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Perdido Key Area Events

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.

April - 2016

19th Annual Wood Boat Festival

When: April 30, 2016
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May - 2016

19th Annual Wood Boat Festival

When: May 1, 2016
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Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

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

June - 2016

Shindig on the Sand

When: June 3, 2016 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Featuring 70 musical acts and over 200 musicians the festivities kick off at noon daily, with $5 cover after 5 pm on the Gulf Side.
Phone: (850) 492-0611

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

October - 2016

Shindig on the Sand

When: Oct 1, 2016 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507
Hangout Music Fest on the beach in Gulf Shores AL

Hangout Music Fest

Hangout Music Fest returns to Gulf Shores on Friday, May 20 to 22. For the seventh year in a row, the nationally recognized festival is boasting a knock-your-socks-off lineup.

On the beach in Gulf Shores at the annual Flora Bama Mullet Toss

Flora Bama Mullet Toss

If you think a mullet is just a bad haircut, you probably haven’t heard about the Flora-Bama Lounge’s Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party. Learn more!