It has been rumored that John Laffite, the famous privateer, had buried some treasure somewhere in Cedar Key. He is coming back to town to find it Sep, 12-14. Pirates from all over Florida and Georgia are coming to town to try and steal it from him when he digs it up.

A contingent from the St. Augustine Garrison has been sent to Cedar Key to help protect the towns folks and try to keep some semblance of order. 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. With the Garrison in town as well, this will NOT end quietly...

Come, celebrate the past with historical re-enactors! See how pirates lived on land when ashore. Watch the epic battle that is certain to be played out on the shores of Cedar Key. Learn from some of the finest re-enactors on the East Coast.

Are you smarter than the infamous privateer John Lafitte? Can you find his treasure before the pirates can? The battle for Cedar Key happens in the city park, on the beach and in the water, on Saturday afternoon, Sep. 13. Which pirates will choose which side? Will the Garrison be able to maintain order, or will they join the pirates and split the treasure?

Only time will tell the outcome... But whatever happens, you are in for a weekend of fun, merriment, and a piratical good time. Join us in Cedar Key on Sep. 13 for what is certain to be a unique and memorable event.


2015 Date is Set!

The official date for the second annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend is September 18, 19, and 20, 2015. Get us on your calendar and stay tuned for the schedule.


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New This Year!

Louder and Prouder! That's the theme for this year's event.  Check out these new activities:

Historical Re-enactment - Visit an authentic pirate encampment in the city park.  See how real pirates lived and worked on land.

Thieves' Row - Pirate-themed vendors at the park and historical encampment

Rum Tasting - Join your mates at the Big Deck to sample rums from around the world.

Live Auction - Treasure auction to raise funds for local causes.

Silent Auction - Running at the Info Booth for worthy causes..

Pirate Memorial - Honoring those we lost with a special ceremony on Saturday evening

Breakfast with Pirates - Real blood for yer Bloody Mary - Arrr!

Info Booth - Centrally located and staffed with pirates to assist visitors

Charity Garb Swap/Sale - Charity event to benefit Cedar Key Food Pantry


The 2014 Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend will be Sept. 12-14, 2014 - get us on YOUR calendar so you can join us for another awesome time! This year's theme is "Bigger and Better" - get ready for a festival that will have you hanging on to yer hats!

We had an awesome time invading, pillaging, and plundering Cedar Key, FL in September 2013!

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