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Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Wilmington Pirate Festival

Wilmington Pirate Festival - Summer 2021

Please check back for a 2021 event date, mates! ARRR you with us?

Pirate Festival 2019 from Kalmar Nyckel Foundation on Vimeo.

In 2030, Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's 6th Wilmington Pirate Festival was cancelled. This year we plan to come ashore with pirate-themed activities and family friendly events around KALMAR NYCKEL, our Tall Ship, and a salty pirate crew!

Free Admission

Join the fun at the Kalmar Nyckel's Copeland Maritime Center and outdoor campus.


This event is your opportunity to get involved in an exciting community of Kalmar Nyckel volunteers. Please consider signing up to help with an activity or station. 

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.

General Parking
  • East 7th Street adjacent to the Festival
  • Across from the 7th Street Skatepark, 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.
  • Note:  No parking arrangements have been made with Delaware Tech this year.

Kalmar Nyckel : Events : Wilmington Pirate Festival

Did you know: That both Swedes and Finns were part of Kalmar Nyckel's first voyage, since Finland was part of the Swedish realm until 1809?

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