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City of Oaks Pirate Fest

Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Dorothea Dix Park

Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard for the City of Oaks Pirate Fest!

Learn more about the history of pirates in North Carolina at the City of Oaks Pirate Fest. New for 2019, the City of Oaks Pirate Fest is commandeering Dorothea Dix Park for even more swashbuckling fun. Register for the City of Oaks Pirate Fest!

Salty sea dogs and young scalawags alike will:

  • Meet Captain Blackbeard
  • Engage in Sword Fights
  • Sing Sea Chanties
  • Play Swashbuckling Games
  • Feast at Local Food Trucks
  • Participate in a Costume Contest
  • Enjoy Pirate Crafts, Listen to a Notorious Pirate Band and More! 

Become a Museum of History (MOHA) member before or at the event!

#NCPirateFest is the official hashtag for the festival!

The City of Oaks Pirate Fest is presented by Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, the North Carolina Museum of History, and the City of Raleigh; the event is sponsored, in part, by Wegmans and Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown. Media sponsors are CBS17, WNCN-TV; as well as radio stations KIX 102.9 FM, Carolina’s Greatest Hits, The New Pulse 96.9/102.5, and Star 92.9—all affiliates of parent company Curtis Media Group.