Annual Fish Broil and Mullet Festival in Pass-A-Grille Beach

Capt. Kenneth B. Merry and his wife started The Fish Broil and Mullet Festival in the 1930s during the Great Depression as a way to raise money toward education for the children of their community. What really stood out with this fundraiser was the intriguing way the fish was grilled for the event: using bedsprings atop a fire pit to serve Mullet and other fish to attendees. The festival became a hit and transitioned into an annual event at Hurley Park. A landmark fire pit is permanently set up at Hurley Park and keeping the traditional fish grille entertaining hundreds every year!

The Fish Broil and Mullet Festival work together with both the Sunshine School Alumni and Gulf Beaches Elementary School to produce a fantastic event. From the Gyotaku Fish Paintings and Bounce Houses to Photo Booths and Silent Auctions , The Fish Broil and Mullet Festival caters' to attendees of all ages. Take a visit to their page,, and get the latest updates on the dates for this year. The site also lets you view photos from previous years as well as some of their main sponsors. Additionally, they provide information on how to become sponsor or volunteer and how to help support this worthy cause.

Hurley Park-
1500 Pass a Grille Way
St Pete Beach, FL, 33706
Hours: 3PM-8PM