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Warm, sunny days just about year-round make the Perdido Key area a popular spot for special events.

The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, held each November at various spots in Perdido Key, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and other nearby communities, offers nearly two weeks’ worth of live musical entertainment. The festival is a popular venue for aspiring writers and musicians to showcase their work.

Probably the oddest local event is the annual Mullet Toss, which takes place the last full weekend of April at the Flora-Bama Lounge. This quirky contest, which regularly attracts several thousand visitors, requires participants to throw a mullet from a designated spot in Florida across the state line into Alabama. In addition to the Mullet Toss, the weekend event includes plenty of music, food, drink, and other fun activities. It’s all in a good cause, too, because a contribution for each fish flung goes to local youth charities.

The Flora-Bama is also the site of the New Years Polar Bear Dip. At high noon every New Years Day, a group of hardy souls welcomes the new year by joining hands and wading into the Gulf of Mexico. The reward for getting cold and wet is a dish of black-eyed peas.

Just down the road in Pensacola are two events that have received national attention. The Pensacola Beach Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels flight demonstration team, is held every July and always attracts a crowd. The Blue Angels Air Show, held in November, is the final air show of the season for the Angels, who spend much of the year traveling the nation with their precision jet performances.

To the west in Gulf Shores, more than 300 vendors gather each October for the National Shrimp Festival. Displays at the four-day festival include arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, and other retail goods.

Check out our calendar of events for an up-to-date list of what’s going on while you’re in town.

December - 2015

Flora-Bama Santa Drop

When: Dec 12, 2015
Where: Flora-Bama
Santa will skydive onto the white sandy beach at Flora-Bama.

Make it to the Line

When: Dec 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama
Run, walk, jog or crawl to the line at the 4-mile event or enjoy the 1-mile fun run to get those holiday pounds off!

Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck

When: Dec 25, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
The turkey and ham will be prepared and ready to go by Flora-Bama with live music. Patrons are encourage to bring a covered dish to share.

New Year's Eve Bash

When: Everyday between Dec 31 - 30, 2015 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Where: Flora-Bama
Live music on all three stages, food, party favors and champagne.


When: Dec 31, 2015 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Where: Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill at The Wharf 4720 Main St. Bldg M Ste. 102 Orange Beach, AL 36561

January - 2016

New Year's Eve Bash

When: Jan 1, 2016 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Where: Flora-Bama
Live music on all three stages, food, party favors and champagne.

Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2016 12:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Take a swim in the chilly Gulf of Mexico at high noon to ring in the New Year at the Flora Bama.The Flora-Bama provides the traditional feast with black-eyed peas, cornbread, ham and more for those who take the plunge.
Phone: 850-492-0611

"Super" Bowl Chili Cook-Off

When: Jan 1, 2016
Where: Flora-Bama
Teams register beforehand and some even dress up to show team spirit. Cooking begins at 10:00 am with tasting at 12pm.

February - 2016

Orange Beach Seafood Festival

When: Feb 1, 2016
Where: Event Center Grounds @ The Wharf
The Festival hosts delicious food and 80 arts and crafts vendors with music for the whole family. This is an alcohol-free event. There will be a silent auction, food booths festival includes a silent auction, food booths & a car show featuring antique, classic & cars. Date:TBA
Phone: 251-981-1524

Pensacola Mardi Gras Parade

When: Feb 6, 2016
Where: TBA

Fat Tuesday

When: Feb 9, 2016

March - 2016

Annual Beach Run/Walk for America's Warriors

When: Mar 26, 2016
Where: On the beach behind the Flora-Bama Lounge.
Half Marathon 7:30am 5K Run & Walk 9:00am
Phone: 850-492-0611 ext.214.

April - 2016

Mullet Swing Golf Tournament

When: April 1, 2016
Where: Lost Key Golf Club
The 19th Annual Golf Classic will feature a 4-person scramble withprizes and giveaways. Entry fee
Phone: 850.483.6267

Interstate Mullet Toss/Beach Party

When: Everyday between April 22 - 24, 2016
Where: Flora-Bama
Participants will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida to Alabama to see who gets the farthest.

Mullet Man Triathlon

When: Everyday between April 22 - 24, 2016
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Swim portion will be a 1/2 mile in the Gulf of Mexico, bike 8 1/2 miles and run 4.2 miles finishing at the Flora-Bama
Phone: 850.483.6267

May - 2016

Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

When: May 28, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Phone: 850.492.0611

June - 2016

Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between June 10 - 12, 2016
Where: Flora-Bama Yacht Club
More Info: www.florabamafishing

July - 2016

All American BBQ Festival/Miss Firecracker Bikini Contest

When: July 4, 2016
Where: Flora-Bama

September - 2016

Miss Flora-Bama 2016 Bikini Contest Finale

When: Sept 1, 2016
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Bikini contest finalists compete for Miss Flora-Bama
Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights

Dazzling Lights at Bellingrath

More than three million lights illuminate the skies over Bellingrath Gardens and Home as the estate celebrates its annual Magic Christmas in Lights. So dazzling is this show that USA Today recently ranked it in its list of the Top 10 Public Light Displays in the country.


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