Inaugural Fernandina Pirate Festival is October 9 to 11, 2015

Admission to the Fernandina Pirate Festival is “a buck an ear” or $5.00 for a family day pass.

Inaugural Fernandina Pirate Festival is October 9 to 11, 2015Ahoy matey! Polish up those silver buckles; it is time to run aground for the Fernandina Pirate Festival! Held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center on Amelia Island, Florida, you are invited to join the Fernandina Pirates Club as they host their first festival on October 9, 10 and 11, 2015. The Fernandina Pirates Club, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that has been putting smiles on kids of all ages since 1973. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nassau Humane Society.

Festivities kick off Friday afternoon, October 9th, as the Fernandina Beach High School Homecoming Parade marches through town beginning at 4:00 pm. Head to historic Fernandina Beach at 6:00 pm and look for the statue of Peg Leg Pete near the foot of Centre Street where Pirates will gather before opening ceremonies and an evening spent enjoying all this Victorian seaside community has to offer. The Palace Saloon is even donating a portion of drink orders to the Nassau Humane Society for the event. If you are looking for something for the entire family, consider heading out to our local “Friday Night Lights” and enjoy a good ole fashioned, family friendly football game while the Fernandina Pirates host their homecoming game against the Bradford Tornadoes at 435 Citrona Drive.

Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Inaugural Fernandina Pirate Festival gets underway. Come meet morning radio host Randy Horn from country music station K-Bay 106.3; they will be broadcasting live from 11 – 2 on Saturday. The Amelia Island Maritime Museum will be bringing their “ship” as well as lots of interesting items from the museum. There will be plenty of food and exhibitor booths, including the homecoming parade floats. The Kids Zone will feature a Pirate School, Mermaid book readings, face painting, arts and crafts, and the little ones can build their own pirate ships courtesy of Lowe’s. Musicians Colby (from the Black Jack Band), Josh McGowan, and The Laid Back Band, will be performing live throughout the weekend. Looking for a forever friend? With proceeds from the festival benefiting the Nassau Humane Society, there will be adoptable pets onsite and the Pet Supermarket will be there to answer your pet care questions… and your well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome, too.

Saturday evening you will want to abandon ship to attend the Pirate’s Royal Ball from 6:30 to midnight inside the ballroom at the Atlantic Recreation Center! All hands are sure to enjoy a Southern feast while listening to the talented Dan Voll strum the guitar. After dinner, the party continues with a costume contest, a cash bar, photo booth, door prizes, a silent auction, dancing to King Eddie and Pili Pili, and more. Tickets are only $25.00 and will be available at the door.

The Festival returns on Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00. Admission to the Festival is “a buck an ear” or $5.00 for a family day pass.

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