Pirates of the Chesapeake

Pirates of the Chesapeake will take place in
Spring of 2023 

Pirates of the Chesapeake takes place on April 30, 2022

2022 Festival Season Starts HERE!

2022 Festival Season Starts HERE!
Pirates, Mermaids, Music, Magic, & LIVE CANNONS! Pirates of the Chesapeake is the gathering of Brethren and Sistren of the coast. Great family fun, with boat loads of games and entertainment! All ages are welcome. Pirate attire is authorized but not mandatory.

Family event with a BIG kids zone with a rock wall, inflatables and rides.

Pirate shows for adults and kids with pirates sword fighting and 4 cannons.
Also pirate talking lessons for all and sword fighting for kids.

Costume contests will be sponsored by South Arundel Linex.
Several levels – kids, men, women

Pirate songs and music all day.
Steel Drum Rock hits between the stage entertainment.

Food, crafts, Glass blowing, blacksmith, axe throwing and maybe outside “Street” bowling demonstrations.

Strolling magicians, jugglers, fortune tellers and lipology fortune teller. Balloon artist & characicture artists and 84 to wrap things up.

Special entertainment in the VIP tent.

Pirates of the Chesapeake will be held at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.
1450 Generals Highway Crownsville, MD

This event will feature Kraken Rum

Signature drinks that will be available are:

Kraken Crush
Pirate Island Punch

Our Sponsors

Fred Frederick of Easton, MD
Crowne Plaza
Vape Bird

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the Festival?

Entertainment Coming to the Festival


The Circus Siren Pod Mermaids

The Circus Siren Pod

The Circus Siren Pod is a group of professional water artists that offer far more than your average mermaid show. We have mermaids, mermen, models, bubble artists and even a fire-breathing water sprite on staff. Based out of Mid-Atlantic region, Circus Siren Pod members have performed across the country and even internationally. From the beaches of Hawaii…


Valhalla Pirates

Valhalla Pirates

Our goal is to educate the public on the Golden Age of Piracy.The manner of dress, speech, common knowledge of skills, weapons, tools and ships crew organization during the years (1670-1730). To teach the difference between Pirates, Privateers and Sailors as well as their impact on history. To employ entertainment and “living history” as another method of education …

Pirate Band

Pyrates Royal

Pyrates Royale

The Pyrates Royale are the original singing pirate band, celebrating their 30th year in 2017. They specialize in performing nautical and folk songs with an original and comic flair. The group and its members are local celebrities in the Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C. area. Many of their songs are sea chanties, but they also perform other traditional drinking songs and ballads. The band plays at chanty festivals, folk festivals, renaissance festivals, pubs and taverns all up and down the US East Coast…

Van Halen Tribute

84 Van Halen Tribute Band

’84 Van Halen Tribute Band

Playing from 7pm – 9pm

The Ultimate Van Halen Experience!! 84 has quickly become the region’s most sought after Van Halen tribute band. Faithfully recreating the sound, look, and energy of the original Van Halen lineup (1978-1984), 84 brings a jaw-droppingly authentic, passion filled show to packed venues and sold out crowds throughout the Southeast and beyond. 84’s Dave, Eddie, Michael, and Alex work to bring you the most accurate concert experience possible. And it ain’t no joke! Behind this outrageously accurate concert experience, are 4 perfectly synced music professionals with the flawlessly aligned…

The Hooligans

84 Van Halen Tribute Band

The Hooligans


The Hooligans are the band your mamas warned you about. Popular in many places – such as England, Canada and Texas – this comedic folk, Irish band is always a popular hit at festivals…|

Kids Zone

Rock Wall

The kids zone includes a rock wall


The kids zone includes inflatables


The kids zone includes rides

Schedule of Events

12 noon Gates open
12:30 Pirates of Fortune’s Folly – Main stage (MS)
1:00 Valhalla Pirates Kids Zone (KZ)
1:30 Bedlam Bones (MS)
2:00 Jugglers/Stilts/Magic (KZ)
2:30 Pirates Royale – (MS)
3:00 Pirate/Mermaid meet/greet (KZ)
3:30 Valhalla Pirates – (MS)
4:00 Sword fighting lessons (KZ)
4:30 Magic and Comedy – (MS)
5:00 Pirate Battles with cannon – Pirates Alley
5:30 – 6:30 Spark in a Pan steel drums (MS)
7:00 – 8:30 ’84 – Van Halen Tribute
8:30 Fireworks
Get tickets for the Pirates of the Chesapeake


Advanced Ticket Purchase

  • Saturday, April 30th from 12-8pm
  • All General Admission Entertainment
  • General Admission Parking

Adults $30
Kids (12 & younger) $10
First Responders and
Military (ID req) $25

VIP Tickets

  • VIP Tent
  • Catered Meal
  • VIP Entertainment
    1:30 Juggling with Paull Blanger
    3:00 The Man Who Reads Minds
    5:30 Magic by Ben Corey
    Rotating visits by Pirates and Musicians
  • VIP Parking
  • Mingle with the Pirates, Mermaids and Musicians

$100 Per Person

Additional Offerings
(Not Included in Tickets)

  • Axe Throwing
  • Sword Fighting
  • Kids Zone Rides
  • Food & Drinks
  • Merchandise

The Pirates of the Chesapeake will take place at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds.

Thank You Again To Our Sponsors

Fred Frederick of Easton, MD
Crowne Plaza
Vape Bird