Avast ye landlubbers! Tell your mateys to meet ye down at the Village and Port of Palmyra for the seventh annual Palmyra Pirate Weekend, which takes place Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10. The event will feature an invasion of the Erie Canal by Palmyra's Pirates, bed racing, a Jolly Roger 5K run/jog/walk, music, the Pirate Kazoo Band Parade, kids' events and activities including a children's treasure hunt, rum tasting, canal trail tours, Historic Palmyra pirate tales, and museum tours, among other exciting events.
A free outdoor screening of the modern classic pirate adventure "The Goonies" kicks off the fun on Friday night at dusk in Palmyra Village Park. The Pillage 'N the Village Bed Race Regatta, in which five-person pirate crews will compete head-to-head for a cash prize and other awards, takes place on Saturday. Race applications, information, and complete racing bed specifications are available online now at eriecanalpirates.com. The Grand Pirate Kazoo Band and Parade will have the run of the streets immediately preceding the bed race. The 88-foot Canal Schooner Lois McClure returns to the Port of Palmyra this Saturday after seven years, and will offer public tours on Sunday, August 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit eriecanalpirates.com.