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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.

April - 2021

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

When: Everyday between April 24 - 25, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507

May - 2021

Pensacola Jazzfest

When: Everyday between May 15 - 16, 2021
Where: Seville Square in historic Pensacola
Celebrating America's jazz. Free event
More Info: jazzpensacola.com

Orange Beach Billfish Classic

When: Everyday between May 18 - 21, 2021
Where: The Wharf Marina 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Phone: 251-402-8190
More Info: orangebeachbillfishclassic.com

Pensacon 2021

When: Everyday between May 21 - 23, 2021
Where: Pensacola Bay Center and other venues
Pensacon is the premier comic book and pop culture convention.
More Info: pensacon.com/info

Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

When: May 29, 2021
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge

June - 2021

Pensacola Mardi Gras

When: Everyday between June 4 - 6, 2021
Where: Downtown Pensacola
Event has been postponed until May 2021. Check website for details.
More Info: pensacolamardigras.com

July - 2021

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

When: July 9, 2021
Where: Park East on Pensacola Beach
Watch the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration team perform aerial acrobatics.

Blue Angels Pensacola Beach Air Show

When: July 10, 2021
Where: Pensacola Beach Pensacola, FL

Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf

When: Everyday between July 15 - 17, 2021
Where: Marlin Circle and Main Street 4673 Wharf Parkway Orange Beach, AL 36561
Anglers vie for millions of dollars in prize money at this popular annual competition, based at The Wharf.
More Info: bluemarlingrandchampionship.com

October - 2021

Smokin' in the Square

When: Oct 8, 2021
Where: Seville Square
The 12th Annual Charity BBQ Cookoff. Competition will include different categories.
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