Blackbeard Pirate Festival

Blackbeard 2020

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!

2020 Blackbeard Pirate Festival

  • May 30-31
  • Mill Point Park and Downtown Hampton
  • If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please call (757) 727-8311. Many sponsorship levels available; one just right for your organization. If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please call (757) 727-8311.

Pirates’ Bash

This piratical gala is held the Friday night before the full festival. Tickets $35 in advance; $40 at door. Tickets can be purchased in person Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services, 5th Floor, 22 Lincoln St., Hampton, Va. 23669.

Little Scallywag’s Lagoon

Join the Matey’s for "arrrrhhh" lot of fun. Enjoy an inflatable pirate ship, carousel rides, digging for treasure, pirate goodie bags and more. A bounty of fun awaits ye! All day access wrist bands available for $5.

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  1. Mon, Apr 6

    CANCELED: Gaye Adegbalola - Songs from the Griot Join us for a special presentation: Gaye Adegbalol...
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  2. Sat, Apr 18

    CANCELED: International Children's Festival *This event has been canceled because of coronavir...
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  3. Sat, May 9

    CANCELED: Hampton Heritage Day 2020 Join in commemorating the Native American, Europea...
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  4. Fri, May 29

    Grand Pirates' Bash Kick off the Blackbeard Pirate Festival with the m...
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