Things To Do Around the Key

Miles of sugar-white beaches, turqouise waters, community events, shopping and more have made Perdido Key a perfect vacation destination. From monthly events to various Perdido Key area attractions, Eden Condominiums is right in the middle of all the fun on the Gulf Coast! With so much to do and see, we've narrowed down some of our favorite things to do in and around Perdido Key here!

 

February Events

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February | FREE Bingo at Flora-Bama

The famous Flora-Bama offers FREE Bingo every week, Monday through Friday from 1-4 pm! 

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February 1 | Annual Snowbird Roost

It's that time of year again! The Annual Snowbird Roost hosted by The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Pensacola will occur on February 1, 2018 at Skopelos at New World in downtown Pensacola. We are very excited to share with our seasonal visitors the best of Pensacola and Perdido Key! Tickets are limited, so stop by the Visitor's Center on Perdido Key to Purchase them today! 

Perdido Key Visitor's Center: 15500 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola, FL 32507

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Annual Snowbird Roost

2018 Glenn Miller Orchestra

February 2 | 2018 Glenn Miller Orchestra

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a fully self-contained 19 member group, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. Since 1956, the band has been consistently performing an average of 300 live dates each year world wide. Come hear one of the greatest bands of all time as they bring unique jazz and big band sounds to the National Naval Aviation Museum. Please call (850) 453-2389 for tickets or more information.

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February 3 | 2018 Flora-Bama Annual Super Bowl Chili Cook Off

Let the chopping begin at the Flora-Bama's "Super" Bowl Chili Cook-Off on Super Bowl Saturday. Teams of three register beforehand and will even dress up to show team spirit. They work their chili magic to win with their version of the best chili ever, and will receive an award at the end of the day.

If you don't want to cook, come by and sample the wide variety of dishes. The Flora-Bama continues this annual event that benefits the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. Cooking begins at 10 a.m., with tickets being sold at 11:45 a.m. and tasting begins at 12 p.m.

Entry fee includes three event t-shirts, draft beer, plus other party favors. For more information please visit our website.

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Flora-Bama's Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off

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February 6, 13, 20, 27 | Breakfast & a Movie
at National Museum of Naval Aviation

Enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast and choice of beverage from the new refreshment counter followed by a presentation and movie in the recently renovated, Giant Screen Digital Theater.

Museum Historian will present stories of naval aviation history as the Museum Curator and Museum Archivist share pieces of history from the museum’s extensive historical collection.

Doors open at 9 a.m. Presentation begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a movie at 10 a.m. Breakfast and a Movie is $10 per person and tickets are available for purchase to the first 325 people at the Giant Screen Theater ticket counter.

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February 7, 14, 21 & 28 | Paint & Wine at Artworks Gallery

Come out for a relaxing and fun evening creating your own work of art.  Come alone or bring a group. The $25.00 fee (per person) includes all art supplies. Bring refreshments if you like and let Talis Jayme lead you through the process of discovering your "Inner Artist".  Call Talis to reserve your spot at 850-261-9617.

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Paint & Wine at Artworks Gallery
Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade

February 9 | Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade

The only illuminated nighttime parade in Pensacola! The crowd can expect to be entertained with marching bands, lighted floats and great throws as the Krewe of Lafitte kicks off Pensacola Mardi Gras celebrations at 7PM.

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February 10 | Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade

One of the country's original celebration sites, Pensacola hosts this family-oriented Mardi Gras parade in the historical downtown area. Crowds catch beads, doubloons and moonpies galore as they are thrown from floats! 

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Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade
Moon Pies on Main: Mardi Gras Parades at The Wharf

February 12 | Moon Pies on Main: Mardi Gras Parades at The Wharf

Who’s ready for moon pies on Main? It’s time for our annual Mardi Gras parades at The Wharf. You know the drill! Pile on as much purple, gold, and green you can stand and make sure to dress fido too! The Kid and Pet Parade kicks off at 4 p.m. in front of the Ferris Wheel. Get your krewe down here early and dance to live DJ entertainment. There will be loads of activities for the little ones as well, including face painting, a rock climbing wall, bouncy house, and various live animals. 

The fun will continue after the first procession, so stick around for the nighttime float parade at 6 p.m. This is the perfect chance to fill up that remaining empty space in your goodie bags with more beads and candy galore! Catch the SPECTRA Sound & Light Spectacular show directly after the parade.    

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February 16 | Gallery Night

Enjoy the beauty of downtown Pensacola at Gallery night.  Gallery night celebrates Pensacola downtown with arts and craft vendors lining the streets, live entertainment, music and fun from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an after party from 8 p.m. to midnight! 

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March Events

Flora-Bama Bingo

March | FREE Bingo at Flora-Bama

The famous Flora-Bama offers FREE Bingo every week, Monday through Friday from 1-4 pm! 

