Ahoy Mateys! Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the Tar River, a pirate's paradise located in Uptown Greenville. Returning for its 13th year, the festival will kick off Friday with a free concert featuring rising country music star Jimmie Allen, tons of costumed pirates, street food vendors and a carnival. On Saturday, the festival expands along Evans Street, taking over eight city blocks. Featuring fine arts for sale, live music stages, BMX, beer and wine garden, sword fighting, a pirate encampment and much more, there will be plenty of piratical happenings for the whole family ending with the headlining concert at the Greenville Town Common from 6pm to 8pm featuring a throwback 90’sHip-Hop concert and dance party with Biz Markie and Tone Loc! Mark yer calendars! Savvy?