Oldest City Pirate Weekend
Friday - Sunday, September 18 - 20, 2015 at St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum
Please Note: This event is from 2015.
In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the pirate crews of St. Augustine are hosting a full weekend of pirate-themed fun for families, kids, and adults from Friday through Sunday, September 18 - 20, 2015.
Activities will take place at various locations in downtown St. Augustine, including the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, the Colonial Quarter, the City Marina, the Spanish Bakery, and on the high seas aboard the Black Raven Pirate Cruise. This will be a festival of all things pirate, with plenty of food and drink, music and entertainment, and activities for the whole family -- a pirate treasure hunt, miniature golf with pirates, spectacular battles aboard two pirate ships, and a pirate poker pub crawl.
Friday, September 18
The weekend of piracy will begin with a dinner buffet at 7:00 p.m. at the Colonial Quarter. Along with ample food and drink, there will be live music from the Beach Bum Pirate (Scott Ramsey), a pirate fashion show, rum tastings, and dancing and aerial performance by The Fly By Pirates. Tickets are $30.00 per person.
Saturday, September 19
From 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a variety of activities for all ages will be hosted at the Pirate & Treasure Museum. There will be hands-on activities and music in the museum courtyard all day, and a treasure hunt for Pirates In Training (PITs) throughout the historic district that begins and ends at the Pirate Museum.This event is free for everyone.
At 2:15 p.m., the Treasure Hunt Cruise Adventure takes off from the City Marina. Two pirate ships, the Black Raven and the Queen Anne's Revenge, will set sail to do battle, complete with ship-to-ship sword fighting, over Blackbeard's stolen treasure. Call 1 (877) 578-5050 to inquire about prices and make reservations.
From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Spanish Bakery will provide the perfect setting as well as the meal for a bountiful pirates dinner. Buccaneers of all ages are welcome, but scallywags are warned to "be on ye best behavior." There will be a beer and rum bar set up. Cost is $15.00 per person (excluding alcohol), and all proceeds go to the St. Francis House, courtesy of the three host pirate crews.
From 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., the poker pub crawl will begin at the Spanish Bakery and take participants to five locations, including the Taberna at the Colonial Quarter. Cards can be purchased at each location, and the best poker hand at the end of the night receives 25% of the pot, with 15% for second place and 10% for third place. $10.00 per card.
Sunday, September 20
What kind of pirate would miss his Sunday morning mini golf game? From 11:00 .m. to 1:00 p.m., the pirates will be ready to join in a round of miniature golf with the little (and big) buccaneers. Bayfront MiniGolf hosts this event. The price is $5.99 per round for adults and $3.99 per child (ages 6 - 11), with a special price of only $1.00 for anyone who is riding the Ripley's Red Train Tours that day.
The Black Raven Treasure Hunt Cruise Adventure departs again on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. See above for details.
Sponsors and Charitable Donations
The three pirate crews of St. Augustine have banded together to create this full lineup of activities. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be distributed to the charities that the pirate crews support. The Ancient City Privateers will be donating to the Lighthouse Archaeological Society Maritime Program; The Krewe of 13 will be donating to the Betty Griffin House; The St. Augustine Swashbucklers will be donating to the Toys for PITs. Sponsors of the event include the Black Raven, the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and Code Rum.
Admission: Prices vary for the different events, and many are free.
When? Friday - Sunday, September 18 - 20, 2015.
Where? Events take place at the Colonial Quarter (33 St. George Street), at the Pirate and Treasure Museum (12 S. Castillo Dr.), at Bayfront MiniGolf at the City Marina (111 Avenida Menendez), and on the high seas aboard the Black Raven!
For more information on the events planned for the weekend, please visit here.
Schedule of Events
Friday, 9/18/15 7:00pm Dinner Buffet at Colonial Quarter with live entertainment $30.00 per person Saturday, 9/19/15 11:00am - 4:00pm Kids Fun Activities & Treasure Hunt at Pirate Museum FREE 2:15pm Black Raven Treasure Hunt Cruise Call 1-877-578-5050 for prices & reservations. 5:00pm Spanish Bakery Pirate Dinner $15.00 per person 7:00pm Poker Pub Crawl on St. George Street $10.00 per card Sunday, 9/20/15 11am Mini Golf with Pirates at Bayfront MiniGolf Adults $5.99 / Kids ages (6-11) $3.99 2:15 p.m. Black Raven Treasure Hunt Cruise Call 1-877-578-5050 for prices & reservations.