11th Annual Pirate Fest in full swing

11th annual Pirate Fest kicked off Thursday

TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) - If you see a few pirates running around Tybee Island this weekend, don't be alarmed.

The 11th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest kicked off Thursday night at the Crab Shack.

The four-day festival features live music, a parade, and tons of family-friends activities. Thursday's events included a performance by rock group "Big Engine".

Through the weekend, you can see fireworks, check out a petting zoo, and ride a Ferris wheel.

"They've gotten bigger and bigger and bigger. Everybody gets into the whole costume role-playing thing and we're all 'argh,' pirates and we have different variations of costumes and we tweak it every year and we just have a good time," said Judy Ouzts, attending festival.

Saturday's festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. and will run through 11 p.m.

There will also be a pirate's parade, and WTOC's own Jamie Ertle will be there with her pink wig, raising money for breast cancer awareness.

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