Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Ahoy Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival.

Pirates of Blackbeard’s Crew and mateys will be camped out at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the OBX, and participate in Scallywag School for the little ones to see if they have what it takes to be a part of Blackbeards’ Crew.

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Tuesday, August 9

  • 12 PM | Kickoff Cannon Fire
  • 12 PM – 4 PM | Living History Pirate Encampment
  • 1 PM, 3 PM | Scallywag School- Space is limited (Pre-registration encouraged, space limited)
  • 4 PM | Farewell Cannon Fire

Wednesday, August 10

  • 10 AM | Kickoff Cannon Fire
  • 10 AM – 4 PM | Living History Pirate Encampment
  • 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM | Scallywag School- Space is limited (Pre-registration encouraged, space limited)
  • 12 PM – 3 PM | Pictures with Mermaids (tentative)
  • 4 PM | Farewell Cannon Fire

Thursday, August 11

  • 10 AM | Kickoff Cannon Fire
  • 10 AM – 4 PM | Living History Pirate Encampment
  • 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM | Scallywag School – Space is limited (Pre-registration encouraged, space limited)
  • 12 PM – 3 PM | Pictures with Mermaids (tentative)
  • 1:30 PM | Cannon Demonstration
  • 4 PM | Farewell Cannon Fire

Scallywag School – $10
Learn what it takes to be a part of Blackbeard’s Crew! Curriculum may include: Talk like a Pirate, Sword Drills, History of Blackbeard the Pirate, Musket Drills, and Shipboard Line Handling. Interesting and fun for kids of all ages! Limit of 20 Scallywags per class. 

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Living History Pirate Encampment
Interact with and experience how 17th/18th-century pirates lived as they set up camp right here on the OBX. Learn about historic topics such as 18th-century medical practices, weapons and tactics, spinning, games, cooking, blacksmith sword making, and much, much more. 

Good Winds Restaurant Pirate Invasion (Wednesday, Aug 10, 6-7pm)
Don’t miss this once a year opportunity to meet Blackbeard’s Crew at a local tavern. Have a personal meet-and-greet right at your table! Ever wanted to ask a real pirate where he keeps the gold? Or why he chose that name for his parrot? Or if he can swim? Don’t miss out on this swashbucklin’ good time at Good Winds Restaurant, located above Kitty Hawk Kites in Rodanthe.


For more information on the OBX Pirate Festival, please contact events@kittyhawk.com

 

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