A pirate festival is to be held in St. Augustine where pirates were seen two hundred years before the founding of our country.
Avast, me Hearties! A pirate festival is to be held in the historic city, that first saw pirates walking their streets two hundred years before the founding of our country. On November 12, 13 and 14th, pirates will once again occupy the nation’s oldest city. This time, the pirates will be in a much more festive mood. It will be a “Gathering” of pirates from around the country, coming together to celebrate the Golden Age of Piracy, and to share their pride and knowledge with the citizens and visitors of Saint Augustine. So… don ye pirate garb and join us for a weekend of mischief, skullduggery, and merrymaking as St. Augustine celebrates the gathering of pirate.
Friday November 12th, 2010, 7pm – Come join the pirates as we walk through historic downtown St. Augustine visiting several local pubs. All who wish to join will meet at the “Drop Anchor Tavern” on St. Francis field in the main tent.
Saturday November 13th 2009, 10:30am – 5pm at Saint Francis field will be improvisational actors, sword fights, cannon firings, black powder demonstrations and pirates, pirates, pirates. There will be vendors in our “Thieves Market” selling a variety of plundered. Located in the main tent will be the “Drop Anchor Tavern” where you can quench your thirst and toast your shipmates. For the kids there will be games, pirate magic, pictures and storytelling that will include tales of real St. Augustine pirates.
Saturday at 12:30pm the Pirate Gathering will feature a Pirate Parade along the Castillo, bayfront, Cathedral and Cordova back to St. Francis Field on Saturday at 11:00am. Then at 12:30pm a Pirate Battle will ensue at the Redoubt along St. George with cannon fire and sword play.
Saturday night is the world infamous “Buccaneer Bash.” This is a time to lay down your arms and enjoy some great music, fine food and drinks. As the St. Francis Field will be closed to the public at 5pm. This is a ticket only gala and is only open to pirates over the age of 21. Ticket information is available at www.pirategathering.com.
Sunday November 14th at 10:30 am is Pirate Court. Grievances are heard, disagreements are settled, and sentences are handed down in this comical court of Captains. It’s going to be a great weekend of swashing and buckling fun for the whole family.
For more information or tickets… log on to our website: www.pirategathering.com.
The St. Augustine Pirate Gathering is presented by Crew of the Black Heart, the Brothers of the Coasts, and the St. Augustine Pirates.