Not even a hurricane can stop Pirates from coming to Fort Myers Beach! While Hurricane Irma blew through 4 weeks ago, she did not do enough damage to stop the swashbuckling fun October 6 – 8 along Old San Carlos Blvd and Times Square. While the festival was modified, the fun will go on and entry is free for everyone!
Rated the #2 Pirate Festival in the country by USA Today, the family-friendly event features a pirate bazaar, pirate-themed live music and performances, children’s activities and Friday’s Pub Quest beginning at 6pm.
Opening and closing cannons mark the 10am – 5pm festival Saturday and Sunday. Live music and swashbuckling swordsmen will entertain young and old alike. Costume contests for kids will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 12:45pm and for adults at 8pm Saturday.
A treasure-laden pirate ship blew ashore during Hurricane Irma and lost its treasure, according to Captain Jacki, the Sea Gypsy. The pirates need the help of area children to help them find it all on Saturday morning at 11:45am in Times Square.
Adults can pick up a crew pass that provides discounts all weekend long at many Fort Myers Beach watering holes plus specials during the Friday Pub Quest. Available at Yucatan Beach Stand for $25 during the festival or $20 online before the festival at FMBPirateFest.com
Arrrr ye ready fer some pirate fun, me mateys?