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Pirate Jam

2023

What the heck is a Pirate Jam?

The first Pirate Jam was in the early summer of 2020, and was the brainchild of our Board President Angie Propst (of Mariner Realty) and Chris Daniels of the Southern Hellcats (and Silos Restaurant & Red Rooster). They were looking for a way to get entertainment and fun to the community in the midst of social distancing and COVID-19. Folks could only attend by water, so people came in their boats, kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, and even inflatables – ready to enjoy great music while keeping their distance from one another. The bands performed at Teach's Point (also known as Blackbeard's Point or Dewey Point) in Oriental, North Carolina. The custom burgees were added at the second Pirate Jam that were given to attendees for free if they saved up $100 worth of receipts from sponsoring businesses. This stimulated the local economy and created cherished collectibles. The event was so popular, it's become a regular event hosted by the Arts Council each September.

 

Fast forward to 2023, we're holding the 5th annual Pirate Jam with a new collectible burgee. There's lots of fun surrounding this event, so be sure to check our event schedule to find out where you can meet the pirates behind the Jam!

Celebrate Pirate Jam 2023!

Time & Location

Don't miss Pirate Jam movie night (FREE) at dusk-thirty on Fri., September 1st at the Red Rooster. Of course, we've got all kinds of fun including Meet the Pirates, Costume Contest for the kids, Pirate games, as part of Pirate Movie night, and more. Read on for complete details.

Bring a chair. Because this is a free event, we're asking folks to please refrain from bringing in their own concessions. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. And there's an exciting auction item, so you may want to bring some cash too. Don't forget that the Red Rooster doesn't accept credit cards.

 

There'll be pirate sightings all week in Oriental, but the main attraction will be on Saturday, September 2nd from 1-6:30 pm at Teach's Point (aka Dewey Point) where Smith and Greens Creek meet. Listen and lounge in your own vessel. You can launch from the Oriental wildlife ramp at the end of Midyette Street.

How to Attend

There'll be pirate sightings all week in Oriental, but the main attraction will be on Saturday, September 2nd from 1-6:30 pm at Teach's Point (aka Dewey Point) where Smith and Greens Creek meet. Listen and lounge in your own vessel. You can launch from the Oriental wildlife ramp at the end of Midyette Street.

No land-based attendees and no gathering on the bridge. If caught, you may be asked to walk the plank.

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Band Lineup:

Sat., Sept. 2nd 

1-2pm – Steel County Express 

2:30-3:30pm – Built for Comfort 

4-5pm – Gary Dudley & Maxtones 

5:30-6:30pm – Southern Hellcats

How to Get a FREE 2023 Collectible Burgee
Collect $100 in receipts from our participating sponsors listed below. Bring your receipts from participating sponsors to these redemption sites to get your free burgee: The Bean, Farm Bureau, Mariner Realty, Pamlico Interiors or The Silos. Receipts should be dated between August 1st-September 2nd to qualify. Only 150 burgees are available, and one to a customer.

 

Participating Sponsors

Piggly Wiggly • TowBoatUS Oriental • First Citizens Bank • The Bean • Delamar & Delamar • Salon 55 • Tideland EMC • Sailcraft Service • Mariner Realty • The Silos • Farm Bureau • Banks Builders • Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital • Pamlico Interiors

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