Arrrrgh: Pirates abound downtown for Sunday's Pirate Day

Pirates swarmed downtown Milford Sunday afternoon for the 12th Annual Cap'n Kidd Treasure Hunt Pirates Day.

It was a warm, sunny day for the popular Downtown Milford Business Association event. People of all ages came dressed as pirates, wearing face paint and carrying fake swords and pirate flags. A live band performed rock music on the gazebo.

There were many stations on the green, including an area to paint rocks, and a food stand with hot dogs, Italian ice and cold drinks. The Seven Seas, an event sponsor, handed out pirate coins and toy swords, and maps were distributed as part of a downtown pirate-themed scavenger hunt.

Melissa Carlson, from Hatter and Tatter, entertained event-goers at a decorated table with pirate-themed pens, notebooks and hair accessories. There was even homemade putty called Land Lover Flubber, which came in a wide variety of colors and seemed really popular with children.

Title Boxing and AMF Milford Lanes got into the action, providing activities. Karen Quinn-Panzer of Dream Vacations offered pirate trinkets and vacation coupons.

“It’s a gorgeous day,” Quinn-Panzer said. “I think it’s a record turn out.”

Pirate’s Day offered a multitude of activities and a chance to visit Milford’s downtown shops.