Pirates Invade John's Pass for Three-Day Buccaneer Bash

Costume contests, fire show and boat battle on tap for this weekend's Pirate Days

Friday, May 13, 2011

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (May 13, 2011) - Swarms of swashbuckling pirates will celebrate the discovery of John's Pass this weekend as one of the area's most popular events returns to St. Pete/Clearwater.

The 10th Annual John Levique Pirate Days, three-days of marauding merriment commemorating Levique's founding of the quaint fishing port, kicks off tonight at The Hut in John's Pass Village. 

'The Brigands' band will provide a soundtrack of sea shanties and nautical tunes at the Pirates Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. The adult-only adventure also features a costume contest and a silent auction for guests to pillage.

Saturday's entertainment is sure to shiver your timbers with a family treasure hunt, authentic 'piratical' performances, live music, a spectacular fire show demonstration and more.

In addition to Sunday's non-stop action at the Village, a Flotilla will head to the high seas---or in this case, the Gulf of Mexico---where a leisurely boat parade unfolds into a sea battle, beginning at 11 a.m.

Other festivities on tap for Pirate Days include a pub crawl, children's costume contest and an appearance by live mermaids.

Complimentary parking is available at Madeira Beach Fundamental School (591 Tom Stuart Causeway), with a free shuttle transporting guests to and from the Village. Admission is free, with proceeds from purchases benefitting the Florida Fisherman Lost at Sea Memorial Fund. 

For a video recap of last year's Pirate Days, click here, and for more fun-filled activities in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, check out the events page on VisitStPeteClearwater.com.

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For more information: VisitStPeteClearwater.com
Contact: Public Relations Manager Josh Hall: Josh@VisitSPC.com
Phone: 727.464.7223

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