demonstrations, enactments, and new this year – a pirate music band

Pirates of the Dark Rose return to Windjammer Festival

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CAMDEN — Windjammer Festival weekend will be full of nautical fun and adventure this Labor Day weekend. In addition to the many activities planned for the harbor and the downtown of Camden, the Pirates of the Dark Rose will set up camp in Harbor Park, Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

On Saturday, August 31, the Pirates will demonstrate their weapons, fire canons, and try to recruit new pirates into their ranks. This year the Pirates of the Dark Rose are traveling with a pirate music band, the Shank Painters.

On Sunday, September 1, at 11 a.m., in the Camden Amphitheater, the Pirates will enact the History of Lady Pirates. Learn about Grace O’Malley, Mary Read, Sadie Farrell (A.K.A. Sadie the Goat), and Ching Shih. The props for the play are encased in a 100-lb wooden book, that the pirates travel with and is 7 feet tall and 11 feet wide. The book opens to reveal several paintings.

On Sunday, September 1, at 1 p.m., there will be a big pirate skirmish, complete with a diabolical visit by the S/V Must Roos. The pirate ship will dock near the Mary Day at the head of the harbor at 1 p.m.

All are invited to come and enjoy the weekend events. For more information about the Pirates of the Dark Rose, go to

Pirates of the Dark Rose is sponsored by The Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inns

For more information about the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inns, go to

Event Date: 

Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


Camden Harbor Park
Camden  Maine
United States