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Belmar’s Pirate Walk: A Bounty of Buccaneer Action

The Valhallas Pirates came a’plundering as two of its members engage in a sword fight during Belmar’s first-ever Pirate Walk, sponsored by the Belmar Business Partnership. Credits: Bridget Franklin
Five-year-old Milani Roman of the Valhallas Pirates makes a splash as Mermaid Maria at Belmar's Pirate Walk. She has been with the pirate troupe since age 3. Credits: Bridget Franklin
Dressed as pirates and wenches, participants in Belmar’s first-ever Pirate Walk begin to check in for an afternoon of swashbuckling fun. Credits: Bridget Franklin
Little buccanneers Valerie and Delanie of Cherry Hill begin their treasure hunt journey during the Pirate Walk, held in Belmar’s central shopping district. Credits: Bridget Franklin
Selfies with Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow were available at JB Couture Cupcakes, which also had pirate-themed cupcakes during Belmar’s first-ever Pirate Walk. Credits: JB Couture Cupcakes

BELMAR, NJ — An afternoon of swashbuckling action, songs of the sea and treasure hunting highlighted Belmar’s first-ever Pirate Walk.

The Belmar Business Partnership hosted the event held yesterday, June 25, in the borough’s central shopping district, where some 300 visitors were entertained by the Valhallas Pirates, known for its lively pirate re-enactments, and the Sea Dogs, a musical group that performed sing-along sea shanties.

Nearly two dozen Belmar businesses participated in the festivities, including Nostalgic Nonsense Vintage Clothing, whose owner Pat Tecza, a Belmar Business Partnership member who served as event coordinator.

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The event also featured a free gift auction with 22 prizes totaling nearly $2,000 in value donated by Belmar businesses — an effort organized by Kate Walters of Sweet Tease Café & Bakery — and a treasure chest hunt for buccaneers under age 10.


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