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!
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*
· 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
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.
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: NO shuttle bus service as the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard is 2 blocks away.(on the right just after turning from 4th St. onto Swedes Landing).
Did you know: That Fort Christina, founded by the Swedes, was the first permanent European settlement in the entire Delaware Valley?