Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival 2018


From the founder of Renfest, Bobby Rodriguez, combined with the resources of Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club comes The First Annual Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival on Saturday May 12, 2018 at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Pirate Festival promises to have something for everyone with activities for kids and adults alike.  Admission is free however tickets may need to be purchased for certain activities.  All proceeds benefit the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club’s 1090 Foundation for Scholarships & Community Projects.


  • Best Rum Drink in Fort Lauderdale contest
  • Pet Costume Contest
  • Children’s Pirate Promenade
  • Arts & Craft Vendors
  • Raft and Paddle Board Races
  • Costume Contests
  • Rotary Club Golf Classic
  • Live Music


11:00 – 11:40 DNA Teen Band

11:50 – 12:30 Forever Young Band (Neil Young Tribute)

12:30-12:45 Canon Demonstration (on River’s Edge)

12:45 – 1:25 The Groove Band

3:00 – 3:40 Celtic Mayhem Band

4:00 – 4:40 The Groove Band

6:10 – 6:55 Celtic Mayhem Band

Admission is FREE

Festival Opens at 11am and continues until 7pm.

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Date(s) - 05/12/2018
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Esplanade Park