Welcome to the Castortowne Pirate Invasion!

Join us for a fun filled weekend of family friendly piracy as we uncover a local pirate legend and his thriving community of miscreants!


Castortowne will feature pirate themed attractions such as a living history encampment, live mermaids, black powder and sword demonstrations, pirate stories, songs, and more! Children can test their luck against a pirate in various activities and games, or get a free book from our Bookaneer Tent!


Admission to this event is free to the public with parking on site. Snacks and drinks recommended. No alcohol is permitted on National Park property.


DeSoto National Memorial Park

8300 DeSoto Memorial Highway

Bradenton, Florida 34209


Pirates, please review our weapons policy here. Encampment registration submit your request here.



While there are so many of you in our pirate family that we love and cherish, unfortunately there is not an opportunity for vending/fundraising at this event due to being on National Park Property.


With that being said, this event is strictly for us pirate folk to enjoy each other, bring our programs out for the public to enjoy and have some good, clean pirate fun!


Hope to see you all again soon! Huzzah!