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Forgotten Coast Festivals and Events Calendar

Below you will find:   a month by month list of the area events, live theatre, festivals, live music, fishing tournaments & other special events and things to do scheduled in Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Mexico Beach, St. George Island, Panama City and the entire "Forgotten Coast"        

Forgotten Coast Events Calendar

Below: Month by month list of the area events, live theater, festivals, live music, fishing tournaments, farmers markets & other special events scheduled in Cape San Blas, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Mexico Beach, St. George Island, Panama City & the entire “Forgotten Coast.” Forgotten Coast Events Calendar.

DECEMBER

Chili Cook Off & Family Bazaar.   December 3, 2016.  117 Sailers Cove, Port St. Joe.
The annual chili cookoff is back! This year we are adding a family bazaar so you can bring the kids and they won't want to leave!! From face painting to crafters and vendors, this event will meet all of your last minute holiday shopping needs! There will be a live band in the beer garden and sweet treats to compliment that chili you enjoy for lunch. We will have covered tables and chairs but feel free to bring a lawn chair or a blanket and stay all day!

Island Lights and Santa's Arrival.    850-297-2604.Santa coming in on Crab Boat in Apalachicola. Celebrate Christmas on the Forgotten Coast!
Annual St. George Island Lighting of the Lights & the arrival of Santa Claus.  For more info email ewood@ccbflorida.com.

SaltAir Farmers Market.  Christmas Market. December 4, 2016.  9 am - 1 pm.  Downtown Port St. Joe

Holiday Fresh Market.  December 3, 2016.  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Downtown Apalachicola.
Why fight the crowds and traffic at the malls? Come for the day or the weekend and find one-of-a-kind unusual presents. Shop in a relaxed, hassle free environment. Buy handcrafted Apalachicola specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, hand-knitted goods. Your gift shopping has never been easier!  Located in front of the Dixie Theatre Avenue E and Market Street. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Call (850) 653-9419 for details.

Annual Christmas Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church.   850-653-9419.
The Ilse Newell Concert Series presents a selection of Holiday favorites.

Holiday on the Harbor.   December 10, 2016.   12-9 p.m.  Downtown Carrabelle.
Features a street festival with live music, holiday shopping with vendors and downtown merchants, food, children's activities and, of course, visits with Santa and his elves.  The Boat Parade of lights and fireworks will follow in the evening.

New Years Celebration:  CELEBRATE TWICE!   Dec.31-Jan 1.7 pm-2 am.  850-229-7800
"Celebrate Safe - Celebrate Twice" is the theme of this event.  Tired of waiting another 12 months to ring in the New Year? Head to Gulf County and celebrate twice! Start in the Eastern Time Zone in Port St. Joe and St. Joe Beach, then travel west just five minutes to Mexico Beach and celebrate all over again an hour later in the Central Time Zone. Free shuttle buses run continuously from Port St. Joe to Mexico Beach and everywhere in between. Two firework shows as well, one in each time zone!   Get the family in the car and head out around Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach for the Daytime New Year's Eve Scavenger Hunt! Collect Celebrate Twice New Year fun items at 6 locations that will punch your card to be turned in to enter for a chance to WIN A PRIZE!!


JANUARY
BINGO at the Joh C. Gainouse VFW post.  January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017.  5:30-7:30 p.m.  1776 Trout Ave., Highland View.

Oyster Paint Party.  January 5, 2017.  6 - 8 p.m.  86 Water Street.  Apalachicola, FL
The popular annual art event attracts dozens of local creative-types together in a fun creative venue to create art with an oyster theme. The completed art will be exhibited beginning January 6 and be included as part of the featured items donated and auctioned as part of the Apalachicola Oyster Cook-off event January 13-14 in downtown Apalachicola.

Friday Color Fest.  January 6, 2017.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
Adults, join us and rediscover the joy and relaxation found in coloring

Dixie Theatre Presents:  Del Suggs Saltwater Music.  January 7, 2017.  8-10 p.m.  Dixie Theatre.  Apalachicola, FL
Florida’s premiere performer returns for his 5th Season and we couldn’t be happier! Del is an award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist…one of those individuals who may come on stage as a stranger, but leaves it a friend. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets

Yoga Classes.   Every Monday night in Jan.  - Feb. 13. 5:30 - 6:45 Apalachicola Center for History, Culture &  Arts, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL
The Apalachicola HCA will host a six six-weeka series of classes beginning Monday, January 9 and running each Monday evening until February 13. The classes will run from 5:30-6:45 and will be taught by Yoga instructor Alec Macbeth. The classes will feature a strong Parayoga component, which can be described as the confluence of Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda. These classes will combine movement with breath awareness and meditation to bring about energetic shifts to the body, mind, and spirit. They are accessible and appropriate for beginner as well as experienced yoga enthusiasts.

