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9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest Oct 10-12, 2014

fmbchamber : Tue, August 19, 2014 7:16 pm : Daily Update, Home, Play

pirate fest parrot compressedThe 9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival will be held on Old San Carlos Boulevard October 10th- October 12th, 2014. The festivities begin at 6pm on Friday night, when we kick off the weekend long pub crawl with a “Pub Quest”. Costumed pirates will follow 3 different Captains along the Boulevard, stopping here and there for a bit o’ grog. The Captain keeping the most crew together will win a prize at the end of the Quest. There’s sure to be lots of bribery, treachery, and even mutiny involved along the way!

The Fort Myers Beach Festival begins with the opening cannon and Pirate Parade at 10am each day. The day’s events include a Kid’s Fishing Tournament from 11am-1pm. The first 25 children accompanied by a parent or guardian will get to keep their new fishing pole. Enjoy continuous live entertainment on 2 stages by Arrr, Inc., The Craic Show, World Class Piper Brandon Martinelli, Storyteller and author Wilson Hawthorne and Blackbeard’s Kid’s show. For Love or Money will be serenading crowds with music of the past as they stroll the lanes of the sea port. The ongoing “Find the Pirate Game” sends the wee ones on a wild goose chase to locate the wanted pirates. Beware! The scallywags you may encounter along the way will ask a price for information they give that leads to the capture of these wanted Brigands. The bad blood between the Pirates heats up as the day wears on, and at 2pm Mantanzas Pass explodes with the biggest Sea Battle in the Southeast! Witness the Black Pearl, the Pieces of Eight, and the Black Duck attack the shore as Captain Flood’s band of ne’er do wells defends their stronghold.

The Marketplace will amaze festival goers with treasures aplenty, such as handcrafted leather pouches and adornments, pirate coats, fancies for the ladies, glassware encrusted with gems, metal art, gypsy wear, leather wrapped bottles, weaponry, gorgeous jewelry and the finest hand crafted hats available. Among the vendors selling their wares you will find face painters and balloon twisters, hair braiders and storytellers.

After hours fun on Saturday night includes Rum Tastings by Wicked Dolphin Rum and Captain Morgan. There will be an Adult Costume contest with fabulous prizes, and Pirate Parties at the bars and taverns along the beach.

For family fun and a chance to win prizes, purchase a $5 scavenger hunt map at the Chamber’s Visitors Center on Fort Myers Beach or the Mobile Information Center “Roxie”.

We invite swashbucklers of all ages to put on their best pirate gear and join in the fun all weekend long beginning Friday evening and continuing through Sunday evening.

Volunteer groups and individuals are encouraged to contact us as well as businesses interested in sponsorships.

All event information can be found at www.fmbpiratefest.com.

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Sponsorships available for the 9th Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest

fmbchamber : Mon, August 18, 2014 6:31 pm : Daily Update, Home

pirate fest parrot compressedGet your name out there during one of the biggest events on Fort Myers Beach, the 9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest!  Multiple sponsorship types are available and are open to both chamber members and non-members.

The Pirate Fest will run through Columbus Day weekend Oct 10-12th, 2014 and will have an estimated 10,000 attendees.  The highest sponsorship level is the Captain’s or Title Sponsorship in which the festival will actually be named after you business!  This sponsorship also includes a 10 by 10 space at the event for handing out your promotional materials,  as well as inclusion in media ad buys, PR releases and much more!

Other sponsorship levels include the Quartermaster Sponsorship, the Pub Crawl Sponsorship and the Scavenger Hunt Sponsorship.  For more information and an application please click here.

You can also contact RJ Snyder at Paradise Advertising and Design at 239-395-5878 or rj@paradesign.us.

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