Loutit District Library’s Pirate Festival begins Monday

The fifth annual Michigan Pirate Festival will be centered at Loutit District Library next week. The festival features a loud blast on the first day as black powder specialist Tony Osterberg fires a time-period cannon and small arms in Grand Haven's Central Park at 6 p.m. Monday. This demonstration will be repeated at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Additionally, the pirate sail in will take place on Friday at 6 p.m. near Waterfront Stadium. The Michigan Pirate Festival in Central Park event begins, Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.
Tribune Staff
Aug 6, 2011

 

It features pirate programs on stage and throughout the park, including sword fighting, period music, storytime, theatrical productions, merchant booths and more.

The event continues Sunday, August 14 at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.

New this year is the pirate parade on Saturday, Aug. 13.

Participants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite pirate wear and come out for a parade at 11:30 a.m.

The parade will march along the sidewalk of Central Park, around the fountain square, and end in the children’s area where a costume contest will immediately follow.

Other events sponsored by Loutit District Library and Brethren of the Great Lakes will bring the history of the golden age of pirates to life as re-enactors from all over the Midwest present a week’s worth of activities, Aug. 8-13. All events and activities are free.

For a complete list of events, call the library at 842-5560, ext. 222; or visit www.loutitlibrary.org and www.brethrenofthegreatlakes.com.

 

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