A Treasure Trove of Pirate-y Things to Do in SoCal!


Ahoy, Kidsguiders! You’ve found it, an entire treasure trove of pirate adventures in SoCal. Everything from spectacular special events to pirate-y places that “aarrgh” sure to be a great time!


Pirate’s Party at Splash! Buccaneer Bay | June 21

Friday, June 21
3-8 pm
Purchase Admission Online or In-Person
Free for Season Pass Holders

Enjoy extended hours at Buccaneer Bay with Family Friday Nights! Each Friday will be a different theme, full of music and fun. You will even be able to treat yourself to a special themed snack from Captain Jack’s Grille or Captain’s Cravings. Don’t forget to say hi to Petey Parrot if you see him!


SoCal’s Pirates Run 5K/10K in Huntington Beach | June 22

Saturday, June 22

You don’t want to miss this pirate party race. Come in your best pirate’s attire! Kids can participate in the 1K Fun Run. Get a chance to win raffle prizes and the first 400 registrants get a t-shirt and eye patch.


Pirate Invasion in Long Beach | June 29-30

Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30
10 am – 10 pm
All Ages Welcome
Free Admission

It’s the biggest pirate fest in the west! Thousands of costumed pirates and three pirate ships are taking over Long Beach.

Pirate-y Activities Include:

  • Sword Fights
  • Cannon and Musket Battles
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Costume Contests for Children & Adults
  • Interactive Kid’s Zone
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Vendors
  • Live/DJ Entertainment
  • Food & Grog
  • Living History Encampment
  • Live Production of “Treasure Island”
  • Mermaid-themed Village

Located on the scenic lighthouse peninsula in Long Beach behind the Aquarium of the Pacific. Admission is free. Food, beverage and merchandise for sale. Also see the Pirate Invasion of Long Beach 5K happening June 29.


Story Pirates at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles | July 14

Sunday, July 14
Noon and 2 pm
Included with Museum Admission

The Story Pirates aren’t your typical swashbuckling sailors. They don’t steal gold, pillage villages, or claim land. They’re searching for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories.

Catch their hilarious sketch comedy musical, Greatest Hits Show, at the Skirball Cultural Center. The show is based on stories written by elementary school students and the spontaneous ideas of kids in the audience. Sketches run the gamut from kung fu ninja babies fighting crime, to cats flying, to tickle monsters who rule the world.



Pirates Dinner Adventure | Buena Park

Experience a taste of the pirate’s life in a world-renowned, interactive dinner theater. Their all-new show, Secrets of the Deep, is packed with non-stop action, special effects, death-defying stunts, beautiful aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay, and a classic story of good vs. evil.

No sailor ever goes hungry at Pirates Dinner Adventure. Their hold is stocked to the gills with delicious grub for the whole family including appetizers before the show and vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free accommodations.

*** USE CODE: KGPIRATE19 FOR BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE DEAL!  Valid through 12/30/19.


Adventure Sail at Ocean Institute | Dana Point

Perfect for pirates, patriots, and privateers! Set sail aboard the schooner Spirit of Dana Point and experience California from the perspective of an early tallship explorer.  Join the crew to help raise sail, handle lines, and steer the ship. Or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the majesty of sailing the seas aboard a tallship.


Pirate’s Cove Souvenir Shop | Shoreline Village, Long Beach

Pirate’s Cove has a great selection of pirate clothing including for kids, pirate hats, and lots of cool pirate stuff. Find souvenirs for every member of the family at this treasure house of pirate, nautical, Long Beach and California memorabilia, collectibles and film.


Buccaneer Bay at Splash! | La Mirada

Buccaneer Bay features a flowing river channel, three water slides, a children’s interactive play structure, zero-depth beach entry, and two spray pad areas. Decorative pirate-themed features such as a dramatic skull rock and a marooned ship, create a fun atmosphere throughout the water park visitors will enjoy.


*Local Secret!* The Pirate House | Newport Beach (35th & Marcus)

It’s a real life pirate lair! Cruise by this fun house decked out in pirates descending from ropes, chilling in a hammock, or guarding the treasure. Visitors have claimed that it’s even better than the Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland because you can get up close to the pirates, there are no lines, and it’s free!



Pirate Park | Bellflower


Heritage Park | Tustin


Harry Dotson Park | Stanton



Do you know of any other awesome pirate places in your city? Let us know below!





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