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Pirate_Directory_Krewe_of_Bowlegs_00003The Krewe of Bowlegs was started in 1955 to promote tourism on the Emerald Coast. William Augustus Bowles (aka, Billy Bowlegs) is the patron pirate of the krewe.

The members of this male only organization are civic leaders that wanted to promote the area, but also wanted a social outlet without being encumbered by raising money and asking for donations. The Krewe is truly an adult fraternity of 170 members that care for each other, participate in many civic organizations and help preserve the pirate heritage of the Emerald Coast, while encouraging tourism to the area. Each year a new Captain Billy Bowlegs is chosen by the past 7 Billys. The new Captain picks his Queen and his First Mate and Mistress along with 10 couples that form the Honor Guard. Captain Billy is also the President of the Board, which he also chooses each year. The reign of the Captain is from mid-June to mid June. He is chosen in December and has six months to organize his Krewe for the year.

Pirate_Directory_Krewe_of_Bowlegs_00006The year culminates in the Billy Bowlegs festival that is put on by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber in close coordination with the Krewe. Without the Krewe, the festival would not be possible. The festival, rated by Southern Living Magazine, is one of the top festivals in the Southeast. It draws in about 30,000 people for the two day festival the first weekend in June. The following weekend, the second Saturday in June, the new Captain Billy Bowlegs is crowned in a lavish coronation ceremony held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College. The coronation is followed by a black tie ball to celebrate the new Captain. First Mate and First Mistress and the Honor Guard.

The Krewe is in its 61st year. We are a band of hardworking pirates and wenches, over the next year as we parade and promote tourism throughout the land and sea, with this year’s theme; “BOMBS AWAY!”.  We’ll celebrate here in the local area throughout the year, and we’ll hit the road and band together with reciprocal sister Krewe’s in Panama City, Apalachicola, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Minneapolis, MN, and Bradenton FL, and we’ll return for a final battle each June right here in Fort Walton Beach to conquer the local militia, capture the Mayor of Fort Walton Beach, and take over the city to kickoff a huge pirate festival weekend!

It’s very important for the Krewe of Bowlegs to be strong supporters of our community.  We are made up of talented leaders, professionals and energetic people from all over the area. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year, and especially at the 2016 Billy Bowlegs Festival in June (www.billybowlegsfestival.com) as we celebrate this year of fun and piracy.

Krewe of Bowlegs shared Visit Panama City Beach's event.
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Friday October 6th, 2017 - 11:11 am

They are monitoring the weather so it is a GO until it is not😁😁

Pirates of the High Seas FestOct 6, 5:00pmPier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, United StatesColumbus Day weekend will bring waves of fun-filled adventures to Panama City Beach with the annual Pirates of the High Seas Fest. Setting sail October 6-8, 2017, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Bring the whole family to experience all the FUN, including a scavenger hunt, pirate invasions, a kids parade and main parade, live music, fireworks and so much more! This is a weekend in Panama City Beach you won't want to miss! For the schedule of events, visit bit.ly/PiratesFestPCB.
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Krewe of Bowlegs updated their cover photo.
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Sunday July 16th, 2017 - 2:40 pm

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Looking very beautiful Schala Metzner Duckett

Krewe of Bowlegs updated their cover photo.
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Sunday July 16th, 2017 - 2:39 pm

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Friday June 2nd, 2017 - 3:04 pm

Torchlight VICTORY Parade road closure times and route with detourNEWS RELEASE: Please spread the word!

Extended Road Closure: Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade 2017

On Monday, June 5, 2017, Eglin Parkway will be closed from First Street to Garnett Avenue beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. due to the Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade. The road will remain closed after the parade this year until approximately 10:30 p.m., to address concerns about parade debris.

“We are keeping the road closed longer this year to allow City crews to extensively clean up all of the debris and litter within the right of way resulting from the parade,” said City Manager Michael Beedie.

Parade goers and motorists are advised to plan ahead, take alternate routes, and be prepared for additional travel delays this year. The parade route and detour map may be found at fwb.org/paraderoute/

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Krewe of Bowlegs shared Gulf Coast Storm Center's photo.
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Friday June 2nd, 2017 - 10:15 am

What's a little weather...not like we have never been wet before. Remember the RED STORM of 2010🙉🙊🙈There is still some potential for tropical development in the Western Gulf of Mexico this weekend; with some of the model guidance continuing to indicate that the remnants of Beatriz will try to regenerate in the Bay of Campeche.

Right now the chances of tropical development remain fairly low, with hostile wind shear still in place over much of the Gulf of Mexico. However, it is something that we will continue to monitor.

Regardless of development, heavy rainfall is likely from Texas to Florida through early next week.
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Whats a little weather...not like we have never been wet before. Remember the RED STORM of 2010🙉🙊🙈

 

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Krewe of Bowlegs updated their cover photo.
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Friday June 2nd, 2017 - 10:04 am

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April Stevens added a new photo to Krewe of Bowlegs's Timeline — with Scott Andrews and 2 others at LuLu's Destin.
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Saturday May 13th, 2017 - 4:40 pm

Hey Krewe OfCerveza. We at the Billy Bowlegs Poker fundraiser representing. ... See MoreSee Less

Hey Krewe OfCerveza.  We at the Billy Bowlegs Poker fundraiser representing.

 

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There's that pertty little girl I know

Woot woot....y'all make me proud!

Krewe of Bowlegs shared Emerald Coast Autism Center's photo.
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Saturday May 13th, 2017 - 10:29 am

The stops open at 10 AM. See ya'll for the final rounds this afternoon @ Lulu's! It's gonna be a pirate kind of day!! ... See MoreSee Less

The stops open at 10 AM. See yall for the final rounds this afternoon @ Lulus! Its gonna be a pirate kind of day!!

 

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Thursday April 27th, 2017 - 1:20 pm

Spotted - just east of Tallahassee!! Travel safely!! ... See MoreSee Less

Spotted - just east of Tallahassee!! Travel safely!!

 

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Bradenton Bound for Desoto festival!

Krewe of Bowlegs is with ResortQuest Gulf Coast and 2 others.
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Tuesday April 11th, 2017 - 10:50 am

Pirate Season is finally among us! We kick-off this years festivities with a weekend of Rum Tasting, Golf Swingin' and Crawfish Boilin'! We hope you'll join us for the fun! 🍹🏌️‍♀️🦐☠️
Click the link for a full schedule of events and to book your room and save with ResortQuest Gulf Coast ➡️ goo.gl/AB5gDg #PirateSeason #KreweOfArrrQ #KreweOfBowlegs #WABFoundation
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Pirate Season is finally among us! We kick-off this years festivities with a weekend of Rum Tasting, Golf Swingin and Crawfish Boilin! We hope youll join us for the fun! 🍹🏌️‍♀️🦐☠️ 
Click the link for a full schedule of events and to book your room and save with ResortQuest Gulf Coast ➡️ https://goo.gl/AB5gDg #PirateSeason #KreweOfArrrQ #KreweOfBowlegs #WABFoundation
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P.O. Box 1077
Ft Walton Beach, FL 32549-1077

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Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
Country United States of America
distance: 300 Miles
Address Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA
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