Sat. Oct. 20: The Southern Pirate Festival invades Port Columbus

October 15, 2012 

The Southern Pirate Festival returns Saturday, October 20, with live entertainment, family activities, cannon firings and pirates. Crowd favorites Billy Bones’ Pirate School and Sulukule Belly Dance will return.

Treasure hunts and pirate battles will take place throughout the day and live music and entertainment by local and regional performers will be presented. Expect storytellers, mermaids and games, black powder weapons demonstrations and face painting. Vendors will be on hand offering food, drink and pirate merchandise, and guests can also tour the museum as part of their festival admission.

The Southern Pirate Festival is hosted by the National Civil War Naval Museum, as well as partner pirate crew “The Cursed Few,” and is made possible by a grant from the Columbus Convention and Visitors’ Bureau and the Columbus Cultural Arts Alliance.

For more information and a full schedule and performer listing, visit

When: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. Oct. 20, with events beginning at 11 a.m.

Cost: $7.50 for adults, $6 for children (ages 7-17). Kids 6 and younger are free.

Where: National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, 1002 Victory Drive in Columbus.

Information: or call 706-327-9798.

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