Sat Jul 9, 10:00 AM - Sun Jul 10, 7:00 PM

Thurston County Fairgrounds

3054 Carpenter Road Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503

Community: Pioneer Square


Welcome to Black Sand Bay and the Northwest Pirate Festival!

Event Details

Returning to Port after being lost at Sea!
2nd Annual Northwest Pirate Festival!
July 9-10, 2022
Thurston County Fairgrounds
3054 Carpenter Road Southeast
Lacey, WA 98503
Children 0-12 years old are FREE!

(With paying adult - Get a ticket for each child)
Join us for a weekend of Piratical fun and merriment!

Fun for the whole family!

Hoist the mainsails, don your best pirate attire & eye-patch, and practice your Arrhhh! to add a dash of shiver to yer timbers!

The year is 1719 and Black Sand Bay, the thriving hub located on the Eastern coast of North America, has just lost its unofficial authority. The infamous Captain Galavar has died of “natural causes”. Black Sand Bay, known for its rich trade options, goods and the peace to enjoy a port that is not at war or ruled by a monarchy finds itself unclaimed and unregulated for the first time in 40 years.

News of this fact has reached far and wide and many have set sail to claim Black Sand Bay for themselves. Two of the most famous and notorious pirate captains & their salty crews (Freedom’s Revenge & the Emerald Rose) race to the port to campaign for its patronage. Both captains are seeking autonomy in a neutral port where they can gain greater advantage, glory and a reputation of unparalleled renown in all the Seven Seas.

Join our two infamous Pirate crews on July 9th - 10th, 2022 as they seek to win your favor & support with music & shanties, entertaining battles, cannons, shenanigans and more! Food is aplenty at The Galley, you can drink rum & grog at The Crow’s Nest Inn and buy all sorts of baubles & trinkets at The Market for every sea-fairer in every price range. Young and old – ALL are invited to join in on the festivities of Black Sand Bay & the NW Pirate Festival so come dressed in your BEST pirate attire!


What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event?

Take the Bus: Schedule and route information

Uber/Lyft - Uber and Lyft are both available in the Lacey area!

Driving Directions from the North - Heading to Lacey on I-5 South: Take Exit 109, turn left onto Martin Way. Take Martin Way to Carpenter Road. Turn right onto Carpenter and follow approximately 3 miles to the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds will be on your left.

Driving Directions from the South - Heading to Lacey on I-5 North: Take Exit 109, turn right onto Martin Way. Take Martin to Carpenter Road. Turn right onto Carpenter and follow approximately 3 miles to the fairgrounds. The fairgrounds will be on your left.
Can I buy tickets at the Towne Gate when I arrive or do I have to buy them online?

Tickets may be available for purchase at the Towne Gate when you arrive at the Festival. Cash or Credit Card may be used to purchase. Please be aware that we expect higher capacity than normal, and there is a risk that we may sell out. To ensure you can get in, we highly recommend ordering your tickets in advance online. Prepaid ticket holders will have priority for entry.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring an electronic copy of your ticket or use the Eventbrite App!
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, tickets are transferrable.
What are my parking options at the event?

Parking is free at the Fairgrounds. VIP Parking available for an extra fee (Limited Quantity).
Are my tickets only good for a specific date of the Festival?

Yes, check the date on your ticket, it's ONLY good for that date!
Can I bring my pet?

Only Service animals are allowed on the Fairgrounds. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the Festival.
Is camping available on site for Guests?

Camping is not available on site for Guests, however there are many hotels and local campgrounds available for our out of town guests.
Is the site wheelchair and stroller friendly?

The site is a grass field but is flat and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
Do you have wheelchairs or strollers to rent?

We do not have wheelchairs or strollers available to rent at this time.
Do I have to wear a costume?

It is not required to wear a costume to attend the Festival, however many of our guests do enjoy dressing up to join in the fun and excitement of being a Pirate.
Can my children who are under 18 attend alone?

ALL children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult while on the Festival property. This includes parking, and all Festival areas.
Are children 0-12 years old FREE and do I need a ticket for them?

Children 12 years old and younger are free with paying adult. However, we require that you still obtain a FREE child ticket for each child 12 years old and younger. This ticket must be present at the time of admission to help us with capacity compliance.
Can I re-enter the Festival if I leave?

Re entry into the Festival is allowed on the SAME day only. Make sure to get a hand stamp when you leave the Port of Entry.

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