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MILFORD >> The annual free Pirates Day downtown is Sunday, June 12.

The family can join Cap’n Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor aboard the pirate ship Oz, are greeted by Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, and “take over” downtown.

Cap’n Kidd will arrive at Milford Landing at noon and the event continues until 5 p.m., when he sails off again to unknown lands.

The Cap’n Kidd Treasure Hunt Pirates Day is presented by the Downtown Milford Business Association and sponsored in part by 7 Seas Restaurant.

Come dressed as a pirate and be part of a large scavenger hunt. Participants can pick up a free treasure map, strand of pirate beads, and a booty bag starting at 11:30 a.m. at Lisman Landing or by the Gazebo on the Green, then follow their own path to treasure stop shops.

Those who solve each “clue,” and get all locations stamped, qualify for a chance to win a pirate’s chest of treasures — one for adults, one for children.

People who visit participating businesses June 6-10 can enter to win a trip aboard the Oz on June 12. Winners will be notified June 10, and some restrictions apply.

Participants have to solve the clues to collect the booty and get their treasure map stamped.

Entertainment will be provided by Tim Payson & Friends at Lisman Landing; the Elwoods, and musician/composer Katie Gillick, at the Gazebo; and the Milford Volunteers Ancient Fife & Drum Corps next to Café Atlantique.

Selfie photo opportunities with pirates abound along the way. There will be pirate-theme activities for children by the Gazebo, including readings by the Milford Library. The Rock On Girls will be offering rock-and face-painting fun.

Pirate stops, in downtown shops and by the Gazebo, include: American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, AMF Milford Lanes, Arciuolo’s Shoes, 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, Mathnasium, Milford Center for the Arts, Pediatric House Call Solutions, Sweet Cupcasions, Renewal by Andersen Window Replacement, Rockin’ Jump Trumbull, Strong Firearms, The Canvas Patch, Title Boxing Club, and Trinity Solar.

For more details, visit or call 203-530-0103.