Those looking for a weekend of fun and excitement should look no further than the Treasure Coast Pirate Fest. Located at Veterans Memorial Park in historic Fort Pierce, this amazing event draws a huge crowd each year and has been referred to by many as one of the most historically accurate pirate festivals in and around Florida.
Loaded with colorful rogues, wenches, and scallywags, the family friendly Treasure Coast Pirate Fest offers up some of the nation’s finest re-enactors who help provide visitors with a true to life pirate encounter.
This highly anticipated event has been a favorite among festival goers for more than 8 years and is on track to exceed expectations again this year.
Some festival high points include, meeting Don Maitz, (the artist who created the iconic Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum Character) the Living History Pirate Encampment (a firsthand look at how pirates lived ashore back in the day), the Pirate Weapon Demonstrations with real swords, muskets and cannons!
The scheduled lineup of live music is equally impressive with the Scottish Pipes and Drums band Albannach, the fun-loving Irish American band, Bawdy Boys, and the eclectic world fusion band “A”-Tribe who blend the Australian Didgeridoo, Indian Sitar and a mix of other organic instruments with modern day rhythms.
There is also plenty for the younger pirates such as the kid’s costume contest, Blackbeard’s Kid’s Show, guided treasure hunts, the very popular Little Buccaneer Kid’s Zone, and the Quest Game, which is an interactive hunt for wanted pirates.
Another great feature of the pirate festival is that visitors can shop more than a hundred various nautical theme and arts & craft booths and sample delicious foods while taking in the sights and sounds during this 3-day fun-filled event.
Pirate Fest admission is free, though a $2.00 “Buck -N- Ear” voluntary contribution is greatly appreciated. That be two dollars for ye landlubbers! Non-perishable food donations will be accepted at the gates for the Treasure Coast Food Bank. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Manatee Observation and Education Center.
Location: Veterans Memorial Park / Riverwalk Center 600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Dates: February 3rd, 4th & 5th 2017
Event Hours: Friday 2pm to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 8pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm
The 8th Annual Treasure Coast Pirate Festival is sponsored in part by POTTC Events, Pirates of the Treasure Coast, Southern Eagle Distributing, Storm Tight Windows, Professional Concessions Inc., City of Fort Pierce, Hometown News, 93.7WGYL, B94.7 Fresh Country, 99.7 Jack FM, 97.1 Ocean, Pirate Radio of the Treasure Coast, Brinley Gold Shipwreck Rum, Treasure Coast.com, Macaroni Kid Port Saint Lucie, Treasures of Fort Pierce, Ocean Blue Graphics, and the Official Rum Sponsor - Doc Brown’s Really Bad Rum.
For more information please visit www.treasurecoastpiratefest.com
The Manatee Observation and Education Center (MOEC) opened in 1996 as St. Lucie County’s first not-for-profit, environmental education center. MOEC’s mission is to promote understanding and responsible actions for the protection of the Treasure Coast’s fragile ecosystems and their inhabitants. www.ManateeEducationCenter.org
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