Now and then we had the hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates
-- Mark Twain
|May 19, 2023||Festival opens and Skirmish with Billy Bowlegs at Fort Walton Beach Landing|
|May 20, 2023||Landing of Billy Bowlegs at Fort Walton Beach Landing|
|May 22, 2023||Torchlight Parade on Eglin Parkway from First Street to K-Mart. Come and get your share of Captain Billy's Loot.
By Captain Billy decree we present a Bowlegs tradition,
Because capturing a city requires pirate perdition,
Captain Billy’s hiding challenge coins to foment sedition!
That’s right, Our cunning captain is soliciting new KREWE,
Obtain a Bowlegs coin and it could be you!
The coins aren’t hidden, they are in plain view.
All that is required, is that you follow the clues.
OF coins there be plenty, but you only need one
Stay local and public to join in the fun
If you find no coins, you’ve been beaten to the punch.
If you do find a coin at least buy lunch!
More coins await, where pirates invade,
Remember your roots, but don’t get played
Slide into nostalgia, let your mind run free,
It’s all perspective, be proud to take a knee.
The mystery around this is sure to astound
The coins are unburied, yet still there’s a mound,
Or challenge any pirate, you see walking around,
Somebody say ARGH, these coins are SO easily found!
Krewe of Bowlegs
PO Box 1077
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549-1077