Since 2012, local Port Adelaide businesses have collaborated to deliver a mass participation experience that provides significant social and economic impact to our local community. We think that’s very cool and very Port Adelaide!
The Organisers continue to grow partnerships with local businesses to create a Pirate Festival of international renown that will deliver mutual benefit for local businesses, our community and visitor audiences.
The Pirates of Port Adelaide Festival is a community-led economic event:
In 2017, the Pirates of Port Adelaide Festival would not be possible without the kick-starter financial support provided by:
Our community is most grateful for this sponsorship support and for the confidence that it shows in Port Adelaide’s future by business leaders.
The Pirate Festival would also not be possible without the involvement of over 60 local businesses, clubs and tourism operators, including:
But what if we held a Pirate pAARRRty and no-one came?
The Organisers of the Pirate Festival curate the weekend's activities so that the visitor experience is both positive and memorable. They also promote the Pirates of Port Adelaide Brand, and market the Festival, far and wide!
As distinct from chain retailers and box shopping centres, The Port is a challenging layout to stage cohesive events that benefit all interested traders, and much of its ‘treasure’ is not easily discoverable. Using a fun treasure map, this challenge is met head-on allowing visitors to find the hidden treasures of our local, small businesses and to spend money in them. The local economy, and our community, then benefits by an estimated $73 out of every $100 spent being recirculated locally, creating product demand, jobs and investment.
Thanks to the Sponsors of the
2017 Pirates of Port Adelaide Festival
Cap'n Larry Porter
My friends cheekily call me a pirate because, in the past, I captained a number of vessels in the Gulf. From that vantage point, all sailors know that all routes lead Port Adelaide and there be the treasure. Yarr!