Library Winter Speaker Series.  January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017.  2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Port St. Joe Library.  850-22-8879
8-week speaker series each Tuesday of January and February.  January 10 speaker is Katy Mckay:  My Journey with Alzheimer's  

Port St. Joe Library  Book of the Month Club.  January 12.   110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
Coffie or tea and a fun discussion of "A Man Called Love" by Fredrick Backman

Full Moon Dinner Cruise.  January 12, 2012.  6-9 p.m.  Apalachicola Maritime Museum.  103 Water Street, Apalacola, FL  Cape San Blas Things to do. Apalachicola, Gulf County, Forgotten Coast

Join us on Thursday, January 12th for a two-hour Sunset and Full Moon dinner cruise in the ambiance of oil lamps. The “STARFISH” is a US Coast Guard approved 40 passenger power catamaran operated by the Apalachicola Maritime Museum (AMM) for educational tours.  The menu for the evening will be pesto chicken parmesan stuffed with mozzarella with a white wine Alfredo on penne pasta with sautéed spinach, kale, tomato, fresh garlic and mushrooms with a touch of caramelized onion, Caprice salad with goat cheese, a key lime pie for dessert and a selection of beverages.  The AMM Founder will be hosting the event while providing a talk on maritime heritage, bio diversity and projects underway at the AMM.  The STARFISH is operated by a USCG licensed Master Captains and Crew, is heated, surrounded by clear vinyl windows and has a bathroom with wash basin.  The cost is $95 per person with proceeds to support the educational mission of the AMM.  Reservations via the phone at 850-653-2500 or coming by the AMM at 103 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola.

St. Joseph Bay buffer Preserve Tram Tour.  January 13, 2017.  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe  st-joseph-bay-buffer-preserve-cape-san-blas
On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the Uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9 am to 11 am departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history and importance of the Buffer Preserve.

7th Annual Oyster Cook-off.  January 13 - 14, 2017.  Downtown Apalachicola
The event is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. All proceeds go directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event!  The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids' activities, dancing performances and a 5K run!  Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments, and music.

Dixie Theatre Presents:  Earl David Reed Comedy Tour. January 14, 2017. 3-5 p.m.   Dixie Theatre in 21 Avenue E, Downtown Apalachicola, FL
Earl David Reed’s genius is the way he interacts with the crowd. Back for his third season, he has a way of knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience loves it! The Las Vegas Review-Journal called him “…an urban Don Rickles!” And Don Rickles himself commented, “This guy works the room like a Las Vegas showgirl…funny without being offensive.” His TV credits include the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO Showtime, FOX’s Comic Strip Live, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, and NBC’s Friday Night Videos. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. He is currently working on his reality-based TV pilot called The Secret of My Unsuccess. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

Wooden Boat Building Class and Open House.  January 16, 2017. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Apalachicola Maritime Museum, 103 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL
Starting on Monday, 1/16, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum (AMM) Wooden Boat School (WBS) will be hosting a 7 day wooden boat construction class for two touring kayaks.  Visitors & Volunteers are welcome to come by to view or take part in the construction project under the direction of AMM WBS program manager Nicholas Cupp.  The program is paid for by a sponsor or student who takes home the finished project at the end of the class.  There are a wide variety of vessels that are able to be constructed in the AMM WBS programs including the Passagemaker sailing / rowing dory, Whitehall rowing shell, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), Pirogue, Canoe and the most popular, wooden kayaks.  Examples of all of the foregoing constructed by the WBS staff are on display at the AMM at 103 Water Street.  Overall there are more than 60 models to select from.  Boat construction building sponsorship / student programs run from $250 to $2,500 based on the complexity and size of the vessel selected.    Week long classes start on the first and third Monday week of each month.  Contact the program manager via email at WoodenBoatSchool@AMMFL.org or by calling the AMM at 850-653-2500 or coming by the AMM at 103 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola

Trivenger.  January 17, 2017.  7-9 p.m.  The Thristy Goat.  501 Monument Ave, Port St. Joe.
Is it Trivia or a Scavenger Hunt? Back for the third year is Trivenger! Starting at 7pm teams will complete in our standard trivia with a twist. The answers will reveal hidden scavenger hunt items in walking distance of The Thirsty Goat. First team to answer all the questions and collect all the hidden prizes win!

Port St. Joe Library  Book of the Month Club.  January 19.   110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe
Coffie or tea and a fun discussion of "A Man Called Love" by Fredrick Backman

Gulf Count Winter Fun Celebration.  January 19, 2017.  5-8 p.m  300 Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe, FL.  850-229-7800
This celebration will include dancing, food, informational booths, raffles and much much more! This new event will take the place of our monthly Winter Receptions. We aim to give you the best information possible while on your visit to Gulf County and this celebration will do just that. With informational booths from many of our businesses and local community organizations plus tasty food from our local restaurants you will be sure to learn more about Gulf County and find things to do during your entire visit.

