This Weekend! Pirate Invasion of The Belmont Pier 2016

Photo by Kasia Rei. Used with permission.

Photo by Kasia Rei. Used with permission.

This weekend, June 25th and 26th, hundreds of costumed pirates, mermaids and scallywags will descend upon the Belmont Pier for 2 days. 3 pirate ships will occupy the pier and serve as a backdrop for sword fights, musket battles, cannons, treasure hunts, costume contests and all manner of pirate activities. In addition, there will be a historical pirate encampment on the beach and the pier will be attacked by a real pirate ship!

Live entertainment includes belly dancers, bands, a theatrical performance of “Treasure Island,” DJs, and fire dancers. Kids can enjoy the bounce houses, arts & crafts, rides, costume contests and storytellers. Grownups can imbibe at Captain Morgan’s Rum Bar and Deadman’s Skull Tavern.

The Mermaid festival will be taking place as a part of the event. The festival includes a mermaid-themed village with a variety of activities. Thanks to Long Beach’s new Olympic swimming pools, this weekend, the first ever Mermaid Olympics will be taking place.

The event is free, but bring money for parking, grub and grog. Hours: Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m. For more information, check out The Pirate’s Invasion of Belmont. 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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One Response to This Weekend! Pirate Invasion of The Belmont Pier 2016

  1. Ed Simon says:

    One of my favorite Island style bands, Unkle Monkey, is playing there on Sunday from 5-6pm. Check them out!

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