PirateFest Sets Sail on April 10 & 11

February 27, 2015

Ahoy! Swashbuklers of all ages will converge on thee banks of Tar River, a paradise located in Uptown Greenville, for thee 9th annual PirateFest on April 10 and 11, 2015. Thanks to the event’s presenting sponsor, Minges Bottling Group, 2015 will be more “arrrgh-mazing” then ever!

Alas! PirateFest begins on Friday, April 10th with a live music concert, the Buccaneer Bash, from 5 to 9pm. On Saturday, April 11th thee festival begins at 10am. The celebration will take haven along Evans from 5th to 1st Street and on thee Town Common and Five Points in thee Uptown District. Mark yer calendars for thee Parade of Pirates, which will march from thee Town Common to 4th Street starting at 11am on Saturday, April 11.

A ‘vast me Hearties! A new attraction is being added to the festival this year—carnival rides! The carnival will be set up at thee Five Points Plaza in Uptown Greenville, expanding the festival to now encompass Five Points and Evans Street to thee Tar River. A sneak preview of the rides that will be available at the carnival include, though be not limited t’, thee following: a carousel, firehouse, super slide, frog hopper, musical swings, and a circus train.

PirateFest features fine arts and crafts for sale, two live music stages, a “grog garden,” pirate entertainers, a Parade of Pirates, a Children’s Pirate Costume Contest, and a Pirate Encampment that is expanded this year offering crafts, inflatables, and a carnival. Also don’t miss the Fossil Dig, free kayak rides, as well as a variety of grub and entertainment at thee Town Common.

Shiver me timbers! “We invite everyone to get in touch with their inner pirate at this popular annual event,” said Bianca Shoneman, Director of Uptown Greenville. “PirateFest offers top-notch entertainment and family-friendly activities throughout the weekend at one of the liveliest celebrations in the region.”

Blimey! PirateFest is organized by Uptown Greenville, Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, and thee City of Greenville. Pirate Fest will showcase thee best of thee region, from mermaids to restaurants, to unique recreational activities. Visitors be invited to escape the ordinary, if only for thee weekend! If ye be interested in learning more about Pirate Fest, visit www.piratefestnc.com.

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