|FELL'S POINT MAIN STREET PRESENTS 2011|
SWASHBUCKLER SOIREE AND PRIVATEER DAY FESTIVAL
Friday, April 15, Fell's Point Main Street will host its annual Swashbuckler Soiree at the Thames Street Wharf, starting from 8 pm to midnight. This annual costume ball draws pirate aficionados, entertainers, ship's captains and crew, Fell's Pointers and a celebrity or two. This year's Soiree will include a pirate costume contest, Pirates of the Caribbean Trivia Quiz led by Ann C. Crispin, author of the soon to be released prequel, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Price of Freedom. And the winners of the coveted Order of the Leviathan will be revealed. Partygoers will enjoy premium Pusser's Rum cocktails, wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres from a dozen of our very own Fell's Point restaurants. There will be a few surprises in store! Featured sea shanty bands, The Brigands and The Salty Dogs. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at www.fellspointmainstreet.org
Saturday, April 16, Fell's Point Main Street will present its 7th Annual Privateer Day Festival. This year's festival, which runs from 11 am to 6 pm, will be bigger and better than ever and will extend from Thames Street Park to Bond Street Wharf. During this day-long event, Fell's Point will be full of music and entertaining activities for young and old alike. There will be live sea shanty performances by The Brigands, Inishowen and Pirates For Sail, a Beer Garden In Thames Street Park serving Saranac's Beers of Summer, awe-inspiring battles by the Pirates of Valhalla, a musical show geared to younger listeners by Captain Flint and his hand puppets and marionettes, the magic of Legerdemain Artist, Professor Paul H. Trattner, an amazing Treasure Hunt, an interactive quiz show and over 30 vendors in the Square. You can also sail on the pirate ship Fearless for an exciting swashbuckling adventure with the Urban Pirates or you can tour the Pride of Baltimore II, the schooner Farewell and the Lady Maryland at their docking stations off Broadway Pier and Bond Street Wharf. Don't forget to visit the Living History encampment on Bond Street Wharf, where the Vigilant Crew will demonstrate what life was like during America's early years.
Around 5 pm, there will be a thrilling raid on Fell's Point, a fierce skirmish between the Maryland loyalists and their adversaries, cumulating in an exciting battle at sea with The Pride of Baltimore II and The Farewell. A word of warning: this historic old port will also be overrun by pirates ready for that day's festivities and the evening's legendary Fell's Point Pyrate Invasion Pub Crawl. All this and more awaits you and you won't leave Fell's Point disappointed on Privateer Day.
For more information about Privateer Day or the Swashbuckler Soiree, please email Robin Budish at email@example.com
or call the Fell's Point Main Street office at 410-675-8900.
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