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July 13, 14, 15, 16 - Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days



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Hear ye, hear ye! We hereby declare the weekend o’ Jul-aye 13th to 16th to be Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days. All scallywags are encouraged to participate whether ye be a resident, business, or visitor. Gather yer first mates and join us scallywags for a weekend full o’ fun and pirate escapades! Tharr be treasure huntin’ and special pirate events happenin’ all weekend long. Get yer spyglass out and take a gander at all o’ the events fer ye and yer families to participate in. Ahoy mateys, can’t wait to see you there!

ARR! Check back 'ere for a list o' events that will be goin' on that weekend!

NEW FOR THIS YEAR! PIRATE BALL, Thursday, July 13, Mango's Bar & Grill, 6pm - 11pm
Entertainment provided by The Clue Band.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TICKETS! (Limited Tickets are Available.)



Capt. Party Pirate ship   There will be a controlled battle at Jake's Place on Saturday at Noon between Bay Rock's Revenge and Captain Party until 2pm. At 4pm come to Halesford Bridge/Bridgewater Plaza to see us board the Virginia Dare! On the way back up the lake we will stop at any and all marinas and docks possible.
Pirate Days is a fun event that we want to continue in a safe manner again this year.  Therefore we are prohibiting high pressure water hoses, dyed liquid in balloons, and jet skis.  In addition, the Pirate Ship battles are between the approved Pirate Ships and we ask that you come and enjoy the festivities but do not participate or engage in the battles as it presents several safety issues.  The local Sheriffs Offices will be patrolling the coves.
Jakes Place

Saturday, July 15th - Noon - 2:00pm. There will be a Pirate Ship Battle between Bay Rock Revenge and Captain Party in the Cove at Jake's Place.  This will be followed by the Pirates coming ashore at Jake's Place for a Pirate Lunch and "Walk the Plank".  A Water Balloon Fight and a Costume Contest will also be happening from Noon to 2:00pm. After dark there will be a "Battle of the Brews".

Mariners Landing Hospitality

Stay 3 Nights Get 15% OFF. We will also be doing a treasure hunt Saturday and Sunday between 10-4. It will start at the front desk at the Pointe and there will be clues around Mariners Landing property that will lead to some booty!

Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina

Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th from 3:30-5:30. Pirate Themed Cruise for the "Battle at Halesford Bridge", 3:30pm to 5:30pm where a Pirate Ship is to attack with Water Guns, Cannons etc. Reservations are required!

Bridgewater Plaza, Route 122, Halesford Bridge

Bridgewater Marina, Saturday, July 15th, 10:30am & 2pm - 5pm Come to the Blimey Battle of Bridgewater to watch Pirates sail to Bridgewater Plaza and do battle with real time cannons, and sword fighting! Also, Pictures with Pirates.

Fun-n-Games - giving out Pirate Toys.

Bridgewater Sportswear - giving out Pirate Swords.

Gifts Ahoy - giving outPirate Flags .

Mango's Bar & Grill - Friday, July 14th, 8pm - (21 & over) Costume Contest at Mango's. Prizes to be awarded for Best Pirate and Best Wench!
Saturday, July 15th, Wear your best Pirate gear and celebrate Pirate Weekend with our staff at Mango's. Stop by Mango's for lunch served by a Pirate.

Pizza Pub- Saturday, July 15 - There be a Scavenger Hunt and Treasure Chest full of Pirate goodies all day long.

Lake & Land Realty - will be giving away Pirate booty.

Glazed Bisque-It - will have pirate booty (candy) and pirate tattoos.

SML Visitor Center - Pirate booty for everyone!

Westlake Bojangles - will be handing out pirate favors to the children and all dine in children's meals will be served on pirate plates. ( while supplies last )

Crazy Horse Marina and Sea Tow Smith Mountain Lake, 400 Crazy Horse Road, Moneta, Virginia, Marker B-10A.

New this year! Saturday, July 8th - Fish Fry( details to follow)

Saturday, July 15th, Crazy Horse Marina will have vendors on hand and decorate the “Pirate Ship Crazy Sea Horse”, which will take part in water battles with other boats from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

SeaTow - Sea Tow will be at Crazy Horse Marina on Saturday with free hot dogs. We will also have the best brew around, "non-alcoholic Root Beer", free to all the scalawags that pledge to appoint a designated skipper each time their boat leaves the dock. Come ashore in costume and register with Sea Tow who will be giving a prize for best adult pirate costume, best child and youth pirate costume, and best pirate ship that stops by Crazy Horse on Saturday.  All costumes and ships must register with Sea Tow in order to be judged. There will be vessel water battles in the cove in the afternoon which can be seen from shore, but if you dare, be a part of the battles.  Sea Tow will give a free Sea Tow membership to any pirate ship that can make the "Crazy Sea Horse" vessel surrender. Little scalawags can come ashore and engage in water gun battles on the beach and look for treasure in the sand.  Special coins found entitle each scalawag to one free ice cream. 


Friday, 7/14 Happy Hour 4pm-7pm with $.50 Grilled Wings
Saturday, 7/15 Buy 2#s of Crab Legs, GET ONE FREE 11am-1pm; Keith McFaden 2pm-6pm; Pirate Costume Contest 3pm
Sunday, 7/16 Pirate Ship Battle at Waller's, 12 pm to 2pm

Kids look in the Smith Mountain Eagle, for the "Pirate Days Coloring Contest". Enter for your chance to win great prizes. Judging will be July 18th, 4p.m.

Hickory Hill Vineyards

Meet our own "Jolly Roger” at Hickory Hill Vineyards - All weekend long in the tasting room, enjoy wine tastings and a thirsty pirate favorite, our Golden Grog (White Pineapple Sangria). Love it? Take a loot-bag of it home to enjoy on the dock with your own crew.

Saturday, July 15th from 7-10pm is our live music event Sunset Saturday, with the old seadogs “Brandon and Mark” sailing in to entertain you. $10 general admission.  Sorry, but there’s never any rum allowed at Hickory Hill events.

Velocity Care at Westlake

Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Staff will be dressed up in theme as well as giving pirate band-aids and stickers to our patients.

MemberOne FCU

Make a stop at Member One on your Pirate Days voyage! Our Westlake retail center will be decorated in a pirate theme Friday and Saturday with Member One staff decked out in pirate gear. Come enjoy free pirate punch, cannonballs, fish n’ chips, and pirate loot for the kids. Get a pirate tattoo, play a Filbert the Squirrel game, and color at our coloring station. End your journey by snapping a fun picture in front of our pirate photo booth.

Smith Mountain Lake Banks

B B & T - will have costume props for family fun pictures. Bring your cell phone.   We will also give out Pirate Bandannas and other great give-a-ways.   Get your Pirate on and join us.
Hometown Bank - Pirate loot, food & drink.

Centra Medical Group Stroobants

Friday, July 14th - Pirate Booty Packs will be available at CMG Stroobants Cardiovascular Center located on 1039 Mayberry Crossing Dr., Suite C.  We will be open from 8-5 and look forward to seeing you!  (Pirate Packs include a snack and other fun assorted goodies for the pirate in all of us!)  A few additional packs will be available at the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce Tourist Center!

SML Primitive and Home Decor

Friday, July 14th, Saturday, July 15th, Sunday, July 16th - 15% off a single item.


Friday, Saturday, Sunday - will be passing out "Pirate Treasure", toy spinners and bandanas.

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