Pirate Weekend
4-6 October

The Annual Pirate Parlay is Bigger than EVER!!!

More details to come


‘Invitin’ all ye Scallywags, Rascals and Ruffians to partake of this free piratey shenanigans as crews take over the ancient port of Weymouth for mischief and naughtiness!’ This October sees Weymouth celebrate its rich maritime history, with a focus on pirates! Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries high taxes led to an increase in illegal imports to Britain. Weymouth’s position on the South Coast meant that it became a hub for contraband; and so the battle between smugglers and customs men began… Weymouth Pirate Fest, draws on this pirate history with a family friendly festival of fun and shenanigans! Events and re-enactments will take place throughout the town and visitors as well as locals are welcome to dress up and join in.

Swashbuckling launch party

Activities begin at 8.30pm on Friday 4th October details to come

Treasure map

Calling all Pirates to follow ye olde treasure map, to find yer loot.

Maps available at participating olde hostelries: (all participating pubs will be listed here in due course)


The morning of Saturday 5th October sees pirates from Weymouth, the UK and Europe gathering at 10.30am. Then at 11am the parade begins (starting point TBC) to the spirited sounds of pirate band The Boarding Crew, before moving through the town with The Dolmen and their troupe of drummers at the lead. Prepare for re-enactments, piracy and shenanigans

Little Buccaneers

For all little buccaneers there are plenty of shenigans for you to partake in, from walking the plank at the Nothe Fort, taking part in the Pirate parade, and of course making your own pirate hats at one of the workshops at the Palm House or Library

Marauders and Soundrels

The Evening of Saturday 5th October sees pirates gathering in various locations throughout the town (more details to come)

At Hardy's Hophouse
At the Pirate Keep
At The Sailors Return

Seafaring acoustic set

The Moonfleet Pirate ship will be docking within the harbour on Saturday, inviting pirates aboard, during the weekend, with a special acoustic set from the Dolmen on Sunday morning. (further details to be announced)