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March | Welcome Wednesday Snowbirds & Locals' Potluck

The Flora-Bama is hosting Welcome Wednesdays January through March! This event is free and open to the public and invites snowbirds and locals alike to come join us for the festivities.You can bring a covered side dish and enjoy great food, live music and fun prizes! Lunches start at Noon each Wednesday in the Tent.

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Potluck at Flora-Bama

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March 1 | Snowbird Hootenanny

This year will be the kick-off to the first-ever- Snowbird Hootenanny! On March 1, 2018, Snowbirds will be invited into the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar for a hoe-down on the line! Come experience the essence of the Perdido Key area from Gulf Shores to Pensacola!  

There will be plenty of vendors giving away free goodies, along with music, games and more! Food will be provided by the wonderful, famous chefs at the Flora-Bama! 

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March 2-5 | Columbus Ships Pinta & Nina at The Wharf

On Friday, March 2, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships will be docked at The Wharf Marina located at 23101 Canal Road until their departure early Tuesday morning, March 6. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. These ships were fully built by hand, without the use of power tools. Come enjoy this educational opportunity to explore exquisite craftsmanship and learn about the Portuguese caravel that many former explorers traveled upon in centuries ago.

The general public is welcome to walk aboard for a self-guided tour of these vessels while docked at the Wharf Marina.

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Pinta and Nina - Columbus Ships

Festival of Art - Orange Beach

March 10-11 | 44th Annual Festival of Art

For more than 40 years, the Festival of Art has been our island's first rite of spring. It is a celebration of visual, performing, musical and culinary arts.  With more than 100 artists working in a dazzling variety of medias, festival-goers always have plenty to see, hear, touch, taste and experience.

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March 16-17 | Smokin' in the Square

Great food and great entertainment! BBQ Cookoff includes approximately 50 professional teams and 25 backyarder teams. Performers: Chioe Channel | TC et Po-boys | Bear With Me | Chasing Fridays | Yard Dog Blues | Jimi Stevie | Ami Russ | The Masters Men plus One | McGuires Pipe Band

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O'Riley's Irish Pub - Downtown Pensacola

March 16 | Gallery Night - St. Patrick's Theme

Enjoy the beauty of downtown Pensacola at Gallery night.  Gallery night celebrates Pensacola downtown with arts and craft vendors lining the streets, live entertainment, music and fun from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an after party from 8 p.m. to midnight! 

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March 24 | Ciclovia Open Streets Pensacola

At the Ciclovia Open Streets event, a large portion of Downtown streets will be closed to motorized vehicles and open to bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, and more. You'll be able to walk, run, bike, roller skate/blade, stroll, skateboard or just play in the streets!!

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Ciclovia - Open Streets Pensacola

 

Perdido Key Area Attractions

Blue Angels Practice & Autograph Sessions

The world-famous Blue Angels are based at NAS Pensacola, and can be seen practicing over the Museum at NAS Pensacola most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from March to November. Practices typically begin at 11:30AM, and last about 55 minutes. Admission to practice is FREE and open to the public. 

Following most Wednesday practices, members of the Blue Angels meet fans and sign autographs inside the National Naval Aviation Museum. 

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Blue Angels Autograph sessions
Dolphin Cruise

Morning Dolphin Cruise

The Wild Hearts captain and crew are very good at cruising to areas where dolphins are known to play. Spot dolphins in their natural habitat for an experience you will never forget. This enjoyable nature cruise is always a hit with passengers on Wild Hearts.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Experience a once in a lifetime event at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo with a tiger encounter. The Zoo is currently home to two tiger cubs and for a limited time and offering visitors the chance to meet these extraordinary animals. Encounters will be available by reservation only at scheduled times throughout the day. Pricing is $50 + tax Per Person, PLUS the cost of regular zoo admission. Children ages 4-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Tigers at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

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With more than 20 amusement park rides, fabulous stores and excellent restaurants, there's excitement at every turn at the Gulf Coast's newest attraction! Get a headstart on your adventure by purchasing your tickets before you get to the park here!

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Big Lagoon State Park

Interested in exploring one of Florida's beautiful parks? Check out Big Lagoon State Park, which offers hiking, camping, bird watching, swimming and much more. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset.

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Big Lagoon State Park
National Naval Aviation Museum

National Naval Aviation Museum

Experience the history of Naval Aviation at the world's largest Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola. The museum is home to more than 150 restored aircrafts representing the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Aviation. The Museum captures the history and heritage of Naval Aviation with free guided tours, flight simulators and more!

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Hummingbird Zipline at Gulf Adventure Center

Experience a thrill and enjoy spectacular views of the white sandy beaches and emerald green waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast at Gulf Adventure Center. The zipline course takes you as high as 90 feet above the ground as you fly through tree canopies and skim over the freshwater lake at the Gulf State Park.

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Hummingbird Zipline at Gulf Adventure Center

Tanger Outlet Mall

Tanger Outlet Mall

Shop until you drop at Tanger Outlets in Foley, Alabama. With more than two-hundred stores, this outdoor outlet mall has something for everyone! Tanger Outlets is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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