This weekend, Tybee Island, aka Savannah’s Beach, will host the Tybee Equality Fest, an inclusive experience that celebrates diversity, unity, and, of course, equality for everyone. Now in its 4th year, the fest is back after a covid hiatus. It’s expected to be an exciting three-day event filled with music, dancing, laughter and fun. Don your rainbow threads and prepare to have a blast celebrating equality and pride.
The festivities kick off on Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. with a SLAY drag show at Huc-A-Poos. The following day, Sept. 10, the festival will have its ‘This Is Me’ parade at 1 p.m. The Grand Marshall for the parade is Julia Pearce. The islander is one of the creators and coordinators of the Tybee MLK Human Rights Organization, which does a lot of great social justice work in the community. The parade route starts out at 6th St. and ends at the Pier. Proceeds will benefit the Center for Jubilee, Reconciliation & Healing.
The fun continues Saturday at the Tybee Post Theatre with the OUT on Tybee gathering at 4 p.m. DJ Barri will be spinning records, and there will be a Rainbow vendor village and wine. Later that evening at 7 p.m., the Post will host the Christy Snow Band followed by Death At The Disco, a 70s mystery improv show. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best 70s costume.
The festival wraps up on Sunday at 11 a.m. with a fabulous Drag Brunch at Fannie’s On the Beach. Whether you’re a part of the LGBTQ community or an ally who wants to show their support, the Tybee Equality Fest is a great opportunity to uplift one another and rally together for a more tolerant, inclusive world.