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Pirate Party on the Beach

Published: July 7, 2009
The Virginia Beach Oceanfront will be taken over by pirates on Friday, July 17th for the first-ever Pirate Party on the Beach.  This unique family event combines a treasure hunt, pirate re-enactors, and movie into one swashbuckling evening guaranteed to “shiver your timbers!”  The Pirate Party on the Beach takes place right on the beach at 20th Street from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

It all begins with the Treasure Trek at 6:30pm.  Families and groups may participate in a hunt for “buried treasure” that will lead them to various landmarks around the oceanfront looking for clues.  The first group to dig up “Cap’n Pete’s” treasure chest receives all the loot and bragging rights as “First Buccaneers of the Beach!”  The treasure chest will be overflowing with doubloons, medals, and a trophy to proudly display for all to see!  
Participants should be prepared to walk a lot and must begin the Treasure Trek by 7:30pm to qualify for prizes.

When arriving at the Pirate Party on the Beach, beware of those scurvy scallywags, The Moody Crewe.  These pirate re-enactors will be posing for photographs, singing sea shanties, and demonstrating swordplay!  Don’t worry, though!  The Moody Crewe loves landlubbers, and this merry band of pirates will entertain as well as educate!

Bring your beach chair or blanket and settle down for a special viewing of the movie “Hook” at 8:30pm.  Directed by Steven Spielberg, this family favorite stars Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts.  A variation on the original, with Robin Williams playing a modern-day dad forced to confront his priorities, the story is still the same: when Capt. Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

“Hook” will be shown on the beach on a giant inflatable screen.

Pirate Party on the Beach is a FREE event.

For more information about Pirate Party on the Beach, visit or call 757-491-SUNN.

Pirate Party on the Beach is sponsored by The Oceanfront Inn (host hotel for discriminating pirates everywhere!), the City of Virginia Beach, and Integrated Management Group.