Eagle Presentation at The St. Jospeh Bay State Buffer Preserve.   January 19, 2017.  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30A, Por St. Joe, FL.   bald-eagle-cape-san-blas-nature-st-joseph-peninsua-fl-florida-vacation-rentals-panhandle
Eagle Presentation by Lynda White. Lynda White recently retired from Audubon FL after 14 years as the Eagle Watch Coordinator. She recruited and trained citizen science volunteers nest monitors and traveled the state with a non-releasable bald eagle, conducting educational programs. Lynda’s presentation is outstanding for learning about this incredible bird and the habitat that it lives in. Participants will learn about the lifespan, diet and migratory patterns of eagles, along with education about the many reasons bald eagles are honored as United States’ national bird

Thursdays at the Theatre - The Recollections.  January 19, 2017.  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  3147 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe FL.  Admission $10
Getting together to enjoy music and the arts is the goal of this venue and we're starting off 2017 with Jazz!  The first group we have booked is THE RECOLLECTIONS. This group of veteran musicians collectively represent well over a century of experience in professional music. Their repertoire is vast, including: Jazz Standards, Broadway Musicals, Oldies, Rock & Roll, Blues and Italian Love Songs.  So bring a friend, chairs/small table and be prepared to have fun at this unique venue. There will be a bar set-up, but you can bring a cooler with snacks if you

A Winter Bacchanalia presented by Up the Stairs.  January 20, 2017.  6-9 p.m.  Up The Stairs.  76 Market Street, Apalachicola FL
Featuring 80+ wines & brown liquor sampling heavy buffet and hor 
d’oeuvres.  $75.00 per Person Call 850-653-4888 for Tickets

50's Party. January 21, 2017.  6-9 p.m.  Coneheads.  Cape San Blas (right outside of Barrier Dunes and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
Locals and Snowbirds are invited to our 50s Party January 21, 2017! There will be Costume Contests, Dance Contests, Door Prizes and More!

Dixie Theatre Presents: Bob Milne Ragtime Piano.  January 21, 2017.  3-5 p.m.  Dixie Theatre, 21 Ave. E, Apalachicola, FL
Bob is considered the best ragtime/ boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was declared a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the United States Dept. of State. Returning to the Dixie for his 18th year, Bob has been playing in concert halls since 1991 and plays worldwide every year. He delights audiences with his piano-playing pyrotechnics and his infectious enthusiasm for the music and the history behind the music. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

The IlseNewell Fund for the Performing Arts in Concert Series.  January 21, 2017 at 7 and Jan. 22 at 3:30.  Benedict Hall, Apalachicola
Ivan Moschuk, pianist,  “An Evening with Ivan Moschuk” with wine and hors d’oeurves. Only 100 advance tickets will be sold, $50 each. First Come, First Served.
Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 PM Regular concert beginning at 4 pm. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 3:30 pm.  No reserved seating.The Ilse Newell Fund for the Preforming Arts is committed to cultural enrichment, raising awareness of the musical arts and providing support for student creative development.

Adult Canvas Painting at The Artery.  January 26, 2017.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  214 Williams Ave, Port St. Joe, FL.  850-227-5741
A "Painting with a Twist" type event! You are loosely instructed on how to paint a specific image but you can be creative as possible making it your own piece of art.   Do call and sign up!

Dixie Theatre Presents: Jim Croce Tribute: Reno & Gambino.  January 28, 2017.  3-5 p.m.  Dixie Theater, 21 Ave. E, Apalachicola FL
Bigger Than Life… A Tribute to Jim Croce, returns for a 3rd Season. John Reno, a native of New Orleans, takes us on a musical journey through the songs of Jim Croce with his accompanist Detroit born Brett Gambino as they blend acoustic guitars and vocals to capture the essence of Jim Croce whose musical gifts transcend time. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653.3200 for tickets.

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts in Concert Series.  February 28, 2017.  4- 6 p.m.  79 Sixth Street, Apalachicola, FL
Leon Anderson Jazz Group featuring Avis Berry beginning at 4:00 PM at Trinity Episcopal Church at 79 Sixth Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320. Admission is $5.

Dixie Theatre Presents:  Jim Croce Tribute - Reno & Gambino.  February 28, 2017.  8-10 p.m.  Dixie Theatre, 21 Ave. E, Apalachicola, FL
Bigger Than Life… A Tribute to Jim Croce, returns for a 3rd Season. John Reno, a native of New Orleans, takes us on a musical journey through the songs of Jim Croce with his accompanist Detroit born Brett Gambino as they blend acoustic guitars and vocals to capture the essence of Jim Croce whose musical gifts transcend time. Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653.3200 for tickets.

