North Wildwood to Host Captain Kidd Pirate Day May 18

Avast, me hearties! The notorious privateer Captain William Kidd has been spotted off the shores of the Wildwoods aboard his Adventure Galley, and is rumored to have hidden his treasure in North Wildwood. To uncover the loot, North Wildwood Recreation and Tourism will be holding Captain Kidd Pirate Day, complete with a Boardwalk parade and beach treasure hunt on Saturday, May 18.

All children ages 12 and under are invited to wear their best pirate-themed apparel and participate in a free parade of brave buccaneers and swashbuckling scallywags to where ‘X’ marks the spot on the 20th Avenue beach.

Check-in, line-up, and costume judging will take place at 26th & the Boardwalk from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., the parade will step off and proceed north on the Boardwalk to 20th & the beach, where Captain Kidd is said to have buried his famous treasure.

Aaaarrrrr you ready for the fun? Come out, bring your mateys, and enjoy playing pirate for the day!

To pre-register for the pirate parade, or for more information, please contact the North Wildwood Recreation Department at 609-522-2955 or visit