October 6-9: Tybee Island Pirate Festival!

Pirate Festival Queen Tybee Island - Susis Morris of Lighthouse Inn bed and breakfast

Lighthouse Inn's own Susie Morris, Queen of Tybee Island Pirate Festival 2011 on the Georgia Coast. Photo (c) 2011 Susie Morris/Nancy Heffernan.

Finer still, Lighthouse Inn’s own lass, Susie Morris, be Queen of the Tybee Island Pirate Festival (October 6-9, 2011)!

See Tybee Breeze story by Tommy Thompson:

“Fire the port cannons, now the starboard, run the jolly roger up the mizzenmast and sound the alarm….the King and Queen of the 2011 Tybee Pirate Fest are coming aboard….!” Tybee Breeze, “All Hail 2011 Pirate Fest Queen [Lighthouse Inn’s] Susie Morris & King Joel Solomon” | Photo Cover 9-11-2011, Tybee Breeze news

Pirate Festival Tybee Island 2010 Photo (c) Sandy Traub
Jolly Roger Flying Around Tybee for Pirate Fest

Jolly Roger flags flutter abundantly in the Tybee breeze for island-wide pirate beach parties. Swuashbucklin’  popular Tybee entertainment attracts locals, island vacationers, pirate aficionados, and fun-loving beach vacationers!

Easy prep for festival! Learn pirate speak at Mango Languages, free!

Local lore and legends speak of Tybee Island as a stopover for pirates, including the infamous Blackbeard.  Begin with the SwashBucklers Bash on Thursday (October 6, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.), take to the beach or weave through the Thieves Market for a weekend of lively beach music. Dance a pirate’s jig and sing at the top of your lungs, even if you sound off-key or don’t know all the words. Pirates love to sing!

It’s a rip-roaring, long beach weekend on Tybee Island … all in great fun!

P.S. In readiness, try a little pirates speak —  “Aargh,.” “Ahoy, mates!” and “Arr, me hearty”!  Be ready for Tybee Island pirates by starting early on International Talk Like a Pirate Day — always celebrated on September 19!  Here’s a “Talk Like a Pirate” translator!

Pirates sewing patterns from McCall’s and Butterick

For more information:

Lighthouse Inn, a Tybee Island beach house inn
Historic Tybee Beach Bed and Breakfast Cottage, Celebrating 100 Years!
tybeebb.com | lighthouseinn@bellsouth.net
16 Meddin Drive | Tybee Island | Georgia | USA 31328
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