Are you ready to let your imagination run wild and embark on an unforgettable journey to Mackinac Island? Come ashore for the Annual Great Lakes Pirate Festival on June 17, 2023 from noon to 4pm. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever, with exciting new additions and activities to take part in.

The festival will be held during the Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island – a fitting location for the event as it is a well-known destination on the Great Lakes. Visitors can expect a fun day of festivities, including live music, pirate-themed contests and games, Good Fortune pirate boat tours, pirate vendors, and plenty of tasty food and drinks for adults and kids.

This festival will feature activities such as walking the plank, pirate costume competitions, and a talking-like-a-pirate contest. “We are excited to bring this unique festival to Mackinac Island guests again this summer,” said Mackinac Island Ferry Company CEO Jerry Fetty. “The festival marks the official launch of our Good Fortune pirate ship for the summer months.”

The Good Fortune will also be offering special cruises in the evening throughout the entire summer for those who want to get even closer to their inner pirate spirit. These Family and Nauti +21 cruises will include water cannons, drinks, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

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When our guests catch sight of the Good Fortune Pirate Ship, their imaginations ignite with visions of swashbuckling adventures and daring deeds. The ship sails peacefully through sparkling waters while your imagination carries away with tales of heroic pirate captains and their brave crew on wild voyages across the open seas. Whether it’s your first time or fifteenth time experiencing all the joys Mackinac Island has to offer, no matter how old or young crewmates may be—climbing aboard the Good Fortune will bring vigorous spirits alive inside each one of them!

So mark your calendars now for the 2023 Annual Great Lakes Pirate Festival and set sail aboard the Good Fortune pirate ship to experience an unforgettable day filled with fun activities for all ages.

Video from 2022 Great Lakes Pirate Festival

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