SML Pirate Days is a community event that everyone (residents, businesses and visitors) can participate in. The theme is simple and ‘family friendly’. It provides a great way for area businesses to connect their marketing efforts to create a memorable Smith Mountain Lake Region experience.
It is suggested that the "Jolly Roger" pirate flag (skull and crossbones) be flown as a sign of one's participation in any Pirate Weekend related event. There are no hard and fast rules for observing Smith Mountain Lake Pirates Weekend; however any parades, fireworks displays, mock water battles, etc. are encouraged.