2021 PIRATE DAY’S UPDATE

The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days, scheduled for August 13-22, 2021. To be transparent, the chamber would like to share the reasoning behind the cancellation.

The uncertainty of events over the past year and a half has made preparing for Pirate Day’s a difficult task. An event of this magnitude requires many months of preparation, planning and costs that we do not currently have.

This event is also largely dependent on our longtime reenactors, who have created an enjoyable and authentic pirate experience for those who visit Alexandria Bay. The extended Canadian border closing has made it impossible for the Brockville Infantry group and Brockville Brigantine Tall Ships to participate. The Tales of Remikreh sword fighting group, the longtime pirate troupe has also decided not to participate this year. These main factors were instrumental in our decision to cancel this year’s event. We still encourage everyone to visit Alexandria Bay, dress up as pirates, and attend any pirate themed events local businesses will be hosting.

The chamber will use this time to discover a new generation of volunteers and reenactors interested in keeping the pirate spirit alive for August 12-21, 2022. As we proceed with future planning, we have a critical need for more volunteers to help with all aspects of staging this amazing event, as well financial support to maintain the high-quality of the Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days. If you are interested in joining, please contact the chamber at 315-482-9531 or info@alexbay.org.