FEBRUARY

Friday Colorfest.  February 3, 2017.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe FL  850-229-8879
Adults, join us and rediscover the joy and relaxation found in coloring! These are not your kids’ coloring books; intricate designs provide a challenge. We’ll supply coloring sheets, pens, and colored pencils. You can bring your own supplies (if you want) and snacks.   

Winter Bay Day.  February 4, 2017.  St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserves. 3915 State Road 30-A (C-30), Port St. Joe, Florida    bay-day-cape-san-blas-st-joe-bay-buffer-preserve
Join us for Winter Bay Day!  There will be lots to see and lots to do. Best of all, the Low Country Shrimp Boil will be delicious — as always! Meet you on the deck at the Visitor's Center!While the weather might be a little cool, the Low country Shrimp Boil is always perfect. Historically, we have had our largest crowds in February however October crowds are in contention. We are hoping to break that tradition this year. Trips to the uplands in the Buffer Preserve are always enjoyable even with a hot sun bearing down.  QUESTIONS: For more information call 850.229.1787, ext 1, email Sandra.Chafin@dep.state.fl.us

Groovin' for Books.  February 4, 2017.  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.   Centennial Building.  300 Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe, FL.  Admission $30
Annual Fundraiser for the Gulf County Public Library! Dinner and dance with live music, this event is the premier fundraiser for the Gulf County Libraries. You may come dressed in beach chic or your favorite 70's outfit. There will be great food, open bar, both live and silent auction, a wine toss, and lots of dancing! Put on your dancing shoes and come join the fun!

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SaltAir Farmers' Market.  February 4 and February 18, 2017.  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  City Commons Part, Correr of Reid Ave and Hwy 71, Port St. Joe FL
Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, regional vegetables, fruit, Gulf seafood, meat, cheeses and breads that are all ready for your table at the SaltAir Farmers’ Market! Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery and gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music and fresh air.

Spencer Bohren at the Dixie Theatre.  February 4, 2017.  3-5 p.m.  Dixie Theatre, 21 Ave. E, Apalachicola, FL
Spencer Bohren’s enthusiasm for America’s music is infectious. For four decades he has been sharing his unique blend of blues, country, gospel, folk and original songs with audiences all over America and on dozens of concert tours in Europe and Asia. He lives in New Orleans, but he’s been everywhere, man! In fact, way back in 1975, Spencer spent a couple months in Apalachicola playing nightly for the locals at the Gibson Inn. His concert at the Dixie Theatre will draw from seventeen albums and feature stories inspired by a life on the road. He might even offer a glimpse into an Apalachicola from days gone by. Call the Dixie Theatre box office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

Bingo at John C. Gainous VFW Post.  February 6, 13, 20, 2017.  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  1776 Trout Ave., Highland View, FL.  850-229-6926
Weekly Bingo! The fun begins at 5:30 PM and continues until 7:30 PM. Jackpots range in amounts but can reach up to $250!

Yoga Classes.   Feb. 6 & Feb. 13. 5:30 - 6:45 Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Arts, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL
The Apalachicola HCA will host a six week yoga series of classes beginning Monday, January 9 & run each Monday evening until February 13.  Will be taught by Yoga instructor Alec Macbeth & and  feature a strong Parayoga component, which can be described as the confluence of Yoga, Tantra & Ayurveda. These classes will combine movement with breath awareness & meditation to bring about energetic shifts to the body, mind, and spirit. They are accessible & appropriate for beginners as well as experienced yoga enthusiasts.

Meet & Greet Adventure Guides: Dan and Barb Van.  February 7, 2017.   11 a.m - 12 p.m.
Meet, Greet, and Eat with some local Adventure Guides from Gulf County! Join Dan and Barb at Provisions and listen to their Adventure Guide stories!  Want a sneak peak? Read some of their stories here: https://www.visitgulf.com/adventure-guides?s=&d=&a=&g=2254#results. Kunch will be a Sandwich w/ a Side and Drink.
Sign-ups will go fast!!  Make reservation:  http://www.gcflwinterfun.com/

Adult Canvas Painting at the Artery.  February 9, 2017.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  The Artery Studio.  214 Williams Ave.  Port St. Joe, FL  850-227-5741.  Sign up required.
A "Painting with a Twist" type event! You are loosely instructed on how to paint a specific image but you can be creative as possible making it your own piece of art. 

St. Joseph Bay buffer Preserve Tram Tour.  February 10.  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe  st-joseph-bay-buffer-preserve-cape-san-blas
On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the Uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9 am to 11 am departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history & importance of the Buffer Preserve.

SGI Tour of Homes.  February 10, 2017. 
The St. George Island Tour of Homes will be held Feb. 11, 2017. The tour features distinctive homes from beach to bay. The event is sponsored by the St. George Lighthouse Association. A kick-off event will be held on Friday, February 10 from 6-8 pm at the St. George Island Fire Station on Pine Street.

