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8th Annual Fort Meyers Beach Pirate Fest

October 11, 2013 - October 13, 2013

The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest is a family-oriented, three-day event that is free to the public taking place on Columbus Day Weekend.

Friday, 11 October 2013
Pirate Stroll:
Costumed pirates and strolling musicians to visit Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery & Ugly’s Waterside Bar    6 – 9 p.m.

Live Music:
Dave Collaton    6 – 10 p.m.

Saturday, 12 October 2013
Pirate Walk:
From the fountain at Nervous Nellie’s to Times Square    10 a.m.

Kids’ Fishing Contest:
On the fishing pier at Nervous Nellie’s historic Fort Myers Beach seaport    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sea Battle Viewing:
Observe the battle action at Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery & Ugly’s Waterside Bar   2 – 3 p.m.

“This year three pirate boats will participate: Pieces of Eight, Black Pearl and Black Duck,” said Pirate Fest coordinator Belinda Hadcock.  “We’ll have more cannons, muskets and black powder than ever before.”

Also new this year is back-story to the battle.  The year is 1718.  The Port of Old San Carlos on the island of Estero is held by England.  Lord Governor William Pennypacker holds a tenuous grip on the port, now assaulted continuously by the dreaded pirate Grimm and his crew of the Pieces of Eight.  The Lord Governor, a man of questionable integrity, allows other pirate crews and their ships safe harbor . . . for a price, of course.  Those pirates have a long simmering feud with Grimm. A raid occurs and the battle joins. “There will be some surprises, and it will be a great family show to watch,” according to Hadcock.

Drum Circle:
At the fountain at Nervous Nellie’s  5:15 p.m.

Pirate Ball:
Come in yer best pirate or wench garb and twirl yer best mate to live music by Celtic Stew. Be sure to enter the Pirate Costume Contest. Cash prizes are awarded to Best Pirate, Best Wench and Best Couple. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
Festivities begin at 8 p.m.
Pirate Costume Contest is at 9 p.m.
Live music by Celtic Stew    6-11 p.m.
Live music by Rich Lancaster and Papo    6-10 p.m.

Sunday, 13 October 2013
Pirate Walk:
From the fountain at Nervous Nellie’s to Times Square    10 a.m.

Kids’ Fishing Contest:
On the fishing pier at Nervous Nellie’s historic Fort Myers Beach seaport    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sea Battle & Closing Salute Viewing:
Observe the battle action at Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery    2 – 3 p.m.

“This year three pirate boats will participate: Pieces of Eight, Black Pearl and Black Duck,” said Pirate Fest coordinator Belinda Hadcock.  “We’ll have more cannons, muskets and black powder than ever before.” Also new this year is back-story to the battle.  The year is 1718.  The Port of Old San Carlos on the island of Estero is held by England.  Lord Governor William Pennypacker holds a tenuous grip on the port, now assaulted continuously by the dreaded pirate Grimm and his crew of the Pieces of Eight.  The Lord Governor, a man of questionable integrity, allows other pirate crews and their ships safe harbor . . . for a price, of course.  Those pirates have a long simmering feud with Grimm. A raid occurs and the battle joins. “There will be some surprises, and it will be a great family show to watch,” according to Hadcock.

Drum Circle:
At the fountain at Nervous Nellie’s    5 p.m.

Live Music:
High Tide    6-10 p.m.

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October 11, 2013
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October 13, 2013
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Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery
1131 First St
Fort Meyers Beach, FL United States
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