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AUGUST 12 & 13

Historic Palmyra’s Pirates of the Erie Canal invade the Village and Port of Palmyra, New York during the 10th annual Palmyra Pirate Weekend, August 12 and 13, 2016, bearing a boatload of family-friendly fun for all ages.  Bed racing, 5K race, Pirate Kazoo Band Parade, children’s treasure hunt, canal trail tours, Historic Palmyra pirate tales and museum tours are just a few of the exciting events featured in this year’s celebration of Palmyra’s canal connection. 

The Pillage ‘N the Village Bed Race Regatta returns, streaking straight through the heart of the historic Main Street business district.  Five-person pirate crews will compete head-to-head against other speedy scallywags and scoundrels for a cash prize and other awards. Race applications, information, and complete racing bed specifications will be published soon.

The Pirate Kazoo Band and Parade also returns to the streets immediately preceding all of the bed race action.  An official engraved Pirates of the Erie Canal Kazoo with lanyard, available for purchase on Friday, August 12, during the annual Palmyra Pirate Weekend kick-off event, a free outdoor screening of the modern classic pirate adventure The Goonies, is your ticket to join the fun.

The Jolly Roger 5K run/jog/walk also returns on its certified 5K Erie Canal course. This event raises funds for Pal-Mac High School’s award winning Select Choir, who will be embarking on a Greece tour in Spring 2016.

Did you know? Roadtrips for Families Blog picked Palmyra Pirate Weekend one of four Best Pirate Festivals for Families!



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