Argh! Pirate Invasion takes over Belmont Pier today

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pirate-invasion-pier-dazeThe Long Beach Pier Daze Pirate Invasion, Faire and Festival will take place at the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.

The free event is open each day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Highlights include a living history Pirate encampment on the beach, live pirate show with real pirate ships “attacking” the pier, arts and crafts booth and a Kids Zone that includes a treasure hunt and pirate costume contest. 

A limited number of pirate ship rides will also be available. “Pirate” bands will provide live entertainment and a TV show will be filming a Pirate themed reality show during the event.

The pirate-themed list of events includes:

  • Pirate ships battling off the Pier
  • Live pirate shows (sword and black powder gun battles) throughout the day
  • Tall Ship Rides
  • Live Music from Dread Crew of Oddwood & Pirates of the Black Swan
  • Grog and food booths
  • Pirate Coalition Camp – Port Royal Privateers
  • Pirate Parade – Lead by Brethren of the Coast
  • Black Powder Gunners – Alliance of the Double Cross
  • Pirate booty, arts and crafts boots
  • Belly and fire dancers
  • Pirate Costume contest
  • Capt. Jack Sparrow’s Kid’s Treasure Hunt
  • Pirate Personalities: Capt. Cleighton Talderoy: Pirates Magazine 2008 Pirate of the Year, Jamaica Rose of No Quarter Given Magazine, Capt. Jamie Bellows: King of the Pirates, Scarlott Harlott, Pirate Jenny Serna, Kapt. Ray Kula

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The Long Beach Sea Festival is presented by Charter Communications with additional sponsorship provided by: the Port of Long Beach; Mercedes  Benz of Long Beach; Odwalla, St. Mary Medical Center; TranSystems; Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation  and Marine; Supervisor Don Knabe; the Long Beach Airport; Coke; Moffatt & Nichol; Aquarium of the Pacific; Anchor Environmental; Fred Hall Fishing Show; Keesal, Young & Logan; Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau; Grunion Gazette; Long Beach Press-Telegram; Long Beach TV 8 and Professional Business Services.

A complete list of all Sea Festival activities, with event location and information, can be found at

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