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Knotty Nauticals at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2016

The Knotty Nauticals are a pirate duo of comedy and danger. The Bonnie Lass and the Pirate Shantyman talk about their show and themselves in the Ren Faire world. We also talk about Star Wars.

http://knottynauticals.yolasite.com/

Michigan Pirate Festival 2016

Join us for our 10th pirate fest!
Weekend festival – August 13th & 14th, 11am-6pm

Loutit District Library (LDL) and Harbor Island will be the port of swashbuckling, piratical fun for the whole family as the 10th Annual Michigan Pirate Festival invades Grand Haven, August 8-14, 2016.

With the theme, “Pirates through the Ages,” pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas come from around Michigan and the Mid-West to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers.

The pillaging’ and plundering’ begins August 8 at 9 a.m. when LDL opens. 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 around downtown Grand Haven in search of fortune.

Harbor Island is where the pirates set-up for the weekend beginning Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Pirate merchants, stages, cannons, encampments and more are brought in to make any pirate feel at home. Minstrels wander and entertainers perform against this backdrop that is sure to appeal to the pirate in you.

And the pirates do not come alone. Mermaids and others friendly to the sea-going buccaneers join in and set up little areas of their own to help celebrate.

Weekend event admission is $5 for adults and children are free.

Weekday Activities
(Loutit District Library)
Monday:

10-11: Storytelling with Scallywags – All ages Come enjoy a pirate’s favorite story. I wonder if it’s about treasure…
12-1: Pirates Meet Up and Eat Up at Central Park All ages
3-4:30: Pillaging with Pirates Ages 4-12 Come test your worth with a sword as the Pirates defend their treasure!
6:30: Small Arms Showcase All ages – parking lot
Tuesday:

11-12: Bellydance class and show with Gypsy Raqs (Ages 4-12) Come learn the pirates’ favorite bellydance moves, and enjoy a short show.
2-3: Pirate Puppet Show All ages Join the Pirates and their puppets for a silly puppet show.
6:30-7:30: Pirates meet & greet in the park with the Irish!! – WGHN along with LDL presents Music in the Park Series featuring Uneven Ground and Goitshe!.
Wednesday:

10-11:30: Powder Monkey Olympics Ages 4-12 – Join the Pirates and train to be an honorary powder monkey!
2-3: Pirate Crafts and Coloring Ages 4-10 Fun Pirate themed crafts. Make a treasure map, eye patch, or a parrot to complete your pirate ensemble.
7-8: Sea Shanty Singalong All ages Join the Pirates for a fun evening of sea shanties.
Thursday:

10-11: Dress Like a Pirate All ages
1-2: Pirate Games and Coloring Ages 4-12 Come play simple pirate games with a little bit of coloring thrown into the mix
7-8: Pirate Puppet Show All ages Join the Pirates and their puppets for a silly puppet show.
Friday:

10-11: Storytelling with Scallywags – All ages Come enjoy a pirate’s favorite story. I wonder if it’s about treasure…
1-2: Powder Monkey Olympics Ages 4-12 Join the Pirates and train to be an honorary powder monkey!
6:45ish Sail in on the waterfront!

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https://www.facebook.com/events/991284627607229/
http://www.michiganpiratefestival.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MichiganPirateFestival

BlackRock Medieval Fest 2016 Revisited

So nice, I had to visit twice. I visited BlackRock Medieval Fest on it’s final Saturday for the year. Enjoy the photos.

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Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival 2016

My visit to a cool Ren Faire inside of a forest in Vassar, MI. Check out these photos.

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Buccaneer Bash 2016

The Buccaneer Bash returns to The Olde World Village. There will once again be fantastic live entertainment, amazing vendors for your shopping needs, and some of the best food you may ever eat. We look forward to making The Buccaneer Bash an event you will always remember. Admission is only $10, and ages 12 and under are Free! Can’t wait to see you all there!

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http://www.oldeworldvillage.com/buccaneer-bash/
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Steampunks for Greater Lansing Food Bank

It’s another Capitol Steam benefit party for Greater Lansing Food Bank. Let’s welcome the spirit of St Paddy’s on March 12 as we allow our Steampunk identity to Explore the Northern Realm…a land steeped with Scottish and Irish traditions and culture. Dress in your normal steampunk and/or old timey garb or break out your kilts, plaid, or tweed and dress to fit the Northern Realm Aesthetic. Enjoy an atmosphere of great drinks and good friends.
• Admission will be two cans of food (non perishables) minimum or $5. All proceeds will go to Greater Lansing Food Bank.
• Steampunk, Pirate, Ren Faire, and traditional garb (particularly kilts) suggested but not mandatory.
• Live music will be featured from various local performers dedicated to this amazing cause, including David Schneider, David Gander, Bart Moore,Scott Smith, Chris Russell and more TBA. You’re very own Van Helsteam will MC the evening of entertainment with a special guest performance by the one and only Mistress Temperance Lovecraft.

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Michigan Pirate Festival 2015

Loutit District Library (LDL) and Harbor Island will be the port of swashbuckling, piratical fun for the whole family as the ninth Annual Michigan Pirate Festival invades Grand Haven, August 3-9.

With their theme, “Pirates through the Ages,” pirate re-enactors from historical to fantasy personas come from around Michigan and the Mid-West to entertain everyone from young powder monkeys to seasoned buccaneers.

The pillaging’ and plundering’ begins August 3 at 9 a.m. when LDL opens. 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 around downtown Grand Haven in search of fortune. Visit www.loutitlibrary.org, this year’s home port for festival events.

New this year is the “friendly abduction” of a city dignitary during the sail-in on Friday, August 7 at 6 p.m. as the pirates hold their victim for ransom throughout the night. Everyone is invited to bailout their captive during a public meet and greet at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 20 N. 2nd St., Grand Haven. The band McSpillin will provide piratical music. Adults may purchase beverages provided by The Eagles.

There is a $5 cover charge with a silent auction of donated items from local businesses throughout the evening with the funds going to ransom their captive. The pirates will donate the proceeds to the Waterfront Stadium Project.

For an exact location on the waterfront for Friday’s pirate sail-in, visit www.loutitlibrary.org prior to the event.

During the weekend, the pirate festival moves to Harbor Island on Coho Drive with family activities from Saturday, August 8 through Sunday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 13 years old are free.

The following is a list of characters, events and activities for Saturday and Sunday on Harbor Island.

Entertainment by; * Thee Bluebeard * Gypsy Raqs * Bocca Musica * Drunk N Sailor * Wonder Elixir of Life * Morgan’s Privateer Pub provided by the Grand Haven VFW * Members of the Brethren of the Great Lakes * Jackie Sparrow * Crew of the Laughing Corpse * Soss Boss

MPF is sponsored by the Brethren of the Great Lakes and LDL. Festival brochures may be picked up at the Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, and Michigan, during normal business hours, otherwise visit or www.loutitlibrary.org.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.michiganpiratefestival.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MichiganPirateFestival