Sarah Mac Band.  February 11, 2017.  3-5 p.mDixie Theatre, 21 Ave. E, Apalachicola, FL
The House Band, back for their 8th Season, need we say more…we love them so best and feel fortunate they are still with us. The Sarah Mac Band is an engaging combination of blues, jazz, and acoustic rock that has been classified as both Americana and Alternative. The band simply describes the sound as ‘jazzy, bluesy, rock with a healthy dose of soul’.  Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets

Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler in Apalachicola. Feb. 12, 2017.  6 - 9 p.m.   4th Street & Avenue D in Apalachicola.   850-653-9419.
Chef’s from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th Street and Avenue D in Apalachicola.  Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually.  The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky. Tickets are $60. For more information, call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or email us at Execdirector@apalachicolabay.org For tickets call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at 850-653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.org.

Sunday afternoon with Peter Fletcher (Classical Guitarist).  February 12, 2017.  2 p.m. - 4 p.m.  110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe Fl.
Peter Fletcher is classical guitarist, come and hear his piece that he will play at Carnegie Hall! This free concert will be at Port St. Joe- Corinne Costin Gibson Public library. Peter is planning on playing at Carnegie Hall in New York City and will be coming to Port St. Joe to practice his piece. This is a great opportunity to hear an amazing classical guitarist.chefs-sampler-apalachicola

21st Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler.  February 12, 2017.  6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  4th Street and Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL  850-653-9419
Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes for this event, sample an array of flavors from area restaurants. Talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually - from elegant to artistic and funky. Call or email for more information.

Eagle Presentation at the St. Joseph Bay Sate Buffer Preserve.  February 16, 2017.  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  2915 State Road 30A, Port St. Joe, FL
Eagle Presentation by Lynda White. Lynda White recently retired from Audubon FL after 14 years as the Eagle Watch Coordinator. She recruited and trained citizen science volunteers nest monitors and traveled the state with a non-releasable bald eagle, conducting educational programs. Lynda’s presentation is outstanding for learning about this incredible bird and the habitat that it lives in. Participants will learn about the lifespan, diet and migratory patterns of eagles, along with education about the many reasons bald eagles are honored as United States’ national bird.

Shells and Tales 2017.  Febaruy 17, 24, 25, 2017.  See Below for times.  Gulf Coast State College.  3800 Garrison Avenue, Port St. Joe FL   850-227-7997 or Haughty Heron
Feb. 17, 2017:  6 - 8 p.m. Liar's Challenge at the Haughty Heron
February 24, 2017:  4-5:30 p.m. .  Storytelling workshop at Gulf Coast State College
February 25, 2017:  Starting at 5:30  Wine, Hors D'oeuvres & storytelling at Gulf Coast State College

Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off. February 18, 2017  at 10 a.m.   Sunset Park, Mexico Beach.  888-723-2546
Are you ready to cook the rice, peel the shrimp, stew the veggies and bask in the aroma of roux? If so, then tie on that apron and enter to be one of the chefs competing for the title of Gumbo King.  Don’t worry, if you are more of a taster than a chef, you will have plenty to choose from! The event begins at 10am and there will be tons of great gumbo and Brunswick stew for the eating. This event is free to enter. Tickets will be available for purchase to sample one, two or as many as you like gumbos or stews. There will be beverages available as well as hot dogs and sausage dogs. With live music and free beads, this is one cook-off that will get you in the Mardi Gras mood!

OYSTERTOWN.  February 15, 2017  3 p.m and February 25, 2017 at 8 p.m.  Dixie Theatre, 21 Ave. E, Apalachicola, FL
Come celebrate the rich history of Apalachicola and The Forgotten Coast in an original evening developed especially for The Dixie Theatre. Oystertown combines storytelling, music and historic archival footage to celebrate and examine the history of this hidden hamlet on the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Apalachicola is a small town that could be anyone’s hometown. It is filled with a rich history steeped in Southern tradition and American history. Join Dixie Theatre veterans Cleo Holladay, David Hemsley Caldwell, and many others as they weave tales of how Apalachicola began and where it is going. In the tradition of Dixie Theatre favorites, Leaving Iowa, Smoke on the Mountain and Almost Maine, Oystertown explores what makes us all the same and what makes this forgotten gem on the Gulf Coast so unique. “Oystertown is a postcard to small town Americana”.  Call the Dixie Theatre Box Office 850-653-3200 for tickets.

