Pirate Poker Run

PRizes | Raffle | Food | Music

Participants may travel via boat, automobile, or motorcycle!

  • Friday, September 9, 2022 (Pre-Poker Party)
    Loggerhead Palm Harbour Marina Pool and Pavilion (Located behind Leverock’s)
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 (Poker Run & Tournament)
    Poker Hand Playing @ Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass Marina


The More Who Play the More We Pay!

The current best “High Three Hands to Beat” will be displayed on a white board between the two Poker Tables.

Potential Poker Hand winners must register their name, contact info and Card Hand with the Dealer before leaving the poker table.

  • Best Hand Receives $500 Cash Prize Minimum
  • Second Best Hand Receives $300 Cash Prize Minimum
  • Third Best Hand Receives $100 Cash Prize Minimum

Actual Prize Pot $$ Values will be Posted Saturday September 10th at 3:00 PM when the Poker Tables Open!

Potential Poker Hand winners must register their name, contact info and Card Hand with the Dealer before leaving the poker table.

Pirate Poker Run Raffles

Englewood Beach Waterfest Pack the Pantry Poker Run raffle buckets

There are three different “Red, White or Blue” Waterfest Raffle Tickets with a corresponding “Red, White or Blue” Bucket for each.

  • #1 White Ticket (left Bucket) is just for Food Donation Tickets up to 10 items per person awarded 1 Ticket per item; for a $100.00 prize
  • #2 Blue Ticket (center Bucket) is for Purchased 50/50 $plit Tickets
  • #3 Red $5 Ticket (right Bucket) is for Grand Prize Tickets (and other door prizes).

PLEASE HELP WATERFEST’s “Jubilee Center of Englewood” Food Drive! Bring up to ten non-perishable original boxed or canned food items to Saturday’s Poker Party at the Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass Marina between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM and receive “One Free White Raffle Ticket” for each “accepted” non-perishable food item! 

Waterfest will pick the Winning $100 Cash Prize White Ticket Stub. No need to be present if your phone number appears legibly on the back of your ticket stub.

Pirate Costume Contest

Aarrr proud to announce the “Pirate Costume Contest” sponsored by the Lighthouse Grille at Stump Pass Marina on Saturday September 10 at 6:00 PM.

Yo ho ho, don’t be a scallywag! Pocket yur pieces of eight, run a shot across the bow, drop anchor in the lagoon, batten down yur hatches, lash yur parrot to the mizzenmast and peg leg it down ye gang plank to hoist a tankard of grog or a spot of rum where dead men tell no tales.

Prizes will be awarded for the best authentic Swashbuckling 16-18th Centuries Pirate costume in the eras of Black Bart, Blackbeard, Calico Jack, Peter Easton, William Kidd, and Henry Morgan.

Prizes will be awarded for the best authentic Brocade Doublet 16-18th Centuries Ladies’ Pirate costume in the eras of Anne Bonny, Grace O’Malley, Mary Read and Ching Shih.

Shiver me timbers our Celebrity hornswaggling judges will be:

  • Buccaneer Doug Izzo, Englewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
  • Privateer Kevin Easton, Englewood Area Fire Chief
  • Sea Queen Kim Parks, Englewood Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator
  • Jolly Roger Mark Hill, Jubilee Center of Englewood (Waterfest Sponsored Charity)

Event Schedule

Loggerhead Palm Harbour Marina

Pre-Poker Party | Friday, September 9, 2022

4 PM – 9 PM at the Loggerhead Palm Harbour Marina pool and pavilion located behind Leverock’s.

Pre-registered participants need to pick-up their Waterfest Poker Run Packages. Onsite registration will be available.

Leverocks is providing live music, food and drinks (cash bar).

Pirate Poker Run | Saturday, September 10, 2022

Waterfest Poker Run Vehicle Owner/Operator Registration and Vehicle Passengers may sign-up and pay in person between 9 AM and 10 AM at the Waterfest Tent at the Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass Marina.

All six Waterfest Poker Chip Distribution Stops will open at 10 AM and close and cease poker chip dispersal at 3:30 PM.

After completing the FIVE necessary stops, all players will have to come to the Lighthouse Grill at Stump Pass Marina to play their poker hand. The Waterfest Poker Run Tents will OPEN at 3:00 PM and CLOSE at 6:00 PM. See Poker Run Rules

All Waterfest wrist-banded Pirate participants first “Chips-in Hand” cards and all extra cost purchased hands must be completed by the 6:00 PM CLOSE. No refunds for unused hands will be made by Waterfest.

The Costume Contest (see description above) will take place at 6:00 PM.

Sponsored by Englewood Beach Waterfest. Also, thank you Cape Haze Marina for being our Pirate Shirt Sponsor!

Benefiting this local charity:

Photos of Past Events

Boat with Pirate Poker Run banner
Cards being dealt at poker table
Man wearing pirate costume
fishing boat with pirate flags driving away
5 people wearing costume in front of Englewood Beach Waterfest Poker Run sign
boats with pirate flags
group of people wearing pirate costumes