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Iowa & Minnesota Pirate Festival

Male and female pirate walking on a beach near a pirate ship and barrels, near the shore under a stormy sky. The pirates are wearing historical pirate costumes, and holding up a sword, cutlass and torn pirate flag. There are flaming torches stuck into the sand and flames nearby.

After seven years the Iowa-Minnesota Pirate Festival is returning to the PM Park & Tiki Bar grounds on the south shore of Clear Lake, IA.

The “family fun” festivities are being brought back from the ‘Northlands’ on Sept. 11th & 12th in order to extend by one week traditional summer events at ‘the Lake’.

This unique production is presented as a “safe for kids and fun for grownups” experience.

Rotating numerous shows on the performance stages will be Norse Fyre aerial and fire from Omaha, the Bess & Marley comedy and music duo from Chicago, Capt. Merlyn’s Magic from Omaha, and Scenery Changes as the touring comedy improv troupe.

The ‘Port Royale seaside village’ will showcase a variety of historical and fantasy characters enacted by professional performers.

The ‘thieves market’ merchant’s bazaar will host various artisan crafters, some of whom will demonstrate their work. Unusual hands-on activities, such as nautical rope-making and knife/axe tossing will be offered to the public.

Not only will the PM Park Restaurant and Tiki Bar be open, but there will also be specialty food tents set up on the lawn with treats like roasted turkey legs.

The children’s realm will contain a carousel ride, a Neverland faery camp, puppet story theater, and passport stamping with many free treasures. Plus, a variety of lawn games will be set up.

The producers are encouraging the public to wear themed clothing for the costume contests.  There will also be a daily tattoo contest for adults.

Admission is $12 for adults with a 2nd day pass for $3. Kids from 8 to 14 years are $5 with children in free.

Parking is free. All tickets will be available at the entrance.

The IOWA-Minnesota Pirate Festival runs from 11am to 6pm.

For first time landlubbers, the event site is found at 15297 Raney Drive. Directions and more event details can be found at www.iowaminnesotapiratefest.com. Information on PM Park & Hotel can be found at www.pmpark.net.

September 11 @ 11:00 am - September 12 @ 6:00 pm
PM Park
15297 Raney Dr
Clear Lake, 50428 United States
$3 – $12
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