Mardi Gras.  February 25, 2017.  1-5 p.m.  Riverfront Park, Downtown Apalachicola.
The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, a parade unit of dogs and their people, invite you to join in the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade.  This year’s theme is BARK SIDE OF THE MOON so aliens, astronauts, and all kinds of space creatures will be roaming the streets.  Come celebrate Mardi Gras Apalach style! You may walk, ride in golf carts or boats, pull wagons, push strollers, or come up with any other unique form of transportation or just comeand catch beads and enjoy the fun.The parade, for the benefit of the animals of Franklin County, begins at 1:00 pm, winds through town, ending at a free party with live music, dancing, Cajun food, arts and crafts, contests, and all kinds of lively fun. Registration for walkers is $5. per person.  Dogs, of course, are free.  For information or to pre-register, call 850-670-5064.  

MARCH

SaltAir Farmers' Market.  March 4 and March 18.  9 a.m - 1 p.m.  City Commons Park, Corner of Ried Ave and Hwy 17, Port St. Joe FL
Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe & you’ll be treated with fresh seasonal produce from local farmers, regional vegetables, fruit, Gulf seafood, meat, cheeses & breads that are all ready for your table at the SaltAir Farmers’ Market! Handmade arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery & gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music & fresh air.

Sunset Cruise. March 5, 2017.  4- 6 p.m.   EST.   Leaves from Port St. Joe Marina.  850-229-7800.  PLEASE MAKE A RSVP!Winter Fun. Snowbirds. Sunset Cruise. Cape San Blas Sunset Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

  • Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!  Winter sunsets are always a sight to see and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 25 spots are available for this excursion and although no coolers are allowed there are refreshments and snacks available for sale on board. $3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser
    Natural Lite $2.00
    Sodas and snacks $1.00

Bingo at John C. Gainous VFW Post.  March 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017.  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  1776 Trout Ave., Highland View, FL.  850-229-6926
Weekly Bingo! The fun begins at 5:30 PM and continues until 7:30 PM. Jackpots range in amounts but can reach up to $250!

Annual St. George Island Charity Chili Cookoff & Red Pepper Run. March 7, 2017  9 am -6 pm   Downtown St. George Island.    850-927-2753.
It is estimated to be attended by up to 5,000 people with many contestants participating in several contests:

  • Golf Tournament
  • 5K Red Pepper Run
  • Crock Pot Chili
  • Miss Chili Pepper
  • Mister Hot Sauce
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Auction

Shelling Event Part 1:  Indian Pass Shelling Trip.   March 9, 2017.  10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Indian Pass Boat Ramp, 2850 Indian Pass Road, Indian Pass FL
Going on a Shell Hunting Trip with the TDC's Shell Guru Crystal! Crystal is a local who loves to shell if you have ever been in the Welcome Center you can see all the types of shells she has found. She is very knowledgeable and loves to share!   After the shelling trip, Crystal will show you different crafts and projects you can do with your finds. This event will be held at the Welcome Center the Monday after the Shelling Trip.

St. Joseph Bay buffer Preserve Tram Tour.  March 10, 2017.  9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe  st-joseph-bay-buffer-preserve-cape-san-blas
On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the Uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9 am to 11 am departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history & importance of the Buffer Preserve.

The Kilted Man.  March 11, 2017.  11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
Matthew Gurnsey delights audiences of all age groups with his rousing performance of traditional Irish and Scottish music! His unique talents with traditional and rare Celtic instruments such as the concertina, bodhran, bones, mandolin, penny whistle, and bowed psaltery, add an air of authenticity to each piece and his stirringly rich bass voice provides the foundation for the hauntingly beautiful melodies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Shelling Event Part 2:  Crafting with Local Shells.  March 13, 2017.  Gulf County Welcome Center.  150 Captain Fred's Place.  Port St. Joe, FL
Shell craft demonstration with Crystal from the Welcome Center. Learn how to use the shells you have found on your trip for a craft! She will show you several different crafts and then will also be doing a craft with local sand dollars.  Call the Welcome Center to reserve your spot! Will be taking reservations starting March 1st!   850-229-7800

Eagle Presentation.  March 16, 2017.  10 a.m. - 11 a.m.  St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve.  3915 State Road 30A, Port St. Joe, FL
Eagle Presentation by Lynda White. Lynda White recently retired from Audubon FL after 14 years as the Eagle Watch Coordinator. She recruited and trained citizen science volunteers nest monitors and traveled the state with a non-releasable bald eagle, conducting educational programs. Lynda’s presentation is outstanding for learning about this incredible bird and the habitat that it lives in. Participants will learn about the lifespan, diet and migratory patterns of eagles, along with education about the many reasons bald eagles are honored as United States’ national bird.

