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FLYING FISH AT FLORA-BAMA!
The iconic, 53-year-old roadhouse will be holding its 33rd Annual Interstate Mullet Toss & Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, April 28-30th. The main event consists of folks throwing a mullet, a mystical fish possessing a gizzard & one of the more plentiful and popular local fish, out of a 10-foot circle, from Perdido Key, Florida towards Orange Beach, Alabama. Overall winners win bragging rights for years, trophies, and gift certificates to local establishments! Other trophies will be awarded 3-deep in 19 total age categories, male & female, for each day of toss, Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10am. The toss fee is $15, which includes a souvenir t-shirt, with portion of proceeds to benefit the Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc., Youth Reach Gulf Coast, & local Boys & Girls Clubs on both sides of the line.
The week long event starts off with the Mullet Man Triathlon Saturday, April 22nd benefiting Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Mullet Swing Golf Classic Wednesday, April 26th benefiting Multiple Sclerosis Society. Then the party kick off to Mullet Toss begins that night, Wednesday, April 26th at 9pm in the Tent Stage with a concert by A Thousand Horses presented by 95KSJ.
Other events to include the “Miss Mullet Toss" bikini contest 3pm Friday & Saturday, with top finishers eligible for the $5,000 Miss Flora-Bama 2017 finals on Labor Day, a DJ on the Red Bull stage on the beach, a special Mr. Mullet Toss Hot Body contest on Thursday at 6pm, Friday & Saturday at 1pm, life size jenga at the Blue Chair Bay tent, a pop up barber shop and dunking booth provided by Sailor Jerry & Flor de Cana Rum, and surprises at the Live Kozy, Fireball Whiskey, Firefly, and Pickers Vodka airstream.
Among the four eateries now on premise, the Flora-Bama Yacht Club, newly remodeled Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, The Authentic Taco, and the original Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar on the Gulf will feature Cajun Cooked Crawfish, Tacos, Shrimp, Oysters, along with the famous “Bama Burger”.
The cover charge, Gulf side only, begins Friday through Sunday at 9am. Cover is $10 for those 21+, and $15 for 13-20 year olds, with limited entry and 21 and up only after 6pm. Membership Cards, available online or at the door are $45 and good for the entire event. The bar will be cash only for bar sales on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with plenty of ATM’s available.
Parking is $10 per car and lots will be manned by local charities and youth sport groups. Shuttles at $5 per head will be running non-stop starting 7am on Friday through Sunday. Pick up spots are the Publix parking lot in Orange Beach and the Winn-Dixie lot in Perdido Key. You can also call a taxi in Alabama or a taxi in Florida.