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Mutiny on the Beach Update

09/28/2012 at 3:55pm

Mutiny on the Beach Update!
Beach Takes Back the Pirate Festival
Schedule Announced

FORT MYERS BEACH, FL (Sept 28, 2012) – There has been a mutiny! Fort Myers Beach has told defunct Pirate Festival Promoter to walk the plank and beach businesses have struck an accord with Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Fort Myers Beach to take their festival back.

"Shipwreck was the originator of this Pirate Festival so we, along with the businesses on Fort Myers Beach, have taken it back and we are fully prepared to put on a great festival this year in spite of the bump in the road that we experienced earlier this week. We have rallied our shipmates on Myers Beach and the show will go on”, says Shipwreck owner John Richard.

The Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival will go on with guns blazing and swords slashing. Swashbuckling festivities will begin on October 5that 5pm in Times Square with entertainment by The Trouble Makers. At 6pm across the bridge on San Carlos Island, the Pirate Cruise-a-Palooza Cruise departs from Salty Sam’s Marina. The Shipwrecked Pirate Ball at Nervous Nellies begins at 7pm.

Saturday, October 6th begins at 9am with a Thieves’ Market, street vendors, pirates and wenches. The all new Little Buccaneers Fishing Tournament will be held from 11am-2pm at the festival docks. There will be live entertainment, treasure hunts, a pirate pub crawl, and the exciting pirate invasion and epic battle starring the Pieces of Eight Pirates and other scurvy pirates that will come from far and wide to invade Fort Myers Beach. The Fort Myers Princess will offer a 2:30 cruise to view the Ship to Shore Battle for $10. Princess Cruisers can be expected to be fired upon by the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship! The Old San Carlos Boulevard area from Times Square to the Matanzas Restaurant, will be transformed back into "Tortuga” where pirates and wenches will roam the streets and interact with patrons. At 5 pm Times Square offers more live music on stage by Big Al and the Phat Cats. From 8-11pm the Shipwrecked Mutineers Ball and Charity Auction takes place at Nervous Nellies.

During the Pirate Festival area restaurants will offer drink specials to costumed pirates. Participating restaurants are: S.O.B, Matanzas, Yucatan Beach Stand, the Tiki Bar, Zushi Sushi, Nervous Nellies, Fort Myers Princess, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Big Game Waterfront Grill, and Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship.

Dairy Queen is offering free Dilly Bars to all children participating in the fishing tournament and Rudy’s Treasure Chest on the Pier will be providing bait.

Schedule of Events:


5:00 – 7:00 pm live music on stage in Times Square by The TroubleMakerz

6:00pm -10pm: Cruise-a-Palooza

7:00pm -10pm: Shipwrecked Pirate Ball


9:00am - 6:00pm Pirate Festival vendor booths and activities 

11:00am – 2 pm Little Buccaneer Fishing Tournament

12:00pm-11:00pm – Pub Crawl

2:30pm – Fort Myers Princess Battle Cruise

3:00pm – Epic Ship to Shore Battle – Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship
 5:00 – 7:00 Live music in Times Square by Big Al & the Phat Cats
 8:00 – 11:00 Mutineers’ Ball and Charity Auction

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