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Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns!

Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns!

Wilmington Pirate Festival

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation invites you to join us for the popular Wilmington Pirate Festival!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 10 AM - 4 PM.

The Wilmington Pirate Festival will feature a day of pirate and maritime-themed activities offered on land, both at the Kalmar Nyckel’s Shipyard and historic Fort Christina, and on the ship itself.

The day of fun will include:

·       Pirate demonstrations, history, and lore taught by the Crewe of the Archangel and the Vigilant Crew.

·       Tours of the Kalmar Nyckel and historic Fort Christina Park

·       Musical performances by Pirates For Sail

·       Pirate Parade

·       Pirate Crafts*

·       Pirate face painting*

·       Food Trucks*

o   Outlandish

o   Mama Mia

o   The Brunch Box

o   Fat Rick’s BBQ

o   Nellie’s Waffles

     *Please note- some activity fees apply

Parking is FREE on the 7th Street Peninsula by the 7th Street Skatepark with a shuttle taking guests to the festivities!


Thank You to our Pirate Festival Sponsors:

·       The Kenny Family Foundation

·       ShopRite

·       Wawa

·       Diamond State Recycling

·       Diver Chevrolet

·       Christiana Care

·       City of Wilmington



Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns!

Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel was part of Gustav II Adolf's famous Swedish invasion fleet of 1630, a landmark event of the Thirty Years' War?


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