Be part of history

This year the sanctioned events of the town of Bath and the Greater Bath Foundation’ commemoration of the Blackbeard Tricentennial will begin with the 3rd Annual Memorial Day Celebration featuring The Embers to be held on May 26, 2018, followed five months later by the history-making Bath Town’s Blackbeard Tricentennial to be held on October 19 & 20. Click here to learn more.

Proceeds from these events will be used to promote the history, tradition, beauty and development of the Town of Bath and the surrounding areas through beautification projects, tourism and special projects/events as may be needed by the town. The Greater Bath Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) and if requested, you may receive a tax acknowledgment at the end of the year.

October 19, 2018
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Historic Turnage Theatre
Washington, NC

“An Evening with Blackbeard and Friends”

Ticketed Event Sponsored by The Greater Bath Foundation, The Blackbeard Society, and the Blackbeard Adventure Alliance.

Taste of 1718 Reception

Multi-Media Exhibit: The Iconography of Blackbeard

Introduction of Special Guests

“Will the Real Blackbeard Stand Up Please?”

A Pirate Parley: “Was Blackbeard Murdered?”

October 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Bath Town’s Blackbeard Tricentennial: The Home of Blackbeard

Skydiving Exhibition

Pirate Encampment at Bonner Point

Pirate Parade & Costume Contest

Largest gathering of Blackbeards to set a world record

Epic sea battle and siege of Bath in the waters off historic Bonner Point

Sword fighting demonstrations

Cannon making lessons

Port Royal, Jamaica artifacts

A Pirate Parley: “Was Blackbeard Murdered?”

Tug of war contests with pirates and King’s sailors

Food trucks

Presentation of Descendants of Pirates, Colonial officials, Royal Navy Officers, and other participants of Blackbeard’s story as well as other honored guests and public officials

Performance by The Shadow Players Stage Combat Group

Performance by Rusty Cutlass Band of Orlando

Fireworks Display

Specific detail time line of events will be provided at a later date.

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