Posted on June 17, 2015 by Sofia Fernandez
Tybee Island is excited to celebrate this summer with a bang. Every year the island plans lots of fun events so everyone can enjoy the city, its beautiful beaches, and a well-deserved summer vacation. The first event, the Craft Brew Battle, is this year’s newcomer to Tybee’s summer events, while some old favorites are being brought back, including the Independence Day Fireworks on July 3, a tradition in the area, and Movies in the Park every third Saturday.
Craft Brew Battle at the Beach
June 24, 5 – 8 p.m.
Hosted by the Tybee Post Theater, the Craft Brew Battle is a competition and a fundraising event. Proceeds will go to the renovation of the historic 1930s theater, which opened as a movie house for soldiers stationed at Ford Screven. It was purchased by the owners of the Lucas Theater in the 1940s when the fort closed down and is set to become a civic center for Tybee.
Georgia’s breweries, including Sweetwater, Coastal Empire, Orpheus and Moon River, will compete against one another at the Craft Brew Battle. Attendees will become voters, tasting each brewery’s top two beers and selecting the Best Georgia Craft Brew and Best Supporting Georgia Craft Brew from their choices. For the hard-to-convince, there will also be live music, games, snacks and a beautiful Georgia sunset on the beach. Come on, join the fun; advanced tickets go for $25 on the Tybee Post Theater website and there will be tickets sold at the door for $30. For more information on the Craft Brew Battle at the Beach, click here.
July 3, 9:15 p.m.
On the night before Independence Day, the Tybee fireworks are staged on the pier. It’s one of the city’s busiest days, so if you’re planning on going, get there early and leave later at night. The Independence Day Fireworks, viewed from Tybee’s eastern beaches, start at 9:15 p.m. The whole family is bound to enjoy this free, colorful light show.
Movies in the Park
June 20, July 18, August 15, times vary
Movies in the Park starts on June 20 and is hosted by the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority. Every third Saturday after sundown a family-friendly movie will be projected onto the sidewall of the Tybee Gym. The audience will watch from Memorial Park, located at 204 5th St. Popcorn, of course, will be available to visitors, but everyone should bring their own chairs, towels, blankets and excitement.
“The Lego Movie” will kick off the series on June 20, at about 8:30 p.m. The 100-minute movie is about an average Lego construction worker recruited to defeat an evil overlord.
On July 18 a group of unlikely high-tech heroes accompanied by an inflatable, adorable robot will try to bring down a masked villain in “Big Hero 6.”
And at about 8 p.m. on August 15 “Earth to Echo,” the only non-animated film, will feature a group of kids who go on an adventure with an alien who needs their help.
Whether it’s fireworks, craft brewing or movies for the young ones, Tybee Island has the right thing for you to do this summer while in the Savannah area. Come join us!