Ahoy me Hearties! The most adventurous weekend at the Village is quickly approaching! Get your wooden legs, pet parrots and eye patches ready for the event of the year. It’s a “yo ho” filled weekend loaded with bountiful booty and extraordinary treasures that can be seen and purchased as you explore through the Village with the rest of the pirate crew.
The three-day pirate parading begins at 10 am on Friday, August 26th! The night begins with live entertainment by Deuces Wild on the Center Court stage from 5-9 pm and following is the famous Pirate’s Ball at Captain’s Table from 7 pm-11 pm. This adults only fundraiser will have pirate themed entertainment featuring old world styled folk music, sea shanties and a mix of original and contemporary music performed by Celtic Mayhem! Come dressed in your best Buccaneer, Swashbuckler or Tavern wench clothing to participate in the Pirate Ball costume contest that will be judged at 10 pm. Tickets to the ball includes entry into the contest and a donation to Punta Gorda’s charities. VIP tickets includes the popular Captain’s Table Surf n’ Turf buffet with table reservations! These tickets are available for purchase at http://www.fishermensvillagepiratefest.com.
The excitement continues on Saturday, August 27th with the Pirate Flotilla and invasion starting at noon! Major prizes and trophies will be awarded to 3 winners for Most Decorated Boat, Most Lively Boat and Most Unique Boat. “All hand hoay” as we shoot our water at the Village with pirate cannon battles, plank walking, sea shanty competitions, live mermaids, pirate encampment, and treasure hunts! The adventures are all family friendly. Enter your kids in our costume contest for an array of prizes and booty! Shiver me timbers! The night ends with a twilight fire show spectacular by the amazingly talented Bohemian Fire, creating a finale you don’t want to miss!
As the adventures end on Sunday, August 28th, the Village hosts live entertainment for anyone who’d like to join the fun! All different types of “Pirate Partying” will be occurring throughout the day with musical stylings from Celtic Mayhem, For Love or Money and many more, not to mention the pirate encampment and treasure hunt for all of the gold! “Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship” is complete with square-rigged sails, smoking cannons and a crew of professional performers that entertain with lighthearted piratical merriment,
songs, games, and some factual pirate history. So prepare yourself for their swashbuckling escapades as they take you back to the golden age of piracy! Don’t forget our village merchants, restaurants, and vendors will be available all weekend getting into the pirate spirit as well.
Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen to join us for some great fun! There is something for all ages and admission to the three-day Pirate Fest is free so come one, come all to the event of the year!