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!
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.
Tickets $35 in advance; $40 at door. Tickets available online at hampton.gov/register/parks. Call 757-727-6348 to charge tickets by phone or purchase 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.