Schedule of Events and Activities

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SATURDAY, MAY 19TH

The Little Pirates Parade Hosted at First City Bank from 9 am – 11 am. Come tour the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Float - the Blackhawk; William Augustus Bowles Pirate Museum; Bounce House and Slide; Games and Prizes; Popcorn; Music! For more information and to register click here



FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST

The Festival grounds at the Landing will open at 3 pm on Friday, June 1st, a “Defense of the City” demonstration by Reed’s Raiders will commence at 6:00 pm. Capt. Billy and his Krewe will dock at the Landing around 7 pm for his reconnaissance mission and a skirmish with the Mayor Dick Rynearson and Reed’s Raiders. Make sure to stick around for the biggest fireworks display of the season at 9pm sponsored the Emily Odom Institure, The Island Beachside Resort, Bank of England Mortgage and Community Broadcasters!

Want to avoid the hassle of parking downtown!? Take advantage of the free shuttle service sponsored by EC Rider and Uptown Station. Pickup at Uptown Station from 5pm to 10pm on Friday night and from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday.



SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND

Start the day of with the 44th Annual Billy Bowlegs 5K at 7:30am. Visit (www.nwftc.com) for registration details.

On Saturday, June 2, the Festival grounds will open at 11 am. The day will be filled with pirate revelry and music, followed by the Pirates’ Landing between 3pm and 4 pm. Let’s see if Mayor Rynearson will have success in repelling Capt. Billy’s invasion this year.

Throughout the Festival, there will be entertainment on the main stage featuring local favorite Captain Davy and others. There will be a large kids’ Pirate Play Zone sponsored by Kid's Discovery! Kids’ bracelets, allowing unlimited access to all the children’s attractions, will be $15 per day for Friday and Saturday. Attractions will include the rock wall, Euro-Bungee, and Space Walk of Fort Walton and Crestview interactive attractions. And returning this year! The RPM Community Carnival featuring interactive carnival games that will delight children and adults.



MONDAY, JUNE 4TH

And what better way to finish the Bowlegs festivities than the biggest parade on the Emerald Coast! The Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade, sponsored by Step One Automotive Group, on Monday, June 4, at 7 pm. The parade floats will wend their way from First Street up Eglin Parkway, with crowds screaming for beads and throws from the festive floats, sponsored by local businesses and organizations, all themed with a nautical spirit. The pirates and their visiting Mardi Gras krewe cohorts always inspire the loudest cheers and applause.



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