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Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Wilmington Pirate Festival

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 Pirate Tours of KALMAR NYCKEL, our Tall Ship filled with a salty crew!

Free Admission * Free Parking

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 & deck hands*

       Pirate Musical Performances

       Hoisting sails in our Maritime Center, Black Smith Demonstrations

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

       Pirate Crafts and Face Painting*

              Pirates & Captains Games at the Fort

       Food Trucks, Beer Garden and more!*

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

     *Fees apply for some activities


Volunteer TODAY!   

Coming soon: 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 is available in the lot across the street from the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard entrance, 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (green/Point 9 on map). Vehicles with valid placards or handicap license plate will be permitted.

Icon legend:     Green = Handicap parking     Red = Shuttle stop


Directions for General Parking - to be announced!

7th Street Skatepark lot:  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.

Noramco Inc. parking lot:  500 Swedes Landing Rd, Wilmington, DE 19801 (on the right just after turning from 4th St. onto Swedes Landing).  NO shuttle bus service as the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard is 2 blocks away.



Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Did you know: That Dutch sailors made up a majority of the crew on Kalmar Nyckel's first voyage to Delaware?


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