Topic: Just for Kids
Posted By Perdido Key Insider on 02/27/2014 at 11:36PM
Photo by Jim Beasley
The forecast calls for great boating weather on Saturday—temperatures in the low 70s—and it could be a great day to join the decorated boat parade at Perdido Key’s Mardi Gras.
Crews on colorfully decorated boats will throw beads and moon pies to spectators on the shore when the events begin at noon at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, Galvez Landing, off Innerarity Point Road. The parade lines up at 11:30 a.m.
There’s money, too—$550 in prize money will be divided among the top three finishers for best boat decoration. Sign up!
While you’re there, stay for the Cajun Cook-Off, three live bands and fantastic fireworks that cap the day at 8 p.m.
Boat parade, music, food and fireworks will light up Perdido Key Saturday for a memorable Mardi Gras
Posted By Perdido Key Insider on 02/25/2014 at 07:51PM
Photo by Jim Beasley
The fun will come on land, by sea and in the sky Saturday (March 1) as Perdido Key celebrates Mardi Gras with dueling chefs, live music, a boat parade and spectacular fireworks.
Crews on colorfully decorated boats will throw beads and moon pies to spectators on the shore when the events begin at noon at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, Galvez Landing, off Innerarity Point Road.
This year’s route leaves Hub Stacey’s, sails east to the Oyster Bar, then southwest along the Intracoastal Waterway to the east end of Ono Island and back to Hub Stacey’s.
In the Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off, chefs will duel for bragging rights and up to $500 in prize money. Separate contests will be held for “backyard chefs” and for professionals. The pros will represent several restaurants, including Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Happy Harbor, Joe Patti Seafood, The Crab Trap, Triggers, Las Brisa and Fisherman’s Corner.
Expect plenty of up-tempo music, too.
In addition, a vendor village of about 25 merchants and groups will be at the waterfront setting.
The day concludes with fireworks at 8 p.m. by Pyrotecnico, one of the nation’s most creative fireworks companies.
Posted By Perdido Key Insider on 02/24/2014 at 08:40PM
Expect plenty of soccer players and their families to be in Perdido Key and Orange Beach March 21-23 as part of the annual spring Soccer Shootout.
Perdido Bay Futbol Club helps organize soccer tournaments every spring and fall. Teams from as far away as Texas, Tennessee and Illinois travel to Perdido Key to play soccer, enjoy the beaches and eat the seafood.
Many of the games will be played at the Southwest Escambia Sports Complex on Bauer Road. The state-of-the-art sportsplex hosts soccer, baseball, softball and football games.
A 2012 tournament organized by the Perdido Bay Futbol Club drew 200 teams and generated a $2 million-plus economic impact for Escabmia County and the surrounding area. Subsequent tournaments, as part of a partnership with SnapSoccer, also have drawn hundreds of teams, validating the county’s investment and illustrating that soccer in Escambia County is great not only for kids but also for the economy.
The Perdido Bay Futbol Club serves 1,500 kids annually in a variety of recreational and select programs. The organization has more than 100 volunteer coaches and a volunteer committee of parents who operate the organization.
Posted By Perdido Key Insider on 02/18/2014 at 05:19PM
Seven popular restaurants are signed up for a Mardi Gras Cajun Cook-off that will offer plenty of dining delights March 1. The professional chefs dueling for bragging rights and $500 in prizes will represent Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Happy Harbor, Joe Patti Seafood, The Crab Trap, Triggers, Las Brisa and Fisherman’s Corner.
In addition, a “backyard cook-off” will be held for amateur chefs who will compete for a separate pot of $500 in prize money.
The food is part of a day of fun at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, Galvez Landing, off Innerarity Point Road.
A colorful boat parade starts at Hub Stacy’s at noon and travels to the Oyster Bar, Sunset Grille and the Flora-Bama Yacht Club before returning. Boaters will throw beads and moon pies to spectators on the shore. Live music begins with the Foxy Iguanas at 2 p.m., followed by T’Monde Cajun Band at 4 p.m. and Acadien Cajun Band at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Elaborate fireworks by Pyrotecnico, one of the nation’s most innovative fireworks companies, will cap the event at 8 p.m.
Posted By Perdido Key Insider on 02/12/2014 at 08:51PM
Enjoy carnival rides, concessions, live entertainment and a marketplace of vendors March 11-15.
It’s the fourth annual Perdido Springfest, sponsored by the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds benefit 4-H clubs.
The family-friendly event will be at Liberty Church’s Jim Downey Field, 2221 S. Blue Angel Parkway. James Gang Amusements will offer five days of rides and games.
Thanks to event sponsors, admission and parking are free. Tickets for rides and unlimited ride wristbands will be sold at the event.
Vendors are invited to apply via the website, www.perdidospringfest.com. The Vendor Coordinator is Darlene. Contact her at 850-492-0003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.