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2023 Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept 22. 2023

5 pm - Gates Open

6 pm - Attack on Beaufort Hotel

6:30 pm - Attack on Beaufort Waterfront

6:45 pm - Attack & Landfall at Gallants Channel, 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext., Beaufort, NC


The Beaufort Pirate Invasion kicks off with a series of waterfront attacks on the Beaufort Hotel. The pirates will attack and make landfall at Gallants Channel. Join us in this epic adventure and immerse yourself in the captivating world of pirates. Don your pirate attire, bring your friends and family, and be part of an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing to plunder the high seas!

7:30pm Meet the Pirates: Pirate Parlay

Location: 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext., Beaufort, NC

Tickets include admission to the Meet the Pirates: Friday Night Parlay on Sept 22nd. Set sail for an unforgettable evening as you partake in a parlay with pirates. This unique event offers a rare opportunity to encounter the notorious pirates and mingle with the crew!

Saturday, Sept 23. 2023

10 am - Gates Open: Pirate Encampment, Vendors, Kid's Area Open

2 pm - The Spanish Attack of 1747

6 pm - Gates Close: Day Event Ends


7 pm - Blackbeard's Masquerade Ball

Location: 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext., Beaufort, NC

Set your compass for Gallants Channel and prepare to dive headfirst into the thrilling world of pirates on the first full day of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Explore a pirate encampment, watch black powder demonstrations, learn from historical reenactors, shop at numerous vendors, and enjoy entertainment for the whole family!

Tickets include admission to Black Beard's Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Sept 23rd. Enjoy music and a delicious dinner fit for a captain... fit enough for Blackbeard himself that is. Dawn yer finest garb and join the pirates for a feast to remember!

Sunday, Sept 24. 2023

11 am - Gates Open: Vendors Open

11:30 am - Memorial Service

12 pm - All Event Areas Open

2 pm - Blackbeard's Last Stand: The Battle of Ocracoke 

4:30 pm - Ships & Gun Line Finale

5 pm - Event Ends- See you next year!


Location: 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext., Beaufort, NC

Join us for a final day of swashbuckling excitement for the whole family. The Memorial Service will be held at 11 am. Cannon Fire will mark the beginning of the event and the opening of all event areas at noon. See a reenactment of the Battle of Ocracoke when Blackbeard takes his final stand. The pirates take to their ships & gunners man the lines for an unforgettable event finale at 4:30 pm. Gates will close at 5 pm. Join us again in 2024 and relive the excitement of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. 

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