Beware of Marching Buccaneers, Scallywags, Privateers, and More!


To celebrate their arrival in the City of Fort Walton Beach, Captain Billy and the Krewe of Bowlegs share their wealth – glittering beads, treasures and doubloons – with a lively, enthusiastic crowd all along the parade route.


“Make way, mateys!” The Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade will set sail from historic downtown Fort Walton Beach at 7 pm on Thursday, June 5. We’ll set our sights north, and travel Eglin Parkway beyond Uptown Station, dropping anchor near Hughes Street. Parade watchers will be amidst colorful costumes and festive music. The Torchlight Parade boasts almost 100 floats, boats, vessels, and marching units including visiting Krewes and, of course, those infamous Billy Bowlegs Pirates!


If you’d like to join in the merriment yourself, please click here for a parade application. The sooner you register, the better – the cost rises as you get closer to parade time.


Thursday, June 5 at 7pm


The parade will begin at the corner of Eglin Parkway and 1st Street then continue north on Eglin Parkway.


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