Just like everything else we do, Mardi Gras Tybee is more bodacious every year! Tybeetians believe there can never be too much pomp and circumstance and we generally like to strut like the spotlight is on us (on any given day, some of us seem to be having a private celebration of our own…). When it’s a holiday or special event it just means the party is already implied. Mardi Gras Tybee get an extra boost this year since most of the hoopla takes place around Valentine’s Day, too. It’s no hardship on us. We generally have multiple costumes in just about any color, so we might be red and pink or green, gold and purple. It’s still a spectacle no matter what we wear.
Now, Tybee is just about three miles long, so Butler Avenue becomes our grand parade route next Saturday, all the way down to Tybrisa Street. Gather with the rest of our party goers at 2 p.m. at your favorite viewing spot along the route. As usual, the floats and parade participants start off at Memorial Park, travel all the way down Butler Avenue, and past the Tybrisa Round-A-Bout. Be sure to follow the crowds to the end because there’ll be a costume contest. The winners will be crowned the 2015 Mardi Gras Tybee King and Queen and they’ll then host our street dance fun with music from the Zydeco Band!
Tybee is the kind of place where you never really have to wonder, “Where’s the party?” When in doubt, just hit the streets. The King and Queen will reign supreme and in addition to the Zydeco Band you’ll enjoy Cajun cuisine. Our local favorite, The Christy Alan Band, will kick off the party and be sure to work your way through the food tent featuring Crawfish and Cajun Gumbo and a beverage tent to include can beer.
Mardi Gras Tybee is more bodacious this year, so we need y’all to get on down here to see us!