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Festival attendance and most events are free for all!  But we do have a couple of ticketed events that take place in the evenings.

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 Pass

Are ye ready to seriously party like a pirate?! Then arrive Thursday night – November 29, 2018 – and feast and drink with the VIPs at The Island Room’s newly renovated Sand Bar! Enjoy yer rum or ale in a commemorative mug and TOAST! the fifth annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion. Live entertainment will be provided.  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 November 30, 2018 – Friday night is the official opening of the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion and the event won’t disappoint! Hosted by the fine crew at 83 West, we will feast and drink while enjoying your favorite pirate bands…later, enjoy the Pirate’s Plunder Auction held after the Parlay… [learn more…]

Pirates’ Plunder Auction

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.
      Unfortunately, we’ve had  to cancel the Pirate Encampment this year.
    • 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.Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel the Children’s Events due to cancellation of the Pirate Encampment this year.