It has been officially declared the weekend of July 20th through the 22nd as “Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Weekend”. All citizens and visitors are encouraged to participate in the festivities.
Mission: SML Pirate Days is a community event platform that everyone (residents, businesses and visitors) can participate in. The theme is simple and ‘family friendly’. It provides a great way for area businesses to connect their marketing efforts to create a memorable Smith Mountain Lake experience.
PIRATE WEEKEND EVENTS
Bridgewater Plaza, Route 122, Halesford Bridge
- Bridgewater Marina – Treasure Hunt, WSLK Live Radio Remote, Giveaways & more
- Reading with Noah – Children’s Pirate weekend
- Lake House Beanery – Official Pirate T-shirts for sale
- Mangos – Pirate themed weekend, music by Dragonfly
- Gifts Ahoy, Bridgewater Sportswear and Fun ‘n’ Games – 1st 200 children in the door will receive free Pirate stuff
VIRGINIA DARE CRUISES & MARINA
Come dressed in any kind of Pirate Attire, model for us and we will give you $1.00 off any sandwich at Portside per person or $1.00 off per person on a cruise for that weekend. Sunday, we will have a best dressed Pirate Contest. The Best Pirate costume will get either a Gift Certificate for 2 lunches from Portside, or 2 Sightseeing Passes for the Virginia Dare.
Smith Mountain Lake Farm Alpacas
Pirates on the Alpaca Farm!!! Dress like a pirate and get a free Treasure Map! Pirate treasure hunt amongst the alpacas. Know your Pirate facts and also learn about Alpaca facts! Every child who turns in their map gets a prize from the treasure chest of goodies! Pirate games all around the farm, vendors and crafts, demonstrations and Pirate music. $3 pp all ages on Saturday only! 12-5pm, Smith Mountain Lake Farm, Morewood Rd, Hardy, VA
Pirate Essentials – easy to find & order online
- FLAG! Skull and crossbones
- Yard signs
- Eye Patch (kids love em)
- Pirate Bandannas, tattoos, hats, stickers, swords
- Goodie bags, treasure maps
- Treasure chests filled with toy assortment
- Toothpick pirate flags – great idea for food service
- Pirate Pins
- Jolly Roger Flag Pennant Streamers
- Put a Pirate Flag out in front of your business
- If you have an electronic sign – find a Pirate image to post
- Any sign – ‘Welcome Matey’s’
- Lakeside business/residents can transform a dock or boat into a pirate place.
- Employees wear Pirate hats, T-shirts; Talk like a Pirate
- Restaurants: Pirate theme food/beverages like ‘grog’, Pirate Bites; Nuggets,
- Treasure Hunt
For more information, click on www.smlpirate.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.