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Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Gallants Channel Complex
172 W Beaufort Rd
Beaufort, NC 28516
November 22, 2024 – November 24, 2024

Event Description

Ahoy, Mates!

Calling all buccaneers! Parlay with pirates all weekend long at the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion, taking place in the charming coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina. This year’s event will be held at the Gallants Channel Complex at the foot of the Beaufort Bridge on Highway 70 as you come into Beaufort from Morehead City.

From sword fighting and black powder demos with cannons to axe/knife throwing and living history displays and reenactments, this spirited two-day festival offers fun and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

Vendors and local food trucks will be on-site with delicious food items. Tickets are good throughout the weekend, so there’s plenty of time to explore restaurants and shops downtown. Watch out for pirates that tend to roam from the Encampment. You may find them wandering around Gallants Channel or even as you are exploring downtown.

And before you go, make a stop at the North Carolina Maritime Museum to check out the Blackbeard and Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit.

Blackbeards Crew at the Beaufort Pirate Invasion

2023 Beaufort Pirate Invasion Schedule
(2024 schedule coming soon!)

Friday, Sep. 22

5:00 pm – Gates Open: Vendors & Kid’s Area Open
6:00 pm – Pirates Attack on Beaufort Hotel
6:30 pm – Pirates Attack on Beaufort Waterfront
6:45 pm – Pirates Attack & Landfall at Gallants Channel
7:30 pm – Meet the Pirates: Pirate Parlay
11:00 pm – Event closes for the night

Saturday, Sep. 23

11:00 am – Gates Open: Pirate Encampment, Vendors, Kid’s Area Open
2:00 pm – The Spanish Attack of 1747
6:00 pm – Day Event Ends: Gates Close
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Blackbeard’s Masquerade Ball: Ticketed Event

Sunday, Sep. 24

11:00 am – Gates open for Vendors… Memorial Service
12:00 pm – Event opening marked by Cannon Fire! All Areas Open
2:00 pm – Blackbeard’s Last Stand: The Battle of Ocracoke
4:30 pm – Event Finale: Ships and Gun Line Battle
5:00 pm Event Ends

Event Tickets

Purchase tickets online today!

Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on Sept 22nd, 23rd, & 24th at Gallants Channel 293 W Beaufort Rd Ext, Beaufort, NC 28516.


Event Parking

Parking on the downtown waterfront is paid parking. Additional parking is available in various lots and on most streets throughout downtown.

Ready to plan your stay?

Beaufort offers a variety of restaurants, shops and plenty of things to do, from fishing to beaches to boating. Plan your stay with Emerald Isle Realty and choose from a great selection of vacation rentals!