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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.

August - 2020

Dancing' In The Street DJ Night

When: Every Friday,Saturday between Aug 1 - 27, 2020
Where: The Wharf; Main Street
DJ will be spinning tunes on Main to kick off weekend with a block party along Main Street.
More Info: alwharf.com

September - 2020

2020 Bulls on the Beach

When: Every Thursday,Friday,Saturday between Sept 10 - 12, 2020 8:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar 17401 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507
Three days of bull riding with professional cowboys and cowgirls from all over the country.
Phone: 850-492-0611

October - 2020

Oktoberfest

When: Oct 11, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: All three Flora-Bama locations
German style music will fill the air with Brats, sauerkraut and German beer to enjoy.
More Info: florabama.com

Halloween Costume Contest

When: Everyday between Oct 31 - 11, 2020
More Info: florabama.com

January - 2021

Polar Bear Dip

When: Jan 1, 2021 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.

February - 2021

Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off

When: Feb 6, 2021
Where: The Flora-Bama Lounge
A fundraiser for Relay for Life and The American Cancer Society

April - 2021

Flora-Bama Annual Easter Sunday

When: Every Saturday,Sunday between April 3 - 4, 2021 1:00 PM
Where: The Flora-Bama
Kids' crafts and face painting followed by Easter Egg Hunts at 2pm. Church service on Sunday
More Info: flora-bama.com

Mullet Toss & Gulf Beach Party

When: Every Friday,Saturday,Sunday between April 3 - 5, 2021
Postponed Three days of live music and a lot of flying mullet!
More Info: flora-bama.com

May - 2021

Miss Memorial Day Bikini Contest

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