Cedar Key Florida 3rd Pirate Invasion

Code of Conduct

Here be the general guidelines we pirates will adhere to and expect our guest to honor as well.
Any question? Take it up with the Keeper of the Code.

Cedar Key Pirates In Paradise Rules O’ The Invasion Weekend

  • Please respect the right of everyone to have a fun, safe, and enjoyable time in Cedar Key.
  • Please respect the laws of the State of Florida and the ordinances of the City of Cedar Key. Keep in mind that the City of Cedar Key has strict prohibitions against open containers, disorderly intoxication, late night noise, and driving while impaired.
  • Edged and or pointed weapons; i.e. swords, knives, daggers, spears, etc. must remain sheathed at all times with the exception of approved and scheduled performances. Weapons must be peace-tied at all other times.
  • Black Powder – Small Arms, Cannons, etc. You must be pre-approved by the event Safety Officer to fire any weapon. No weapons may contain black powder outside of the designated demonstration area. We request that anyone not approved to fire, remove the flint from his or her weapon.
  • We ask that you safeguard and handle your weapons in a responsible manner at all times.
  • If there is any question about how best to enjoy the Cedar Key Pirate Invasion Weekend please refer to rule number I.

2015 Entertainment

Jump down to the schedule…

Musical Performers:

bawdy_boys2Bawdy Boys – They’re baaaack! Sponsored by Steamers, this band mixes Old Irish songs and tales from the sea to bring a unique blend of comedy and music to any event. During the day you can find them in the new entertainment pavilion in the park, playing G and PG (Family friendly) music. Friday night they will be playing at the “Parlay with Pirates” party, where they will close the evening (10:00pm) with their unique “Bawdy” Entertainment (R) (NC-17) brand of music.

Listen on:
Thanks to Steamers Clam Bar & Grill for sponsoring the Bawdy Boys!

tricornTricorn, the Pirate Band – Sponsored by “Away from the World Café”. Mixing old world instruments with the vocals of true shantymen (and women), they will inspire young and old to find their way into the “Sweet Trade”. They will be performing during the day at the new entertainment pavilion in the park, Friday Night at the “Parlay with Pirates” Party and Saturday Night at the now “Pirates’ Plunder Auction” at Steamers.

Watch on:
Thanks to Away From the World Cafe for sponsoring The Tricorns!

brandon_piper_cropBrandon the Piper – A world-acclaimed Bagpiper, Brandon will bring a unique aspect, to the days of the invasion, the pirate battle as well as the memorial service.

Watch on:

Fire Performers

This year we have booked not ONE, but TWO fire performers! They will be performing in the park Friday and Saturday nights, at sundown, before the nightly festivities start. You’re sure to be entertained by some of the best fire spinners and performers in the state of Florida.

Susan Bagrationoff

Ryan “McFly” Murphy

Other Entertainment

We are planning a lot of other activities to keep everyone from the littlest powder monkey to the oldest salts entertained.  Here is some variety for ye:

arrrARRR, ink – A show, dedicated to the sea, the GAoP and the Sweet trade, this group is geared toward children, but adults find them just as entertaining. Joining them is “Brandon the Piper” (see above). We are excited to have them aboard for our adventures this year!
St. Augustine Garrison – The Saint Augustine Garrison is a group of re-enactors who portray the life and times of the Spanish soldiers and their families in 1740s Colonial Spanish Saint Augustine.  At Cedar Key, a contingent of soldiers will be on hand to help defend Cedar Key during the epic Pirate Battle.  Throughout the day you can tour their historically accurate encampment and watch them perform musket drills and parade salutes throughout the day.
krol_cannonJohn Krol – Pyrotechnics – John Krol is a world-class pyrotechnics expert serving venues such as Universal Studios & Seaworld.  A member of Southeast Reenactors, LLC and owner/operator of John of All Trades and Productions, Inc., John will be bringing two 6lb field artillery cannons to defend Cedar Key during the Pirate Battle.  He will also be conducting cannon drills and salutes throughout the day in conjunction with the St. Augustine Garrison.
carl_fismerCarl “Fizz” Fismer – Treasure Hunter – Carl Fismer, affectionately dubbed “Fizz”, is a treasure hunter that has dived on some of the world’s most famous shipwrecks. He is often described as a real life underwater Indiana Jones.  He has worked with Mel Fisher on the world famous treasure ship, the Atocha.

