Pirates in the Park – Sea Festival

Published on Oct 22, 2013
White Rock’s Spirit of the Sea Festival | ” Pirates in the Park”. Welcome to the Peninsula’s FREE – GREEN- FAMILY FUN event, beginning with a parade of families dressed up as pirates and princesses along Marine Drive at the EastBeach to the Semiahmoo Park where the activities, crafts and games continue with live music, clowns, and a fabulous salmon feast.

” Pirates in the Park” is an annual theme event held in the beautiful Semiahmoo Park, located just south of White Rock, British Columbia. This annual event is on the civic long weekend in August and is the official children’s area for the White Rock Spirit of the Sea Festival.

A special thanks to the Semiahmoo First Nation for hosting our fun activities and teaching us the importance of understanding the Spirit of the Sea. Thanks to all the vendors and entertainers who donated their time and created great green activities, crafts, and games to help entertain and educate families of the importance of taking care of our mother earth.

So Ahoy mates, and start growing your moustaches and polishing your barnacles cause next year is gonna be the BEST! Come aboard and join us in celebrating our 65th anniversary August 2 & 3 /2014.

Aye Mates from Captn Korki. Photography and Slideshow Presentation by Sherron Fairbairn. Music by Kevin MacLeod-Hidden Agenda

White Rock “Spirit of the Sea Festival” | PIRATES IN THE PARK – 2013

White Rock Sea Festival, Pirates in the Park (65th year, 2014)

It was the 65th celebration for the Sea Festival and the Kidz Zone in the beautiful Semiahmoo First Nation Park. Everything was awesome! With Capt’n Korki at the helm, and MC’d by Max Tell, the two day ‘green, free’ festival was one of the most memorable.It was a weekend of family festivity with amazing weather and an awesome turnout. Welcomed by JoAnne Charles, and our Mayor Baldwin, the little pirates and princesses paraded up Marine Drive along with the colourful band, Fanny Starchild and the Mystiques, to the beautiful Semiahmoo Park.

On a hot august day, the protective shade and intimate atmosphere ignited in a spirit of festivity. The Semiahmoo Park is situated on East Beach and was graciously hosted by our Semiahmoo First Nation people, complete with a traditional salmon BarBQ. From a distance one could see the rolling hills, the magnificent old trees. One could see a big inflate able jumping castle, tents, and bubbles galore.

The winners of the best pirate costume was picked by Mayor Baldwin, which he loved because it was a family of three generations. There was Ariel the Mermaid, the Teddy bear Picnic and march and continuous live entertainment for the children on the Spirit Stage throughout the day. Clowns, sounds, little pirates and princesses, mascots, magic, face painting, balloon twisting, petting zoo, hula hoops, and bubbles galore.

Photos and production by Sherron Fairbairn, video by Ron Fairbairn and music by Vegari Cendar

White Rock “Spirit of the Sea Festival” | PIRATES IN THE PARK – 2014