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Wilmington Pirate Festival

Pirate Festival 2019 from Kalmar Nyckel Foundation on Vimeo.

The Pirates are Coming!
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's 5th Wilmington Pirate Festival is coming ashore with new and exciting pirate-themed activities and family friendly events including tours of KALMAR NYCKEL, our Tall Ship, filled with a salty pirate crew!

Free Admission

Join the fun with pirate and maritime-themed pirate fun and lore offered at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Fort Christina Park:

       Pirate Demonstrations and Cannon Drills

       Tours of the Kalmar Nyckel with friendly pirates*

       Live Music and Pirate minstrels

       Hoisting sails in our Maritime Center, Black Smith Demonstrations

       Pirate Crafts and Face Painting*

              Pirates & Captains Games at Fort Christina Park

       Food Trucks, Cold Beer and more!**

Restored rail car from the original Jackson and Sharp Company on display in shipyard!

     *Fees apply for some activities


Volunteer TODAY!

Please sign up to help with an activity or station.. This event is your opportunity to get involved in an exciting community of Kalmar Nyckel volunteers.


Free Parking and Shuttle Bus

Handicap parking: the lot across the street from the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard entrance, 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Vehicles with valid placards or handicap license plate will be permitted.

General Parking
  • East 7th Street adjacent to the Festival
  • Across from the 7th Street Skatepark, 1195 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 at the end of 7th St. (drive past Festival at Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard). Shuttle bus stop across the street.
  • Note:  No parking arrangements have been made with Delaware Tech this year.



Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel is 141 feet long, overall, and her beam is 25 feet?


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