Landlubber’s Day at Seaport Village and Pirate Costume Contest

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Ahoy, San Diego! To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Seaport Village will be holding Landlubber’s Day on Saturday, September 19 from 1-4pm.

And avast ye! I be one of the judges on the costume contest panel!

Adults, lads and lasses are encouraged to wear their finest eye patches and pirate garb because the first 50 guests to arrive at Seaport Village in yer pirate garb will receive a $10 gift certificate to use at the seaside shopping district!

Awards will be given based on:

  • Best Costume 18 and under
  • Ages 18+

Best Pirate Accent:

  • Ages 10 and under
  • Ages 11-17
  • Adult 18+

Contestants may be given one of these phrases:

  • Yo, ho ho! It’s a pirate’s life for me!
  • Thar she blows me hearties! Arr!
  • Walk the plank ye scallywag!


  • First Place in Category: $50 Seaport Village gift card
  • Runner up in Category: Ice cream cone vouchers to Ben & Jerry’s

The free event features live music from the Jackstraws, San Diego’s own pirate-themed band; a “Talk Like a Pirate” and costume contest; arts and crafts; and pirate’s booty food and drink specials from the Seaport Village eateries

Captain’s Cove, the beloved go-to nautical store, will give away special prizes and have fun pirate-themed activities as well.
Landlubbers Day also includes street performances from Seaport Village’s talented buskers, including Murrugan the Mystic, who holds a sword swallowing world record and starred in the AMC series “Freakshow.”
“We’re thrilled to host San Diego’s biggest International Talk Like a Pirate Day event at Seaport Village,” said Terry Hall, general manager of Seaport Village. “We look forward to celebrating on the waterfront with local pirates of all ages in their seafaring best.”
Arrr! Seaport Village is located in downtown San Diego at West Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway. Easy parking for Landlubbers Day is available in the Seaport Village parking lots at $4 for the first 3 hours with validation and $3 every 30 minutes thereafter. Seaport Village is a short walk from San Diego Santa Fe train depot and has its own stop on the San Diego Trolley Green Line.
Landlubbers, don’t miss out on this swashbuckling day full of fun, no doldrums or planks to be walked!
I’ll be waiting to judge yer Pirate costumes, too!


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