jackAhoy, maties! The pillagin’ and plunderin’ begins Monday, August 5! The Brethren of the Great Lakes, pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas, will be onboard to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers. Loutit District Library will be the home port to free pirate-themed programs through Friday, August 9. Dates and times for programs are available the festival brochure.

Kids are invited to pick up a treasure map from the chest located at the Library’s Youth Services Area. This treasure map will lead young pirates and their families in search of fortune to businesses around downtown Grand Haven.

Funding for the 2019 Michigan Pirate Festival is generously provided by Melching Demolition.