Pyrates invade Put-in-Bay's downtown harbor for the 10th year in a row on Friday at 4:00 PM to open the 2018 Put-in-Bay Pirate Fest. Saturday is a fun-packed day for the kids and adults alike with a Pirate Parade wandering around the park downtown and a Costume Contest for both kids and adults. The best adult costume wins a trip to the Cayman Islands! Sunday is the third annual 5K Pyrate Run & Fun Walk benefiting Stein Hospice. There is a Pyrate marketplace and displays, a kid's fun fest and black powder firing demonstrations every day during the event. Thursday evening kicks off the event with the infamous Cardboard Boat Races at 6:00 PM in the downtown harbor. Discover many fun pirate events such as reenactors demonstrating sword fighting techniques and the art of skullduggary. Kids can practice with foam swords too!