Downtown Hampton to host Blackbeard Pirate Festival
The 13th annual Blackbeard Pirate Festival begins June 1 in downtown Hampton, which celebrates the demise of the English pirate Blackbeard.
The event includes pirate encampments, children’s activities, fireworks and free tours of the "Pride of Baltimore II" ship.
“Interact with Blackbeard … and more than 100 other authentically costumed pirate re-enactors as they run rampant on the streets of America’s oldest, continuous English-speaking settlement,” the press release for the event states.
The festival is expected to draw approximately “50,000 seafaring attendees,” to downtown Hampton, according to the press release.
For more information, call 757-727-1271.