectic vacation destination hosts a wide range of festivals and special events throughout the year. For more information about Tybee Island, please visit www.VisitTybee.com online or call 912.786.5444.      
                
Tybee Island’s Most Recent Accolades:
•    America’s Happiest Seaside Towns - Coastal Living
•    America’s Favorite Towns (#10) - Travel + Leisure Magazine
•    Top 10 Hot Spots for Winter Meetings & Events – Convention South Magazine
•    America’s Favorite Beach Towns (#18) – Travel + Leisure Magazine
•    10 Best Southern Beaches – USA Today
•    Perfect Little Beach Town: The All-American Hamlet – Southern Living
•    16 Best (Affordable!) Winter Vacations in America - Budget Travel
•    Best Family Beaches on the East Coast – Fodor’s
•    Best Beaches for Families – Parents Magazine
•    Best Beach Retreat – Creative Loafing Atlanta
•    Top 10 Best Places to Watch a Sunset – USA Today
•    Top 10 Vacation Rental Hotspots – TripAdvisor
•    Top 10 City Beaches in America – AOL
•    #1 Healthiest Beach in America – Health Magazine
•    Readers’ Choice - Favorite Beach Destination – Georgia Magazine
•    Best One Tank Trip – Atlanta Journal Constitution
•    Bicycle Friendly Community – League of American Bicyclists
•    Best Day Trip and Most Fun Place to Take the Kids – Savannah Magazine
•    South’s Greatest Destinations -- South Magazine


 

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