The Pirate Clowns are a unit of clowns of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
History with the Macy's Parade
The Pirate Clowns made their Parade debut in 2007, riding aboard the tall-standing Jolly Polly Pirate Ship float. The clowns continued to appear on the ship until 2012, when the Jolly Polly Pirate Ship was retired. The clowns returned as the "Peg Leg Pirate Clowns" in 2017. The costumes of the clown unit were recycled from the Pirate's Booty float, which had been retired the previous year. The group features an array of Parade plunderers, complete with treasure chests and pirate hooks. The group was temporarily retired after 2017, though the group will make another appearance in the re-imagined 2020 Parade alongside Arrtle the Pirate.