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Updated: 07/25/2014 12:28:09PM

Pirates gather to invade the waters of Charlotte Harbor

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A wench for the Pirates of the Treasure Coast event company warns a landlubber to get his act together or she'll hang him from the yardarm, during impromptu theatrics at Fishermen's Village Pirate Fest.

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Pirate Fest comes this weekend to Fishmen's Village July 26-28, featuring activities for the entire family.

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Pirate Fest comes this weekend to Fishmen's Village July 26-28, featuring activities for the entire family.

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Don Maitz, creator of the iconic Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Character, will be displaying his collection of pirate art and will also be available for purchase throughout the evening at Friday’s Pirate’s Ball.

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This weekend, pirates and pirates at heart will visit Fishermen’s Village to plunder and pillage the local shops, restaurants and the vast array of vendors at this family and pet-friendly Pirate Festival.

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Weekend activities include a walking Pirate Parade, a Ship-to-Shore Battle, a Living History Pirate Encampment, Cannon and Black Powder Weapon Demonstrations, interactive games and the all new Twilight Fire Show Spectacular Saturday evening.

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One of the many highlights of this festival is the pirate flotilla and invasion where boaters from around the area go all out decorating their vessels to compete for cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. The excitement builds as the participating flotilla boaters threaten the dockside patrons with an assortment of water weapons.

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Celtic Mayhem is one of the featured bands at this weekend's Pirate Fest.

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Come out to Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda, and celebrate the Maritime History of Punta Gorda in True Pirate Fashion by dressing up as a Swashbuckler, Buccaneer or Tavern Wench and enter one of our costume contests for kids, adults, and even pets.

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Come out to Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda, and celebrate the Maritime History of Punta Gorda in True Pirate Fashion by dressing up as a Swashbuckler, Buccaneer or Tavern Wench and enter one of our costume contests for kids, adults, and even pets.

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There will be an abundance of pirate characters and beautiful mermaids, a living history pirate encampment, live entertainment and lots of exciting interactive games for all ages to enjoy.

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There will be an abundance of pirate characters and beautiful mermaids, a living history pirate encampment, live entertainment and lots of exciting interactive games for all ages to enjoy.

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Pirate Fest comes this weekend to Fishmen's Village July 26-28, featuring activities for the entire family.

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Not wanting his throat cut by his wench, George Nugent is going to behave himself at the Pirate’s Ball. He is under the watchful eye of Josie Hopper, his fiance.

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Freya Folkvangr poses with a pirate known as Little David during the Pirate’s Ball on July 26.

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Hanging on as the boat sets out to the harbor are little pirates Marcus Mead, 7, and his 3-year-old sister, Marissa.

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Pirate “Gabriel Grimm,” also know as Stephen Sepulveda, gets the crew ready to set sail for the pirate voyage.

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Each year the mayor of Punta Gorda officially proclaims this fun city as “A quaint little fishing village with a pirate problem.” This weekend, pirates and pirates at heart will visit Fishermen’s Village to plunder and pillage the local shops, restaurants and the vast array of vendors at this family and pet-friendly Pirate Festival.

The 6th Annual Fishermen’s Village Pirate Fest, taking place Friday through Sunday, July 25-27, hosts a variety of free pirate-themed activities and events throughout the weekend. There will be an abundance of pirate characters and beautiful mermaids, a living history pirate encampment, live entertainment and lots of exciting interactive games for all ages to enjoy.

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