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One of the highlights of the year in Fort Walton Beach is the Billy Bowlegs Festival. Held in early June, this annual uprising of local “pirates” commemorates the life of pirate William Augustus Bowles, who prowled the area during the eighteenth century. Events include a mock battle, live bands, food, arts and crafts, a torchlight parade, children’s activities, and fireworks.

Okaloosa Island hosts an annual Mardi Gras celebration that includes a Friday evening ball and a Saturday parade. Music, food, costumes, and children’s activities add to the fun.

Throughout the year, the area hosts live theater performances, concerts, art shows, fishing tournaments, and a host of other special events. Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what’s going on while you’re in town.

June - 2015

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

When: June 5 - 6, 2015
Where: Ft. Walton Beach Landing
The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival is a local favorite, with a full weekend of activities to celebrate the pirate in all of us. Events include a parade, a fireworks show and a Pirate Landing. The festival also features competitions such as the Pirate Zombie Costume Contest and the Talk Like A Pirate Contest.
Phone: 850-244-8191
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