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AUGUST 9 & 10

Historic Palmyra’s Pirates of the Erie Canal invade the Village and Port of Palmyra, New York during the 12th annual Palmyra Pirate Weekend, August 9 and 10, 2019, 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. 

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.

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 9, during the annual Palmyra Pirate Weekend kick-off event, a free outdoor screening of The Princess Bride.

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 in Italy in 2019.

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



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