Treasure Awaits You This Father’s Day Weekend at Cocoa Beach
The 5th Annual Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest returns June 16th through the 18th at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center; a free, family-friendly event geared up for scallywags both young and old.
The Cocoa Beach Pirate Festival will feature some great live music and piratical fun including; Water Cannon Battles with over 1,000 cannonball water balloons in a 150,000 gallon Pirate themed kiddie pool, Black Powder Weapon Demonstrations, a Pirate’s Ball on Friday Evening for Adults 18 and older, A Living History Pirate Encampment, Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship, Treasure Hunts, Arts and Crafts and Pirate Themed Vendors and some Great Food & Beverage. If you are lucky, you can even meet a real mermaid.
Taking place in conjunction with the Pirate Fest and located inside the Dolphin Room at International Palms is the Florida Pirate Con. Meet world renowned celebrity artists such as Don Maitz, creator of the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Character and Michael Noles, who is famous for his decades of work with Disney. Both artists will be signing and selling their artwork. Author, Allen Balogh will also be on hand signing his book, Black Sails 1715.
Come hear the tales of treasure hunters who use modern day technology to dig up buried treasure. Learn from the expertise of Carl Fismer, one of the most respected and knowledgeable treasure diving professionals in the world. Meet Captain Mike Daniel. His most renowned discoveries include that of Blackbeard’s lost flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge and the sunken treasure of Galleon Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas. Last, but not least by any means, Sir Robert F. Marx, an American scuba diver pioneer who has been described as “the true father of underwater archaeology”. For those hungry for knowledge of the sea, don’t miss the lectures and presentations on Saturday.
There will also be plenty of pirate themed exhibits featuring weapons, clothing and all things piratical at this year’s Florida Pirate Con.
The Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest and Florida Pirate Con are held at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center located at 1300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Event Hours: Friday 2 pm – 6pm Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 10am – 4pm
Admission is free; although a voluntary contribution of $2.00 a “Buck-N-Ear” is appreciated.
Friday Night’s Pirate’s Ball – June 16th 7-10PM Adult’s 18 and Older
Advance Tickets: General Admission $25 ($30 at the door) VIP – Dinner $50
This adults’ only Pirate’s Ball will feature piratical entertainment with performances by The Bawdy Boys, A-Tribe and For Love or Money. It will also include a costume contest, prizes and giveaways in addition to a well-stocked Cash Bar and appetizers. The VIP – Dinner tickets include your choice of 3 delicious plated dinner selections. The Ball takes place upstairs at the Manatee Ballroom (Via main entrance lobby) at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center Cocoa Beach 1300 North Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. The Pirate’s Ball is sponsored in part by Fairvilla Megastore and Florida Hospitality Industry Association.
The 2017 Cocoa Beach Pirate Fest is produced and hosted by POTTC Events and Pirates of the Treasure Coast and is proudly sponsored in part by International Palms Resort Cocoa Beach, Hometown News, Cricket Wireless, Florida Resort Xchange, 98.5 The Beach, Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast, Ocean Blue Graphics, Macaroni Kid of North Brevard andTreasureCoast.com.