Tybee Island to Host Group Vow Renewal Ceremony at Mardi Gras Celebration on Feb. 9
Tybee Island celebrates romance early with Re-Do I Dos: Mardi Gras Style at the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Couples will gather at Mardi Gras Tybee to renew marriage vows at this quirky island celebration surrounded by purple, green and gold. Couples start the day arriving in style atop the Tybee Pearl, the official float of the Tybee Island Tourism Council. Then, they will be greeted by an officiant and take the plunge again in front of the main stage. Following the ceremony, a “first” dance to the New Orleans sounds of long-time Mardi Gras Tybee favorite, Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe restarts the street party.
Re-do I dos are $10 per couple. Couples may register in advance at MardiGrasTybee.com or at the event. With registration couples receive, parade entry, wedding Mardi Gras mask (limited to the first 50 couples), and an official Re-do I do group photograph. Float space is limited and based upon availability.
Tybee Island to Celebrate 5th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee on Feb. 9
Feb. 4, 2013 – Tybee Island, an island paradise located just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah, will celebrate the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee with a Mardi Gras Tybee Parade and Mardi Gras Street Party on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
This laid-back event celebrates the traditions of Mardi Gras as well as Tybee’s casual coastal charm. Purple, green, and gold will adorn the island while attendees enjoy live entertainment, lavish costumes, beautiful scenery, and much more.
The Mardi Gras Street Party, which is free and open to the public, takes place on Feb. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. at the south end of the island on Tybrisa Street and Butler Avenue. The party features live music by the Fabulous Clams from noon to 3 p.m. and Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe from 3-6 p.m. Thrilling street performances including Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, SCAD Circus, tarot card readings, hoopers, and musicians will entertain Mardi Gras revelers as they enjoy the festival and colorful businesses in the area.
The 2013 Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, which features colorful floats, plenty of beads and marching bands, begins on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Beginning at Memorial Park, the parade marches down Butler Avenue, turning left on Tybrisa Street. The parade is free and open to the public.
Island visitors should be prepared for detours throughout the festival times. Butler Avenue from 15th street to Izlar Avenue and Tybrisa Street from Lovell Avenue to Strand Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Visitors may still access the 16th Street parking lot via 14th Street.
For additional information about the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee festival, please visit www.mardigrastybee.com or www.VisitTybee.com.