Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Blackbeard Pirate Festival

The ninth annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival will once again unfold in downtown Hampton, Virginia. It’s an event suitable for the entire family (even pets) with provided entertainment for children, such as historical reenactments and a treasure hunt. Meanwhile, yacht enthusiasts can go to appreciate vessels of the past. Tall ships will be in display along the waterfront, in addition to two-full scale replica vessels on which the reenactment of Blackbeards’s battle against Lt. Maynard will take place. Go to celebrate the waterfront’s history with fun, eighteenth century-inspired activities, costumes, and ships. The festival occurs from May 30th to June 1st. Friday’s main event is a Grand Pirates Ball. Saturday evening will close with a fireworks spectacular beginning at 9:30.

Those looking for dock space during the Blackbeard Festival should call marinas near this downtown location to confirm details and availability – such as, Downtown Hampton Public Piers (757/727-1276), Customs House Marina (757-868-9375), Bluewater Marina (757-732-6774), and Sunset Boating Center (757-722-3325).

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