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Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns!

Wilmington Pirate Festival Returns!

Wilmington Pirate Festival

After a several-year hiatus, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will bring back its 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 is 141 feet long, overall, and her beam is 25 feet?


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