Pirates are at the center of the action at the annual Perdido Key Pirate Festival.

Pirates have long sailed the seven seas, but people along the Gulf Coast only recently started celebrating the rich history of these scallywags. Anyone from casual visitors to expert seafarers can take part in the Perdido Key Pirate Festival, which is held each fall.

Perdido Key Pirate Festival brings the action

Travelers who head to Perdido Key rentals in the early fall get to reap the all of the benefits of a top vacation. The weather is fantastic, the beaches are pristine and there are tons of fun activities happening all around the region. One of the coolest events is the annual Perdido Key Pirate Festival, which lights up a state park in the area every mid-September. 

There are plenty of opportunities to get closer to the history of pirates along the Gulf Coast during a stay in Perdido Key. The Perdido Key Pirate Festival may be just one of the many ways to learn about these adventurers, but it is also one of the most interesting. 

About the Pirate Festival

Pirates are at the center of the action at the annual Perdido Key Pirate Festival.Pirate history may be what brings so many revelers to the festival, but it's the boisterous happenings that entice visitors to stick around. Live music and entertainment regularly take the stage, while fun displays like a reptile show and a craft market also set up shop. Topping it all off is a treasure hunt. Much like the searches pirates used to endure on the open seas, this hunt has a lot of prizes on the line, and lucky participants end up with some loot that can serve as the perfect souvenir. 

Big Lagoon State Park

Most of the action surrounding the Perdido Key Pirate Festival takes place at Big Lagoon State Park. If you visit this protected area as part of the festivities, you have the chance to check out some of the other attractions in this reserve as well. The Kayak Trail is one of the most popular parts of the park. Crossing through a number of marshes, it's among the coolest ways to get a close look at the wildlife of the area. 

You should stop by Big Lagoon State Park regardless of what time of year you are staying at Perdido Key beach houses. With so many outdoor activities to enjoy and gorgeous landscapes to soak up, this could quickly become one of your favorite stops. 

There's never a dull moment

Vacationing at Perdido Key condo rentals usually means that travelers have a wide selection of activities to choose from. Whether you just want to relax on the beach near your rental or plan on hiking or kayaking through the wilderness, your trip itinerary will likely be filled with these relaxing pastimes.

Adding a stop by the Perdido Key Pirate Festival is definitely worth your time, however. With so much going on as part of the celebration, there's never a dull moment, and you will find that there is something to please every member of your travel party. Adults will love brushing up on the history and evolution of pirates, and the festival gives them the chance to indulge in their interests. Younger travelers can take advantage of interactive games, face painting, the reptile show and much more. 

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