It’s a pirate’s life for us! This October 7th-9th, the historic port of Old San Carlos is traveling back in time for the annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest! This family-friendly event attracts thousands of visitors every year and has been named the #2 Pirate Festival in the country! Featuring a pub quest, pirate bazaar, live ship battles, and much more, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work your sea legs and join the fun. Raise your sails and get ready for a whole weekend of swashbuckling excitement!

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What to Expect at the Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest 2016

The festivities begin Friday evening and go on until Sunday afternoon. During your stay at the beach, be sure to stop in for a memory-making experience you and your landlubbers are sure to enjoy.

Friday, October 7th

Pub Quest (21 and over only): 6 P.M. in Times Square

Live Music by West of Galway: 6 P.M. – 9 P.M.

Saturday & Sunday, October 8th-9th

Opening Cannon: 10 A.M.

Kids Fishing Tournament 10 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Pirate Walk at Old San Carlos Blvd. 10 A.M.

Kids Pie Eating Contest 1:10 PM

Adult Pie Eating Contest: 1:10 PM

Sea Battle (Popular Event): 1:30 PM

Closing Cannon: 5 PM

Live Music and Entertainment

The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest will include 2 stages premiering pirate-themed entertainment all day long! Here are just a few of the experiences you can expect to see:

Cannon Stage

-The Cabin Boys

-Rusty Anchors

-The Craic Show

Crow’s Nest Stage

-Blackbeard’s Kids Show

-Vow Renewal Ceremony

-Arrr, Inc.

You also won’t want to miss these fun-filled activities taking place daily during the festival. Be sure to check the online schedule for times.

-Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise

-Waterball Lagoon Ride for Kids

-Blackbeard’s Show

-Costume Contests

-Mike Quinn the Skeletal Parade

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Stay and Play This Fall with Sun Palace Vacations

Whether you are attending the Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival or simply planning to relax on the beach, enjoy the fall break that you deserve! With dozens of luxury beach rentals to choose from and fall specials to take advantage of, you can plan your dream beach getaway and create memories that will last a lifetime. Use our Free Vacation Guide to start planning your vacation and we look forward to seeing you soon!