Ahoy Mateys! The Pirates are landing at Fort Walton Beach to entertain landlubbers from all over Florida! The Annual Billy Bowlegs Festival takes place each year only 15 minutes from the SummerPlace Inn in Destin, Florida.
For over 50 years the Billy Bowlegs Festival has been a treasure to Fort Walton Beach and surrounding areas. Events include food, arts and crafts, pirates, a torchlight parade, children’s activities, local and regional bands, fireworks and more. Dress as your favorite pirate, stick a parrot on your shoulder, and practice your best pirate voice (click here to learn how to talk like a pirate!). The Festival spans several days each June and you can try your hand at treasure hunting, watch pirate skirmishes and enjoy the many booths from vendors and restaurants all along the beach.
Click here for this year’s schedule of events.
After a day of grog and listening to the hornpipe, The SummerPlace Inn Destin hotel wants to be your hotel of choice in the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area. Our hotel offers rooms with FREE high-speed Internet access, 32″ Flat Screen LCD TV’s and upgraded bedding. A daily deluxe continental breakfast is included for all guests and served seven a days a week.
Our boutique styled Destin hotel offers two on-site pools (indoor heated pool and an outdoor pool), a fitness center with cardio equipment, business center services and 24-hour front desk staffing. Our central location on US-98 just across from beach access puts you right in the middle of all that Destin has to offer. From shopping to golf to a day at the beach or anything in between we are the premier choice for overnight Destin hotel accommodations. Welcome to the Emerald Coast and the Sunshine State of Florida!