Beaufort’s annual Pirate Invasion delayed until reopening phase three

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(WNCT) Organizers say Beaufort’s annual Pirate Invasion will happen when North Carolina is in reopening phase three.

This would have been the weekend for the annual three-day celebration of the East’s pirate heritage.

In fact, organizers came up with the perfect theme, “the year of the plague”.

To recognize what is going on with COVID-19.

But they decided to postpone the festivities until the state relaxes restrictions — and crowds can return.

There will still be some events on Saturday, including t-shirt sales by Union Park and a 5 p.m. flotilla to honor the festival’s 60th anniversary.

Organizers hope to hold the invasion in mid-October.

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