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Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns to Hampton

Posted at 6:05 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 10:10:56-04

Blackbeard’s Pirate Festival in Hampton. June 2, 2016.

HAMPTON Va. – 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!

The festival kicks off on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from noon to 6 p.m.

All day access wrist bands are available for $5.

For more information you can visit Hampton’s website here.