For two full days, you can step back in time with the sights and sounds of the 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with over a hundred pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing and see blackpowder weapons displays, a mock trial and hanging and so much more.

There will be activities for everyone young and old to enjoy throughout town, such as musical entertainment, magic shows, costume contest, storytelling, period encampments and vendors. With wide eyes and amazement, aspiring young pirates will enjoy the spontaneous shenanigans as the nefarious characters roam the streets and shops, engaging in mock battles, bursting into song, posing for pictures.

A pre-grog 1M/5K jog (or walk) Saturday, August 12th, 2017

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Pirates cheer you on as you run, walk, or swagger down the scenic Beaufort waterfront! Prizes for the race winners as well as for the best pirate costumes- individuals and crews. Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome. Registration begins at 7 am and race begins at 8 am.

Location: Corner of Turner and Front St.

Fee: $30/participant or $100.00 for “crew” of 4
Free t-shirt for each early registrant in 2017 (Must register by July 15th to receive t-shirt)

REGISTER ONLINE  or on race day at 7:00 a.m.


Upcoming Events


Pirates, drink specials, and debauchery ensue at Beaufort's local establishments

  • The Dockhouse
  • Cru Bar & Wine Store/The Beaufort Coffee Shop
  • Royal James
  • Clawson's
  • The Boathouse at Front Street Village
  • Finz Grill & Bar
  • Blackbeard's Grill & Steam Bar
  • Ribeyes




Official Host for the
Annual "Hoist the Jolly Roger"
Dinner & Auction

Great grog and grub
on the Beaufort waterfront!

500 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
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