Pirate-themed festival sailing back into Baltimore

April 13, 2013 by  

Individuals and families from the Baltimore area are invited to take a step back in time at a fun-filled event aimed at honoring the city’s maritime history.

In just under a week’s time, Fell’s Point Main Street will be holding its ninth annual Privateer Festival. Brochure printers are likely hard at work as the organizers of this event get informational materials ready for attendees.

The festival is a weekend-long phenomenon that will both entertain and educate people of all ages. Some of its highlights will include a craft and food market, an evening ‘Pyrate’s Ball’ featuring traditional English music, and theatrical reenactments of pirates’ experiences during the 18th century.

The event will also feature presentations on the War of 1812, tours of historic ships, and a staged sea battle. In addition, attendees will have the chance to visit a replica of a pirate encampment and examine authentic artifacts.

The festival will offer a number of activities geared specifically toward children. Kids will be able to make pirate-themed crafts, participate in a treasure hunt, hear stories about real pirates, and watch magic shows. Families may also purchase tickets to embark on “adventure cruises” in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

The Privateer Festival will run from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21 in the area of 1732 Thames Street. It will be open from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. There will be no charge for admission. Those seeking more information may call (410) 675-8900.