The sixth annual Portland Pirate Festival invades Historic St. Helens, Oregon this Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 2011.
I have never made it to this event (for one thing I have no swashbuckling outfit), so all I can vouch for is what they say on the website – looks like fun! The fest features pirate-themed and non-pirate-themed music, dance and performance, historical reenactments (with cannons!), stuff for kids, and of course there grub and grog!
The aaarrrs and blimeys begin at 10am both Saturday and Sunday, and continue until midnight pm Saturday and 10pm Sunday. Chervona (one of my favorite Portland bands) finishes off the festival with exuberance on Sunday night!
Tickets can be acquired at the gate, via Brown Paper Tickets, or at select local retailers.
I live in town and we been planning for weeks for this. It’s going to be great. The town has pleanty of parking and overnight parking down town hasn’t even even been touched yet. If you have boats even a little paddle boat Sand Island is less than a hundred yards from the public dock and there is literally room for hundreds of people to camp there for no fee!