Ahoy, me hearties… The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will be hosting its 5th Wilmington Pirate Festival on Saturday, June 29, from 10 am- 4 pm at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Copeland Maritime Center. Invited pirate crews from near and far will be in attendance to celebrate and entertain fans of all ages.

Make sure to pack your sea legs and climb on board The Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware’s Tall Ship. Get a tour of the ship and maybe even meet some friendly pirates who will take you to school… “sword school,” that is. Plus, take part in learning cannon drills, period games, demonstrations, and so much more! Arrrrgh!

Kalmar Nyckel

Discover the remarkable story behind the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Come aboard for a unique, hands-on experience at the…

While you’re roaming around, don’t forget to stop and scavenge through The Copeland Maritime Center and its hands-on activities including sail hoisting, model boat building, black smith demonstrations, crafts, face painting and more. 

Don’t walk the plank just yet! Enjoy the infamous pirate band, Brigands, and Bedlum Bones roving musicians’ unique sound. Of course, no festival is complete without a Pirates’ Pantry of food trucks and craft beer on deck!

Admission to this event and parking will be free. Certain activities throughout the event will be an additional charge.

If you or someone you know is encouraged to volunteer, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s volunteer Pirate Festival committee is seeking additional help and sponsorships to support the many creative stations and activities throughout the day.  To learn more, visit KalmarNyckel.org/pirates or facebook.com/kalmarnyckel.

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