Calling all landlubbers: Pirates are coming to Yorktown this month.
Pirates will invade Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen’s Museum April 27 and 28 as Yorktown and its guests are transported back to the “Golden Age of Piracy,” Visit Yorktown wrote in a news release.
There will be events for visitors and residents of all ages, including a visit by Norfolk-based sailboat, the Virginia; pirate activities such as a pirate trial, pirate school and tour of a pirate encampment; sails aboard the Schooner Alliance; a treasure hunt for children; and more.
Like last year, there will be a pirate costume contest.
Children and their families can enter by uploading photos of themselves in pirate costumes into the comments of a pinned post on the Visit Yorktown Facebook page during the pirate weekend.
The photos must have certain backdrops, including dock entrance (in front of Schooner banner), on the piers or Riverwalk with the ships in the background, in front of Patriot Tours & Provisions, in front of the Water Street Grille fountain or anywhere at the Watermen’s Museum.
One child and one adult entry will be selected as contest champions. The children winner will receive a Pirate Adventure Cruise ticket, and the adult winner will get a one-hour complimentary Segway tour.
All brick-and-mortar restaurants will be open in Historic Yorktown, as well as several food trucks including The Hungry Pug, Kathi’s Clam Chowder, Boyd’s Tasty Dogs, and Fish Food by Uncle Russ.
Some restaurants will offer grab-and-go picnic lunches; others have pirate-themed menus.
The Pirates Invade Yorktown event is sponsored by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association, York County Arts Commission, York County Tourism and Watermen’s Museum.