April 30, 2023
331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Pirates Invade Yorktown Weekend
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Step back into the Golden Age of piracy as Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen's Museum are invaded by seafaring marauders! Landlubbers of all ages are invited to visit the Historic Yorktown waterfront to learn lessons and legends from pirates’ lives in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Enjoy live blacksmith demonstrations and fun for lads and lasses of all ages. Explore a pirate encampment, sing along to sea shanties, take part in a town-wide treasure hunt, and witness exciting cannon demonstrations.
On the Docket
- Blacksmith demonstrations from the Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild at Riverwalk Landing
- Cannon demonstrations and firings at Riverwalk Landing and the Watermen's Museum
- Capt. Slackbeard Children's Crafts at Riverwalk Landing
- Food trucks: Boyd's Tasty Dogs, Coastal Thirst, Chef Joseph's Seafood, and Kathi's Clam Chowder
- Music from LCV Project, Amy Ferebee, Shanty Grass and more at the Watermen's Museum
- Pirate living history and activities at various locations
- Pirate puppet show in York Hall
- Pirate school and training at the Watermen's Museum
- Pirates and Mermaids of Yorktown at Riverwalk Landing, performed by Libre Dance USA, a dance studio committed to inspiring students to grow in confidence and creativity.
- Pirate trial in York Hall
- Sea shanties from various artists
- Summer Camp Fair in Freight Shed Plaza
- Treasure hunt for kids at various businesses around Historic Yorktown
- Yorktown History Fair in the Freight Shed