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Scallywags Weekend: Family-fun for Mateys

Scallywags Weekend has several components – a movie night, a pirate encampment, a low country shrimp boil, Pirate Olympics, a scavenger hunt, Blackbeard’s Market, and rides aboard The Raven and a Pirate Show at The Raven!

The weekend will kick-off Friday, May 4, with the Pirate Encampment and the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at Soundside Park. The movie will begin around 8:15 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Jack Sparrow and pirates will join us before the movie, so be sure to bring the camera or smartphone.

Saturday’s events include rides aboard The Raven, a Pirate Show at The Raven, firing demonstrations by the pirates camped at Soundside Park, Pirate Olympics, Blackbeard’s Market, a low country shrimp boil, and more!

Saturday’s events begin with a bang as Surf City Mayor Doug Medlin fires the cannon at Soundside Park, 10 a.m. Living Series Demonstrations will be given by the pirates. And what pirate would be complete with parrots? See the parrots and play games.

Meanwhile, speaking of games, the Historical Society of Topsail Island will host Pirate Olympics. Get your team of four family and friends to compete. Spectators are welcomed! The Olympics begin at 10 a.m. but you must register to compete before 9:30 a.m. (online registration is available on the HSTI website). The games will be hosted by the Topsail Beach Town Park Center.

Also in Topsail Beach, visit Blackbeard’s Market for a wide variety of vendors.

On Saturday, the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Topsail Steamer will serve up lunch and dinner with a low country shrimp boil for only $20 a plate at Soundside Park from noon – 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the Scavenger Hunt! Businesses will be listed on a special poster for our visitors who are encouraged to find their treasure in our local business.

The Hampstead Methodist Church’s Boy Scout Troop will serve Pirate Grub and Gold Doubloon Pancakes at the Surf City Welcome Center from 8 – 11 a.m.

The Scallywags Weekend planning committee will met Monday, April 30, at noon, at the Greater Topsail Area Chamber Conference Room.

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