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Arrrrgh matey! Pirates returning to Marden Park

Three-day event back for a second year
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A pirate couple enjoy some entertainment at the 2016 Pirate Festival. File photo

Pirates, scallywags, wenches and vagabonds galore will descend on Marden Park on the August long weekend as the Pirate Festival returns for another year.

Music, interactive theatre, The Mudd Show and a variety of entertainers take to the stage, there is a vendor's area and a variety of interactive offerings.

The event runs at the Marden Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, with a licenced Captain's Keg event for those 19 and over set for 7 p.m. on Aug. 5.

Admission is $10 for children, $15 for adults and $10 for seniors. Children under 5 are free.

Festival goers are encouraged to dress up for the event.

For more information and pictures of last year's event, go to