GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Aaarrrggghhh you ready for a busy weekend in Greenville? There’s a lot to see and do, and it all revolves around pirates.
PirateFest, the annual festival of all things pirates, will be this Friday and Saturday in the Uptown Greenville area. The event starts at 5 p.m. and will continue into Saturday evening.
The festival draws an estimated 35,000 people and over 150 vendors for the two-day event which features live music, food, art and, of course, pirates. The event covers eight city blocks, which are marked off for everyone to enjoy, along Evans Street.
Presented by Sup Dogs and Suddenlink, PirateFest will kick off with performances by DJ Tay James on Friday night and conclude with Eric Paslay on Saturday night.
Friday, the festival begins with the opening act TrainWreck followed by the main performance from DJ Tay James. Saturday, pirate shenanigans will be held all day from 11 am to 8 pm featuring BMX shows, mermaids, pirates and more. Be sure to wear your best pirate costume for the costume contest at 11 am. End the day at the Town Common with music from Grammy-nominated singer Eric Paslay.
Click here to see the list of events taking place in Uptown and at Town Common.
It’s all part of a busy weekend that also includes East Carolina University’s 37th annual Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party, which is also this Friday and Saturday. All events will take place on the Grady-White Boats Athletic Campus on Saturday. That includes a busy weekend of ECU sports including baseball, softball and the annual spring football game.
More information on all of the weekend’s festivities can be found on the Pigskin Pig-Out Page.