A celebration of history, local arts, and pirate entertainment!
GREENVILLE, NC Avast ye mateys! Swashbucklers of all ages are set to parlay along the banks of the Tar River in Uptown Greenville, NC at the 7th Annual PirateFest
on April 11th and 12th, 2014.
PirateFest gets underway on Friday, April 11th from 5pm to 8pm with the Buccaneer Bash, featuring Beach music favorite: The Castaways. Pirates of all ages are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes to shag the night away, partake of the food and grog, mingle with pirates, try to find their sea legs in the bounce-houses, and more!
On Saturday, April 12th, PirateFest begins at 10am. The celebration will take place along Evans Street from 5th to 1st Street, and on the Town Common in the Uptown Greenville district. The streets and riverbanks will be filled with pirate entertainers, a Parade of Pirates, a Children's Pirate Costume Contest, and a Pirate Encampment offering crafts, an inflatable pirate ship, and other activities for children. Festival attendees are invited to dress up and walk in the Parade of Pirates. The walking parade kicks off at 10:30am and leaves from the Greenville Toyota Amphitheater. The Children's Costume Contest will follow the parade at the Rose's parking lot stage.
This year, with the generous support of Minges Bottling Group, festival goers will jam to the reggae sounds of headlining act The Original Wailers, including original members Al Anderson and Tyrone Downie, widely known for their work with the iconic Bob Marley; along with Chet Samuels, Howard Smith, and Rohan Reid. Playing hits such as, "No Woman, No Cry," "One Love," and many more, the Grammy-nominated band is sure to draw a big crowd of music lovers from far and wide. The Original Wailers set sail at 5pm!
PirateFest will also feature mermaids, local food, art, and crafts for sale, along with two live music stages, a "Grog Garden," a Fossil Dig, free kayak rides on the river, a pirate encampment, black powder demonstrations, and sword fighting, as well as food and entertainment from around the world.
"We invite everyone to get in touch with their inner pirate at this popular annual event," said Bianca Shoneman, Director of Uptown Greenville. "PirateFest offers top-notch entertainment and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend at one of the liveliest celebrations in the region!"
Organized by Uptown Greenville, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge.
For more information, please visit: www.piratefestnc.com
For more information about Uptown Greenville, go to www.uptowngreenville.com
or call Director Bianca Shoneman at (252) 561-8400
. Contact Carl Rees, Economic Development Manager with the City of Greenville at email@example.com
or (252) 329-4510
or Kelsey Anderson - (828)329-5309