Cedar Key Pirate Invasion:  Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2018 – BE THERE!!!


It has been rumored that Jean Lafitte, the famous privateer, had buried some treasure somewhere in Cedar Key.

He is coming back to town under cover of darkness, with pirates from all over the eastern seaboard and a small armada of ships.

It is rumored that the pirates will be setting up camp in the city park and taking over Dock street until the treasure is found.

Come, celebrate with the pirates. See how they lived on land when ashore. Learn from some of the finest re-enactors on the East Coast. Watch and listen as the pirates set up an outpost in the city park, complete with trade and commerce. Come and purchase wares and clothing from foreign lands. Listen to rousing, toe tapping sea shanties.

Prepare for the parade Saturday morning. All the scallawags in town will be in attendance.

For the Little Pirates, a treasure hunt with Bloody Sam Rackham, Face Painting, a costume contest and an all-day search for the most infamous pirates in town. The “Wanted Poster” will be inside your program found around town and at the Info Booth. (see full schedule)

For the adult pirates, sample piratical libations all over town, be entertained by the finest pirate musicians in the land, find treasures beyond measure at the thieves market.

Epic Battle for Cedar Key!

Friday night brings the Pirate Parlay and Treasure Auction. Find amazing wares from across the globe, all will be auctioned off and a portion of the proceeds will go to Cayla’s Coats, this year’s chosen organization.

Then prepare for battle. The struggle for Cedar Key happens in the park, on the beach and in the water on Saturday, December 1st, which pirates will choose which side?  Hear the clash of steel, the smell of gunpowder and the roar of the cannons!

Sunday morn will dawn with many exhausted pirates who will head to the park for more music, more fun and the final cannon shot around 4pm.

Only time will tell the outcome, but whatever happens, you are in for a weekend of fun, merriment and a piratical good time.

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