Pirate Day in the Bay

Pirates will be taking over in Bay St. Louis this weekend in accordance to local lore dating all the way back to the 1800s.
Tonight and tomorrow, the downtown area and the Municipal Harbor will showcase the second annual Pirate Day in the Bay celebration. The event kicks off at four with rides and music for the kids and an adult-only pub crawl and scavenger hunt.
On Saturday, the fun will continue with amusement rides, a costume contest, and a historical reenactment pitting our local militia against the notorious Captain Longbeard, all followed up by a spectacular firework show over the harbor at 9 p.m.
Pirate Day in the Bay Chairman John Rosetti spoke with News 25 about how pirates played an interesting role in the bay’s history. “They would come here and they would spend their summer kind of vacationing, letting their hair down and enjoying the beaches of Bay St. Louis and the bars. They’d just come ashore and have a good time. We found the history of that and spun it into a festival.”
Rosetti also says that the pub crawl-scavenger hunt tonight will lead some very lucky pirates to $1,000 worth of buried treasure.
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