Grab a Matey for the Second Annual Haunted Pirate Fest in Downtown Boynton Beach
On Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th Downtown Boynton Beach will be painted red and black and completely transformed into a lively pirate village packed with fun-filled activities and entertainment for people of all ages. The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) proudly announces the arrival of the 2 Haunted Pirate Fest on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th in Downtown Boynton Beach. The free two-day fest will be located along E. Ocean Avenue between Seacrest Blvd. and NE 1st Street, and held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. During the fest 129 E. Ocean Avenue will be transformed to Hobb’s Cove, a bustling old world port brimming with supernatural superstitions of the pirate era where pirates roam free to pillage and plunder. This lively pirate village will feature 3 stages of continuous live music, children’s activities, pirate reenactments and pirate stunt shows. The Haunted Pirate Fest drew thousands of people of all ages to Downtown Boynton Beach last year to enjoy a variety of swashbuckling adventures. On Saturday, October 26th the swashbuckling fun doesn’t stop at 5:00 PM. The festivities continue with the Fest’s first ever community led Mermaid Splash Parade, an enchanting walk that will allow participants to encounter magical mermaids. The parade begins at 5:00 PM on 129 E. Ocean Avenue, next to the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum, travels to the Marina and then back to Ocean Avenue. Event stages will be setup at 640 Ocean Ave. (Ocean Plaza), 400 Ocean Ave., and the Boynton Harbor Marina. Local restaurants will be setup under tents along Ocean Avenue for participants to enjoy food ranging from a quick bite to a full meal. The CRA invites everyone to join in on the community fun. Additional activity highlights include:
- The interactive pirate ship Avenger
- Magicians, Fairies and the Wheel Walker
- Pirate reenactments and Captain Jack Sparrow with his crew of over 70 buccaneers.
- A Spooktacular Haunted House presented by the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
- The Black Sparrow Pirates ship located at the Boynton Harbor Marina
- Kids’ costume parade and pirate ceremony at noon
Please visit www.catchboyton.com for a list of the scheduled events for the pirate-themed weekend.
Mermaid Splash to Make Waves at Downtown Boynton Beach 2nd Annual Haunted Pirates Fest
On Saturday, October 26th the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be extending the hours of its signature Haunted Pirate Fest event with an evening event to include local businesses. Mermaid Splash will feature an array of family activities, entertainment and local artists selling original one of a kind art. This year, the Haunted Pirate Fest will be expanding its horizons on Saturday, October 26th with the first ever Mermaid Splash. To kick off Mermaid Splash, event goers will participate in a free walking parade starting at 5:00 PM at 129 E. Ocean Avenue, next to the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum. Participants will travel to the Boynton Harbor Marina and then back to Ocean Avenue and get an opportunity to encounter live mermaids and much more. Mermaid Splash takes place at 3 locations: 400 Ocean Ave., 640 Ocean Ave. (Ocean Plaza) and the Boynton Harbor Marina and includes the following activities:
- Two stages of continuous live music throughout the evening located at 4th & Ocean and 640 Ocean Ave. (Ocean Plaza)
- Local artists selling one of a kind art at 640 Ocean Ave. (Ocean Plaza) and 400 Ocean Ave.
- Incredible food options ranging from a quick bite to a full meal will be available from local restaurants in tents along Ocean Avenue.
- A craft table sponsored by Resource Depot where children can make their own pirate or mermaid.
- The Black Sparrow Pirates ship will be located at the Boynton Harbor Marina with pirate reenactments.
- Live mermaids in a tank and a Mermaid Pageant.
The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) encourages everyone attending to participate in the “pirate/mermaid, nostalgic maritime” theme to make this event Boynton Beach’s signature event of the year. Last year over 5,000 people came out to enjoy the Haunted Pirate Fest festivities. This year the CRA hopes the extended hours of Mermaid Splash will benefit the business community of East Boynton Beach. More about Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA): The Boynton Beach CRA is committed to serving the community by guiding redevelopment activities and stimulating economic growth within its 1,650-acre district. The CRA focuses on creating a vibrant downtown core, providing affordable housing, and revitalizing neighborhoods. For more information on the CRA, its programs, projects and free special events, call (561) 737-3256, or visit www.catchboynton.com.