Pirates gather for the Friday evening opening event.
Blackbeard historian Kevin Duffus signs autographs.
Cannons roar in the Battle of Ocracoke on Silver Lake.
The Motley Tones lead in sing-a-longs.
Impromptu swordplay occurs on Ocracoke streets.
The Shadow Players demonstrate the craft of stage combat.
Gathering for the memorial on Sunday morning.
Pirate re-enactors prepare authentic 18-century food.
Pirates visit Blackbeard’s Crew encampment.
Sinbad on his “shell phone.”
The Motley Tones sing bawdy songs in the Bawdy Beer Garden.
“Dr. Bones” makes an appearance.
The Sunday morning memorial for the fallen Blackbeard and his crew.
Who really was Blackbeard? That was the theme of the game show event Friday evening.