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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.

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Featured Events in Perdido Key

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival 2018 in Perdido Key Florida

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival 2018

When: Everyday between Nov 8 - 18, 2018
Where: Various venues in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, and Pensacola.
Featuring more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters from all over the world performing their songs and telling the stories behind them.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party in Perdido Key Florida

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party

When: TBD
Where: 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
This legendary beach party is all about participants throwing a dead mullet over the state line between Florida and Alabama to see who can throw the farthest. Dates for 2018 are April 27 – 29.
More Info: florabama.com


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November - 2018

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival 2018

When: Everyday between Nov 8 - 18, 2018
Where: Various venues in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, and Pensacola.
Featuring more than 200 nationally acclaimed songwriters from all over the world performing their songs and telling the stories behind them.
More Info: www.frankbrownsongwriters.com

March - 2019

The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show

When: Everyday between Mar 28 - 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Where: 4550 Main Street, Orange Beach, FL 36561
The best boat show on the Gulf Coast. Every type boat possible, large and small.
More Info: wharfboatshow.com
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