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 can be found on our Calendar at the Club’s website. Our motto is “Party With A Purpose”. We have numerous opportunities for volunteers to help local charities and participate in fundraisers.
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 “Parrot Heads In Paradise (PHIP)” is to promote the international network of Parrot Head Clubs as a humanitarian group sharing information and social activities for mutual benefit.
These organizations will engage in activities that are charitable, educational and promote the general welfare of the community. Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit Corporation, whose purpose is to assist in community and environmental concerns, and provide a variety of social activities for people who are interested in the music of Jimmy Buffett and the tropical lifestyle he personifies.
At the end of 2022 there were 187 Parrot Head Clubs worldwide in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Belize with 20,848 members. In 2022, these clubs donated over $1,956,422 to Charities and volunteered 153,863 hours for charity and environmental purposes.