Come in costume and embrace yer inner pirrrrrrrate
Northern California Pirate FestivalVallejo Waterfront (289 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA) Map it $10
In response to the Million Pirate March that marauded through the Bay to Breakers running race in 2007, the swashbucklers of the East Bay assembled their own pirate party — albeit one that was more family-friendly and less dedicated to libation. The enthusiastic organizers hoped for 5,000 pirate enthusiasts to venture to the Vallejo Waterfront; instead, they got 30,000. This year, Captain Jack Sparrow's doppelgänger, Jack Spareribs (who apparently also works as a ventriloquist magician), returns for the fun, and the yo-ho-ho-ers of The Seadogs jam out an all-ages set. For those lacking eye patches and peg legs, a flotilla of outfitters is on site to provide revelers with thematic accessories.