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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 in Perdido Key Florida

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: TBD
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 learning their stories behind them.

Mullet Toss in Perdido Key Florida

Mullet Toss

When: TBD
Where: The Flora-Bama
Participants will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida to Alabama to see who gets the farthest.
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December - 2017

Songwriter Series at the Point

When: Every Tuesday between Dec 1 - 19, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: The Point, 14340 Innerarity Point Road
A yearlong original music series will take place the third Tuesday of each month showcasing six songwriting artists each month, 3 locals and 3 regional or national touring songwritiers.
Phone: 251.284.2443

Free Bingo

When: Every Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday between Dec 1 - 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
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Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Jason Justice will entertain us with his guitar and harmonica.
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Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, FL 32507
Listen to the various local artist performing.

College Night - Thursdays

When: Every Thursday between Dec 1 - 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Phineas Phogg's, Seville Q

Holiday SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2017
Visit website for details. Lighting at 6pm and 7pm.
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Flora-Bama Christmas Potluck

When: Dec 25, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama
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.
Phone: 850.492.0611

New Year's Eve Bash

When: Dec 31, 2017
Live music on all three stages until the party stops. Food, party favors, and champagne flow all night helping to bring in the New Year.

Reelin in The New Year

When: Dec 31, 2017 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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January - 2018

Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2018 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.

June - 2018

Alan Jackson

When: June 23, 2018
Where: The Wharf Amphitheater
Honky Tonk Highway Tour
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