Tybee Island was physically battered by the hurricane — but its funloving spirit appears to have emerged unscathed. The popular festival gets going on Friday, Oct. 28 with live entertainment by Delbert McClinton and others from 5-11 p.m., the opening of the Thieves and Gypsies Market and much more. Saturday's highlights include a costume contest, the parade from 3 - 5 p.m. and fireworks lighting up the night sky over the island's eastern beaches starting at 11:30 p.m. On Sunday, things wrap up with The Buccanneers Ball (and those "royal" coronations) at The Crab Shack from 6-10 p.m.
Tickets range from $12 for a one-day pass on Friday up to $25 for a weekend pass (Buccanneers Ball tickets cost $50). All previously purchased tickets will be honored.