June 5 – June 7, 2014
Between 1500 and 1800, pirates navigated the emerald-green waters at the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. The first weekend in June, Billy Bowlegs and his band of pirates will storm Fort Walton Beach once again during The Billy Bowlegs Festival, a local favorite with a full weekend of activities to celebrate the pirate in all of us. This year, they’ll be more pirates and scallywags than ever. Events include a parade, a fireworks show, and a Pirate Landing. Enjoy scores of swashbuckling floats, boats and colorful marching groups, plus a pirate’s bounty of glittering jewels, treasures and doubloons. The Festival also features competitions such as the Pirate Zombie Costume Contest and the Talk like a Pirate Contest.