"Dooder and the Lighthouse"  Screening and DVD Release Party.  March 16, 2017.  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  Port Theatre, 314 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
Come see the award winning documentary in historic Port Theatre before the renovations start.  When hurricanes threaten the existence of a historic lighthouse, the residents of a small Florida town must band together to save it. Festival programmers have called this humorous and contemplative documentary a "nuanced portrait of different people with different agendas, wishes, and dreams. By hearing all of these various stories, the film meditates on fighting city hall, age, mortality, and the ways of life on the Gulf Coast, ways of life that are in the process of vanishing." The film was directed by husband-wife duo Clayton & Lisa Long, whose credits include HBO's The Newsroom, NBC's The Office, and content for PBS and Fox Digital.  For more info, please visit: www.dooderthemovie.com.  Admission: $5

APRIL
Gag Grouper Season Opens.  April 1.

Apalachicola Art & Wine Walk.  April 1, 2017.  11 a.m. - 6 p.m  Downtown Apalachicola
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm.  The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 3:00 pm.  Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants paired with special wines (850) 653-9419

Worm Gruntin’ Festival in Sopchoppy. April 9, 2017.  850-962-4611.  2nd Saturday in April, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Downtown Sopchoppy.
Throughout the day there will be a wide assortment of live music & other entertainment including games for children, the Wakulla County Horseshoe Championship, & the Worm Grunter’s 5K race. We will crown our Worm Monarch! (It might be a King &/or a Queen this year.)  Hands-on demonstrations, activities, exhibits, food, music & more, plus the annual Worm Gruntin’ Ball. Starts at 10 am with live music, 11 am Gruntin' contest & demonstration.  Live bluegrass music throughout the day.Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt.  850-227-1223.  Port. St. Joe in Monument Park at 10 am EST.Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in 3 age categories!

Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show.  April 15, 2017  9 am - 6 pm EST.  Downtown Apalachicola.
Antique & Classic Boats & Cars, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display on from until 4:00 pm. Studebakers, Model A’s, T’s, Chevys and more.  plus a large display of antique outboard engines.  Boat building demonstration throughout the day by local boat builders.  The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse . Kids model boat building and art activities.  Tours of the waterfront.  Arts, crafts and vendors.

Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon and Dualthon.  April 29, 2017.   St. Joe Beach  850-522-6666
Athletes from all over the world will run, bike and swim in this USA triathlon sanctioned event.  Consists of 4 races...PICK YOURS!  Well marked courses follow along the beautiful white sand beaches & pine forest of the Gulf Coast.

Carrabelle Riverfront Festival.  850-697-2585.  Marine Street, Carrabelle, FLA.  A wonderful riverfront festival that features arts and crafts, sand sculptures, music, food, a pet parade and wildlife exhibits.

MAY
SaltAir Farmer's Market. 9-1 on the Corner of Reid Ave and Costin Blvd. 1st and 3rd Saturdays.
Seasonal produce from local small farmers. Enjoy art, live music and exhibitions while shopping.

First Fridays Art and Music Series.  May 6, 2016.  The Thirsty Goat.  Port St. Joe
Live music is the perfect backdrop as you relax with friends and watch the sun go down over St. Joseph Bay. Enjoy live music and local art on the first Friday of every month.

Plein Air Paint Out.  May 6 - 15, 2017  Thoughout Gulf County
Join the Plein Air artists as they capture the beauty of one of their most favorite places to paint in the world… beautiful Gulf County. For the 10 year anniversary celebration WindMark will be the center of the celebration with the Wetroom, Presentation Hall, the Plein Air Café, the Masters Gallery, and the Plein Air Marketplace all located within the WindMark Village Center. This 11 day event allows talented painters from all over the world to live, breathe and portray our area as they experience it through paint and canvas.

PaddleJam.  TBD for 2017.  Apalachicola - Battery Park
Celebrate the Forgotten Coast with paddling, music and food!  Other activities include kayak & SUP races and live music throughout the county.

Historic Society Ghostwalk. May 6, 2017.  8-9 p.m. Chestnut Street Cemetery in Apalachicola.  6:30-8:30 p.m (ET).
History enthusiasts take on the persona of several of the cemetery's more notable inhabitants to tell of life in Apalch more than 100 years ago.

Kids Win Fishing Tournament.  Port St. Joe, Florida.
One of Port St. Joe's most anticipated events. The event is open to kids 3 - 16, with registrants receiving a new rod & reel, tackle box, t-shirt, and goodie bag, so kids win just by entering! Kids from everywhere come for a day of fun on the water and in the sun!

Blue Crab Festival. 850-926-1846. 1st Saturday in May. 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Woolley Pork. Panacea, FL.
World famous hard shell Blue Crab, fresh Florida seafood, arts & crafts, live entertainment, parade & more. Free. The Blue Crab Festival draw 20,000 seafood lovers for feasting, dancing, parade & more! Parade, top notch entertainment & fun plus dozens of arts, crafts & food booths. Originated in 1975 to promote the local crab industry, this festival includes a parade, live music, dancing and historic demonstrations.

