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Pirate Festival

The Fort Lauderdale Pirate Festival is a signature event in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Pirate Festival has something for everyone! This event has ample entertainment for participants and spectators alike!

Boat Decorating Contest

Decorate a boat (any size from kayak to yacht) in our Pirate Theme. This can include lights, pirate flags, a plank to walk, a crow's nest, or anything a pirate would want. Fill your boat with friends and dock at the downtown docks on Esplanade Park. First come first serve! Boats and crew will be judged for best decorations, most pirate spirit, best crew costumes, most likely to sink and anything else we can think of. Winners will be announced in the late afternoon.

Climbing Wall

Young Pirates can enjoy climbing to the top of the 'mast' on our Climbing Wall!

Inflatable Pirate Ship

Young Pirates can enjoy playing and climbing on our special Pirate Ship!

Gazebo Stage

Live bands will be playing on this stage throughout the Festival.

Cannon Show

Live cannons will be demonstrated several times throughout the Pirate Fest.

Children's Area

Fort Lauderdale’s littlest pirates will enjoy this fun-filled area of games and entertainment!

Game of Thrones

Many people enjoy getting their photograph on our very own Pirate Throne.

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