FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - There's good news for all the pirates out there: Fort Myers Beach Pirate Fest is back on!
Tuesday night, the promotions company in charge postponed the event due to several obstacles. But Wednesday, several groups and businesses on the beach rallied to keep it going as planned.
The pirates will swarm Fort Myers Beach on October 5th and 6th. Nervous Nellies' manager Steve DeAngelis is spearheading the effort. He says all the vendors who paid money to the promotions company will have to wait to get their money back. In the meantime, he says he'll find a way, as permitted, to allow them to display their wares free of charge.
On Friday Oct. 5th, there will be an adult pirate cruise. It will land at Nervous Nellies for a Pirate Ball where peoples' costumes will be judged.
Saturday Oct. 6th, there will be a kids' fishing tournament, along with live entertainment and throughout the day.
DeAngelis said anyone who wanted to dress like a pirate is invited to come out and help. There will be no admission charge. For more information, call DeAngelis at 239-822-1369.