St. Peter’s Pirate Days 2018


Phone (902) 302-1527


Date: Thu, Sep 13 2018 - Sun, Sep 16 2018

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive
Community: St. Peter's

Ahoy mateys – St. Peter’s is the place to be for Pirate Days celebrations!  We hope you will join in on this annual event with the St. Peter’s community and businesses while finding your inner pirate. There will be a weekend of fun activities scheduled for all ages. Pirates from far and near visit and have promised to bring even more of their friends in 2018! So come to St. Peter’s mateys, by land or sea, September 13 – 16, 2018 and celebrate Pirate Days with us.  But keep your wits about you – you don’t want to be shanghaied!

St. Peter's Pirate Days -Thursday through Sunday, September 13 to 16, 2018



Best Dressed Pirate Storefronts and Homes Viewings

The town businesses and many residences are dressed up like never before and competing for some valuable booty! Scout around town and check them out for yourself.
Location: St. Peter's
Cost: Free/Prizes


Pirate Days' Trivia Night: 8 pm

A night to bring your mates out for interrogation on various landlubber and pirate related stuff.
Location: MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge
Cost: Team admission cost - $40, max team of 4.
Must register ahead by calling 902-535-3578


Step Back into History: 5 pm to 7 pm

Various Demonstrations
Location: St. Peter’s Canal Landing, St. Peter’s Bay
Cost: Free admission.

Opening Ceremonies and Pirates Walk: 7 pm - 8 pm

Dignitaries and invited pirates will start of the weekend - however proclamations will be short under threat of walking the plank! When its over, join the pirates parade up through town to seek out more merriment - destination MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge.
Location: St. Peter’s Canal Landing, St. Peter’s Bay
Cost: Free admission.

Outdoor Movie: Early evening

Bring some chairs to the canal and enjoy the pirate movie Hook under the stars. Free Popcorn.
Location: St. Peter’s Canal Landing, St. Peter’s Bay
Cost: Free admission.

Pirates' Wing Nite: 9 pm - midnight

Join your fellow pirates in or out of costume and sit back and enjoy your favourite grog, tasty wings or step lively. You'll be transported back to days of ol' as the room is full of fellow pirates. And the judges have scouted the swaggy about town and are ready to name the top three business winners. Bullion to the top three! 
Location: MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge
Cost: Free will donations welcome.


Run Maties, Run: 8 am

First Mate Marvin  from the beached Kin-Excel will lead the hearty on a merry 5 km chase through the village. 
Location: TBD
Cost: Free/Prizes.
Must register ahead by calling 902-535-2488

Thieves' Market: 9 am - 5 pm

Check out the Pirate Day Specials at the various merchants and shop keepers around the village. You won't need to pilfer this weekend.
Location: All over the village
Cost: Up to you matey. Fill your boots.

Young Scallywag Activities: 10 am - 12 noon

Children, costumes optional, can be brought ashore to enjoy some free range activities port side under the watchful eye of  their parents. 
Location: Lion's Club Marina
Cost: Free will donations welcome.

4-H Pillaging for the Food bank: 10 am – noon. 

There will be no mischief going on but Foodland is packaging up a few more food supplies for those with a few shillings to use to make donations to the the local food bank. 
Location: Foodland Co-op St. Peter’s.
Cost: A desire to share.

Artisan Market: 11 am – 3 pm

Artisans and crafters from all around. Maybe even a distillery or two!
Location: Coastal Arts and Culture Guild Market.
Cost: Free admission

Pirate Grill: 11 am - 1 pm

Specializing in BBQ'd Pirate Burgers and Sea Dogs this charity event may just fill your leg.
Location: East Coast Credit Union
Cost: Varies.

Villa Pirate Pet Parade and Party: 1 pm sharp

Brighten up your and the senior pirates' day with your pirate-costumed pet. Everyone will be in costume! 
Location: Assemble at the Richmond Villa
Cost: Free/Prizes

Ship of Fools Cardboard Boat Race(s): Mid Afternoon

For Coprprations and families alike. Our expert boat builders  will provide you and your team with instructions to make the most seaworthy vessel you can to race the treacherous waters of St. Peter's Bay and Canal. Only the brave or foolish would take on such a challenge to cheat Davy Jones’ Locker!
Location: Canal, at Battery Provincial Park Beach.
Cost: Corporate and Family rates/Prizes

Landlubbers Happy Hour: 3 pm – 5 pm

If you feel becalmed then head over to the tavern and check out the entertainment and fare.
Location: MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge
Cost: Free admission.

Pirate Buffet: 5 pm – 7 pm

Now's the the time to fill your boots with some fine food from the galley of a fellow sailor. And then step outside to watch the Lights on the Lake Ships Parade.
Location: Bras d'Or Lakes Inn
Cost: TBD

Pirate Patio Party: 6 pm - 9 pm

Head over for some grub, a wee dram of your favourite thirst quencher and lay back to be entertained.  Keep a keen eye open though - the pirate fleet is heard to ply these waters and there will be a 'Lights on the Lake' Ships Parade. There may even be some pirates ashore!
Location: Jiggs
Cost: You have the purse.

Lights on the Lake Ships Parade: 7:30 pm -8:30 pm

The pirate fleet and their motley crews will weigh anchor from the Lion's Hall Marina and sail out towards Corbetts Cove seeking fame and fortune - a share of the bullion going to the top three best dressed boats among the lot. Keep your wits about you - be sure your not press ganged before they set off! You may find yourself on the wrong deck. Pirate ships can enjoy a special overnight rate at the St. Peter's Marina.
Location: Best view anywhere from the lake end of St. Peter's Canal, Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, Jiggs,  the Visitor Info Centre through to Corbett's Cove Rd.
Cost: Free/Prizes awarded
To register your boat contact Glenda Sampson (902) 227-5520 or email

Party Like a Pirate Bash: 9:00 pm -1:00 am

There's a whole lot of fun set out for a whole lot of landlubbers and pirates to enjoy this evening!  All are encouraged to dig deep into their clothes chest and put on their finest pirate era garb to fete this night away. A fine eye will be used, replaced with a patch of course, to scan the lot of you for the three best dressed pirates. Prize winners for best dressed houses, pirate ships and pirates will be announced during the evening.

Location(s) TBD 

 Cost: $15

Night Watch: 1:00 am -3:00 am

Music TBD.
Location: Louie's Cosy Corner
Cost: Free Admission


Hangover Breakfast: 8 am - 12 noon

Yo-ho-ho, shake off those barnacles. If you can make it to the mess hall you are sure to enjoy your breakfast. Enjoy some crackle fruit the way you like them or order up the HE-MAN'S Breakfast Pirate Days special.
Location: Louie's Cosy Corner
Cost: Up to you matey.

Artisan Market: 11 am – 3 pm

Artisans and crafters from all around
Location: Coastal Arts and Culture Guild Market.
Cost: Free admission

Pirate Parade: 12:30 pm 

Pirates will be gathering from Land and Sea. Please join in costume and walk the parade route!
Route: De Raymond St. to Toulouse St. Fire hall
Cost: Free

Pirates' Cup of Tea: 1 pm - 3 pm

Steeped in history - this Nicolas Denys Museum fundraiser continues the tradition of a wee cup of tea me boys and gals while reminiscing the days gone by. Sandwiches and sweets provided.
Live Music 
Location: St. Peter's Firehall 
Cost: $15


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