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Holidays and Giveaways in Perdido Key

Written on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

So We are only half way thru the holiday season and already its nearly spring!  Mardi Gras is in full swing here in the keys, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better time to win a 3 night stay on the Key? (http://www.perdidokeyflorida.com/specials/winter-review-getaway/45)

The Winter Review Getaway couldn’t be any easier!  It’s easy to enter, simply follow this link to our Google+ page and click on the little pencil icon under our name and contact info to write a review.  Tell us about your great vacation you had while staying with us in Perdido Key and you will be automatically entered!   The contests ends on February 28th at which point a winner will be drawn from the entries.  They will get a 3 night stay to be redeemed by May 17, 2014. https://plus.google.com/104914374007205822314/posts

While you are waiting to win another visit back, why not think about a weekend away for Valentine’s Day?  Perdido Key is a great place for a last minute romantic getaway.  With romantic views and secluded spots all along the beach, the key is calling out for you to escape the everyday and experience the tranquility together.

Want a little more action in your vacation?  Come and see us on March 1st for a Mardi Gras celebration!  The party will be in an island theme to keep you in the Key frame of mind with Cajun food and live music.  It might be winter in Perdido Key but with more activities than ever available, it’s hard to resist the pull of the beach!

 


It's time for Fat Tuesday!

Written on Thursday, January 2, 2014

You don’t have to head to New Orleans for an authentic Mardi Gras Celebration. North West Florida has Mardi Gras parties and parades planned throughout the area! Let’s take a look at how Perdido Key turns its laid-back, beach town atmosphere into a bead-throwing, moon pie tossing, good time!

“Let the good times roll” all evening long at Pensacola’s 12th night kick off. On Sunday, January 5th starting at 5pm, visit the historic streets of downtown to celebrate the 2014 Mardi Gras Season along with the Krewes. Once there you will also see the Kings and Queens for the upcoming season, enjoy a variety of King Cake, and visit with the town crier!  Admission is free and will be all along Palafox Street.

Looking for a more active way to ring in the season?  Join the Krewe du Ya Yas at the Florabama on Saturday, February 8th at 9am for “I Pink I Can Run.”  The funds raised for this event will be used to raise awareness in our community about breast cancer.  Admission is $30.  For more details call 850-492-0611.

February 28th marks the 60th Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade!  Starting at 8pm in Downtown Pensacola, jois us for the only illuminated nighttime parade in Pensacola.  The crowd can expect to see marching bands, lighted floats, and great throws courtesy of the Krewe of Lafitte.  Admission is free, so grab your friends and get ready to catch some holiday fun!

 

Mobile will have you saying “Laissez les bons temps rouler” throughout these winter months. Starting on February 14th, and then held a variety of days leading up to the big parade on March 4th, Mobile throws a Mardi Gras Celebration! Fabulous floats, costumes, and Jazz Bands will parade through the heart of town. With a different Krewe hosting each parade you are sure to see a variety of revelers out for a good time! For more information on this event visit: http://mmgpa.com/ParadeDates.

 


No license needed to fish!

Written on Monday, December 16, 2013

Here in Perdido fishing is a lifestyle.  Free fishing days are a great opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take the kids out or for an avid angler to introduce a friend without having to purchase a license.  On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers be they residents or non-residents alike.  All other rules (i.e.: seasons, bag, and size limits apply).  Perdido Key has some of the best spots to offshore fish and lots of charter boat options.


 

License free freshwater days: 12/28/13,  4/5/14, 4/6/14, 6/7/14, 6/8/14

License free saltwater days: 6/7/14, 6/8/14, 9/6/14, 11/29/14

 

The saltwater waiver also applies to any of the recreational harvesting that normally needs a fishing license (crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, etc.) as well as fishing from a shore or boat.  So be sure to come and ask the locals in Perdido Key where the fish are biting!

For more information visit: http://www.myfwc.com/license/recreational/do-i-need-a-license/free-fishing/

 


Welcome Winter in Perdido Key!

