Downtown Sanford to be invaded by pirates of the Saint Juans!



Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22 – Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival and Pub Invasion pub invasion: 8 p.m. Friday festival: 5 p.m. Saturday East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford 407-221-1499 free

Land lovers beware! Downtown Sanford’s Pirates of the Saint Juans Festival is back for its fourth year, and if you love raucous, drunken gallivanting of the pirate variety (and who doesn’t?), then there’s no place better to answer that age-old question: “Got a little captain in you?” The two-day festival kicks off Friday with a two-mile timed fun run guaranteed to get those sea legs in ship-shape. After all, what’s the point of crawling from bar to bar without an inebriated jog first? Five bars host this year’s pub invasion, which has costumed contestants vying for prizes in categories such as Pirate Chug-a-lug and Best Pirate Booty, while enjoying live music and drink specials throughout the night. And there’s even some fun for the little buccaneers at Saturday’s special presentation by the Central Florida Zoo. Arrr you ready for this? – Victor Ocasio

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.