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Downtown New London’s Pirate-Fest
August 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ahoy there matey! This Saturday, August 20, 2022 is PirateFest in Downtown New London! Dress like a pirate and head over to New London Waterfront park for some fun. Celebrate the lore of Captain Kidd and the fun of playing pirate. Come in costume and enjoy Kalmar Nyckel ship tours, pirate crafts, and cannon demonstrations.
The Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel is scheduled to arrive today at City Pier and will offer 2.5-hour day sails and free deck tours daily through Sunday.
Pick up a New London Pirate Adventure map at City Pier and have fun visiting the clue locations.
Niantic Children’s Museum – free pirate hat making for children’s
NL Youth Affairs – will be passing out Pirate themed children’s books for free for children to take home.
City Dock Restaurant – ( located on the Custom House Pier) Stop by for a Pirate Grog and listen to the live music with American Honey from 7pm -11pm.
Flavours of Life, The Fair Trade Store – Guess the number of gold coins in the pirate’s treasure chest and win a $25 gift certificate at Flavours of Life!” Wednesday, August 17 – Sunday, August 22nd.
As Kalmar Nyckel celebrates its 25th anniversary, the ship will sail daily from Thursday, August 18, 2022 through Sunday, August 21, 2022 with advance purchase recommended. Sailing tickets are $65/adult and $40/youth 12 & under and are available online or by phone: 302-429-7447. Free tours of the ship’s deck will be offered Thursday and Friday August 18 and 19 from 6:00-7:00 pm. You can also tour the ship on Saturday, August 20 from 2:00-7:00 pm in conjunction with a Pirate-Fest from 6:00-9:00 pm