Dust off your children’s pirate costumes from Halloween and come out for An Afternoon of Pirates on Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand. YARRR sure to enjoy The Bilge Pumps, a pirate music group from Dallas known for their sea songs, sea shanties and Celtic music combined with a dose of comedy. Pirates from Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast will also entertain the crowd with periodic sword fights during the afternoon. The event is free and open to the public.  
 
During this free family event, visitors receive a $1 off on admission to Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast which is housed in the 1885 Butterowe Building, located off Saengerfest Park. For information on An Afternoon of Pirates, call (409) 762-6677 or visit www.PiratesGulfCoast.com.
 
About Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast
Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast is a pirate-themed family experience where visitors can learn about the legends, myths and stories of the last buccaneers. The interactive entertainment venue features the deck of a pirate ship, a captain’s cabin and actors who help to tell the story of the notorious Jean Laffite and his brother Pierre, as well as the life that all pirates led. Pirates is a tenant of Mitchell Historic Properties.
 
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is the No. 2 tourism attraction in Texas for in-state and out-of-state travelers. Galveston is a historic beach town located just 50 miles south from Houston, Texas – the fourth largest city in the U.S. A diverse cultural town, Galveston Island is a unique destination offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions and resorts, one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country and Texas’ premier cruise port. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call (888) GAL-ISLE.