8th Annual Pirate Fest Returns to Sunset Regional Park, April 10 -12

8th Annual Pirate Fest Returns to Sunset Regional Park, April 10 – 12


The 8th Annual Pirate Fest is moving to its new home at Sunset Regional Park! This year the event is on Easter Weekend, April 10,11 &12.  Pirate Fest is a fun, family festival including Pirates, Steampunk, Mermaid, Renaissance and Faerie characters, and includes live entertainment, food, games, and a beer garden.

Main Live entertainment includes a daily running of the Roman Gladius show on the main stage with beautiful, powerful Clydesdale horses and their aerobatic riders attempt to protect the Pirate Fest realms. The battle between light and darkness collides several times a day at the Gladius Arena.

Kids will enjoy following a Treasure Map to complete tasks and activities such as, make a rope; walk the plank, swab the deck, hoist the sails, get a pirate name, even make an eye patch or a fairy wand! Complete the map, receive a Letter of Marque, collect pirate booty and become an “Official Pirate”.

In the Kid’s Cove, see the Pirate Puppet Show. It is presented by Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Co. Watch the puppets, visit the Mermaid pod. You might even see the mermaids swimming in their tank! Don’t forget a key component of this year’s activities includes a dragon egg hunt in the Captain’s quarters.

For experienced “of age” pirates, a Whiskey and a separate Scotch Tasting are both available! Take a class and sample great whiskey from Beam/Suntory, take the second class to sample great scotch, or be a REAL Pirate… and take both!!! Additionally, for the adults, a night themed egg hunt will includes gifts and apparel during our nightlife portion of Pirate Fest.

This is the LAST YEAR to win a cruise for two aboard the REAL Tall Ship S/V Mandalay sailing the Caribbean with Sail Windjammer Cruises! The Mandalay with continue its illustrious life as a training vessel! Be one of its final guests! On the cruise you can hoist a sail, steer the ship, or just sit back and sip on some rum! For cruise info on the Tall Ship Mandalay go to: Guests may register on the Pirate Fest website to qualify for the drawing Sunday April 12th. (See website for details)

Pirate Fest offers themed weddings. Pirates, mermaids, steampunk, rennies, even faeries can get married or choose to renew their vows at Pirate Fest by visiting

All proceeds from Pirate Fest benefit Paradise Ranch Foundation a 501C3. Regular pricing is adult $15.00 each, children (ages 5 – 11) $10.00 each. Children 4 and under are free. For more information, visit

About Paradise Ranch Foundation:

Paradise Ranch Foundation was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide mental health services to families in need. They provide Horse Assisted Therapy (HAT) and Interactive Behavioral Therapy to all with a focus on children with autism and our veterans with Traumatic Brain injuries and  PTSD. It is well known, and research has proven that interactions with animals reduce stress, lower heart rates, and have an overall positive effect on mental health and emotional states. When we include a horse in our therapeutic sessions, they become a participating member of the therapy process. The horse is able to “tune in” to emotional states and recognize when the way you feel should be reinforced or reduced and the horse reacts accordingly.   HAT is beneficial for many health disorders from depression, anxiety, OCD, suicidal thoughts or other behavioral problems.

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8th Annual Pirate Fest Returns to Sunset Regional Park, April 10 -12