Adventure Awaits at the Treasure Coast Pirate Festival
Regarding public safety, pirate fest organizers take the Coronavirus very seriously and have implemented several measures to help protect festival patrons as well as vendors and event staff. New this year, the pirate festival will have greater distancing between vendor booths and exhibits. Dining areas will also be spread out and sanitizing stations will be provided and placed throughout the venue. Additionally, visitors are advised to wear masks, frequently wash their hands, and observe social distancing guidelines.
Some festival high points include exploring the Living History Pirate Encampment (a firsthand look at how pirates lived ashore back in the day), and the very popular Pirate Weapon Demonstration with real muskets and cannons lead by none other than Captain Honey Badger.
Visitors to the festival can shop the various pirate, renaissance, nautical-themed, and arts and craft vendors and enjoy delicious foods and tasty cocktails as they listen to pirate songs and shanties while taking in all of the sights and sounds of a 3-day fun-filled event. Patrons of the pirate fest will be amazed and amused by Magic and Tales by Lafitte, and guests should also be on the lookout for beautiful mermaids.
There’s plenty for the younger pirates as well like a kids’ costume contest, guided treasure hunts, the Quest Game, which is an interactive hunt for wanted pirates brought to you by the Royal Chessmen, and the very popular Little Buccaneer Kid’s Zone, with pay per play bounce house, bungee jump and more. In addition, for a small boarding fee, young pirates can have the times of their lives seeking adventure on the Pirate Ship Avenger, a nearly 40-foot long replica pirate ship that has 5 amazing interactive decks for kids to explore.
The music lineup includes the Rusty Cutlass, who perform popular shanties and songs of the sea, A-Tribe, a unique band that brings an eclectic mix of world fusion music with organic instruments, and Keith Anthony Barbie, whose steel drums bring a tropical feel to the pirate fest with songs you know by heart. Check schedule for stage times.
Inside the Riverwalk Center you can purchase Maritime Art of the late, nationally acclaimed artist, Steve Witucki, meet world-renowned Treasure Hunter “Captain Fizz” Carl Fismer, and author Patrick S. Mesmer. Event T-Shirts and pirate-themed merchandise will also be available for sale.
The Scarlet Fortuna will be featuring their pirate-themed Mobile Book Tent, where inside the only treasures are books, books, and more books to share! Bring your children by to receive a book free of charge (while supplies last), or donate a new or gently used children’s book, or even swap them. Help these pirates promote literature one ‘R’ at a time!
You may also want to visit the Pirate School, better known as the Pirate University, where both young and old can learn from the Governess, how to become a proper pirate.
Pirate Fest admission is free, though a $2.00 “Buck -N- Ear” voluntary contribution is greatly appreciated. That be two dollars for ye landlubbers!
Dates: February 12th, 13th and 14th, 2021
Event Hours: Friday 2pm to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm