Set Sail To the NC Pirate Festival for Swashbuckling Fun

This article is part of our daily Regional Highlights series which features unique businesses, attractions and events around the South (outside of Georgia.)

Looking for a reason to spend a weekend in North Carolina? Next weekend is PirateFest in Greenville, and it’s North Carolina’s 2024 Festival of the Year!

Set Sail To the NC Pirate Festival for Swashbuckling Fun
Courtesy of PirateFest

Sister Hazel is the headline entertainment! Yep, “all for you!” Other festivities include fine arts for sale, beer and wine, sword fighting, a pirate encampment, a pirate parade, mermaids, black powder demos, and more!

The festival sits along the river and is free to the public.

Come join the fun in Downtown Greenville, on April 20, 2024 from 11:00AM to 8:30PM.

Greenville, NC

Remember, this is the Greenville in NC, not SC…. here are some other things you can do when you visit for the weekend.

  • Stroll the South Tar River Greenway
  • Check out the beautiful art at the Greenville Museum of Art
  • Browse around the Uptown Greenville District’s unique local shops and antique stores
  • Follow the North Historic North Carolina Barbecue Trail 
  • Stop by Duck Rabbit Brewery in Farmville for a tap room tour and tasting 
  • Explore the Walter L. Stasavich Science & Nature Center
  • Step back in time with a visit to the Eastern Carolina Village & Farm Museum

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Set Sail To the NC Pirate Festival for Swashbuckling Fun