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Hey, it’s already a little rainy, so come on out to Tybee Island and let’s make it really rain, for sure!
2012 Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade
Today at 6 p.m., Tybee Island will feature a parade and a massive island-wide water fight. Spectators lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue will be armed with squirt guns and hoses. Just know the parade participants on floats will be fully armed, too! Don’t miss this family-friendly water fight, which has been a true Tybee Island tradition since 1987. The 2012 Beach Bum Parade Royal Family includes Grand Marshal Mike Hosti, Big Kahuna Carl Looper and Queen Wanda Stevenson.
THE RULES: Water balloons, buckets and pressure washers are prohibited and considered dangerous. No ice water. Restrict your targets to parade participants and on-lookers only. Do not attempt to aim your hose or water gun at a police officer. Residents and visitors are asked to use common sense in choosing and soaking your targets. It is illegal to open car doors or homes to spray inside. By following these guidelines, everyone can have a great time!
It all started approximately 25 years ago, when a softball team called the “Beach Bums” was challenged to a game by “Pier 1,” another Tybee softball team. The Beach Bums won the game and, afterwards, both teams drove up and down Butler Avenue with police escorts as the players bombed each other with water balloons. Before they knew it, there was a water fight in the making. Since then, the event has become the Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade, known far and wide as a favorite annual island tradition.
It’s another fantastic week to be in Tybee Island and the fun keeps on coming!
Third Thursdays on Tybee!
The final Spring performance for Third Thursdays on Tybee will be with Brenda Morie. Jazz flutist and vocalist, Morie, has always embraced music and is an accomplished performer with her tour history, formation of the popular jazz-rock fusion band, Terra, and recordings. Morie is also well known through numerous television and radio appearances and feature films. As an award winning musician, she has recorded with the legendary Ben Tucker and is very much looking forward to performing for you at Third Thursdays on Tybee.
You will enjoy this “Outdoor Listener’s Delight” with Morie as she shares her contemporary flair with her extraordinary vocals and jazzy flute playing downtown Tybee.
Bring a chair, stroll the shops, or grab a bite for dinner as you enjoy music in the Main Corridor.
May 18 2012 6:00 PM
The Beach Bum Parade might surprise the unsuspecting visitor. Like most parades, there are floats pulled behind cars and trucks. Unlike most parades, however, the floats, often trailers or boats, are filled with water-throwing paraphernalia. Spectators, lined up along the parade route on Butler Avenue, armed with buckets, squirt guns and hoses. What results is an all-out water war for fun loving beach bums of all ages.
Tips for our guests:
If you are arriving and checking in to your cottage on Friday, May 18th, you will want to try and arrive around 4:00 PM or after 8:00 PM, especially if you are staying mid-island and will need to travel down Butler Avenue or Jones Avenue. Also, just to make you aware if you are not already….you will want to stay away from Butler Avenue during the duration of the parade if you prefer not to get wet because if you do go down in the parade route area, you will for sure get wet!
It’s another great week of our Tybee Joy!