august, 2019

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Alexandria Bay is the proud home of the Famous “Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days.” There are 10 days filled with family fun and special events. Our sword-fighting group, known as the ‘Tales from Remikreh,’ will be performing throughout the Village streets and at various Route 12 locations. Be sure to stop by and visit the Entertainment tent for a list of activities planned for that day.

Bill Johnston was a renegade after the Patriots War, who blew up the British steamer, Sir Robert Peel, hid among the 1000 Islands, and was hunted by both U.S. and Canadian authorities. The annual Bill Johnston’s Pirates Days celebration commemorates some of his exploits. Fill your senses with the sound and spectacle when pirate ships attack the village from the St. Lawrence River, as the brave villagers try to stave them off. The air is filled with smoke and the sound of musket fire and cannon, and eventually the villagers succumb as the pirates invade the town. After the Mayor turns over the key to the village to the invading marauders, everyone becomes a pirate.

The Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, through the hard work of our members; sponsor all of the above events. You are invited to join in the spirit of Pirate Days and dress as a Pirate, Patriot, or Indian when attending any or all of these events. All times are subject to change. Please check the Event Board at the Entertainment Tent or at the Chamber Office at (315) 482-9531. A band of Sword Fighting Pirates will be available during all 10 days at most events listed for photo opportunities. The Tales from Remikreh group will be throughout the Village so BEWARE! Please see the schedule at the Entertainment Tent for specific locations and times. Check out local merchants for sales of event flags. Most events are free and for the enjoyment of the public.

*Schedule of Events is Subject to Change*

2019 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Schedule is subject to change

UPDATE: The invasion scheduled for 8/17/19 will be at 3pm!

Friday, Aug. 9:
8 – 10 p.m. – Block Dance on Upper James Street.
Featuring Doc Yukon.

Saturday, Aug. 10:
8-10 a.m. – Pirates and Pancakes Breakfast at The Spot.
Fundraiser for Alexandria Bay Rotary.
10 a.m. – Children’s crafts at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
11:30 a.m. – Children’s Parade lineup at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
1:15 p.m. – Capture of Scouting Party at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
2 p.m. – Invasion at Scenic View Park Pavilion Dock.
4 p.m. – Children’s Costume Contest at Scenic View Park Pavilion.

Sunday, Aug. 11:
Noon – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Cavallario’s Bayside
Pizza.
1 p.m. – Children’s games with the pirates at Scenic View Park.
2-5 p.m.- Pirate Palooza at Thousand Islands Winery. Live music
by Gary VanBrocklin. Photo op with the pirates &
children’s dress up.

Monday, Aug. 12:
10 a.m. – Little Pirate Adventure Cruise aboard Uncle Sam Boat
Tours.
11 a.m. – Pirate activity at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
Noon – Archaic weapons demonstration at Scenic View Park.
1 p.m. -Pirate games at entrance to River Walk.
3 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
4 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Cavallario’s Bayside Pizza.
5-6 p.m. – Children’s pirate dress-up and photo op at River Walk
entrance.

Tuesday, Aug. 13:
10 a.m. – Little Pirate Adventure Cruise aboard Uncle Sam Boat
Tours.
11 a.m. – Pirate activity at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
Noon – Archaic weapons demonstration at Scenic View Park.
1 p.m. – Pirate games at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
3 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
4 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Cavallario’s Bayside
Pizza.

Wednesday, Aug. 14:
10 a.m. – Little Pirate Adventure Cruise aboard Uncle Sam Boat
Tours.
11 a.m. – Pirate activity at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
Noon – Archaic weapons demonstration at Scenic View Park.
1-2:30 p.m.- Children’s pirate dress-up and photo op at entrance to
River Walk.
1– 4 p.m. – Reptile exhibit on Upper James Street.
3 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
4 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Cavallario’s Bayside
Pizza.
5-6 p.m. – Children’s pirate dress-up and photo op at entrance to
River Walk.
7 p.m. – FREE Concert at Scenic View Park Pavilion.
Featuring: The Midnight Ryders.

Thursday, Aug. 15:
10 a.m. – Little Pirate Adventure Cruise aboard Uncle Sam Boat
Tours.
11 a.m. – Pirate activity with Tales of Remikreh at Scenic View Park
Pavilion.
Noon – Archaic weapons demonstration at Scenic View Park.

1 p.m. – Pirate Games at Scenic View Pavilion
3 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
4 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Cavallario’s Bayside
Pizza.
5-7 p.m. – Pirate Scavenger Hunt at Alex Bay Big M.

Friday, Aug. 16:
10 a.m. – Little Pirate Adventure Cruise aboard Uncle Sam Boat
Tours.
11 a.m. – Pirate activity at Scenic View Park Pavilion.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Birds of Prey Exhibit on Upper James Street.
3 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
4 p.m. – Pirate skit by Tales of Remikreh at Cavallario’s Bayside
Pizza.
8 p.m. – Block Dance on James Street between Skiffs and
Downtown @ 11 James.
Featuring: Tough Luck.

Saturday, Aug. 17:
10 a.m. – Children’s boats & treasure chest crafts at Scenic View
Park Pavilion.
11:30 a.m. – Children’s Parade line-up at Scenic View Park.
1:15 p.m. – Capture of Scouting Party at Uncle Sam Boat Tours.
2 p.m. – Pirate Invasion at Scenic View Park Pavilion Dock.
4 p.m. -Children’s pirate dress-up and photo op at entrance to
River Walk.

Sunday, Aug. 18:
11 a.m. – Live drill & demonstration by Brockville Infantry.
2 p.m. – Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days Grand Parade.
(Winners announced after parade)

 

Time

august 9 (Friday) - 18 (Sunday)

Location

Alexandria Bay

Organizer

Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce(315) 482-9531


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