Pirate Invasion of The Belmont Pier Also Featuring Mermaid Festival June 26th - 26th, 2016


100's of costumed Pirates and 3 Pirate ships will descend on the Belmont Pier for 2 days of all things Pirate. Sword fights, cannon and musket battles, a treasure hunt, adult and children's costume contest, an interactive kid's zone, arts and craft vendors, live and dj entertainment on our stages, food and grog, a living history encampment, a live production of "Treasure Island", and this year we've added Mertropolis an area where 50 mermaids will reside, have a Mermaid themed village and taking advantage of Long Beach's new Olympic pools we will have the first Mermaid Olympics. This event has grown leaps and bounds and this Year we expect crowds of up to 10,000 guests over the 2 days.


June 25 & 26, 2016


Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 p.m.


The parking lot between the pier and the Belmont Plaza Pool
and the parking lot east of the pool.

Admission is FREE - Food, Beverage and Merchandise for sale



Purchase Tickets Online Here


Avast me Matey’s the Pirates be comin’ to Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier, so haul up your main sail and set course for Long Beach Saturday & Sunday June 25th & 26th, 2016.  Join with the largest  Gathering of Pirates, scallywags, free booters, Privateers and buccaneers ever to come ashore. There be music, song, dance and live theatre and much more to entertain Pirates and visitors alike.  Shop for rare and unusual treasures at the pirate market, well stocked with booty from the 7 Seas.  Twice a day you be seeing the grandest battles this side of Tortuga, with cannon and musket blazing, pirates clashing with sword and pistol as they fight over treasure and wenches.  A visit to Alfredo’s pirate pub and a tankard of ale will calm your nerves before your visit to the pirate village with hundreds of costumed scallywags and wenches.
Event Highlights:
  • Walk the Plank Mermaid Shell Hunt - 12pm both days
  • Mermaids Grotto Storytelling - 1pm both days
  • Pirate Training - 3pm both days
  • Live Bands
  • Sword Fights & Pirate Battles
  • Pirates Battle on the Beach
  • Pirate Ship Attacks Pier
  • Kids' costume contest
  • Pirate Booty Arts & Crafts Booths
  • Belly & Fire Dancers
  • Shell Sensory Hunt
  • Fishing for Prizes
  • Bounce Houses
  • Authentic Pirate Encampments
  • Treasure hunt on the beach
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Food, Grog and Rum on Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
  • Feature Band: TBA

Pirate Invasion & Meraid Festival Map - Click to Download

Pirate Invasion 5K Run - Walk

Saturday June 25, 2016


END TIME: 11:00am PDT

PRICE: $30.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee 
REGISTRATION: Registration ends June 24, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT 

Purchase Tickets Online Here



Special Thanks to Rene Gleason, Admiral Dagger of Dagger’s Seahawks and the Velvet Bedouin. The Encampments, the Pirate Village, the Battles, the Sword-fights, the Kid’s Treasure Hunt Coordinator for Pirate Invasion 2015

AND to Laura Jones of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe, 2 Hip Tribal, the Pirate Invasion’s Belly Dance Performer Coordinator.

Laura Jones - Belly Dancer


Pirate Invasion of Belmont pier T-shirt
We are now taking orders.
Tank Tops $15.00, T-shirts $15.00  and Hoodies $40.00


Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
25 39th Place
Long Beach, CA 90803

Event Sponsorship Opportunities


Retail Vendor Space Available

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Click here to download / view Retail Vendor Requirements - Application

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Selling vendors are required to obtain a Special Events Vendor Permit from the
Business License Department for the event. The current fees are $50.37 PER DAY.

Link to the City of Long Beach Licensing Application Click Here. On that page see
heading "Special Events" at the bottom of that heading i s a link to the application...
"Special Events Vendor Application"

Food Vendors will need will need a "Temporary Food Facility Permit"
Click Here

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