LAS VEGAS (again)
Lorenzi Park April 25-27, 2014
The PIRATES RETURN! April 25,26,27 2014!
Fri. 12:00pm-7:30pm, Sat. 10:00am-7:30pm, Sun. 10:00am-6:00pm
Las Vegas' ONLY Pirate, Steampunk and Faerie Festival!!!
NEW this year...1st Annual CARDBOARD REGATTA sponsored by Zappos!! A cardboard Regatta??? That's right, people will build boats (or other floaty things) and race against each other in the newly refurbished lakes at Lorenzi Park!!! Build and race as a personal project, a family project or even a group/business project. Want to make it a tad more interesting?? (this IS Vegas!) Issue a PERSONAL CHALLENGE! You can challenge a competitor, challenge another department, challenge another location! While you race for the big prize, you have your own personal race!! This is promising to be an exciting and just plain FUN activity. With it being sponsored by ZAPPOS , there is NO ENTRY FEE for your boat!!!
Click on the Regatta link and check it out!!
There will also be exciting new contests and competitions that will emphasize the participatory aspect of our festival!!! We are expanding the Kids Treasure Map Challenge. The Rope Making event was so successful they have made a second rope making machine!! That's right each kid gets to learn how to and actually make their own piece of rope!! How about seeing a blacksmith fashion steel right before your eyes?? Maybe your budding pirate wants to try their hand at pirate sword play?? Just another day at Pirate Fest!!!
Again...you don't just watch the pirates...your ARRRR the pirates!!!
Pirate Fest Las Vegas is a hands-on family oriented event!! Sponsored by Councilman Ricki Barlow and the City of Las Vegas, we featured music, entertainers, vendors, food, games, activities and more!! If you like the Pirates of the Caribbean, you'll love Pirate Fest Las Vegas Until then.. here is a little back ground info:
There is a story behind our Pirate Fest. Our own "history" if you will. It is the "Legend of the Pirates of The Dry Lands". Click on LEGEND for a taste of the backstory!! At Pirate Fest you will see and interact with the characters from the story but not just the back story, come see what has happened since everyone was cursed and ended up here!!
In fact this is the reason for Pirate Fest!! It is the anniversary of the Curse! Some feel that on the anniversary, if the proper conditions are met, they may be able to break the curse and return to the sea!! But they may need YOUR help!!! Pirate Fest is not just about pirates!
Pirate Fest is a Steampunk Festival. One of the crew members is a bit of a tinkerer. So he begins building his contraptions using steam of course!! He is a more "gentlemanly" pirate. One of the Pirate Captain's takes him under his protection and his crew helps Thomas build his "airship" to escape the Curse and fly back to the seas!! Well..the Curse sent them crashing back to earth!! But they keep trying!!
Pirate Fest is a Fantasy Festival. It seems as part of the curse, there were some fairies that were deposited here right with the pirates!!! They don't really like the pirates and have started to rebuild their own Faerie Realm!! They would like the pirates to break the curse...and leave!
So if your interests include Faeries or Steampunk, Pirate Fest is for you too! This isn't a normal fair or festival, here you don't just watch.... you participate!!
Need something new and exciting for the family to do? Maybe do a few things you can check off of your "bucket list"? There will be games and activities here you will not see anywhere else! How about being a Captain of your OWN ship?? Enter the Cardboard Regatta, sponsored by Zappos. Build and race your own ship, built entirely out of cardboard!! Pirate Fest will have it all!!
While we are a family festival, we haven't shunned the adult pirate! Of course we have a beer garden available, even a Mead Wagon that also concocts Mead cocktails of their own creation. New this year will be the Craft Beer Tasting Tent!! We are finalizing details but we will have anywhere from 3 to 5 breweries each bringing 3 to 5 different beers!! For one small fee you can sample the beers and learn about the different brews!! After the rum...Pirates love the brew!!!
Pirate Fest will return to historic Lorenzi Park, April 25-27, 2014!! Lorenzi Park's renovation is complete and Pirate Fest will have access to the new lake and all the new amenities it has to offer!!
What is important to remember is that Pirate Fest is a living, breathing entity. The Pirates, Faeries and Steampunk characters continue to live and interact. Things have changed since last year, they've been busy!! Come see what's new this year!
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Pirate Fest , just one more reason to live in or visit Las Vegas!!!
Brought to you by Councilman Ricki Barlow and the City of Las Vegas.
Produced by R&J Productions, creators of the nationally recognized
Halloween attractions Asylum and Hotel Fear.
Enjoy a few pictures of or about Pirate Fest. The sketches of props and scenes were done a full year before the Fest!