Crowds watch two pirates perform a sword-fighting demonstration at the Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Pirates attack the Beaufort historic waterfront by land and sea. For two full-days Beaufort is overrun with pirates, wenches, privateers and scallywags. These nefarious characters dressed in historical period attire from the 17th and early 18th centuries, roam the streets and shops, engaging in battles, bursting into song and recruiting aspiring pirates, young and old. The mayhem begins on Friday with sword fighting, cannons blaring, pillaging, and plundering. There will be storytelling, sea chanteys, cutlasses and black powder weapons displayed in the pirate encampment. Featured in USA Today, the Beaufort Pirate Invasion is a reenactment of when Beaufort was attacked by pirates in the 1700s. Free admission.


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Event Details
  • Date & Time: Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10, 2019, 10am
  • Location: Downtown Beaufort, Beaufort Historic Site (pirate encampment) and various locations around the waterfront & docks
  • Distance from Hotel: 2.7 Miles (7-minute drive)

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