GREENVILLE, N.C. — Friday evening, April 12th, is the opening night of the PirateFest carnival, located at the Five Points Plaza, featuring rides, games, food, and piractical fun.


From 5-10 p.m., on Friday 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 for $15 will be available for purchase through April 8th.


Rides include The Scat, Fun Slide, The Super Spinner, Wind Jammer, Carousel, a rock-climbing wall, the ever-popular Ferris Wheel, and more.  Don’t forget our carnival games with prizes for all ages, along with food and beverages for sale.


Pirate grub and grog will line Evans Street, with music on the 4th and Evans Stage by Psylo Joe. Country music star, Jimmie Allen, will light up the Town Common stage with his undeniable talent and personality on Friday night with a free headlining concert.


PirateFest continues on Saturday, April 13th, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with food, art, non-profit vendors, a pirate encampment, grog gardens, carnival, and live music all day long. Join us for our festival finale with a free 90’s hip-hop throwback concert featuring Tone Loc and Biz Markie at the Town Common at 5:00 p.m.


Bring family and friends and channel your inner pirate for a weekend of fun and games and get the full PirateFest experience.


To purchase presale wristbands, visit Wristband pickup is April 9th-11th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Emerge located at 404 Evans Street. You must present proof of purchase. Wristbands are ONLY valid April 12th. Individual ride tickets will be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.  No refunds, as this is a rain or shine event.


Thanks to the generous support of Minges Bottling Group and ECU SGA this festival is free to the public. PirateFest is organized by Uptown Greenville and Emerge. For a full list of PirateFest 2019 performances and activities, visit