Pirate Fest 2023 is on March 25th-26th at scenic Craig Ranch Park. Pirate Fest is the largest Pirate and Fantasy Renaissance Festival in the West.
This family fun event includes premium Las Vegas live entertainment, exotic foods, unusual games of skill and intrigue, and three separate bars including an adult-only VIP area. Proceeds from Pirate Fest go to support the Paradise Ranch Foundation.
The amazing festival performances include Gladius the Show with beautiful, powerful Clydesdale horses and their aerobatic gladiators sworn to protect the Pirate Fest realms. The battle between light and darkness colliding at the Gladius Arena is an experience for the ages!
At the Captain’s challenge, the audience must choose a side as the pirate captains do battle with swords, musket fire, and swoon beautiful maidens. The audience will cheer the loudest for their favorite captain and see who will win the prestigious title of Pirate Lord. As if that is not enough to get their blood going, customers can also watch the stomach-turning talents of Cydeshow Cy the Sword Swallower!
Kids and their families will enjoy following the free Treasure Map throughout the event to complete super fun tasks and activities such as tie ship’s knots; walk the plank, swab the deck, hoist the sails, get a pirate name, even make an eye patch or a fairy wand! There are tons of photo opportunities for the whole family. Complete the map, and at the final X receive a Letter of Marque, collect pirate booty and become an “Official Pirate of Pirate Fest”.
One of the biggest hits with the kids is the Kid’s Cove stage, see the Pirate Puppet Show, magic acts, and storytelling. Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Co.’s handmade puppets are works of art in their own right. After the show, visit the magnificent Mermaid pod. You might even see the elusive and beautiful mermaids sunning on their mystical beach! Spend time with our Captains to learn about pirate history, ships, uniforms, and naval traditions.
At the food court, world-class Whiskey Tasting by Beam/Suntory is returning for the 8th year where patrons can sample their finest Whiskeys and Rum while learning the finer points of high-quality spirits.
New this year, customers can enjoy the ultimate Pirate experience with our VIP package including a private parking lot with a special entrance and exclusive seating area for the daytime Gladius shows. Saturday’s VIP show will take place after hours 7pm-10pm and will be hosted by the hysterically inappropriate Adam the Bawdy juggler and Gladius will light up the night with their heart-stopping fire show. VIP ticket holders will dance to live music or relax and share a drink with surprise celebrity guests from Pirates of the Caribbean!
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About Paradise Ranch Foundation:
Paradise Ranch Foundation was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide mental health services to families in need. They provide Horse Assisted Therapy (HAT) and Interactive Behavioral Therapy to all with a focus on children with autism and our veterans with Traumatic Brain injuries and PTSD.
It is well known, and research has proven that interactions with animals reduce stress, lower heart rates, and have an overall positive effect on mental health and emotional states.
When we include a horse in our therapeutic sessions, they become a participating member of the therapy process. The horse is able to “tune in” to their emotional states and recognize when the way you feel should be reinforced or reduced and the horse reacts accordingly.
HAT is beneficial for many health disorders from depression, anxiety, OCD, suicidal thoughts or other behavioral problems. https://paradiseranchlv.com/paradise-ranch-foundation