Aargh! It’s time for Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze in Westport!
Gather yer mates! A genuine pirate invasion is coming June 20-22 during the 12th annual Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze. As in year’s past, admission to this great event is free!
The three-day festival at the Westport Marina starts at noon, Friday, June 20, with lots of activities and entertainment. More than 60 vendors will be settin’ up their tents to offer food and wares during the festival.
Friday afternoon, notorious pirate bands from all over the Pacific Northwest will start arriving to join the fun. All pirate groups will arrive separately and invade the town as a noisy hoard Saturday morning at 10:45 a.m. Be sure to be near the Main Stage for their merriment and mayhem!
Pirate music will be top notch with great entertainers scheduled every day on various stages and street-side throughout the event grounds. There’s even a Pirate Ball on Saturday night this year featuring three bands.
In keeping with the pirate theme of the festival, events scheduled during Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze include games and inflatables fun for kids at Scalawag Alley, mock pirate battles in the marina, sword fighting displays and black powder fighting demonstrations, belly dancers, plus daily Treasure Chest drawings for prime booty donated by local merchants.
Enter the “Pirates of the Caribbean” Characters Look-Alike Contest on Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.. Saturday there will be costume contests for Pirates, Wenches and Scalawags near the Main Stage at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, there’s a costume contest for yer ol’ Salty Dog at 1 p.m. in the field across the street from the Half Moon Bay Bar &Grill.
TREASURE CHEST DRAWINGS
Don’t miss out on chances to win great Pirate Daze Booty! Treasure Chest drawings will be held each day for merchandise gifts and certificates generously donated by local businesses.
Every five dollars spent at a participating merchant, you’ll receive tickets to deposit in the Treasure Chest Drawing drum near the Main Stage.
Don’t forget to be curbside along Westhaven Drive Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. to enjoy a landlubber’s Pirate Parade.
MARITIME MUSEUM Just $5 get you into either the Westport Maritime Museum on Westhaven Drive or the Grays Harbor Lighthouse on W. Ocean Avenue. Check out the great displays in the museum showcasing local maritime history, and climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse on the Washington coast to take in the spectacular view.
BEACH BABES breakfast
The local Beach Babes Run for Life team will offer a fundraising pancake breakfast hosted by the Half Moon Bay Bar &Grill on both Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
For tourist and lodging information, call the Westport visitor hotline toll free at 1-800-345-6223 or visit www.westportcam.com.
You can also visit www.rustyscupperpiratedaze.com.