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PALMYRA PIRATE WEEKEND 2017
AUGUST 11 & 12

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 11-12, 2017, bearing a boatload of family-friendly fun for all ages.  Bed racing, Jolly Roger 5K, 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. 

Join the Pirates in welcoming the Corn Hill Navigation's Sam Patch, a replica 1800s canal packet boat, on Saturday, August 12 for Erie Canal cruises departing from the Port of Palmyra Marina! Details coming soon!

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.

We've built a fleet of identical racing beds for you to run! Just bring your five-person team and we'll outfit you with a bed ready to roll! Click the link above for race applications, information, and complete racing bed specifications. $25 suggested donation entry fee.

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 a family pirate film.

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 performing at Carnegie Hall next year.

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

 

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