Who we are:

The Villages Parrot Heads Club proudly serves Parrot Heads in The Villages, Lady Lake and the surrounding area of Central Florida.  We are a collection of folks who embrace the music and lifestyle that Jimmy Buffett sings about and believe in "leaving things just a little better than they found them ... and having a party while doing it."

 

What we do:

Each month there are three opportunities to socialize, we call them "Phlockings". We also have numerous dances, pool parties, bus trips and beach adventures that are can be found on our Calendar at the Club’s website.   Our motto is “Party With A Purpose”.  We have numerous opportunities to volunteer to help local charities and participate in fundraisers.

 

Organization’s History:

The term "Parrot Head" was coined in 1985 at a Jimmy Buffett concert in Cincinnati, OH.  Buffett has said numerous times that he attributes much of his fame to this area. At the show, Jimmy commented about everyone wearing Hawaiian shirts and parrot hats and how they kept coming back to see his shows, just like Deadheads. Timothy B. Schmit, then a member of the Coral Reefer Band, coined the term "Parrot Head" to describe each of those fans.  Soon after, Parrot Heads In Paradise formed and Chapters (Clubs) were chartered.  The purpose of our organization is to promote the international network Clubs as a humanitarian group sharing information and social activities for mutual benefit.  At the end of 2018 there 217 Parrot Head clubs worldwide with over 22,000 members.  The Villages Parrot Heads Club is the largest with over 1,500 members.  Since Parrot Heads in Paradise was founded, the network of Clubs has contributed over 4,224,000 volunteer hours and raised over $53,500,000 for charities.