John Levique Pirate Day

Saturday, January 23, 2021

The 39th John’s Pass Seafood Festival will celebrate the discovery of John’s Pass hosting John Levique Pirate Day on Saturday, January 23, 2021 kick off will begin at 10am. The weekend is full of piratical merriment, music and seafood. This annual event raises funds for local businesses and several charities. This year’s charities Habitat for Humanity, A Reel Future, ​The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association ​Educational​ Foundation and Reeling Freedom​. Admission is free.

Formed by a major hurricane in 1848 and discovered by local fisherman John Levique, John’s Pass is home to John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, a turn-of-the-century fishing village featuring Shopping Boutiques, Alligator & Wildlife Discovery Center, Array of Restaurants, a dinner cruise and some of the best fishing and sightseeing charters on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Piratical merriment supported by the John’s Pass Merchants Association for all ages includes:

  • Adult & Child Best Pirate costume contest
  • Face painting
  • Village-wide treasure hunt
  • Pirate ship invasion and water battle
  • Pirates parade and pillage the Village


Hours and activities are, Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00am to 8:00pm