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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: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
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.
More Info: beachguide.com/blog/northwest-florida/flora-bama-mullet-toss


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October - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Oct 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

Songwriter Series at the Point

When: Every Tuesday between Oct 1 - 30, 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 Oct 1 - 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

Blue Angels Practice

When: Every Tuesday,Wednesday between Oct 1 - 30, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum
Most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Oct 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.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 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 Oct 1 - 31, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Phineas Phogg's, Seville Q

Paint the Wharf Pink

When: Everyday between Oct 1 - 31, 2017
Where: Various spots at The Wharf
Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Wharf where everything will be adorned with pink, even rosy tones for the Main Street palms.
More Info: alwharf.com

Spooky Movie on the Lawn

When: Oct 28, 2017
Where: Marina Lawn at The Wharf
Wear a costume and trick or treat at one of the participating stores, enjoy a hayride along with other activities around 2pm. "Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone" at 7:30.
More Info: alwharf.com

Trunk R Treat

When: Oct 31, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Main Street at The Wharf
Dress in costume and have fun at the many kid's activities as you join in for a safe, candy filled evening sponsored by Christian Life Church.

November - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Nov 1 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

Songwriter Series at the Point

When: Every Tuesday between Nov 1 - 30, 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 Nov 1 - 30, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

Blue Angels Practice

When: Every Tuesday,Wednesday between Nov 1 - 21, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: The outside viewing area for the Blue Angels practice is located on the Museum Flight Line north of the Museum
Most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November
More Info: navalaviationmuseum.org/attractions/blue-angels

Songs of Rusty McCugh w/ Jason Justice

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 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.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

Mark Sherrill, James Daniel, Chris Newbury & Mel Knapp

When: Everyday between Nov 1 - 30, 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 Nov 1 - 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Where: Phineas Phogg's, Seville Q

Umbrella Sky Project

When: Everyday between Nov 3 - 12, 2017
Where: Intendencia St. Pensacola, FL, 32502
Downtown Pensacola will be transformed into a a sea of colorful umbrellas for three months. This art project is part of Pensacola's annual Foo Foo Festival.
More Info: facebook.com/events/252992621873262/

Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

When: Everyday between Nov 9 - 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 0:00 AM
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.

Horse and Carriage Rides

When: Everyday between Nov 18 - 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach
Check website for details
More Info: alwharf.com

Flora-Bama Thanksgiving Potluck

When: Nov 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Bring a covered dish and enjoy all the turkey and ham and leave the clean-up to us.
Phone: 850.492.0611

The City of Orange Beach Annual Tree Lighting

When: Everyday between Nov 28 - 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Holiday SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular

When: Everyday between Nov 28 - 30, 2017
Visit website for details. Lighting at 6pm and 7pm.
More Info: alwharf.com

December - 2017

Worship on the Water

When: Every Sunday between Dec 1 - 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package, 17401 Perdido Key Drive
A weekly church service held in the tent at the Flora-Bama.
More Info: www.centralonline.tv/flora-bama

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
More Info: florabama.com/weekly-events

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.
More Info: florabama.com/music-calendar

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

Horse and Carriage Rides

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: The Wharf, Orange Beach
Check website for details
More Info: alwharf.com

Holiday SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2017
Visit website for details. Lighting at 6pm and 7pm.
More Info: alwharf.com

Flora-Bama Santa Drop

When: Dec 9, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507
Santa will drop from an airplane and land safely on the sandy beaches behind Flora-Bama! Food, treats, pictures with Santa and lots of fun activities for the kids.
Phone: 850.492.0611

Make It To The Line

When: Dec 9, 2017
Where: Flora-Bama
Take off those extra holiday pounds by joining our 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run.
Phone: 850.492.0611

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
More Info: alwharf.com

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.
Frank Brown International Songwriters' Festival

Frank Brown Songwriters' Festival

The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival (FBISF) opens November 9 for nearly two weeks of great music, written and performed by some of the most talented songwriters in the world.

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