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Harry Paye Day

Family dressed up as pirates.


Poole Quay from 12 Noon - 6pm  #HarryPayeDay

Avast me harties!  Tis time for land lubbers to dig out yer eye patch, earing and cutlass for Poole’s annual celebration on 16 June, of its favourite pirate son Harry Paye .

Organised by the Pirates of Poole and supported by Poole Tourism, the popular shindig gets underway from 12 under the noonday sun with the Parade of Pirates along Poole Quay.  The annual charity extravaganza aims to raise funds for Victoria Education Centre, Dorset Blind Association & Margaret Green Animal Rescue.

Sponsored by Poole Bid and Jenkins Marine, the event is part of Poole’s Wave 105 Summertime in the South events, where visitors can see cannon and musket displays followed by belly dancers or try their luck on the traditional stalls.  There’s also plenty for children with a fancy dress competition, rides, a teddy bear tombola and face painting. 

Please note that cannons will be fired at the start of the parade & every hour on the hour during the event. 

Sample the finest grog along the quayside’s traditional, pubs, bars and restaurants and listen to a salty sea shanty or two at the two live music stages featuring local bands:

Programme of Events

12:00-12:30 Pirate Parade

12:30-13:00 Belly Dancers, featuring Heike & the Tribe of Honeybadgers

13:00-13:30 Children's Pirate Fancy Dress judged by The Mayor of Poole

Main Stage

12:30-14:00 Spider Pig

14:30-15:30 Hugh Budden & the Blue Chords

16:00-17:00 Innocent Bystander

Bands at the Shambles

14:00-15:00 Quiet Donkeys

15:30-16:30 Blame George

17:00-18:00 Vintage Dogs

Events finish at 6pm.




Poole Quay
The Quay
BH15 1HA

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