Arrrr! The annual Vero Beach Pirate & Caribbean Festival is where it’s happening this weekend. The family-friendly event has atmosphere galore, with an extensive menu of Caribbean foods, tropical drinks, steel drums, calypso and reggae. And, yes, don’t forget the rum, pirates and mermaids. The event is held beneath the cooling oak trees in Riverside Park. There will also be themed vendors, interactive games, treasure hunts and much more to keep the whole family entertained. The Bawdy Boys will bring some Irish-inspired tunes (think seafaring shanties and drinking songs). Sweet Justice reggae band will play music from its latest release. A duo known as Bamboo will perform festive island music and Keith Anthony Barbrie will perform on his steel drums and congas. The schedule of events, which is chock full of fun, invites you into a Living History Pirate Encampment where you can see how the crew would have lived on shore (they had to sneak around, they were pirates … arrrr) while waiting for repairs on their ship. There will also be demonstrations of pirate weaponry, thrilling pirate tales, a chance to fight a pirate and a kids’ treasure hunt. Festival hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival will be held at Riverside Park, 3258 Riverside Park Dr. Admission is free, however organizers are happy to receive a $2 “buck-in-ear” donation per person. For more information, visit VeroBeachPirateFest.com.