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                                The Fire Light Circus fire troupe will light up Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze in Westport this weekend.

COURTESY DOMINIKFOTO The Fire Light Circus fire troupe will light up Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze in Westport this weekend.

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  • Thu Jun 27th, 2019 3:28pm
  • News

Westport will be crawling with pirates June 28-30 when the city hosts the 18th annual Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze celebration.

The event is appropriate for all ages and includes musical acts, belly dancers, fire dancers, black powder displays and vendors selling all your pirate needs.

Tall ship Lady Washington will be at the Westport Marina throughout the event, available for tours and pirate sails, where pirates take over the ship for a two-hour adventure.

This year’s Pirate Daze Grand Marshals are Brooke and Jarl Priest. Jarl is the owner of Westport’s Aloha Alabama Barbecue restaurant and Vacations by the Sea, and the two are very active in Pirate Daze and many other activities in the community.

“They make our community a better place to live,” said Rosie Litterer, Pirate Daze president. “They donate and help out with most of the events and festivals we have in our community, they have worked with our school on many different events from field trips to food, for the children they have helped with family fun night fundraisers and much more. That is why The Rusty Scupper’s Pirate Daze board nominated them as our Grand Marshals.”

Litterer continued, “They stand out among us in our community and go above and beyond to help others in need. They give back when they are able.”

Entertainers will be working the length of Westhaven Drive throughout the event. Musical and other acts will split time between two stages: the Tackle Box at the north end of Westhaven Drive, and the Rusty Stage at Float 10, where the Lady Washington will be moored. Bounce houses and a giant slide will be set up for the kids, and a radio control boat pond.

Actor Maxie Santillan, who has appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, will be signing autographs and meeting fans at the Doce Blant booth.

Friday, there will be a meet and greet with authors Marti Melville, Teresa Carol, Barnacle Bill Bedlam, Austin Highsmith Garces and Ron Cummins at the Tokeland Hotel at 7 p.m. Authors will also be spending time at the Doce Blant Publishing booth.

Carol, also a paranormal investigator and psychic medium, will host ghost tours at the Tokeland Hotel June 28 at 2 p.m., June 29 at 2 p.m. and June 30 at 10 a.m. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at store.doceblant.com, type Tokeland into the search box and get your $20 non-refundable tickets while they last.

Pirate Daze schedule

Friday

12:15 p.m., Arden Goldberg performs on the Rusty Stage

1:30 p.m., Riona Abhainn, Celtic/fantasy singer from Portland, performs on the Rusty Stage

1:30 p.m., Mini brig battle in the marina

2:30 p.m., Treasure chest drawing, Rusty Stage

3:30 p.m., Arden Goldberg performs on the Rusty Stage

4 p.m., Black powder by the tower

4:15 p.m., Riona Abhainn performs on the Rusty Stage

5 p.m., Arden Goldberg performs on the Rusty Stage

6 p.m., Barnacle Bill Bedlam

Saturday

10 a.m., Welcome

10:10 am., Grand marshal dedication and special awards at the Rusty Stage

11 a.m., Captain’s Daughter performs on the Rusty Stage

11 a.m., Dred Ship Outrageous Fortune black powder demonstrations by tower

Noon, Arden Goldberg on the Tackle Box stage

Noon, Mini brig battle in the marina

1 p.m., All In Band on the Tackle Box stage

1:30 p.m., Treasure chest drawing on the Rusty Stage

2 p.m., Costume contest

2:30 p.m., Riona Burnett performs on the Tackle Box stage

3:15 p.m., All In Band performs on the Tackle Box stage

4 p.m., Dred Ship Outrageous Fortune black powder demonstrations by the tower

4:15 p.m., Captain’s Daughter performs on the Rusty Stage

4:30 p.m., Twisted Nickers performs on the Tackle Box stage

5 p.m., Treasure chest drawing on the Rusty Stage

5:30 p.m., Barnacle Bill on the Tackle Box stage

6 p.m., Starboard Watch on the Rusty Stage

6 p.m., Dred Ship Outrageous Fortune black powder demonstrations by the tower

6 p.m., Mini brig battle in the marina

7 p.m., Captain Dark Owl magic show

8:15 p.m., Belly dancing

Sunday

10 a.m., Captain’s Daughter performs on the Tackle Box stage

10:10 a.m., Arden Goldberg performs on the Rusty Stage

10:30 a.m., Mini brig battles in the marina

10:30 a.m., Dred Ship Outrageous Fortune black powder demonstrations by the tower

11 a.m., Sally Pet Costume Contest on the Tackle Box stage

11:10 a.m., Treasure chest drawing on the Rusty Stage

11:30 a.m., Starboard Watch band performs on the Tackle Box stage

11:45 a.m., All In Band on the Rusty Stage

12:30 p.m., Kids Pirate Olympics on the Tackle Box stage

12:30 p.m., Dred Ship Outrageous Fortune black powder demonstrations by the tower

12:45 p.m., Twisted Knickers performs on the Rusty Stage

1 p.m., Mini brig battles in the marina

1:45 p.m., All In Band performs on the Rusty Stage

1:45 p.m., Treasure chest contest on the Rusty Stage

2:30 p.m., Captain’s Daughter performs on the Tackle Box stage

3 p.m., Parade at the Rusty Stage

3:45 p.m., Treasure chest drawing on the Rusty Stage

4:30 p.m., Starboard Watch performs on the Tackle Box stage

4:30 p.m., Parade award ceremony

Breakfast options are limited but the following will be available all three days of the event.

Pine Tree: 21 and older only inside but food can be ordered and tents, tables and chairs will be set up outside for all ages. 101 W. Ocean Ave.

VFW: Breakfast for all ages at 211 E. Pacific Ave.

Inn of the Westwind: Open for breakfast and lunch. 2119 Nyhus St. N.

Lady Washington schedule

Friday

Vessel Tours: Noon-1 p.m., $5 donation

Adventure Sail: 2-4 p.m., $49-$55

Saturday

Vessel Tours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $5 donation

Pirate Sail: 2-4 p.m., $59-$65

Sunday

Vessel Tours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $5 donation

Pirate Sail: 2-4 p.m., $59-$65

Order tickets online at historicalseaport.org/public-tours-sails/sailing-schedule/westport-washington/.

 

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                                Twisted Knickers out of Tacoma will perform several sets of Celtic, shanties and pirate numbers at the Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze celebration in Westport this weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO Twisted Knickers out of Tacoma will perform several sets of Celtic, shanties and pirate numbers at the Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze celebration in Westport this weekend.

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                                Twisted Knickers out of Tacoma will perform several sets of Celtic, shanties and pirate numbers at the Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze celebration in Westport this weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO Twisted Knickers out of Tacoma will perform several sets of Celtic, shanties and pirate numbers at the Rusty Scuppers Pirate Daze celebration in Westport this weekend.