The 4th annual Pirate Fest returns to historic Lorenzi Park April 8 through 10.
Pirate Fest is sponsored by Councilman Ricki Barlow, the City of Las Vegas and Zappos. It’s a unique festival that includes pirates, steampunk and renaissance and faerie characters. The event boasts live entertainment, music, food, strolling characters, games, activities, a beer garden and the Zappos Cardboard Regatta. Kids will be able to follow a treasure map to complete tasks and win prizes. Activities include making a rope, walking the plank, hoisting sails, getting a pirate name and arts and crafts.
This year is the 3rd Annual Cardboard Regatta sponsored by Zappos. Guests can build a ship out of cardboard using their imagination, glue, duct tape and some paint, and then race it on the lake at Lorenzi Park at noon on April 10. More than 30 organizations have already signed up to compete in this year's regatta.
Boats can be brought to the Zappos Pavilion on April 8 for display. Participants can also finish any needed work on their boats while it is inside the pavilion. Limited supplies will also be available onsite for anyone who wants to build a boat. There is no fee to enter the regatta.
In addition to the fun, two lucky guests will have the chance to win a trip for two aboard the historic tall ship S/V Mandalay from Sail Windjammer Cruises.
General admission is $15, $10 for kids ages 5 to 11, and free for children 4 and under. Senior citizens and military with ID will be admitted for $10. Coupons are available online.
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