Yes, it is September. Summer is winding down, argh. But it is not over yet.

Summer rolls on this weekend in Eastport. Here comes the Eastport Pirate Festival.

This will be the 18th annual, and it is packed full of fun. And it’s free to attend.

Thanks to all the hard-working volunteers and company sponsors, it all starts on Friday the 8th at Eastport’s Bank Square at Noon.

Ahoy matey.

And since it is noon the food vendors open and also it is time for the Senior Center Pirate Potluck and Social. Yes, you get to dress up like a pirate. That’s the spirit.

Don’t eat too much, you don’t want to be too full for the Walk the Plank contest at 1 p.m.

There are plenty of events for everyone of all ages. Kids and big kids.

What's a Pirates Fest without a Pirate Flag contest.

And there are numerous events all over town on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

One of the ‘don’t miss’ highlights is the Pirate Parade which is open to all ages with cash prizes to be won in 8 different categories and a grand prize to the best float of $500.  The parade on Saturday is High Street, and Washington Street and Water Street until ending at the library.


The parade is followed by Saint Andrews Pipes and Drums.

Fireworks display is Saturday at 8:15 p.m. at the Fish Pier.

Numerous Pirate events all weekend long, and the detailed list can be found here.

Take lots of photos and show your friends what you got to do over the weekend. And maybe you'll come up with an idea for a Halloween costume too.

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