Orange Crush 2024: Crowds but no chaos for HBCU beach party near Savannah

Orange Crush 2024: Crowds but no chaos for HBCU beach party near Savannah

Orange Crush Beach Party

Orange Crush Beach Party

A crowd of partiers gather on the beach for Orange Crush in Tybee Island on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The island put various traffic and safety protocols in place in anticipation of large crowds in town Orange Crush, an annual spring break gathering for college students. (Natrice Miller/ AJC)

The Orange Crush beach party is rooted in celebrating the student culture of Savannah State University and the Southeast’s other historically Black colleges and universities. This weekend, the annual bash near Savannah went back to those roots.

Amidst an unprecedented traffic and public safety response spurred by a violent and chaotic gathering last April, tens of thousands of HBCU students, alumni and other young adults, the majority of them Black, converged on Georgia’s most popular beach destination for what a Tybee official deemed an “orderly” celebration. This year’s Orange Crush, an event that dates to 1988, featured a college spring break vibe, with a steady – albeit slow moving – traffic flow, young people in beachwear, loud music and energetic dancing.

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