Gulf Shores, Alabama Celebrates Spring Flying Fish, Musical Fling

Fish will be flying through the air on April 26-28, 2013 when the legendary Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar hosts the annual Mullet Toss. A traditional rite of spring on the Florida-Alabama border, the Mullet Toss attracts an eclectic crowd of locals and vacationers, families and singles, beer drinkers and bikini lovers to one of the prettiest beaches on the Gulf Coast for a weekend of sun, sand, music, food, partying and — sports?

Mullet tossing might not seem like much of a sport, but then you’ve probably never tried to keep a grip on one of these slippery fish while attempting to lob it over the state line from Alabama into Florida. The challenge is real (trophies and prizes are awarded!), but most Gulf Shores and Perdido Key vacationers who show up the ‘Bama-Florida face off find it a great excuse for a major beach party!

Gulf Shores definitely knows how to throw a beach party. Its annual Hangout Music Festival from May 17-19, 2013 is one of the most-anticipated Alabama beach events of the year. Thousands flock to Gulf Shores’ beautiful white sand beaches to enjoy an incredible musical lineup featuring top artists on 5 stages. This year’s festival line-up includes Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, The Roots, The Black Crowes, Ellie Goulding, Bassnectar and many more great artists.

A family-friendly event, Hangout offers plenty of activities to keep everyone happy between musical sets, including morning yoga classes on the beach, monster slides, the popular Shaka Island Kids Zone, VIP pool areas, an art show and more.

Hangout tickets are going fast so order yours today when you book your Gulf Shores beach rentals on