Pirates Day Returns To Barnegat’s Historic District

Photo by William Clanton

BARNEGAT – Barnegat Township is bringing the adventure once again with the 2018 Pirates Day festivities on September 8. Join friends, family, and some real pirates in Barnegat’s Historic District for a day of free, swashbuckling fun.

The yearly event will feature professional pirate reenactors, live music, a children’s entertainment zone, and a vendor fair lining the streets of downtown.

The kids can enjoy a replica pirate ship from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. while parents can enjoy live music on the main stage form 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Don’t miss pirate magician David Engel and his magical performance at 1 p.m. Explore over 180 craft, nonprofit and children’s booths at the fair, or grab some pirate grub at one of the food vendors.

Pirate’s Day is an annual celebration of Barnegat, home of the “Patriot Pirates” who raided British vessels to disrupt supply lines to British troops, once upon a time. Now you will get a chance to see some pirates reenact scenes on the Pirate Cove Stage or even interact with them as they roam the downtown streets.

Come dressed in your best pirate attire and you could win a prize!

Shuttle buses will transport you to the event from the Barnegat Municipal Building and Bayside Chapel.

If you are interested in vendor registration, email jbroadbent@barnegat.net. For more information, call Barnegat Recreation at 609-548-6319.