2018 Bald Head Island Pirate Invasion

2018 EVENT GALLERY

Come and celebrate the 300th anniversary of Black Beard’s death at the 2018 Bald Head Island Pirate Invasion! Meet Pirate Artist, Don Maitz, Author, Allen Balogh, Party with Pirates and attend the Bald Head Island “Ghost Walk”. There will be Sea Battles, Pirate Encampments, a Pirate BBQ and Sunday Pancakes with Pirates.

ROGUES GALLERY

EVENT SCHEDULE

JUNE 14
All About Art Meet & Greet
Thursday 5:00-7:00 PM EDT @ 6 Merchant’s Row

Join us at All About Art to meet Pirate artist Don Maitz and historian author Allen Balogh.Don designed the poster again this year for the Bald Head Island Pirate Invasion. This year’s poster is Black Beard on his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Don will be displaying some of his original art work and will also be signing copies of the poster which will be on sale at the gallery on Thursday night as well as on Saturday at the festival. To see more of Don’s amazing productions, go to his website: www.paravia.com

Allen Balogh has written several books about the Golden Age of Piracy including some involving the infamous Black Beard. He will be selling autographed copies of Black Sails 1715 as well as the second book in this series which was just published, The Goat with the Glass Eye. To learn more about Allen and his works, please visit his website: www.blacksails1715.com

JUNE 15
Party with Pirates
Friday 7:00-10:00 PM EDT @ In front of Delphina’s/Riverside Adventure

Drink specials and discount pizza at Luna Forest all evening.   Bring your families for dinner and enjoy Piratical bands and sword fight demonstrations!

Ghost Walk – Adults
Friday 8:30-9:45 PM EDT @ Sandpiper

The ghost walk will begin at the top of the steps of Sandpiper.   Follow the story teller who will reveal some of the many ghostly stories of Bald Head Island’s history throughout the years.  Beware that there will be ghostly figures at every turn so this is not for the faint-hearted!  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Ghost Walk Adult
Ghost Walk – Children
Friday 8:30-9:45 PM EDT @ Sandpiper

The ghost walk will begin at the top of the steps of Sandpiper.   Follow the story teller who will reveal some of the many ghostly stories of Bald Head Island’s history throughout the years.  Beware that there will be ghostly figures at every turn so this is not for the faint-hearted!  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Ghost Walk Child
JUNE 16
Sea Battle
Saturday 10 AM EDT @ Beach Access #5

Captain Horatio Sinbad the crew of the Meka II and Captain Ben Bunn and the crew of the Ada Mae will attempt to invade Bald Head Island with canons blazing while the hearty Pirates on shore will try to fight them off with canons and blunderbusses and pistols.  Come see the drama unfold and find out who wins the battle.

Pirate Encampment
Saturday 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM EDT @ Village Park at the Marina

Free activities all day including visiting the Pirate encampments to learn what Pirate life was like, visiting  Pirate ships and talking to the crew about life on the sea, sword fight & whip demonstrations, musical entertainment by two Pirate musical groups, learning about the Bald Head Island Conservancy who will tell you about some of the animals and birds who share the island with us, a treasure hunt where everyone gets a treasure, School of the Sailor where you can learn to walk & talk like a Pirate and help decorate a pirate ship with your friends.  All children dressed as pirates can participate in the costume contest.

BBQ Dinner with Pirates – Adults
Saturday 5:00 to 7:00 PM EDT @ Village Park at the Marina

Join the pirates for a roast pig dinner while you enjoy musical entertainment.  Beer & wine available for purchase.  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

BBQ Dinner with Pirates – Children
Saturday 5:00 to 7:00 PM EDT @Village Park at the Marina

Join the pirates for a roast pig dinner while you enjoy musical entertainment.  Beer & wine available for purchase.  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Ghost Walk – Adults
Saturday 8:30 PM EDT @ Sandpiper

The ghost walk will begin at the top of the steps of Sandpiper.   Follow the story teller who will reveal some of the many ghostly stories of Bald Head Island’s history throughout the years.  Beware that there will be ghostly figures at every turn so this is not for the faint-hearted!  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Ghost Walk Adult
Ghost Walk – Children
Saturday 8:30 PM EDT @ Sandpiper

The ghost walk will begin at the top of the steps of Sandpiper.   Follow the story teller who will reveal some of the many ghostly stories of Bald Head Island’s history throughout the years.  Beware that there will be ghostly figures at every turn so this is not for the faint-hearted!  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Ghost Walk Child
JUNE 17
Pancakes with Pirates – Adults
Sunday 10:00 AM to Noon EDT @ MoJo’s

Join the Pirates for breakfast while being entertained with piratical music & magic.  Have your picture taken with a Pirate.  All children dressed as Pirates can participate in the costume contest.  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Breakfast Adult
Pancakes with Pirates – Children
Sunday 10:00 AM to Noon EDT @ MoJo’s

Join the Pirates for breakfast while being entertained with piratical music & magic.  Have your picture taken with a Pirate.  All children dressed as Pirates can participate in the costume contest.  Sign up to pre-register via Paypal.

Breakfast Child

Calling all Volunteers!

BHI Pirate Invasion is looking for volunteers to contribute a few hours on Friday evening or anytime on Saturday.  If you would like to help by checking in attendees, selling food & drink tickets, supervising children decorating a pirate ship, burying treasures for the treasure hunt, or selling pirate gear, we would love to hear from you.

BHI Pirate Invasion, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation created to coordinate the Bald Head Island Pirate festival. All funds collected are to cover the costs of this volunteer run event and your donation is tax deductible.  Please consider a donation to help defray the expense of running this event.

To volunteer or to get a sponsorship form, please contact Sandy Kades at: sandy.kades@yahoo.com or by calling 804-382-1407.

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Seabreeze Rentals Bald Head Island Noonie Doodle Sweets & Treats
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Cary Cart Company Bald Head Island Conservancy Island Retreat Spa & Salon