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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.

Saturday October 6th, 2018 - 12:05 pm

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Saturday October 6th, 2018 - 12:03 pm

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Saturday October 6th, 2018 - 11:34 am

The Piratefest schedule in PCBPirates of The High Seas Festival Schedule...Oct 5-7, 2018 Columbus 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 5-7, 2018, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 (PIER PARK) 5:00pm Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatere Plaza) 6:00pm Kids Parade (Begins/Ends at The Back Porch) 6:45pm Opening Ceremonies & Treasure Drop (Center Stage) 7:15pm Pirate Crawl/ Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage) 8:00pm Live Music: Victor Wainwright & The Train (Celebration Stage) 9:15pm Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 (PIER PARK) 8:00am Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park) 12:00pm Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatre Plaza) 1:30pm Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage) 2:30pm Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage) 3:30pm Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage) 5:00pm Main Parade (Pier Park Route) 7:00pm Live Music: Landsharks (Celebration Stage) 8:30pm Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (GRAND LAGOON) 12:00pm Festival Village Opens (Capt. Anderson's Marina Parking Area, 5550 N. Lagoon Drive) 12:00pm Kids Fishing Clinic (Marina Dock) 12:00pm Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Main Stage) 1:15pm Storytelling: The Legend of Dominique Youx (Main Stage) 2:00pm Pirate Battle-Flotilla Drives out the Pirates (Grand Lagoon/Marinas) 3:15pm Treasure Hunt Announcement (Main Stage) 3:15pm Commodore Mahem Magic Show (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 5:00pm Pirate Pet Parade (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 6:00pm Live Music 7:15pm Fireworks (Grand Lagoon) ... See MoreSee Less

The Piratefest schedule in PCB
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Saturday October 6th, 2018 - 11:33 am

In case you need the Piratefest schedulePirates of The High Seas Festival Schedule...Oct 5-7, 2018 Columbus 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 5-7, 2018, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 (PIER PARK) 5:00pm Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatere Plaza) 6:00pm Kids Parade (Begins/Ends at The Back Porch) 6:45pm Opening Ceremonies & Treasure Drop (Center Stage) 7:15pm Pirate Crawl/ Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage) 8:00pm Live Music: Victor Wainwright & The Train (Celebration Stage) 9:15pm Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 (PIER PARK) 8:00am Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park) 12:00pm Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatre Plaza) 1:30pm Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage) 2:30pm Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage) 3:30pm Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage) 5:00pm Main Parade (Pier Park Route) 7:00pm Live Music: Landsharks (Celebration Stage) 8:30pm Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (GRAND LAGOON) 12:00pm Festival Village Opens (Capt. Anderson's Marina Parking Area, 5550 N. Lagoon Drive) 12:00pm Kids Fishing Clinic (Marina Dock) 12:00pm Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Main Stage) 1:15pm Storytelling: The Legend of Dominique Youx (Main Stage) 2:00pm Pirate Battle-Flotilla Drives out the Pirates (Grand Lagoon/Marinas) 3:15pm Treasure Hunt Announcement (Main Stage) 3:15pm Commodore Mahem Magic Show (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 5:00pm Pirate Pet Parade (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 6:00pm Live Music 7:15pm Fireworks (Grand Lagoon) ... See MoreSee Less

In case you need the Piratefest schedule
Sharon Moulse shared a post to Krewe of Bowlegs's timeline.

