Swanage Pirate Festival MAY 2024

🗓️ Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2024

Invading the beach and taking up post at Sandpit Field, the pirates are back in Swanage for another weekend of swashbuckling shenanigans and skirmishes.

Watch as they practise their musket and cannon fire, parade through town and show off their sword-fighting skills at the Battle of the Beach.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean - Captain Edward Teague cosplay
  • Beach battle pirate re-enactment on Swanage beach
  • Pirate parade on Shore Road in Swanage

There’ll be living history displays, talks and stalls at Sandpit Field, as well as a range of food and drink stands.

And for the first time this year there’ll be special Swanage Pirate Festival t-shirts available to purchase.

  • Entry: Free


Saturday 25th May

  • 9am: Site open
  • 10am: Stalls & living history open
  • 12.30pm: Battle at Sandpit Field
  • 3pm: Battle of the Beach
  • 5pm: Close

Sunday 26th May

  • 9am: Site open
  • 10am: Stalls & living history open
  • 11.30am: Battle at Sandpit Field
  • 3.30pm Battle of the Beach
  • 5pm: Close


Applications from stallholders are now open, and any offers of sponsorship for the event, whose reenactors provide their services free of charge, are welcomed.

Email swanagepiratefestival@gmail.com for information.

Find out more on the pirates’ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/purbeckpiratefestival/