Celebrate Blaine’s Drayton Harbor Days

Published on Wed, Aug 3, 2011
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What’s a pirate’s favorite small-town celebration? Drayton Harrrgghhbor Days, of course.

Held this Saturday and Sunday, Drayton Harbor Days offers a weekend of maritime fun – tour the tall ships, take a Plover ferry ride or compete in the Prestigious George Raft race. There’s a variety of vendors, live music, games and crafts and a pirate costume contest.

The Lady Washington, the ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, arrived on Tuesday along with the Hawaiian Chieftain. Take a dockside tour of one of the ships or sign up for one of six sails being offered. Reservations are recommended; call 800/200-5239 or visit www.historicalseaport.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the ships.

Start the festivities on Saturday with the 5K Run to the Border, have a pancake breakfast, stroll along the boardwalk, watch the sailing regatta and enjoy the day with thousands of other seafarers and pirates. “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” will be shown in the evening at the G Street Plaza.


For more information, visit www.blainechamber.com.