The SCAD-sponsored Sand Arts Festival (www.scad.edu ) on Tybee Island ’s North Beach centers on a competition of sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief, and wind sculpture. You might be amazed at the level of artistry lavished on the sometimes-wondrous creations, only for them to wash away with the tide.
If you don’t want to get wet, don’t show up at the Tybee Beach Bum Parade, an uproarious Memorial Day event with a distinctly boozy overtone. This unique 20-year-old event features homemade floats filled with partiers who squirt the assembled crowds with various water pistols. The crowds, of course, pack their own heat and squirt back.