This laid-back event celebrates the traditions of Mardi Gras as well as Tybee’s coastal charm. Purple, green, and gold will adorn the island while attendees enjoy live entertainment, lavish costumes, scenery, and more.
The street party, which is free and open to the public, is from noon-6 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the south end of the island on Tybrisa Street and Butler Avenue. It features music by The Fabulous Clams from noon-3 and Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe from 3-6. Street performances include Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, SCAD Circus, tarot card readings, hoopers and other musicians.
The parade, which features floats, plenty of beads and marching bands, begins at 2 p.m. Beginning at Memorial Park, the parade marches down Butler, turning left on Tybrisa. The parade is also free.
Visitors should be prepared for detours throughout the festival times. You can access the 16thStreet parking lot via 14thStreet.