Saturday October 6th, 2018 - 11:28 am

In case you need the schedule. Argh!Pirates of The High Seas Festival Schedule...Oct 5-7, 2018 Columbus 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 5-7, 2018, this year's FREE festival is sure to take pirate fun to a whole new level. Get ready to enjoy live music, pirate parades, pirate costumes, an 8,000 beach ball drop from the sky, fireworks and more! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 (PIER PARK) 5:00pm Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatere Plaza) 6:00pm Kids Parade (Begins/Ends at The Back Porch) 6:45pm Opening Ceremonies & Treasure Drop (Center Stage) 7:15pm Pirate Crawl/ Second Line Parade (South to North, ends at Celebration Stage) 8:00pm Live Music: Victor Wainwright & The Train (Celebration Stage) 9:15pm Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 (PIER PARK) 8:00am Pirates of the High Seas Fest 5k Run/Walk (Frank Brown Park) 12:00pm Festival Village & Little Pirates Fun Zone Open (Grand Theatre Plaza) 1:30pm Commodore Mayhem Magic Show (Celebration Stage) 2:30pm Pirate Invasion (Pier Stage) 3:30pm Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Celebration Stage) 5:00pm Main Parade (Pier Park Route) 7:00pm Live Music: Landsharks (Celebration Stage) 8:30pm Fireworks (Russell-Fields City Pier) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (GRAND LAGOON) 12:00pm Festival Village Opens (Capt. Anderson's Marina Parking Area, 5550 N. Lagoon Drive) 12:00pm Kids Fishing Clinic (Marina Dock) 12:00pm Live Music: Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers (Main Stage) 1:15pm Storytelling: The Legend of Dominique Youx (Main Stage) 2:00pm Pirate Battle-Flotilla Drives out the Pirates (Grand Lagoon/Marinas) 3:15pm Treasure Hunt Announcement (Main Stage) 3:15pm Commodore Mahem Magic Show (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 5:00pm Pirate Pet Parade (Capt. Anderson's Stage) 6:00pm Live Music 7:15pm Fireworks (Grand Lagoon) ... See MoreSee Less

In case you need the schedule. Argh!
Sharon Moulse shared a post to Krewe of Bowlegs's timeline.

Wednesday September 19th, 2018 - 10:26 am

Avast me hearties, its International Talk like a Pirate Day! They'll be no scrubbing decks today, we're gonna celebrate with grog and count our treasures! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday July 1st, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Tickets are $25 pp or $175 for a table of 8 or 225 for a table of 10 , food will be provided, this is a BYOB event , we will supply all the mixers! Music will be by Steve Hall. There will be door prizes, costume contest, fun games and a Silent Auction in which all proceeds go to benefit our Scholarship. If you need Hotel reservations a block of rooms have been set aside across the parking lot at the Days Inn & Suites, their phone number is 850-939-1761 and ask for Navarre krewe of Jesters room block for your discount. Need Tickets please call or text LeAnn at 850-382-1143 or Debbie at 850-586-3537 or any Jester member! We look forward to seeing you for a night of Debauchery at the Pirate Bash! ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are $25 pp or $175 for a table of 8 or 225 for a table of 10 , food will be provided, this is a BYOB event , we will supply all the mixers! Music will be by Steve Hall. There will be door prizes, costume contest, fun games and a Silent Auction in which all proceeds go to benefit our Scholarship. If you need Hotel reservations a block of rooms have been set aside across the parking lot at the Days Inn & Suites, their phone number is 850-939-1761 and ask for Navarre krewe of Jesters room block for your discount. Need Tickets please call or text LeAnn at 850-382-1143 or Debbie at 850-586-3537 or any Jester member! We look forward to seeing you for a night of Debauchery at the Pirate Bash!
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Monday June 11th, 2018 - 11:17 am

And this happened Saturday evening. Welcome Krewe of Bowlegs LXIV ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Oops it is Booty Calls LXIV.

Congrats to all

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Wednesday May 30th, 2018 - 10:58 pm

Looks like some opposition ladsThe museum staff and volunteers don't just have a cannon to defend the City from pirates. We also field infantry! The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival is this weekend and Reed's Raiders will be out in force defending the Fort Walton Beach! ... See MoreSee Less

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We were practicing tonight at the Landing and we're looking forward to your weekend visit.

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Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 - 11:22 am

Captain Billy Bowlegs 63rd (Charlie Potts) and his First Mate (Bill Kilpatrick) from the Krewe of Bowlegs are the special guests for this segment of the Fort... ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 - 11:06 am

Our Bowlegs poster keeps getting more and more interesting. It now features the fireworks show on Friday evening at 9 pm. Hope we'll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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