The Wildwoods, NJ – May 7, 2021 – Avast, me hearties! The notorious privateer Captain William Kidd has been spotted off our shores aboard his Adventure Galley and is rumored to have hidden his treasure in North Wildwood. To uncover the loot, the City of North Wildwood will be holding Captain Kidd Pirate Day, complete with a parade and treasure hunt, beginning at 16th and the Boardwalk, North Wildwood on Saturday, May 15. 

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

This year, the parade route has been updated to reflect social distancing regulations. Check-in, lineup and judging of costumes will take place at 16th & the Boardwalk (and surrounding beach area) from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., the parade will proceed down the boardwalk to 20th & the beach, where Captain Kidd is said to have buried his famous treasure. 

Once the treasure hunt is complete, everyone is asked to disperse. The award ceremony this year will not be in person, but will be broadcast live on the North Wildwood Recreation and Tourism Facebook page – time to be announced. If you are a winner, you can claim your prize at the North Wildwood Recreation Center at 900 Central Avenue or call to make arrangements for pick up.

So come out, bring your mateys, and help find Captain Kidd’s treasure! To register for the pirate parade, or for more information, please contact the North Wildwood Recreation Department at 609-522-2955. 

For more information on the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

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