The Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and the Krewe of Bowlegs were started in 1954 as a way to build tourism for the Fort Walton Beach community. The Krewe of Bowlegs continues today with that same commitment to serving the area. Wherever a daring, adventurous swashbuckler (or just a guy in a funny pirate hat) is needed you may find us. Captain Billy and his brave Krewe ventured into the local elementary schools to pose for art class portraits and read stories of daring escapades. The pirates braved the open seas to train dolphin at the Gulfarium and dropped anchor at Bob Hope Village to judge the Halloween costume contest. Whether it's marching in the Starfish Project Mardi Gras Parade or teeing up the ceremonial shot at a golf tournament, the Captain and the Krewe are always willing to lend a hand...or hook, as the case may be.
Krewe of Bowlegs
PO Box 1077
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549-1077