August 26-28 was a weekend filled with endless treasures and an array of pirates! Fishermen’s Village would like to thank all the mateys who came out to join in on the fun! The adventure into the Golden Age consisted of boat parades, cannons thundering and mermaids galore! Whether you were seeking food, bountiful booty or Blackbeard’s ship, Fishermen’s Village had something for everyone. Sarah Tratski from North Carolina exclaimed “This has been the Village’s best Pirate’s weekend yet! My kids and I have had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return next year.”
“All adults hoay” for the wonderful Pirate’s Ball which occurred on the first day, August 26th, of this fun-filled weekend. The ball featured Celtic Mayhem, who performed a mix of original and contemporary music and got all of the buccaneers on their feet! A portion of the ticket sales from the Ball benefited local charities such as The Yah Yah Girl’s and the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition! A hearty cheers to those who contributed to this huge charity event!
On Saturday, August 27th, the Pirate Flotilla and Invasion was a huge hit (no pun intended). Ships and their motley crews fought a major battle of water weapons and cannons! Major prizes and trophies were awarded to the Most Decorated Boat, the Most Lively Boat and the Most Unique Boat. Families were welcomed to our Kid Zone which included rock climbing, face painting and pirate themed games!
Hundreds of spectators joined in to view the beautiful “Merbellas”. Sparkling mermaids basked in the Village pool and tanks to show us their gorgeous tails. Don’t be surprised if you tossed a coin in the tank and your wishes came true! Bohemian Fire also awed the guests as they are known for their amazing and innovative crowd pleasing performances. By juggling fire-lit poles and jumping through hoops, this creative group was something you didn’t want to miss!
All of the fun couldn’t have happened without our major sponsors. We would like to greatly thank Marine Max, Tobacco Free Florida, Pirates magazine, Green Hibiscus Transportation Co., Florida Weekly, Pirates of the Treasure Coast, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, 94.5 Classic Rock, Centennial Bank and of course all of Fishermen’s Village visitors. We can’t wait till next year and we hope to see you soon at the Village!