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Flora-Bama Mullet Toss: Flying-Fish Fun on Florida’s Perdido Key

by S. Lynne on March 16th, 2024
A man in an orange costume and wig about to toss a mullet.
A Flora-Bama mullet tosser about to heave his fish across the Florida/Alabama state line.

If you think a mullet is just a bad haircut, you probably haven’t heard about the Flora-Bama Lounge’s Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party. A strange — yet satisfying — three-day competition is the centerpiece of this tongue-in-cheek Perdido Key event.

The tournament involves tossing a no-longer-alive mullet — small fish that are found in abundance in local waters — from a 10-foot circle on the beach in Florida across the state line into Alabama. Past winners have tossed mullets more-than 100 feet. When the competition has ended, organizers donate the tossed mullets (frozen, not fresh) to Alligator Alley in Summerdale to feed the gators.

Aerial view of the beach beside Flora-Bama crowded with Mullet Toss partiers and boats.
The Flora-Bama Mullet Toss draws thousands of participants and partiers.

Flora-Bama 2024 Mullet Toss Schedule & Fees

The stage is ready, set, go for the 2024 Flora-Bama Mullet Toss, April 26-28. The fun starts at 10 a.m. each day for kids, and noon to 4 p.m. daily for adults. The Flora-Bama begins charging covers at 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday. The charge is $15 per day for 16–20-year-olds, $10 per day for ages 21 and older. Ages 15 and younger get in free, as do membership-card holders.

The awesome privilege of tossing a mullet costs $20 per person, and all contestants receive an Interstate Mullet Toss T-shirt, similar to the one shown above. The event is cash only, but there are plenty of ATMs onsite.

Finals will be held at 4:30 p.m. all three days, and winners will be announced daily in each category. Local celebrities will also come out daily at 4 p.m. to toss a few fish but won’t be eligible for prizes.

Proceeds from the Mullet Toss, which average around $40,000 each year benefit the Community Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc., local boys’ and girls’ clubs, and youth groups on both the Alabama and Florida sides of the line.

Three guys partying and pointing at the Mullet Toss
Mullet tossers

Find Accommodations near the Flora Bama

Need a place to stay while you’re in town for the Mullet Toss? Find nearby Gulf Shores Vacation RentalsPerdido Key Vacation Rentals, and Pensacola Beach Vacation Rentals on Or you can call one of our friendly vacation planners at 888-698-1488 seven days a week. Lots of participants and partiers return year after year, so the earlier you book the better your selection.

Mediterranean Condo 1002E in Perdido Key's living area with a sweeping view of the beach and Gulf.
Check for dream accommodations like Mediterranean Condos in Perdido Key.

Once you’ve reserved a cozy homebase, plan on having a great experience at this one-of-a-kind beach party! While you’re here, check out some fabulous restaurants, fishing and golf opportunities, other events, and more in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, and Pensacola Beach.

Head on down to the Flora-Bama for this one-of-a-kind beach party! See you at the Mullet Toss!

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