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.