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There will be many events occurring throughout the weekend.  See the Schedule for dates and times.  See the following pages for highlights and details of major events.

Pirate Weekend VIP PassVIP Pass 2017

Are ye ready to seriously party like a pirate?! Then arrive Thursday night – November 30, 2017 – and feast and drink with the VIPs at 83 West! Enjoy yer rum or ale in a commemorative mug and TOAST! the fifth annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion. Live entertainment will be provided by the Rusty Anchors pirate band.  This VIP Ticket includes TWO dinners (Thursday and Friday nights)…  [learn more…]


Parlay with Pirates

Here’s the party that EVERYONE is waiting for! The Parlay with Pirates on December 1, 2017 – Friday night is the official opening of the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion and the event won’t disappoint! Catered by Chef Peter Stefani (of the Island Room at Cedar Cove), we will feast and drink while enjoying your favorite pirate bands – Rusty Anchors, Bawdy Boys, and Rusty Cutlass… [learn more…]


Pirates’ Plunder Auction

Historic Battle for Cedar Key (on the beach)

In addition…

  • The Historical Encampment is open during the Festival. Go talk to historic actors, learn what it was like to be a pirate both on the ocean and on land. Learn history from some of the best historians in Florida.
  • Children’s Most Wanted Poster contest. Pick up a wanted poster from the info booth and go and find the most wanted Pirates. Get all their signatures and redeem back at the info booth for cool piratical prizes.
  • Historic Weapons Demos, including cannons, will happen throughout the weekend, check schedule for times and place.
  • Treasure hunt for the wee pirates Saturday morning.
  • The Purple Pirate Brigade will be out as well, just like last year. Find a pirate with a purple armband and get answers to questions.