Got a few scallywags in your family? They’ll appreciate the Fisherman’s Village Pirate Fest held annually at Punta Gorda, Fla. Each year the Mayor of Punta Gorda officially proclaims the city “a quaint little fishing village with a pirate problem.”
From July 25-27, “pirates” will plunder and pillage the local shops, restaurants and vendors in this seaside village. The kids can watch the pirate flotilla sail by with its assortment of water weapons, and even shoot back at them with super soakers. Be sure to dress up in your best pirate garb and enter the costume contests for kids, adults and even Fido.
Other highlights for the swashbuckling crowd include an on-shore pirate parade, mock battles with cannons, muskets and flintlocks, a fully rigged replica of Blackbeard’s ship Queen Anne’s Revenge, a twilight show of fire handlers, and plenty of pirates and mermaids taking over the village. Get your eye patches ready!
For more information, please visit www.fishermensvillagepiratefest.com.