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 12th, 2016

Feast on a pirates plate full of grub with all the fixin's. Then sit back and enjoy a  dazzling and entertaining display of swashbuckling showmanship & debauchery!
BBQ Dinner begins at 5:30
Revue begins at 7:00
Location: Main Stage Tent
Tickets: $20/adult, $10/kids 12 & under - includes dinner, beverage, dessert and the show.
(Grog available for purchase.)


A pre-grog 1M/5K jog (or walk)
Saturday, August 13th, 2016

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: $25/participant or $75 for “crew” of 4
Free t-shirt for each early registrant in 2016 (Must register by July 30th to receive t-shirt)

REGISTER ONLINE BEGINNING MARCH, 2016 or on race day at 7:00 a.m.

Par-tay at the Parley!
Saturday, August 8th

Celebrate the end of the Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer!
Time: 6:00 to 11:00 pm
Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse.
Admission is FREE!
Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed along the boardwalk.



Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday
         10:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Saturday

Beaufort's Most Wanted Pirates: Grab a flyer with mug shots of Beaufort's MOST WANTED pirates and join the search!

Tour the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge Exhibit NC Maritime Museum


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 more information call 252-838-1524



Pirates Over 21

Parley on the Waterfront

6:00 - 11:00
Celebrate the end of the Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer!
Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse Park 
Admission is FREE!
Grog available for purchase and open containers allowed in designated areas.

Pirates, drink specials, and debauchery ensue at Beaufort's local establishments
  • The Dockhouse
  • The Boathouse at Front Street Village
  • Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop 
  • Royal James
  • The Backstreet Pub
  • Finz Grill & Bar
  • Blackbeard's Grill & Grog
  • Old Salt Restaurant
  • Spouters Inn
  • Blackbeard's Grill & Grog
  • Ribeyes
  • Queen Annes Revenge


Beaufort Trading Company

400 Front Street, Beaufort, NC




Official Host for the
Annual Night of Tortuga Auction

Great grog and grub
on the Beaufort waterfront!

500 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
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