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Mardi Gras on Tybee Island
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Costumes, masks, beads and smiles are among the offerings fro the 3rd annual Mardi Gras Tybee Celebration. - photo by Photo provided.

TYBEE ISLAND - There's no need to travel all the way to the Big Easy when on March 4-5, 2011 Tybeefest is presenting the 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Tybee celebration.
Tybee is a natural setting for this Mardi Gras due to its fun-loving residents. King cake parties will be at various locations on Tybee throughout early March leading up to the Mardi Gras Tybee celebration. More information on Mardi Gras Tybee is available anytime online at

3rd Annual Mardi Gras Tybee March 4-5
Schedule of Events:

Friday March 4, Masquerade Ball
Wear your Mardi Gras best and join the fun at this much anticipated kickoff to the Mardi Gras Tybee weekend. Mardi king and queen costume contest, Zydeco music by Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe at 9 p.m. and of course great food and cocktails.
Where: Fannie's on the Beach 1613 Strand Ave.
Time: 8-midnight
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Available online at

Saturday March 5, Tybee Bazaar Marketplace
Where: South Beach by the pier - Tybrisa St./Strand Ave.
Time: noon-6 p.m.
Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party
Time: noon-6 p.m.
Live entertainment:
Sam Adams Band - noon-1 p.m.
Bottles & Cans - 2-4 p.m.
Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe - 4-6 p.m.
Mardi Gras Tybee Parade - 1 p.m. Parade route runs along Butler Avenue
Events are free and open to the public.

Tybee Island King Cake Party Schedule:
Saturday, Feb. 26, The Crab Shack - 7-10 p.m
Enjoy "The Heart and Soul of Louisiana Cuisine"! Find the King Cake Baby - win a $50.00 gift card good for anything at The Crab Shack, Best Mask Contest - grand prize is goody bag worth $65+ in gift cards and prizes.

Sunday Feb. 27, Social - 3 p.m.
The Sea and Breeze Hotel is partnering with Social for an official King Cake Party. The prize for whoever finds the baby is a room at the Sea and Breeze Hotel for up to 4 guests on Mardi Gras weekend!

Thursday, March 3, Huc A Poos - 8-10 p.m.
Zulu Carnival, come try their Mud Bug Pie! Hurricane drink specials, games, contests & prizes. Featuring live entertainment by Wormsloew at 10pm.

Tuesday, March 8, Café Loco - All day
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Café Loco with food and drink specials all day and a Fat Tuesday party starting at 8:30 p.m.

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