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69th Krewe of Billy Bowlegs Coronation Pageant 2024

The 69th Krewe of Billy Bowlegs Coronation Pageant as Captain Billy Bowlegs 68th, his Queen, and his Honor Guard bid farewell and welcome the 69th Captain & Krewe. The coronation will take place at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville, Florida on June 8, 2024, at 6:30 pm.



Catch up with last year’s 2023 coronation here

68th Krewe of Bowlegs Coronation Pageant

 

The 68th Krewe of Billy Bowlegs Coronation Pageant as Captain Billy Bowlegs 67th, his Queen and his Honor Guard bid farewell and welcome the 68th Captain & Krewe. The coronation took place at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center on June 10, 2023 at 6:30pm.

Catch up with last year’s 2022 coronation here

67th Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival – May 18-22, 2023

 

Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival is an event that takes place the 3rd weekend in May in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. It kicks off with a Children’s Meet & Greet on Thursday night. On Friday evening, the Krewe of Bowlegs sail up to The Landing park and attempts to negotiate a surrender of the city with the Mayor, who puts up a good fight, and they promise to return the following day The city celebrates its victory with a fireworks show. On Saturday, Capitan Billy Bowlegs returns with the entire Krewe of Bowlegs to capture the city and then pass out booty (beads) to the crowd. After a day of rest from the pillaging, Capt Billy & his krewe sails off on the Blackhawk ship float during the Torchlight Parade on Eglin Parkway on Monday evening.

This is the replay of the parade on May 22, 2023.

67th Krewe of Bowlegs Coronation – June 2022

WATCH the replay of the 67th Krewe of Bowlegs Coronation at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College on June 11, 2022.


Check out the Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade 2022 video.

Check out the 66th Krewe of Bowlegs Coronation 2021 video.

66th Annual Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade – May 2022

The 66th Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade took place on May 16, 2022, on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Hosted by the FWB Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Step One Automotive Group.

Bowlegs Parade 2022 Chapter Points

00:34 – Welcome Introduction
01:42 – Police Dept of Ft Walton Beach
03:22 – Mayor & City Council
05:40 – Run With It
06:19 – SOCKs
07:38 – Bridgeway Center, Inc.
08:13 – Carolyn N. Ketchel
08:42 – Neal Orthodontics
09:50 – World Class Pageantry
11:48 – I’am Kleen Sweep
13:33 – Okaloosa Republicans
20:48 – Okaloosa Donuts
21:35 – Step One Automotive
27:20 – The Island Resort
29:35 – Cumulus Broadcasting
31:44 – Miss Okaloosa County
32:42 – Nick’s Property Maintenance LLC
33:11 – Top Shelf Athletics
33:35 – Panhandle United Roller Derby
37:13 – Emerald Coast Permanent Make-Up
37:37 – T-Mobile
38:17 – AJ’s
39:25 – Fort Walton Beach Buccaneers
40:09 – Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson
40:44 – Krewe of Karibbean
41:36 – Krewe of Columbus
43:14 – Omni Broadcastng
43:51 – Krewe De Yak
44:22 – Navarre Krewe of Jesters
44:56 – Krewe of Airship Pirates
46:01 – Xtreme H2O Sports
46:40 – USAF Recruiting – Mary Esther
47:04 – Hot Head Burritos
47:34 – Krewe of Bowlegs -Children of the Court
48:11 – Krewe of Dominique York
49:32 – Krewe of Bowlegs – Captian Brocade
50:15 – Springtime Tallahassee
51:10 – Krewe of Bowlegs – Queen’s Pride
51:44 – Mayokis of Pensacola
52:53 – Krewe of Bowlegs – Past Capt Billys
53:35 – Matthew E. Turpin
53:52 – FWB Fire Dept
54:37 – Saint Paul’s Vulcan Krewe
55:52 – Captain Billy & Queen
56:20 – 66th Krewe of Bowlegs
57:47 – Closing

Produced by Emerald Coast TV.com

Krewe of Bowlegs 66th Coronation Pageant

On May 7, 2021 at 6:30pm CDT, the 66th Annual Krewe of Bowlegs Coronation Pageant took place the the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

 

Soon a Bowlegs TV website will be up and past & present krewe members will be able to view past coronation videos. Stay Tune!

Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade 2021

The 2021 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade took place on May 3, 2021 on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Hosted by the FWB Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Step One Automotive Group.

0:00​ – Opening
2:19 – Police Department of City of Fort Walton Beach
3:51 – Mayor of the City of Fort Walton Beach
4:25 – City of Fort Walton Beach City Council
4:51 – Fire Department of City of Fort Walton Beach
5:40 – Northwest Florida Track Club
6:11 – Step One Automotive Group
6:45 – Fort Walton Beach Library
7:12 – Ft Walton Beach Women’s Club
8:05 – The Rescued Rescuers Dachshund & Friends
9:31 – Fort Walton Beach Buccaneers
10:37 – Hot Head Burritos
11:14 – Star Wars 501st Legion
12:52 – Emerald Coast Elite, Inc
13:59 – Distinguished Young Women of Okaloosa County, FL
14:40 – Rye-Land Lawncare LLC
15:13 – FRIOS Emerald Coast
15:31 – Step One Automotive Group
17:40 – Okaloosa Republicans
21:11 – Miss Okaloosa County
23:58 – T-Mobile
24:15 – A Touch of Class Homecookin’ & Events
24:34 – Krewe of MAGnificent Space Pirates
24:59 – JVC Broadcasting
25:38 – Second Breath Styles
26:16 – Mardi Gras Club of FWB
28:42 – Navarre Krewe of Jesters
29:14 – Dippin’ Dots
29:41- Step One Automotive Group
30:24 – Krewe of Karibbean
31:07 – Krewe of Bowlegs
32:31 – NPM LLC Home Improvements
33:48 – Delivery.com
34:43 – Emerald Coast Parrot Head Club
35:32 – Golds Gym Fort Walton Beach
36:03 – Xtreme H2O Sports
36:43 – Step One Automotive Group
37:04 – Krewe of Bowlegs
38:18 – Krewe of Airship Pirates
39:34 – Krewe De Yak
39:59 – St Paul Vulcans
40:33 – Krewe of Dominique Youx
42:33 – Krewe of Bowlegs
44:42 – Closing

Produced by Emerald Coast TV

Official 2018 Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade

The 63rd Billy Bowlegs Festival closes it’s celebration with it’s Torchlight Parade on Monday night on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The parade took place on June 4, 2018.

It is hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce (Ted Corcoran) and this year’s parade sponsor, Step One Automotive (Maureen Bierman).

This 90 minute video airs on ox Cable Channel 6 at various times and dates throughout the month of June.  It was produced by EmeraldCoastTV.com .

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade! Here are the 1st Place winners in each category:

Float
1st Place: Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates

Krewe
1st Place: Krewe of Bowlegs

Marching/Walking
1st Place: Liza Jackson Prep Lion Pride Band

Truck/Car/Van
1st Place: The Salty Dogs of Community Broadcasters

Also check out a highlights video of our roving pirate reporter, David Seering, as he talks to spectators and parade participants.

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