Downtown Greenville and the Town Common will be bustling with activity Saturday with PirateFest. To kick off the event, a Buccaneer Bash will be held from 5-9 p.m. today in the parking lot at the corner of Evans and Fourth streets. The Freeboot Friday-style event will include beer and wine, children’s activities, roving pirates and live music by the David Dixon Trio at 5 p.m. and Donovan Carless and The Posse at 6:30 p.m.
Streets will be closed to accommodate foot traffic. Tonight, Evans Street is closed from Fifth Street to Third Street. On Saturday, Evans Street is closed from Fourth Street to First Street.
- PirateFest Street Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Located along Evans Street in downtown Greenville between Fifth and First streets, Arts and Treasure Isle features North Carolina artists, arts organizations and Greenville restaurants. Fine arts and crafts will be for sale and on display. Area arts organizations also will have booths as well as demonstrations and children’s art activities. Downtown Greenville restaurants will have food for sale. There will be live music throughout the day, as well as cold beverages at the Buccaneer Bash Grog Garden in the parking lot at Fourth and Evans streets.
- Roving pirates, all day. Several visiting pirate groups will entertain the crowds with songs, storytelling, sword play and costumes. There will be some scheduled performances on the festival stages, but, most of the time, pirates will be roaming the festival grounds. Bring your camera — they love to be photographed.
- Buccaneer Bash Main Stage, at the Rose Parking Lot (corner of Fourth and Evans streets) next to the Grog Garden. Enjoy a variety of live music and beverages throughout the day at the Buccaneer Bash Main Stage and Grog Garden. Regroup with your crew at the end of the day at the Main Stage for the headline band performance beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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