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Blackbeard Pirate Festival

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Once a year visitors from all over the country enjoy the sights and sounds of 18th century Hampton overrun by pirates. Hampton’s waterfront comes alive with dozens of pirate re-enactors, costumed in historically accurate garb, who transform today’s Hampton into the busy seaport of yesterday. Led by Blackbeard the Pirate himself, re-enactors help visitors step back in time and re-live the history and legends of 1718 Hampton. The Festival offers a variety of children’s activities, live musical entertainment, fireworks, period vendors, arts and crafts, and much more!

  • Friday, May 31 – Grand Pirate’s Bash, 7pm-10pm at Virginia Air & Space Center (ages 21 & older; tickets $35 and go on sale beginning May 1).
  • Saturday, June 1 – Festival Hours 10am-10pm, with Fireworks over the Hampton River at 9:30pm.
  • Sunday, June 2 – Festival Continues beginning at 12:00 noon, with “The Last Huzzah” at 6:00pm.


June 2
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mill Point Park
100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669 United States
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