Pirates to Take Over Yorktown this Weekend

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Kids participate in "pirate school." (Courtesy York County)
Kids participate in “pirate school.” (Courtesy York County)

Pirates will be embarking upon Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown this Saturday and Sunday for two days of activities, demonstrations and other seafaring fun.

All hands will be on deck to educate visitors about the realities of pirate life in the late 17th and early 18th centuries from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The pirate encampment will make its home base on the green adjacent to Riverwalk Restaurant and from there interpreters will sprawl out and lead a variety of activities up and down the stretch.

Each day of the festivities promises a full line-up of events like pirate school, a pirate trial, a raid, cannon firing and naval gun demonstrations and spirited performances of sea chanteys,

In addition to this lineup of free activities, the Watermen’s Museum will be hosting a pirate concert featuring Overland Crew at 6 p.m. Friday for $5 per adult, children under 14 free.

The Watermen’s Museum will also be hosting a Contra dance at 7 p.m. Saturday and asking for a $10 donation at the door or a $5 donation if attendees are dressed like a pirate.

Guests will also have several opportunities each day to set sail on a separately ticketed piratical cruise around the river. Click here for more information about the cruises.

Admission to this event is free and open to the public. Click here for a complete schedule.