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Perdido Key Pirate Fest
11am-5pm, Oct. 25-26, 2014
Big Lagoon State Park

Captain DavyNo black flags fly above the turquoise waters of Perdido Key these days. Most of the time, the only pirates who frequent these parts are the Pirates of Lost Treasure, a local Mardi Gras krewe. However, all that will change on Oct. 25-26 2014, when an eager horde of young buccaneers descends on Big Lagoon State Park — for the annual Pirate Festival. The event comes a few weeks after International Talk Like a Pirate Day, on Sept. 19. So you can brush up on your pirate parlance before the big day.

The hunt for the "Lost Key"

Throughout the weekend, kids young and old will have the chance to hunt for pirate coins, redeemable for Thousands of Dollars in prizes. Each day, one lucky pirate, who finds the "Lost Key," will even take home a grand-prize treasure chest — loaded with everything a family needs for a memorable vacation, including lodging and gift certificates for area attractions and restaurants. 

 

Vendors - Click here for application >

2013 highlights below.....2014 Schedule of Events and Music Coming Soon!

Perdido Key Pirate Fest Treasure

In addition to plenty of booty, the festival will feature:

  • pirate games.
  • live seafaring music by Red McWilliams, Kelly Kingston and Charlie Zahm.
  • live reptile shows by Reno's ReptilesAfter each show, audience members will be able to handle the animals, which will include alligators, rat snakes, banded water snakes, albino corn snakes, alligator snapping turtles and more. 
  • Polynesian dancing by traditional performer Elena Sise. 
  • Magic shows by pirate-magicians Captain Davy and Mad Captain Mike.
  • plus: storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts vendors and more.

Entrance to the event is included with $6 park admission fee.

Watch Red McWilliams and Kelly Kingston sing "The Hills of Connemara":

2013 Schedule of events 

Saturday   Amphitheatre Stage
10am Maritime music with Red McWilliams and Crew  
10:30 Pirate Stories at the Southwest Branch Library
11am Seafaring shanties with Charlie Zahm
Noon Maritime music with Red McWilliams and Crew  
1:15 Mad Captain Mike the Pirate Magician  
2pm Reno's Reptile Encounters  
2:30 Seafaring shanties with Charlie Zahm  
4pm Maritime music with Red McWilliams and Crew  
5pm Reno's Reptile Encounters  
     

Governor's Pavilion  
Throughout the day      Capt. Davy and the Mermaid Magic Show

 

Throughout the day Traditional Polynesian Dancing with Elena Sise  
     
Sunday Amphitheatre Stage  
10am Maritime music with Red McWilliams and Crew
10:30 Seafaring shanties with Charlie Zahm  
11am Maritime music with Red McWilliams and Crew  
Noon Seafaring shanties with Charlie Zahm  
1:15 Mad Captain Mike the Pirate Magician  
2pm Reno's Reptile Encounters  
2:30 Seafaring shanties with Charlie Zahm  
3:30 Reno's Reptile Encounters  
4pm Maritime music with Red McWilliams and Crew  
5pm Reno's Reptile Encounters  
     

Governor's Pavillion  
Throughout the day Capt. Davy and the Mermaid Magic Show  
Throughout the day Traditional Polynesian Dancing with Elena Sise  

Vendors needed

Quality arts-and-crafts, commercial and food vendors are invited to participate in the festival. To join the crew, download an application >

Presented by the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center