Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival 2019

Pirate Festival

From the same founder as Renfest, comes another exciting trip to Medieval times when you visit the Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival, taking place Saturday, April 20th on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Bobby Rodriguez, combined with the resources of Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club, The City of Fort Lauderdale, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, and Yellow Cab of Broward County, presents The Second Annual Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival 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.

This extraordinary one-day free event will feature a competitive Pirate Themed Raft Race, Kayak Race, and Paddle Board Race, Live Entertainment, Pirate Encampments, Beer Garden, Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Dunk Tank, LIVE Canon Demonstrations, and a LIVE Mermaid for photos. Children’s Area with climb aboard Pirate Ship, Blackbeard Pirate Shows, Pirate Face Painting, Pirate Ship Bounce & Slide, Climbing Wall, Pony Rides, Games and fun for all ages. There will also be plenty of contests including best dressed pirates of all ages.

Corporate teams, Schools and Organizations will compete in the raft race for fun prizes with all net proceeds directly benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club’s 1090 Foundation (501c3) which provides college and vocational scholarships for deserving local High School Seniors and funding for various community service projects.

Main Stage Entertainment

11:00 – Noon – Rough Shot (Country & Rock covers)

12:-12:15 pm – Cannon Demonstration

12:20-1:05 pm – Celtic Mayhem (Irish/Gaelic Band)

1:10-2:00 pm – Rough Shot (Country & Rock covers)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm –  Raft, Paddleboard and Kayak races

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Cannon Demonstration

3:15 pm – Presentation of race awards (& sponsors)

3:25 pm – Costume Parade

3:35 pm – Costume Awards

3:45 – 5:00 pm – Celtic Mayhem (Irish/Gaelic Band)

FREE Admission

Complimentary Raft Registration. Produced by the Florida Renaissance Festival. Sponsored by Yellow Cab of Broward featuring their new RideYellow APP, use Promo code: FREERIDE19


HOURS: 11am – 5pm

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Date(s) - 04/20/2019
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Esplanade Park