YORKTOWN — All ye mateys are invited to travel back to the golden age of piracy as Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen’s Museum are invaded by seafaring marauders on April 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The weekend will include live blacksmith demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, and several live performances, according to York County, including family-friendly performances of the “Pirates & Mermaids of Yorktown” and a puppet show.
Children are invited to enroll in pirate school, where they will learn how to walk, talk, and act like pirates and participate in a treasure hunt where they can collect pirates’ booty including coins, jewels, and eye patches at various businesses and attractions. A treasure map can be downloaded at visityorktown.org and at the Visit Yorktown on Facebook page. Kids can keep their treasures as souvenirs of the event.
The Waterman’s Museum will host a pirate encampment, food vendors, and various live performances throughout the day.
All Historic Yorktown restaurants will be open, and in the spirit of the event, Yorktown Market Days will run until 3 p.m. on Saturday with several food truck options, live music, and a variety of vendors and artists.
Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public lots. The complementary, wheelchair-accessible Yorktown Trolley runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.