Port Goes Pirate: Pirate Festival in Port Washington this weekend!

Ahoy, welcome to June!  Among other fun summer activities, Port Washington’s beautiful harbor is about to be invaded – by pirates. The Port Washington Pirate Festival hits town this weekend, along with the stunning S/V Denis Sullivan, direct from Milwaukee’s Discovery World.

Pirate Festival, S/V Denis Sullivan

The Pirate Festival includes the Thieves Marketplace, a Gruel Galley, a Buccaneer Bash, Parade, Children’s activities, demonstrations, educational exhibits, musicians, comedians, a Pirate Ship & much more. Port Washington is easy to get to: just follow Highway 32 or 33 from I-43 or Highway 57!

Plus, check out the tall ship S/V Denis Sullivan! Imagine yourself sailing out of the picturesque Port Washington harbor on a tall ship, like the sea-faring sailors of old. S/V Denis Sullivan will be visiting Port Washington while the festival is taking place, with daily deck tours and numerous sail opportunities for you. For a full listing of sail opportunities out of Port Washington and to reserve a seat, individuals can contact the Port Exploreum.

Port Washington Pirate Festival Parade

Also check out Dairyfest in Marshfield (Hwys 10, 13, 80, 97), the Willow River Blues & Brews Fest in River Falls (Hwys 29, 35, 65), Carp Fest in Two Rivers (Hwys 42, 147, 310), the Outta Sight Kite Flight Festival (that’s a mouthful) in Kenosha, and so much more!

Port Washington Pirate Festival cover