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The City of Fort Walton Beach is proud to partner with the Downtown Merchants and the Krewe of Bowlegs to host the 66th Annual Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival beginning with a Downtown Pub Crawl on Thursday, May 12, 2022 and ending with the Torchlight Parade on Monday, May 16, 2022.

The 2022 Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival includes a Downtown Pub Crawl on Thursday, May 12th, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.  Start at any of the participating locations to get your card.  Go to all locations to get your card stamped.  Turn in your card at The Block by 9 p.m. for a chance to win prizes!  Stops include Fokker’s Pub, Salty Duck, Downtown Music Hall, Prop’s Brewery, The Block, and Coasters.

On Friday, May 13th a Concert at the Landing featuring the Hollywood Vagabonds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  As Mayor Rynearson is listening to the great music, Captain Billy 66 will attempt an initial invasion of the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park (131 Brooks Street SE).  The night will be capped off with a FIREWORKS display over the water at 8:30 p.m.!  Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase.

On Saturday, May 14th, at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park there will be pirate-themed activities for kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. including DJ on stage, bounce house pirate ship and face painting.  Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase as well as Bowlegs t-shirts for sale at the Bowlegs Pirate Ship Float!  Be sure to be there at 2 p.m. to prepare for the arrival of Captain Billy 66 and his krewe of scallywags as they march inland distributing beads, booty and coins (photo ops available in front of Bowlegs Pirate Ship) and continue their mischief Downtown and attempt to take over the City from Mayor Rynearson.

Everyone is invited to a block party with live entertainment on Ferry Road SE between Burrito del Sol and the Salty Duck - DJ from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Blackhawk Pirate Ship on Ferry Road - where Captain Billy himself will join the party!   

You don't want to miss this FREE event! See you there.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022
Pub Crawl
Laura Avery

Friday, May 13, 2022
Concert at the Landing & Initial Skirmish
Tiffiny Corcoran

Jeff Peters

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Pirate Landing & Downtown Party
Tiffiny Corcoran

Jeff Peters

Monday, May 16, 2022
Torchlight Parade
Rachelle Graves

05/12/2022 to 05/16/2022
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