2018 Billy Bowlegs Festival ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

Calling all pirates! It’s that time of year again. Gear up for the 2018 Billy Bowlegs Festival in Fort Walton Beach. Celebrate the nation’s longest running pirate festival, and maybe even catch a glimpse of Billy Bowlegs himself! The festival will take place June 1st and 2nd, with a parade Monday night on June 4th.

More pirates than ever are expected to be at the festival this year! Captain Billy and his Krewe will arrive on Friday, June 1st to scout the land, and return Saturday, June 2nd. Mayor Rynearson of Fort Walton is hard at work to protect the city! Despite the fight for Fort Walton, there will be a parade, music, entertainment, and fun on Monday, June 4th.

Don’t worry — 2018 Billy Bowlegs Festival is perfect for kids. A $15 daily wristband gives kids unlimited access to the Kid’s Discovery Zone, complete with a rock climbing wall, Euro Bungee, and tons of interactive inflatables along with carnival activities. Be sure to “shop like a pirate,” with local vendors selling glass art, clothing, jewelry, and more!

Meanwhile, gather your “krewe” and stay nearby! We recommend Waterscape Resort in Fort Walton Beach, one of the area’s premier luxury resorts. With amazing resort pools and water-park like features (A waterfall! Zero entry pool! A lazy river!), staying at Waterscape Resort will be as much fun as the festival itself. Waterscape is located on Okaloosa Island just minutes away from Downtown Fort Walton, so you’ll be close to the festival during your stay. We recommend Waterscape 503B; it’s perfect for groups of up to eight and comes with a private balcony, stunning views, and of course — amenities you won’t want to miss out on.

Hosted by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber, the 2018 Billy Bowlegs Festival is an event you won’t want to miss!

Visit the Billy Bowlegs website for more information about the festival.