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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.

February - 2023

Flora-Bama's Chili Bowl Cook-Off

When: Feb 1, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge
Details upcoming

Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off

When: Feb 11, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Teams will be competing for the best chili while raising funds for the American Cancer Society. All proceeds will go to charity. Everyone will have a chance to sample the chilis.
More Info: florabama.com

March - 2023

Flora-Bama Annual Beach Run/Walk

When: Mar 18, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Run for the Special Operations Foundation will be run completely on the beach leaving and returning to the Flora-Bama. for the surviving children of the military. 100% of the registration fees will go to the Foundation.
More Info: florabama.com

April - 2023

Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Drop

When: April 8, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Face painting and kids crafts will be under the tent with a hunt at 2pm followed by the arrival of the Easter Bunny who will skydive onto the beach.

Mullet Man Triathlon

When: April 9, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama
There will be different age groups. It will begin with the swim portion then transition into the bike segment and then a 3.9-mile run. Check website for details
More Info: www.florabama.com

Flora-Bama Annual Easter Sunday

When: April 16, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key, FL 32507
Kid's crafts and face painting in the tent with an egg hunt at 2 pm. Watch the Easter Bunny skydive onto the beach.

Mullet Man Triathlon

When: April 22, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Come swim, bike and run the course from Flora-Bama's Ole River Grill and return for the post-race party after the race.
More Info: florabama.com

Mullet Swing Golf Classic

When: April 26, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Join the 4-person scramble Golf Tournament at the Peninsula Golf Course in Gulf Shores and help raise money for the MS Society.

Interstate Mullet Toss & Beach Party

When: Everyday between April 28 - 30, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Throwing a mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama is a great excuse to have one of the biggest beach parties with great music, food and lots of fun.
More Info: florabama.com

May - 2023

Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

When: May 27, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
There are several bikini contests during the year with the final one Labor Day. Check the website for details
More Info: florabama.com

Kenny Chesney in Concert

When: May 27, 2023 7:30 PM
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
With Special Guest Kelsea Ballerini Tickets on Sale Friday, December 2 at 10 am

June - 2023

Flora-Bama Fishing Rodeo

When: Everyday between June 10 - 12, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
There will be many different categories from Bill Fish to Catfish, spearheading and more. Check website for details.
More Info: florabama.com

July - 2023

Flora-Bama Freedom Run

When: July 1, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Choose from two courses and dress in your favorite red, white & blue outfit for the patriotic run.
More Info: florabama.com

July 4th Party

When: July 4, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Celebrate the 4th with delicious barbeque, live music, the Freedom Run and fireworks.
More Info: florabama.com

September - 2023

Miss Flora-Bama Bikini Contest

When: Sept 2, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
The final bikini contest of the year from the previous contests for the top finalist and a chance to win $5000.00.
More Info: florabama.com

Bulls on the Beach

When: Everyday between Sept 7 - 9, 2023
Where: Flora-Bama 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Three nights of live rodeo on the beach featuring Professional Bull Riders and Junior riders on miniature bulls from all over the country.
More Info: florabama.com

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