The Upcoming Festival on Tybee Island You Won't Want to Miss

Get your Irish on with Tybee Island this year at their annual Irish Heritage Festival.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as Tybee Island gets decked out in green for the 15th Annual Irish Heritage Celebration parade Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at City Hall, proceed down Butler Avenue and finish up on Tybrisa Street. This event is free and open to the public.

This family-friendly parade will include festive floats, marching bands, bagpipers, and some crowd favorites like the famous Express Clydesdales, Alee Temple Shriners, Grand Marshall and The Crab Shack’s very own Barabbas Carnival Tribe from Nassau, Bahamas.

Before the parade, people will have the chance to gather at Memorial Park for a meet and greet with the Clydesdales at 1 p.m.

For media information, contact Hannah Burnsed, Visit Tybee communications coordinator, at or 912.644.6472.

Photos from the 2011 Sand Arts Festival on Tybee Island.

About Tybee Island

Tybee Island, Ga., is a Southern beach town located 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. This family-friendly destination offers five miles of beach, a fishing pier, historic attractions including Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Island Light Station, locally caught seafood and year-round festivals and events. For more information, go to or call 912.786.5444.

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