an active 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization in St. Augustine, Florida. Our goal is to help people of all ages learn about the maritime history of St. Augustine through participating in community outreach events, hosting the Annual Pirate Gathering weekend, providing scholarships for kids to attend the Lighthouse Maritime Summer Camp and other activities throughout the community of St. Johns County.
We have created an annual fun, family festival called the SAINT AUGUSTINE PIRATE GATHERING. This event brings pirate renactors from all over the Southeastern United States. Some are world class entertainers, historic interpreters and educators, and some are just great pirates.
This year the gathering will take place November 8th – 10th, 2013 on the Saint Francis Events Field. The field will have several period correct vendors, live musical performances, photo opportunities with pirates, food vendors, a kids’ corner and “Pirate Court” on Sunday. This event will feature historical encampments, live sword fights and black powder demonstrations, a parade through downtown St. Augustine, and our widely acclaimed pirate battle.
With the funds we raise from this event and other activities throughout the year, we can provide scholarships for children in our community who cannot otherwise afford to attend the Lighthouse Maritime Summer Camp. This camp educates students on the area’s maritime history and how varied cultures have shaped the region and impacted the history of the United States. We hope also to benefit the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) this year with their research of St. Augustine’s historic waters.
The Ancient City Privateers along with our sister group the Krewe of the Black Heart hope that with your assistance and generosity that the 2013 gathering will be our most successful to date.
Monetary and in-kind donations will be recognized with promotion on our website, event signage and pamphlets and any other media format which the sponsor can provide.
For more information please see our website, www.pirategathering.com