Pirates formed a friendly takeover of Kilby Historic Site last Sunday

Kilby Historic Site fills summer with activity

Local gem features swinging parties, carnival celebrations and more

The weather was perfect for Pirates Day last Sunday, August 2 as young swashbucklers hunted for treasure, invaded a pirate ship and put on their best pirate face for the costume competition.

Kilby’s numbers are up this summer, with a 15 per cent increase in admissions to the museum compared to 2014, including an increased amount of day trippers from Vancouver and Washington.

On next is the Roaring 20’s event this Sunday, August 9. Swing Patrol will be performing live and Suburban Swing will be here to teach you to Charleston with the best! Pose for a photo with a vintage Model T and dress in your best 1920’s fashions for a chance to win great prizes! As part of the festivities they will be offering a special “Roaring Twenties” workshop: Learn to make your own fascinator headpiece with Ilona Marshall! Workshop spaces are limited so give Kilby a call to pre-book your space—only $5!

August 14-16 is Kilby’s first ever Plein Air Painting Festival. Competitors will create a painting on-site, with viewing and judging taking place Sunday, August 16. All completed paintings will be displayed for the public on Sunday from 11am-1pm for the People’s Choice voting. Winners will be announced at the festival luncheon on Sunday which is open to the public by reservation only.

August 23 is the old-fashioned summer carnival! Admission is by donation, with live music, carnival games, market stalls, face painting, crafts, a barbecue and loads of prizes for the kids!

For more information, see www.kilby.ca

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