The increasingly popular John Levique Days is a three-day pirate themed event celebrating the discovery of John's Pass by turtle farmer, John Levique after the hurricane of September 1848. The festival promotes hurricane awareness, education and hurricane relief efforts.
A majority of the 125 merchants in John's Pass Village participate in assisting with the activities planned over the course of the weekend. Scheduled activities always include: the Pirates Ball, children's and adult's costume contests, a village wide treasure hunt, Pirate Invasion followed by a parade and pillaging of the village. There is always face painting, story telling, photo opportunities, games and activities, and the infamous Pirates Pub Crawl (sorry kids, adults only!). Various piratical entertainment and seafaring themed merchants target over 30,000+ attendees of all ages.
Various events require separate payment.