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.

Mayhem Begins at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday

You can purchase your tickets for The Buccaneer Revue, and register for the The Bottle o' Run online.


BBQ Dinner and
Pirate Talent Revue
Friday, August 11th, 2017

Arrrr... Captain Sinbad's favorite meal with all the fixings. Join the Captain and Beaufort's Most Wanted Pirates for a feast you are sure to enjoy. Then relax and let the pirates entertain you with a dazzling display of swashbuckling showmanship & debauchery!

Dinner begins at 5:30
Revue begins at 7:00
Location: Main Stage Tent
Tickets: $25/adult, $10/kids 12 & under - includes dinner, beverage, dessert and the show.
Catered meal with vegetarian options. Beer and wine available for purchase.


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

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.

Par-tay at the Parley!
Saturday, August 12th

Celebrate victory and the end of the invasion with us this year. It is going to be a piratical and fantastic time as we return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer!
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse.
Admission is FREE!
Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed along the boardwalk.

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Free Park-N-Ride with
The Mullet Line Trolley
2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC
Park for free in any of the Mullet Line Trolley lots. Then hop on the trolley for just $1.00 per person/per day
for a leisurely ride to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. For information on hours and route call 252-838-1524.



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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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