Get ready for one of the best parts of your summer, Pirate Days up in Alexandria Bay. The 2016 dates, and schedule of events, has been released. 

Alexandria Bay is the proud home of the Famous “Bill Johnstons Pirate Days.” Most places only celebrate Pirates days for one weekend, or one week. Up in Alex Bay, there are 10 days filled with family fun and special events. Why do they call it Bill Johnstons?

Bill Johnston was a renegade after the Patriots War, who blew up the British steamer, Sir Robert Peel, hid among the 1000 Islands, and was hunted by both U.S. and Canadian authorities. The annual Bill Johnston’s Pirates Days celebration commemorates some of his exploits. Fill your senses with the sound and spectacle when pirate ships attack the village from the St. Lawrence River, as the brave villagers try to stave them off. The air is filled with smoke and the sound of musket fire and cannon, and eventually the villagers succumb as the pirates invade the town. After the Mayor turns over the key to the village to the invading marauders, everyone becomes a pirate."

The 2016 Pirate Days kicks runs August 12th - 21st 2016. Here's a quick look at the first weekend: ***Schedule is subject to change***

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Register to be an Official Mate (at Block Dance Area)

8:00pm – 10:00pm – Block Dance featuring Fred & The Eds by Upper James Street Dock


10:00am – Children’s Crafts…Scenic View Park Pavilion

11:30am – Children’s Parade Lineup at Scenic View Park Pavilion

1:15pm – Capture of Scouting Party…Uncle Sam Boat Tours

2:00pm – Invasion…Scenic View Park Pavilion Dock

Town Revelry


12:00pm – Pirate Skit by Tales of Remikreh…Cavallario’s Bayside Pizza

1:00pm – Children’s Games with the Pirates…Scenic View Park

3:00pm – Knight Magic Will Be Strolling James Street"


You can get a full look at the schedule of events here.