Outer Banks Pirate Festival

Ahoy! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the annual Outer Banks Pirate Festival August 13th through August 15th its Nags Head, NC location at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing (U.S. 158 at Milepost 12.5). The event is FREE to the public and will be full of family pirate fun for visitors and residents of all ages.

The Outer Banks Pirate Festival includes three days of pirate play and mischief. A local group of pirates will bring history to life, celebrate the great pirate tradition of the Outer Banks, and explore local maritime history and pirate code. Festival activities include pirate face painting, treasure hunts, pirate fights, and the ever-popular Pirate Scalawag School for Kids, which tests young mateys to see if they have what it takes to be part of Blackbeard’s crew! 

Full Pirate Festival Schedule >