It’s no secret that the beloved Seafair Pirates will play a big role in Saturday’s Waterland Parade in Des Moines (starting at 6 p.m.), but what isn’t that well known is where the heck those scurvy dogs will be before and after said parade.
Well mateys, our sister site The Waterland Blog (which rhymes with ‘Grog’) have got the inside scoop, and you read it here first – here’s where Ye can party hardy with Ye Seafair Pirates in Des Moines on Saturday, July 23rd:
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Raid the Yard Arm Pub (812 South 230th Street, Des Moines)
6 p.m.: The Waterland Parade!
7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Raid the Light House Bar (22239 Marine View Drive So.)
8 p.m.+: Raid Barnacles Restaurant & Lounge (22636 Marine View Dr So.)
If you’ve never paaarghtaken in a Seafair Pirate ‘Raid,’ you’re in for a treat – they sing all sorts of humorous, sometimes inappropriate songs (hey, they’re Pirates for cryin’ out loud!), flirt with all the lassies within the establishment, and have a grand ol’ time all in the name of gettin’ some free grog!
It’s a hoot, and we highly encourage all adults over 21 to try and attend. You may even get to kiss a pirate, and/or come away with a button or sticker!
Here be some scenes from the last time the Pirates raided Des Moines, in 2009: