Living in the nation’s oldest city one would expect festivals, parades, and military re-enactments. But now we are having a Pirates Gathering complete with a Buccaneer Bash, a thieves market, and much, much, more…
of all the things to do throughout the year here in St Augustine, and
there are a lot of things, The Pirate’s Gathering has got to be one of
the funfest. Where else can the young and sexy dress like Capt. Jack
Sparrow, Miss Swann, or the brave Will Turner, and older folks like us
can become Capt. Barbossa, Davy Jones, or the handy Mr. Gibbs for a
weekend? It really is fun seeing these swashbuckling characters walking
the streets of St Augustine. We’ve even seen mom, dad, and the kids all
dressed up as a pirate family. (Too cute)
This year’s Gathering
– the 8th annual – will be held 1 week after Halloween, on November 6th
7th & 8th. But there’s more than just a Buccaneer bash. On Friday
the 9th the gates open at 10:00 AM, with 2 performance stages and a full
historic exhibit living history demonstrations ‘with incredible
characters’. Saturday the 7th visitors will see a Pirate Crew Promenade
down St George St at 12 Noon.
And yet there’s more, including mutiny weapons demonstrations, a
sailor’s encampment, thieves market, story tellers, and shanty signers.
But the most important thing you will see will be you. You dressed as
your favorite 17th century sailing character enjoying a weekend with
like-minded folks enjoying what you love most. Swashbuckling!
So grab your favorite wench, your sword, and your compass, and then
point your bow to the horizon and head for Port St Augustine for the