Friends of Tybee Island to host wine festival


TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - The Friends of the Tybee Theatre will host the 3rd annual Tybee Wine festival this weekend, April 15 through April 17. All the proceeds will be used for the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theatre.

There are three main events:

Friday April 15th, 2011
An Evening of Oysters and Wine
Marlin Monroe's will serve oyster delicacies while wine vendors serve and talk about wines that pair well with oysters. Non-seafood stations will be available.
Where: Marlin Monroe's at Beachside Colony
404 Butler Avenue, Tybee Island, GA.
Time: 6-8pm
Tickets: $35, limited tickets available. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday April 16th, 2011
Tybee Wine Festival
Enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful Tybee Lighthouse grounds while tasting hundreds of international wines and craft beers. The island's most popular restaurants will be serving morsels from their menus. Do some shopping at the Friends of the Tybee Theater Silent Auction. Two local bands, Domino Effect and The Looters, will provide entertainment. Guests will receive a souvenir wine glass.
Where: Tybee Lighthouse Grounds
30 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA.
Time: 3-7pm
Tickets: $50
Music Schedule:
3-4:30pm – Domino Effect
4:30-5pm – Acoustic Music
5-7pm – The Looters
*Parking will be available at the North Beach Parking Lot across the street from the Tybee Lighthouse grounds. PLEASE REMEMBER TO PAY FOR PARKING.
*Rain Plan: In the event of rain, the festival will be moved to the Tybee Gym and Cafeteria at Butler Avenue and 5th Street.

Sunday April 17th, 2011
Champagne Brunch at the Chapel
Indulge in an extraordinary morning as the 3rd Annual Tybee Wine Festival draws to a close with a Champagne Tasting and Brunch at the Chapel. Guests will be among the first to take in the Tybee Wedding Chapel, the newest landmark on Tybee Island.
Where: Tybee Wedding Chapel
1112 US Highway 80, Tybee Island, GA.
Time: 11am
Tickets: Tickets are $45.
Join the Friends of the Tybee Theater for the 3rd Annual Tybee Wine Festival April 15th-17th, 2011. This year's festival will feature three distinctive events bound to please even the most sophisticated palate. Proceeds from the Tybee Wine Festival go to benefit the restoration of the historic Tybee Post Theater. To get more information about the 2011 Tybee Wine Festival or to purchase tickets to any of the three events visit
There are only 80 seats available so get your tickets today!

2011 Tybee Wine Festival Sponsors to date: Critz, Dawson Architects, DeSoto Beach Hotel, DeVivo Marketing, Home Away, Marlin Monroe's, Mermaid Cottages, Savannah Bank, Seabolt Brokers, Solomon Properties, Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals, Tybee Cottages, Tybee Historical Society, Tybee Island Tourism Council, Tybee Vacation Rentals and the Tybee Wedding Chapel.

Restaurant/Food Sponsors to date: Cabot Cheese, Chef Espy's Tomato Chutney, Fannie's on the Beach, Huc-a-Poo's, North Beach Grill, Papa's Barbeque and Seafood, Social, Sting Ray's and Sundae Café.