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Privateer Day Festival in Fells Point 2010

April 9-10, 2010


Privateer Day Festival in Fells Point 2010

The 2010 Privateer Day Festival in Fells Point will bring out the pirate in all of us

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Fells Point is about to fall victim to pirates. The sixth-annual Privateer Day is set for April 9-10, 2010. Each year this festival with events for pirates of all ages gets bigger and bigger, and the Privateer Day Festival in Fells Point 2010 promises to be a blast.

Many participants delight in dressing up like pirates. The weekend's events center around Broadway Square, and include:

  • Swashbuckler's Soiree
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Live music
  • Living history camp
  • Children's activities including rope making, ship building, and a treasure hunt
  • Cruises and storytelling aboard the Fearless
  • Saturday night pub crawl

2010 Details

Friday, April 9

Event: 2nd annual Swashbuckler's Soiree
Where: Frederick Douglas Isaac Myers Museum
When: 8 p.m. to midnight
What: Taste of Fells Point, Live music by Brigands, Pirate of the Year Award.
Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Available online.

Saturday, April 10


Broadway Square

  • Event begins, 11 a.m.
  • Captain Thomas Flint, 11:15
  • Story time with Urban Pirates, noon
  • The Brigands, 12:30
  • Town Crier proclamation, 1 p.m.
  • Captain Thomas Flint, 1:30
  • Children's Costume Contest, 3
  • The Brigands, 3:30
  • Adult Costume Contest, 4
  • Captain Thomas Flint, 4:30
  • Battle at Sea, 5
  • The Brigands, 5:30

Ann Street Pier

  • Treasure Hunt
  • Storytime on Fearless
  • Crusies on Fearless. Call 410-327-8378 for more information.

Broadway Pier

  • Pride of Baltimore II cruise
  • Mutiny with Valhalla Pirates
  • Pistol Duel Valhalla Pirates
  • Battle at sea, 5 p.m.

Bond Street Wharf, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Period skills
  • Kids games
  • Marlinspike seamanship
  • Weapons and tactics
  • Navigation
  • Ships surgeon
  • Cannon demos

Pyrate Invasion Pub Crawl

When: 6 p.m. to midnight
Cost: $3 in advance, $5 day of
Details: Participants receive souvenir pin, map of pubs taking part, and are entered into raffle. Bars will each be running a special for pub crawlers.


Parking can be a challenge in Fells Point, and it certainly won't be easy to snag a street spot during the festival. These garages might be your best bet:

  • PMS Garage at 805 S. Caroline St., just south of Lancaster. Charging just $3 for the day on the 10th
  • PMI Garage at 1530 Thames St., Caroline & Thames
  • Two parking lots on the east side of Fells Point on the 800 block S. Wolfe St.
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