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VERO BEACH, FLORIDA   Join us September 17th through 19th at Riverside Park as our 7th Annual Family-friendly Celebration of Piracy returns. Delicious Caribbean Foods, Island Style Festivities, and a Boatload of Pirates and Activities!

The Vero Beach Pirate and Caribbean Festival is held under the shade of 300-year-old oak trees in beautiful Riverside Park, located at 3258 Riverside Park Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963


Shop the Nautical and Pirate-themed vendors as you enjoy delicious Caribbean Foods, Tropical Drinks, and Cocktails. Listen to Steel Drums, Calypso, and Reggae along with Pirate tunes and Sea Shanties. Come out and have fun with the pirates many of you have grown to know over the years.


Be sure to check out the pirate weapon demonstrations. There’s plenty for the younger pirates as well.  There’s a kids’ costume contest, guided treasure hunts, and the Quest Game, which is an interactive hunt for wanted pirates brought to you by the Royal Chessmen.  Also, the very popular Little Buccaneer Kid’s Zone, with pay per play bounce house, activities 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.

Avenger Pirate Ship
Avenger Pirate Ship

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.
Bookaneer Tent
Bookaneer Tent

Be on the lookout for mermaids, parrots, and pirates as you explore all the fun things to do while at the festival. Meet world-famous Treasure Hunter Carl Fismer. Enjoy a magic show from Lafitte, Magic of a Caribbean Con ManIs he a Magician disguised as Con Man or a Con Man disguised as a Magician?

Vendor Image

Vendor ImageFor those who love history, the Living History Pirate Encampment is a firsthand look at how pirates lived ashore back in the day. Be sure to catch the Pirate Weapon Demonstrations with real swords, muskets, and cannons.

The 2021 Vero Beach Pirate and Caribbean Festival is produced and hosted by POTTC Events, Pirates of the Treasure Coast, the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce and is proudly sponsored in part by Professional Concessions Inc., Storm Tight Windows, Paradise Exteriors, Mermaid Vodka, Hometown News, Southern Eagle Distributing, 99.7 Jack FM, 98.5 The Beach, Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast, Macaroni Kid, Treasurecoast.com, Vero Beach Flash, Vero Vine, and Milton Mayberry Enterprises.
Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the entrance for the Treasure Coast Food Bank, so please be sure to bring non-perishable food donations to help others in need.

Pirate Fest admission is free, though a $2.00 “Buck -N- Ear” voluntary contribution is greatly appreciated. That be two dollars for ye landlubbers!

Location: Riverside Park 3258 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, FL  32963
Dates: September 17th, 18th & 19th, 2021
Event Hours: Friday 2 pm to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Admission: Admission is Free, although a “$2 Buck-N-Ear” Contribution is greatly appreciated.

For more information visit www.verobeachpiratefest.com or contact: POTTC Events or the Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce at (772) 226-5459 info@pottcevents.com  info@verochamber.com

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