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Blackbeard Pirate Festival (Hampton)

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Once a year visitors from all over the country enjoy the sights and sounds of 18th century Hampton overrun by pirates. 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!

Entertainment Lineup on the stages plus roaming. (Subject to changes and additions)
  • Mark Miller / Rusty Cutless
  • Clan MacCool Band
  • The Brigands
  • Chaste Treasure
  • The Motley Tones
  • The Natterjacks
  • Field Musick Virginia
  • Bedlum Bones
Character Actors in the children’s area, pirate encampment and Hampton waterfront:
  • Blackbeard
  • Helena the Mermaid Fins and Seashells
  • Circus Siren Mermaid
  • Captain Slackbeard and the Cutthroat Crew
  • Sword Circle-LLC
Blackbeard’s Encampment Shipwreck Cove – Mill Point Park
  • Blackbeard’s Crew, Inc.
  • HMS Otter
  • Leviathan
  • Defiant Crew
  • Loose Cannon Crew
  • Crew of the Vigilant
  • Cannon Crew
  • The Crewe of the Fancy
  • Brethren of the Coast
Sea Battle Character Vessels – Waterfront:
  • Blackbeard’s Ship “Adventure” (Poquoson, Virginia)
  • “Adventure” (Beaufort, North Carolina)
  • “Windsong” (Norfolk, Virginia)
  • “Apostle” (Hampton, Virginia)