Sail into PirateFest with All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Friday night at PirateFest marks the opening night of the festival’s Carnival, which will take over Five Points Plaza and will feature a Ferris wheel, games, food and more.

From 5-9 p.m. on Friday, April 13th only, attendees can take advantage of an all-you-can-ride wristband at the Carnival. Festival-goers may purchase a $20 wristband on site at the carnival and ride to their heart’s content! Presale wristbands are available until April 12th for $15. Bring family, friends, and colleagues for a night of fun and games to get the full PirateFest experience starting Friday night and leading into our full-day festival on Saturday.

Our rides include Scat, a 360-degree tipsy-turvy, sit-in explosion of fun. The Fun Slide is a 3slide radius of fun for kids of all ages! The Super Spinner is the tipsy-teacup copycat with a small-town twist. Our Wind Jammer is jam-packed with fun for ride-a-longs with the whole family!

The Carousel ride brings the classic Carnival experience for all festival-goers to enjoy. Our rock climbing wall is 25 feet tall and climbers who reach the top will win Carnival prizes! The Ferris Wheel is the perfect opportunity to face your fear of heights or sweep a loved one off their feet and soar into the air for a ride like no other.

Ahoy, matey! Don’t forget our Carnival games with prizes for festival-goers of all ages along with food and adult beverages for sale. Individual ride tickets will also be available for purchase.

Pirate grub and grog will line Evans Street, with music on the Roses Main Stage at the corner of Evans and 4th Streets by Crucial Fiya, a reggae band. Brush up on your pirate lingo for a night of piratical tomfoolery!

The festival continues Saturday, April 14th, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with food, art and non-profit vendors, a pirate encampment, grog gardens, a carnival and live music all day long. The free concert at the Town Common from the Plain White T’s at 5 p.m. will be our festival finale.

To purchase presale wristbands, visit Wristband pickup is April 13th between 5-8 p.m. at Emerge located at 404 Evans St. You must present proof of purchase. Wristbands ONLY valid April 13th. No refunds, this is a rain or shine event.

PirateFest is brought to you by Minges Bottling Group and organized by Uptown Greenville and Emerge. For a full list of PirateFest 2018 performances and activities, visit