Pirates and Privateers AHOY!
Pirate Fest was held at Lake Fairfax Park on May 6 and May 7, 2017.
Fairfax County's 275th anniversary celebration was reflected in Pirate Fest through highlights of Virginia's maritime history in the 17th – 19th centuries, global trade and important ports of call in Fairfax County such as Colchester.
There were seafarin’ songs, tales of pirates, a Raingutter Regatta, a treasure hunt, and sailin’ on the boundin’ main of Lake Fairfax. The family-friendly gatherin’ included paddle boat races, pirate boat tours, science and craft activities, and a pirate skills challenge.