Where: Conwy Quayside, Conwy, North Wales
£: Free but donations welcome
What is it?
Conwy town will once again be invaded by pirates, buccaneers and salty sea dogs, over the weekend of 25th and 26th June for Conwy Pirate Weekend.
The weekend will begin on the Saturday at 10am with the official opening of Captain Jackdaw’s Stage. The entertainment at the stage continues until the late evening on both days, with cannon fire demonstrations, the Withernsea Pirate Crew, an attack on the Quay by pirates, a Barrel Race, and a Pirate Flag Parade.
The Barrel Races take place at 12 noon each day, and winners will receive unique locally made pirate medals. The Pirate Flag Parade takes place at 4.30pm each day, starting from outside the Liverpool Arms.
On both days there will be a Navy Camp, a Pirate Camp, and Ye School for Ye Pirates.
The Navy Camp will hosted by the Hearts of Oak re-enactment group, portraying maritime life from the ‘golden age of piracy’.
The Pirate Camp will be hosted by the Liverpool Brethren, and will be teaching visitors the ways of the pirate, as well as invading the Quay.
The pirate school, hosted by Ding-Dong-Dan, will be teaching trainee pirates the cutlass drill, how to dance the hornpipe, and how to sing sea shanties. The school classes last around 20 minutes and are on a first come first served basis, so keen pirate wannabes should get there early to avoid disappointment.
There will also be a Smuggler’s Market, with stalls selling local food and drink including gourmet cookies, ice-cream, real ale and rum cocktails.
More info: conwypirates.co.uk and www.facebook.com/pages/Conwy-Pirate-Weekend