With all the various conventions, Renaissance Fairs and random holiday celebrations on the calendar, the residents of Western Michigan have a festival that deserves some attention.

For six days, starting August 6th, Grand Haven is holding their sixth annual Pirate Festival.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Pirates Through The Ages” and will include various types of swashbucklers throughout history, including those of the Viking, Roman and Civil War varieties.

For events occurring on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival, admission is $5 for anyone over the age of 13. That week, the events being held at the Loutit District Library are free.

Included in the festivities is a treasure hunt for kids. They pick up a map which leads them to treasure located throughout town.

For more information, check out their official Michigan Pirate Festival website.

Source: Washington Post