The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 14 No. 46 - September 10, 2014


Privateers schedule second invasion

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story


The Anna Maria Island Privateers are getting
ready for their Second Annual Invasion and Ball in late
October and early November.


The Second Annual Privateers Pirate Invasion will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2, at Coquina Beach and the Island’s favorite pirates are looking for cohorts to help them celebrate. The two-day event offers fun and games for kids of all ages plus vendors selling souvenirs and pirate necessities.

Enjoy food and live music. The Privateers are still booking bands for the event and they are also looking for vendors as well as other area crewes to participate.

Preceding the invasion, The Privateers will host a Day of the Dead Ball on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Stewart Kirby American Legion Post 24, at 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Enjoy food, refreshments, music and the fellowship of those swashbucklers who patrol the seas around Anna Maria Island. This ball is held to celebrate the day in October when pirate Jean Lafitte returns to the shore of Anna Maria Island to search for his long lost treasure. Pirate attire is encouraged.

Dance with your lady and hoist a mug of ale to Jimmy Buffet’s “A Pirate Looks at Forty.” An Admiral’s table for six is $290 with six buffet dinners, mugs of ale and first call for buffet plus special gifts at the table. The cost for individuals is $40 and it includes a dinner buffet admission.

The ball also features a silent raffle, a live auction, a cash bar and a 2014 Invasion Ball keepsake.

The Privateers will also put on a skirmish with other pirate crewes on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at Pine Avenue in Anna Maria and moving south. There will be black powder weapons as the Privateers fight off their enemies. Their first encounter will be at Rudy’s Subs and moving onto CrossPointe Fellowship where they will battle for a few minutes. The third battle will occur at Island Gourmet with further stops at Anna Maria Island Beach Café and then the last stop at the roundabout at Gulf Drive and Bridge Street, where they will battle other ships at the Moose Lodge. From there, they will all gather at Coquina Beach.

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