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 tours of KALMAR NYCKEL, our Tall Ship, filled with a salty pirate crew!
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*
· Live Music and Pirate minstrels
· Hoisting sails in our Maritime Center, Black Smith Demonstrations
· Pirate Crafts and Face Painting*
· Food Trucks, Cold Beer and more!**
Restored rail car from the original Jackson and Sharp Company on display in shipyard!
*Fees apply for some activities
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: the lot across the street from the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard entrance, 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Vehicles with valid placards or handicap license plate will be permitted.
Did you know: That Fort Christina, founded by the Swedes, was the first permanent European settlement in the entire Delaware Valley?