The Weather Outside May Be Frightful... but in Key West the Pirates are sooo delightful...the Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion is scheduled for December 6th thru December 8, 2013. Raise Yer Flag, Grab Yer Mate and Join Us in Celebrating the Golden Age of Sail & Seafaring Adventure! Avast, me Hearties! It's time to chart yer course for the Isle of Bones...Cayo Hueso as Key West so pack up yer cutlass, don yer garb, grab yer mate and join us for mischief and merrymaking that features a host of swashbuckling events for buccaneers and wenches of all ages! Top-name quality entertainment and historic re-enactors, improvisational actors, and combative stunt men and women from around the country are set to invade the island for a host of pure piratical escapades. As you stroll the streets of Old Town's colorful seaport taverns and pirate pubs such as Schooner Wharf Bar, the Rum Barrel, El Meson de Pepe and the Kelly's Caribbean Bar, Grill & Brewery; and visit Fort Zachary Taylor's Pyrate Invasion (Friday thru Sunday, December 6 - 8), don't be surprised if you run into the likes of Calico Jack, Ann Bonny, Captain Henry Morgan, Blackbeard and other nefarious Brethren of the Coast. When the sea is finally in your veins and you want to take to the sea, there be sailing ships ready to take you out on the water where you'll be able to experience life upon the sea, complete with pyrates, cannon fire and small arms fire. Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion The official dates for the Fort Zachary Taylor's Pyrate Invasion are Friday, December 6th thru Sunday, December 8th. Re-enactors will once again be camping at the fort and need to register for camp sites inside the fort (period correct camping). To participate as a garbed pyrate (and have access to the fort grounds after hours), ye must contact [masked] to register as a participant by November 1st. Throughout the weekend, there will be daily Pyrate Skirmishes with black powder weapon firing, Village Thieves' Market featuring period arts and crafts and living history period pyrate encampments.