Blackbeard Pirate Festival

June 3 - June 4, 2023

Led by Blackbeard the Pirate himself, re-enactors help visitors step back in time and relive the history and legends of 1718 Hampton. A presentation ceremony follows the battle, where Lt. Maynard presents Blackbeard's head and crew to VA Governor Spotswood. Visitors can join Blackbeard’s funeral parade, Hampton’s version of Mardi Gras, and share in the booty from his treasure chest.
Established: 1999 Vendors: 100 Attendance: 80,000 Jousting Troupe: None Headliners:  Vendor Application: 


Ages Advance Gate
Adult FREE
Youth FREE
Child FREE
Senior FREE
2-Day Pass
3-Day Pass
Season Pass


Friday -
Saturday 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm


100 Eaton Street, Hampton, VA 23669


(757) 727-0900