Schedule of Performers

Who   What When Where


Arrr, Ink Pirate Show 11:45am Gazeebo
Tricorns Pirate Band 12:00pm Away from the World Cafe
Bawdy Boys Pirate Band 12:45pm Gazeebo
TJ Brown Classic Rock 1:00pm Big Deck
Bawdy Boys Pirate Band 2:15pm Steamer’s
Carl Fismer Treasure Hunter 3:00pm Library
Arrr, Ink Pirate Show 3:00pm Gazeebo
St. Augustine Garrison &
John Krol
Weapons Demo 4:45pm Encampment
Pub Sing Sing-a-long 5:54pm Gazeebo
Fire Performers Fire Show 7:00pm City Beach
Tricorns Pirate Band 7:00pm Away from the World Cafe
Bawdy Boys Pirate Band 7:00pm Steamer’s
Loose Change Classic Rock 8:00pm Big Deck


Breakfast with Pirates
w/ Arrr, Ink
Pirate Show 9:00am-11:00am Island Room @ Cedar Cove
Tricorns Pirate Band 10:30am Gazeebo
St. Augustine Garrison &
John Krol
Weapons Demo 11:15pm Encampment
Bawdy Boys Pirate Band 11:45am Gazeebo
Arrr, Ink Pirate Show 1:00pm Gazeebo
Anna White Hodges Local Talent 1:00pm Big Deck
Tricorns Pirate Band 2:00pm Gazeebo
Bawdy Boys Pirate Band 3:00pm Gazeebo


Pirates’ Plunder – Live Auction!

The Pirates’ Plunder Auction is back and Steamers has been forced to host us again!
New this year – Steamers will be closing at 9pm and will reopen just for the auction at 10:15pm (note new time!).

This year, a portion of the proceeds will be going to the Cedar Key Food Pantry. Last year we were able to help over 100 area families with your generous support. Let’s try and double that number this year! We have not chosen the other entity in Cedar Key as of yet that we will be helping, but we will let you know as soon as we do.

The Info Booth in the park, will have all of the items for auction on display Saturday, so you can look them over and see what we have. As always, donations of items for the auction are always welcome and should be of a piratical or nautical nature. Check back often for update as we get items listed and photos online.

Atocha coin pendant – struck from silver from the Atocha shipwreck (includes a Certificate of Authority)
Donated by Bawdy Anne’s Buccaneers
boarding_axe Boarding Axe – Crafted by the one and only Will “Smithy” King!
Donated by Anonymous
B.D. McGee Custom Sword – Cutlass forged by the infamous B.D. McGee
Donated by B.D. Blades
18th-19th century trunk/sea chest
Donated by Bawdy Anne’s Buccaneers
cedar-cove Weekend Stay & Dinner at Cedar Cove – 2 nights w/dinner for 2 at the Island Room
Donated by Cedar Cove
poi2 Two pairs of practice POI – (exercise tool for jugglers and fire dancers, knitted, and yes they are uber cool)
Donated by Susan Bagrationoff
bounty_photo_straight Custom-framed photo of HMS Bounty in St. Augustine
Donated by Bawdy Anne’s Buccaneers
cedarkeyvacation.com 2 Night Stay in Cedar Key Serenity
Donated by Visit Cedar Key, LLC.
trunk2 Sea Chest/Cargo Trunk – A perfect addition to any pirate camp ,this trunk still has the inside divider as well as all the wheels on the bottom. If you look close you can see the remains of a shipping sticker. Does not come with a key.
Donated by Anonymous
Gypsy Blue Trading Co./ DogFish Leathers - Cedar Key Pub Crawl Bottle Cedar Key Pub Crawl Bottle – Custom made with Cedar Key Pirate Fest logo.
Donated by Gypsy Blue Trading Co./DogFish Leathers
cedar_key_general_store1 Family Night Dinner Gift Certificate
Donated by Cedar Key General Store
cigars1 Private-label Cigars – Are you a cigar smoker? Then you don’t want to miss the auction! Several small bundles of Dominican and Nicaraguan Corona-sized cigars will be up for auction. Including a custom label, Pusser’s-infused bundle.
Donated by Anonymous
CaptainAmerica Signed Poster of Captain America
by Allen Bellman –
Captain America — Allen Bellman has illustrated Marvel Comic’s beloved character since the 1940s. We have a donated and signed poster from Mr. Bellman along with the 2015 Dragon Con Program Book where the poster was obtained. This would make an awesome gift for yourself or a fan!
Donated by Ira Tolmich
MarshaShinies Two Pieces of Pirate Bling!  Want to bling up your garb? Bid on the “Shine on Mr. Moon pin” and “Turquoise Elegance” designed and handcrafted by Marsha Millikin, a jewelry designer in Michigan. She’ll be attending the Invasion – talk to her!
Donated by Marsha Millikin – Shiny Thing Blingery


(Line ups and times subject to change)

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