On June 21st and 22nd the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville will be taken over by pirates. That’s right, the annual pirate festival is back with a vengeance. Pirate crews from across the east coast gather on Long Island every year to celebrate their heritage during this two-day extravaganza.
The Long Island Pirate Festival is family friendly, with enough activities and attractions to keep both kids and adults thoroughly entertained. For the wee pirates, there will be best dressed pirate and princess contests, a chance to bring in your very own handcrafted pirate ship and have it judged, and even a class to help you walk and talk like a pirate. Kids can also search for a pirate’s bounty during several treasure hunts taking place throughout the weekend.
Not to be outdone by the tinier swashbucklers, there is also an 18+ pirate and wench costume contest. In addition, live music and entertainment will be going on throughout the day including sword fights and black powder cannon fire demonstrations. Food and drink, better known as grub and grog, are available for purchase as are plenty of souvenirs at the “thieves market.”
Tickets are only $8 per day and include all festival activities. Children under 5 are admitted for free.