This year we have selected the Cedar Key Historical Society, Andrews House Restoration Project as our charity. If you cannot attend the festival and wish to donate, click on the link below.
Cedar Key Pirate Invasion: Nov 3-5, 2023 – BE THERE!!!
It has been rumored that the Pirates will be returning to the shores of Cedar Key in force, November 3-5, 2023.
It be told the pirates will be setting up camp in the city park and taking over the town, pillaging and plundering for charity!
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. The park will be open from 12:00 noon on Friday November 3th. Come and purchase wares and clothing from Vendors Row. Listen to rousing, toe tapping sea shanties. Friday evening roam the town with the Pirates eating and drinking in the local establishments! Pirates YE BE WARNED! No open containers in public!
Prepare for the Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 am on Saturday morning Nov 4th. All the scallywags in town will be in attendance. We be hearing, that with a little persuasion, the Mayor will be “voluntarily” turning over the town to the Pirates! There will also be a Blessing of The Fleet and the Clam Harvest! Then join in the Golf Cart Parade with your decorated cart or just walking along with your crew!
For the Little Pirates, there will be a costume contest, a Mermaid and a search for the most infamous pirates in town on the “Wanted Poster” available at the Info Booth. Also The Krewe of The Scarlett Fortuna and The Pirates of the White Sands will have some exciting things in store for the wee Pirates.
Be entertained by Pirate music, the Lovely Ancient City Sirens and Rusty Cutlass!
Saturday and Sunday afternoon the Pirates of the Scarlett Fortuna will give a demonstration of weapons used by Pirates during a boarding raid! And the guns and cannons will roar when the Pirates of the Loose Cannon Company give a demonstration of black powder weapons used by Pirates!
Wondering what we’re all about? Check out some pix of Cedar Key and past Invasions …
Photo Credits: Thanks to Hawkeye Jim, Dan Hart, Ann Poche, Cindy Svec, Christine Ford, Taylor Murphy, John Lock and anyone else that we missed. As always, if we missed your contribution or if there’s a photo you want removed – email [email protected]