Written on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The air may be crisp, but the sky is clear and the sun always shines on the Key.  There is never a shortage of activities here in Pensacola no matter the season.  Whether you prefer to take a run downtown through the historic district or stop to smell the flowers, Perdido Key has something to offer you!

Run a 5k then reward yourself with a beer!  Every Wednesday at World of Beer Downtown, participants get half off after they earn it.  Stay active and keep moving to avoid the chill this winter, whether it’s every Wednesday at WOB for fun or to gear up for Pensacola Beach Run ½ Marathon, 5K and 10K.  All of the 3 courses are flat and fast.  You can pick the distance you want at the turns-so if you feel great still at the 5K, just keep going for the 10K, or the ½ Marathon!  This event will have runs adjacent to the beaches for all 3 courses.  So get ready for January 11th.  For details: 850-932-1500

Sure, Perdido Key is an island and we are all about the salt life…. But if you head a few minutes down the road there is Holiday skating for the thrill seekers!  If you are looking for some Holiday fun grab your friends and head to The Wharf.  Your 2 hour rental includes skates for just $8, and for $2 more you could also enjoy a ride on the Ferris Wheel and view the water from the air!  If the actual skating isn’t for you, but you still want to see some ice action, head over to the Pensacola Bay Center for an Ice Flyers game!  Parking is free and gates open an hour before the puck drops.  Details: 850-432-0800

Looking for something more relaxed?  Visit the famed camellias and a winter garden filled with blooms of pansies, violas, primroses, tulips, daffodils, etc.  The Bellingrath Gardens and Home is in Theodore, AL and offers many special events each month.  For details call 251-973-2217

Looking for a fun, hands on activity?  Join artist Talis Jayme every Wednesday at the Artwork Studio and Gallery for a night of Painting and wine.  Admission is $20, and everything is provided-including the wine!  Private art lessons are also available, details: 850-261-9616

So, no matter what you are looking for in your escape this winter, run away to see us in Perdido Key-where there is always something happening!

 


Tis the Season!

Written on Monday, November 18, 2013

This season visit the beaches of Perdido Key for a variety of holiday cheer. From a Wild Turkey Trot 5K in Seville Quarter to a New Year’s Countdown in Seaside and several Christmas Tree Lightings and Parades in between. Whichever holiday you’re in town for you can be sure Perdido Key has an event for you….take a look!
 

November 23 nd at 8am you’re invited to run or walk off the damage you will do this Thanksgiving in this year’s Wild Turkey Trot. The race will start and finish in downtown Pensacola in Seville Quarter.   An awards ceremony will finish the festivities with turkey chili, great prizes, and more. The proceeds will go to preparing and delivering Thanksgiving dinners to needy families. For more information on race or to register visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Pensacola/sevillequarterwildturkeytrot

Big Lagoon’s Christmas in the Park starts at 6pm on December 6th. Come listen to carols, sip hot cocoa, and watch the lighting of the tree along with a visit with Santa! Admission is free and includes hot cocoa and snacks! Located at Heritage Park in Foley call (251)-943-1300 for more details. And each weekend at the Big Lagoon State park following this there will be picture opportunities with Mr. & Mrs. Claus along with a vibrant light display, Walk of Lights, and crafts for the kids. For details call (850)-492-1595

Join us in Downtown Pensacola for the Winterfest Trolley Tours! They will be at 5pm Friday-Sunday in December. Trolleys will act as theaters taking passengers to a series of interactive performances along a 2 mile route in Historic Downtown Pensacola. 

10 … 9 … 8 …. Countdown seaside on December 31 st at the Florabama! Spend the end of 2013 with your closest friends and neighbors. Enjoy live music on three stages, food, party favors, and champagne to welcome 2014! Perdido Key sets the tone for an amazing New Year!

Visit the Beaches of Perdido Key and enjoy this holiday season, making your dream of a white-sand Christmas reality!

 

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