Put-in-Bay’s 8th annual Pyrate Fest sees the return of the Pyrate King for 4 days to find his stolen treasure. Friday of Pyrate Fest opens with “Booms over the Bay.”
Saturday fun activities for the entire family, including Kids Costume Contest, and an Adult Costume Contest with the winner headed to the Cayman Islands. The second annual Pyrate Run benefitting Stein Hospice kicks off Sunday’s activities at 9:30 am. The remainder of Sunday is the annual Kids Fest.
Monday, four-person teams representing island businesses paddle their vessels around the downtown harbor in the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Saturday and Sunday, the Pyrate Village with Pyrate Marketplace, Faire Wynds Circus, historic displays on cooking, medicine, weapons, and navigation will be open 11 am to 5 pm. More than 50 re-enactors in pyrate gear will be downtown for photo ops, discussing tactics, and helping you choose a “pyrate name”.
Also black powder demonstrations by National Park Rangers dressed as 1812 period soldiers, and cannon firings by Cannon Master Bob Gilmor in DeRivera Park.
Dress as a pyrate and join the fun. Anyone sailing over aboard one of the Miller Boat Line ferries will receive a $1 discount on their round-trip fare if they dress like a pyrate, or talk like a pyrate when asking for their tickets at the ticket booth.