Pirates come to town June 12 for Milford's annual Pirate Day

Milford’s annual Pirates Day in downtown Milford will take place Sunday, June 12, 2016.

This is a free family-friendly event. Participants can join Cap’n Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor at Lisman’s Landing aboard the pirate ship Oz, are greeted by Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, and "take over" downtown Milford.

The Cap’n Kidd Treasure Hunt Pirates Day is presented by the Downtown Milford Business Association and sponsored in part by 7 Seas Restaurant. Participants can come dressed as a pirate and be part of the scavenger hunt.

Participants can pick up a free downtown treasure map, strand of pirate beads, and a booty bag starting at 11:30 a.m. at Lisman Landing (or by the gazebo), then follow their own path to Treasure Stop Shops. Those who solve each ‘clue,’ and get all locations stamped, will qualify for a chance to win a Pirate’s Chest of Treasures — one for adults; one for children.

People may visit participating businesses from June 6-10 and enter to win a trip aboard the Pirate Ship Oz on June 12. Winners will be notified on June 10 and some restrictions apply.

Pirate Stops are located in shops throughout downtown and by the gazebo on the green, and include: American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, AMF Milford Lanes, Arciuolo's Shoe Store, Cafe Atlantique, Cloud 9 Day Spa, Dream Vacations, Duck Duck Goose, First United Church of Christ, Frank Italian Ice and Dogs, Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church, Mathanasium, Milford Center for the Arts,Pediatric House Call Solutions, Sweet Cupcasions, Renewal by Andersen Window Replacement, Rockin Jump Trumbull, Strong Fire Arms, The Canvas Patch, Title Boxing Club, and Trinity Solar.

Entertainment will be provided by: Tim Payson & Friends at Lisman Landing, the popular Elwoods band, and musician/composer Katie Gillick, performing in the gazebo, with performances by the Milford Volunteers Ancient Fife and Drum Corps next to Café Atlantique. There will be pirate-themed activities for children on the green, including readings by The Milford Library. The Rock On Girls will be offering rock-and face-painting.

Cap’n Kidd arrives at Milford Landing at noon and the event continues until 5 p.m.

For more information and a detailed schedule, visit the events page at www.downtownmilfordct.org or call 203-530-0103.