"Ahoy, mateys! Come aboard for the City of Oaks Pirate Fest!
Learn more about the history of pirates in North Carolina at the City of Oaks Pirate Fest. New for 2019, the City of Oaks Pirate Fest is commandeering Dorothea Dix Park for even more swashbuckling fun. The full schedule of events will be coming soon!
Salty sea dogs and young scalawags alike will enjoy FREE activities including...
- Meet Captain Blackbeard
- Engage in Sword Fights
- Sing Sea Chanties
- Play Swashbuckling Games
- Explore a Pirate Ship
- Feast at Local Food Trucks (for purchase)
- Participate in a Costume Contest
- Experience Cannon Fire
- Listen to a Notorious Pirate Band
- Enjoy Pirate Crafts... and More!
Become a North Carolina Museum of History Associates member before or at the event!
Presented by Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy, the North Carolina Museum of History and the City of Raleigh; the event is sponsored, in part, by Wegmans and Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown. Media sponsors are CBS17, WNCN-TV; as well as radio stations KIX 102.9 FM, Carolina’s Greatest Hits, The New Pulse 96.9/102.5, and Star 92.9—all affiliates of parent company Curtis Media Group.
Thank You to our Sponsors:
Pulse FM 96.9 & 102.5
Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown
Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces are available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time.
Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Programs and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or email@example.com"