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This Weekend: The 2023 Blackbeard Pirate Festival!

Blackbeard Pirate Fest

The 2023 Blackbeard Pirate Festival will take place June 3-4, 2022 in Hampton!

The Blackbeard Pirate Festival descends upon downtown Hampton, Virginia this year with FREE fun for all ages, especially the kids!

Find out why pirate lovers come from all over the country to enjoy the sights and sounds of 18th century Hampton overrun by pirates each year. Hampton’s waterfront comes alive with dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, who transform today’s Hampton into the busy seaport of yesterday.

Led by Blackbeard the Pirate himself, re-enactors help visitors step back in time and re-live the history and legends of 1718 Hampton. The Festival offers a variety of children’s activities, live musical entertainment, fireworks, period vendors, arts and crafts, and much more!

The Blackbeard Pirate Festival is FREE and open to the public:

  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10am-10pm
  • Sunday, June 4, 2023 from 12-6pm

For more information on all the different acts scheduled for the Blackbeard Pirate Festival (think pirates, pirate fairies, weapons demonstrations, mermaids, singing, re-enactment and more) will be announced closer to the event – Click HERE for updates.

Bonus Info: More Pirates! Don’t miss the fun during Harborfest 2023!

Looking for our BIG LIST of Local Spring & Summer Festivals in Hampton Roads? Click HERE!