85th Annual Fish Broil & Mullet Festival

Whether you are a "first-timer" at the annual Fish Broil and Mullet Festival on historic Pass-a-Grille Beach, or a frequent supporter of this great event, know this...it's not possible without YOU! Each year the festival has grown. Last year we had over 1200 attendees! Since its beginning, the Fish Broil & Mullet Festival has been all about bringing a community together for a great cause - children's education.

The 2015 festival is keeping with tradition: serving fresh mullet cooked on mattress springs over hot coals; the same way it has been done since the 1930's! Check out pictures from the last year's events and share the date with your friends. It's going to be a blast, so put it on your calendar for Sunday, November 8 and be a part of history at this year's 85th Annual FISH BROIL & MULLET FESTIVAL!! www.FishBroil.com

Save the Date - November 8th 2015

That's right, we're 85 years strong. We still cook delicious fish dinners on a giant outdoor grill, but have added live music and an entertainment zone featuring fun for everyone ages 1 to 100. Proceeds benefit the St. Pete Beach Public Library, the Gulf Beaches Historic Museum, and the host schools, Montessori by the Sea and St. John Vianney.

History

In the 1930s, St. Pete Beach and the community school (located on Pass-A-Grille) were struggling through the Great Depression. Capt, and Mrs. Kenneth B. Merry recognized the needs of their community, and knew just what to do. They threw a party. They brought in freshly-caught fish, cooked it on a grill made out of bedsprings laid over an open fire, and sold their tasty dinners to raise money for the school.

The party brought the community together in a spirit of solidarity and fun, and raised enough funds to keep their school open. That was the birth of the Fish Broil and Mullet Festival.