Blackbeard Pirate Festival

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!

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  1. The Pirates will take over Downtown Hampton for their annual Blackbeard celebration!

    On Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 3, 2018 from noon - 6:00 p.m., once again we shall have grand sea battles & skirmishes, much cannon fire from both ships and along the shoreline and the finest fireworks anywhere!
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please call (757) 727-6387. Many sponsorship levels available; one just right for your organization.

If you or your group are interested in volunteering, please call (757) 727-6348.


Mermaid or Pirate—what will it be?  Join the Matey’s for “ARRRGH Lot” of Fun at the Lagoon. Explore a Pirate Ship, play Swashbucklin’ Games, and Create Pirate Crafts.  A Bounty of Fun Awaits Ye!