Pirates of the High Seas Festival

Pirate bootyKids fishing pic 2015Ahoy! Come partake in the Pirates of the High Seas Festival in Grand Lagoon on Sunday, October 9, and experience all the merriment we be havin’ ’round the sea. The Pirate Village at Capt. Anderson’s Marina host yonder boat show, kid activities, and vendor booths. Here’s what we got planned for ye, and it’s sure to make ye grab up your matey and head on over!

12:00pm, Pirate Village opens at Capt. Anderson’s Marina on the Grand Lagoon!

12:00 – 2:00pm, Lil’ Buccaneers can partake o’ grand fishing activities at the marina dock.

2:00-3:00pm, Arghhh! The Pirate Battle begins as the flotilla sets sail from Capt. Anderson’s Marina, Pirate’s Cove Marina, and Treasure Island Marina to battle those scurvy pirates out of Grand Lagoon. We’ll keep all the booty for ourselves!

3:00pm, Aye… a lucky landlubber will win the Treasure Hunt and their names will be known to all the seas surrounding the waters of the Grand Lagoon. Bring yer treasure maps to the stage by 2:30pm!

3:00 – 5:00pm, Lil’ Buccaneers continue the partakin’ grand fishing activities at the marina dock.

Pirate chase

3:15pm, Shiver your bones to musical tunes put on by a bunch of scallywags as Magic with Capt. Mayhem takes the stage.

4:00pm, The Legend of Dominique Youx pirates in full dress on the main stage be explainin’ what they are a doin’ at this here festival.

5:00pm, We’re gonna make ye walk the plank… oops… we mean you can join the Pet Parade and walk through the village for some fun and admiration. Dress up and spread the yo-ho-hos!

7:15pm, We don’t aim to burn the place down, me hearty! We’re having a fireworks celebration o’er the sparkling waters of Grand Lagoon. It’ll be a fine sight, so stick around!

Don’t speak pirate? We got ya covered. Don’t hafta get all lily-livered… thar be no pop quiz afterwards!

  • Ahoy: Hey!
  • Avast: Stop!
  • Aye: Yes
  • Black spot: to be ‘placin’ the black spot’ be markin’ someone for death.
  • Booty: treasure
  • Buccaneer: a pirate who be answerin’ to no man or blasted government.
  • By the Powers!: an exclamation, uttered by Long John Silver in Treasure Island!
  • Cat o’ nine tails: whip for floggin’ mutineers
  • Corsair: a pirate who be makin’ his berth in the Med-…Medi-…that sea ‘tween Spain and Africa, aye!
  • Davy Jones’ Locker: the bottom o’ the sea, where the souls of dead men lie
  • Doubloons: pieces of gold…
  • Fiddlers Green: the private heaven where pirates be goin’ when they die.
  • Furner: a ship which be yer own, not one ye steal an’ plunder.
  • Gentlemen o’ fortune: a slightly more positive term fer pirates!
  • Go on the account: to embark on a piratical cruise
  • Grog: A pirate’s favorite drink.
  • Jack: a flag or a sailor
  • Jolly Roger: the skull and crossbones, the pirate flag!
  • Keelhaul: a truly vicious punishment where a scurvy dog be tied to a rope and dragged along the barnacle-encrusted bottom of a ship. They not be survivin’ this.
  • Landlubber: “Land-lover,” someone not used to life onboard a ship.
  • Lass: A woman.
  • Lily-livered: faint o’ heart
  • Loaded to the Gunwales (pron. gunnels): drunk
  • Matey: A shipmate or a friend.
  • Me hearty: a friend or shipmate.
  • Me: My.
  • Pieces o’ eight: pieces o’ silver which can be cut into eights to be givin’ small change.
  • Privateer: a pirate officially sanctioned by a national power
  • Scallywag: A bad person. A scoundrel.
  • Scurvy dog!: a fine insult!
  • Shiver me timbers!: an exclamation of surprise, to be shouted most loud.
  • Son of a Biscuit Eater: a derogatory term indicating an improper son of a sailor
  • Sprogs: raw, untrained recruits
  • Squadron: a group of ten or less warships
  • Squiffy: a buffoon
  • Swaggy: a scurvy cur’s ship what ye be intendin’ to loot!
  • Swashbucklin’: fightin’ and carousin’ on the high seas!
  • Sweet trade: the career of piracy
  • Thar: The opposite of “here.”
  • Walk the plank: this one be bloody obvious.
  • Wench: a lady, although ye gents not be wantin’ to use this around a lady who be stronger than ye.
  • Wi’ a wannion: wi’ a curse, or wi’ a vengeance. Boldly, loudly!
  • Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter