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Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Wilmington Pirate Festival

Wilmington Pirate Festival New 2018

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is hosting the 4th Wilmington Pirate Festival!

Saturday, July 7th, 2018 from 10 am - 4 pm

Free Admission

Ahoy mateys! Pirates are boarding Kalmar Nyckel.  Join the fun with this family friendly day of pirate and maritime-themed activities offered at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Fort Christina Park. Activities include loads of pirate history, lore and fun:

       Pirate demonstrations by the Vigilant Crew

       Tours of the Kalmar Nyckel with friendly pirates & deck hands*

       Musical performances by Pirates For Sail

       Aerial Pirates by Ascend Flow Arts of Wilmington

       Pirate Crafts*

       Pirate face painting*

       Food Trucks and Beer Garden (for age 21 and older)*

Fort Christina National Historic Landmark: tours and more. Children can earn Junior Ranger Badges!

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

     *Fees apply for some activities

FREE Parking and Shuttle Bus on the 7th Street Peninsula by the 7th Street Skatepark.  More free parking locations to be announced soon. Check this site or visit Facebook/Kalmar Nyckel - Pirate Festival event.


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

Volunteer Signup Form

Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel carried 24 settlers to the New World in 1638?

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