Calling all scallywaggers, wenches, fairy, and mermaid fanatics! The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) proudly announces the 7th Annual Haunted Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash! This FREE 2-day festival will take place on Saturday, October 26th from 11AM – 9PM and Sunday, October 27th from 11AM – 6PM. Last year the Haunted Pirate Fest & Mermaid Splash drew thousands of people of all ages to Downtown Boynton Beach for a variety of swashbuckling adventures. This year even more visitors are expected to join in on the fun, so we’re upping the ante to ensure the fun meter is off the charts!

Visitors, who are encouraged to attend in pirate, mermaid, or other maritime themed attire, will be immersed into the theme of the festival as they interact with a variety of roaming actors, street performers, and musicians. This family friendly event will transform the downtown area into a bustling port reminiscent of the Renaissance era. Guests will be able to venture between Hobb’s Cove, a bustling old world port brimming with pirate superstitions of the shipwrecks off the coast of Boynton Beach and Merlandia, a mysterious oasis where the sirens of the sea lure you into the depths with their captivating songs. This lively festival will provide attendees with nonstop entertainment, as the streets come to life with 11 areas of live entertainment, music, pirate reenactments, magic shows and interactive mermaid tanks. Visitors will have the opportunity to partake in a treasure hunt, mermaid pageant, costume contest, and many other fun activities.

This action packed and fun-filled event is sure to be a hit among residents of all ages. Mark your calendar and come celebrate Boynton Beach’s signature event!


  • An Epic Pirate Invasion
  • The Wheel of Death
  • Live Pirate Reenactments
  • Authentic Pirate Encampments
  • Continuous Live Music All Day & Night
  • Mermaid & Pirate Encounters
  • Adult & Children Costume Contests
  • Mermaid Pageant
  • Seven Seas Restaurant Row – featuring tasty food from local Boynton Beach restaurants
  • A treasure hunt
  • Crafts, games, and much more!