Apalachicola Tour of Historic Homes.  TBD for 2017. 10 am-4 pm. Apalachicola. FL
Many of Apalachicola's private homes and building only can only be viewed from the exterior EXCEPT for this day! For a $12 donation you can take a guided tour through architectural and historical significance homes, churches and commercial buildings.

Forgotten Coast Plein Air Painters Invitational. TBD for 2017. From Mexico Beach to St. George Island. 850-653-9419.
Celebrating 10 years of documenting the landscape & culture of authentic "Old Florida".  America's Great Paint-Out is the worlds most prestigious plein air events.  The event includes 5 exhibits across the coast, daily artist demonstrations, 2 workshops, art sales & a series of public receptions.

Tupelo Honey Festival.  May 21, 2016 from 9 - 4.  Lake Alice Park - Wewa. 850-639-2338.
Quite possibly the world's finest honey! Arts, crafts, food and entertainment beneath the trees at Lake Alice Park. 9:30 to 3:30 central time. Free. You can visit this festival on the way to or from your Cape San Blas, FL vacation!

“St. Joseph Bay Cleanup and Kayak Festival”. Second Saturday in May. Hosted by Happy Ours

JUNE
SaltAir Farmers' Market:  1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.   Downtown Port St. Joe.  10 - 1
Brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers to the Forgotten Coast.  Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetable and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, artisan goods and educational opportunities highlight the markets.  Enjoy arts, workshops, live music and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenue retail district

First Fridays Art and Music Series.   First Friday in the Month  Thirsty Goat, Port St. Joe
Live music is the perfect backdrop as you relax with friends and watch the sun go down over St. Joseph Bay. Enjoy live music and local art at The Thirsty Goat in Port St. Joe on the first Friday of every month.

JULY
First Fridays Art and Music Series.   First Friday in the Month  Thirsty Goat, Port St. Joe
Live music is the perfect backdrop as you relax with friends and watch the sun go down over St. Joseph Bay. Enjoy live music and local art at The Thirsty Goat in Port St. Joe on the first Friday of every month.

SaltAir Farmers' Market:  1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.   Downtown Port St. Joe.  10 - 1 Brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers to the Forgotten Coast.  Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetable and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, artisan goods and educational opportunities highlight the markets.  Enjoy arts, workshops, live music and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenue retail district

First Fridays Art and Music Series.   First Friday in the Month  Thirsty Goat, Port St. Joe
Live music is the perfect backdrop as you relax with friends and watch the sun go down over St. Joseph Bay. Enjoy live music and local art at The Thirsty Goat in Port St. Joe on the first Friday of every month.

Historic Apalachicola Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks.  TBD for 2017  Riverfront Park Apalachicola FL

July 4 Street Dance.  TBD for 2017.  MLK Drive, Port St. Joe.  8 - 8.
This annual 4th of July Street Dance Celebration brings people together to celebrate our country's independence with music, food and dance on historic Martin Luther King Blvd in Port St. Joe.

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival.  TBD for 2017.  11 am  - 6 pm,  Village Drive in Marina Cove, Port St. Joe
Gulf Specimen Mobile Marine Lab with sealife touch tanks.   Local art vendors, education booths, live music, activities for kids of all ages.
Independence on the Coast.  July 4  Frank Pate Park Port St. Joe. 10 p.m. EST
Celebrate our Country's independence with a spectacular fireworks display over St. Joseph Bay. The display will be set off in front of the Port St. Joe Marina and the show begins at 10:00pm Eastern time. This spectacular display can be viewed from most anywhere downtown Port St. Joe. Celebrate with us!

Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K Walk/Run and Children’s Fishing Tournament.  TBD
The day begins bright and early with our Sandy Shoes 5k Fun Run at Under the Palms Park on 7th Street.  All ages are invited to participate in this family fun event.  Come out with the kids and pets and enjoy this great start to the July 4th weekend.  Very easy course that will allow any stage of runner to enjoy.  Water stations along the road are route markers and spirited volunteers and onlookers will be cheering on each racer as they cross the finish line.  This race does not use race officials.  Pre-registration is now open! Race starts at 7:00am. Then, it's a quick hop down to Canal Park where our Kid's Fishing Tournament takes place 9:30am till 11am.  With no entry fee, kids ages 2–14 are invited to bring their fishing poles and try to reel in the big one. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided to our young anglers and their families.
Mexico Beach Offshore Classic.  TBD  Mexico Beach Marina & El Govenor
This 2-day tournament allows anglers to fight it out to prove they have what it takes and a chance to take home $2,500 in cash prizes.  Captain's party will take place on Thursday, July 23rd, from 5:30pm-8:00pm at the El Governor Motel with food, drink & fish swapping tales. Then, Friday & Saturday, it's time for the fishing to begin in this offshore tournament.  Wahoo, Dolphin and King Mackerel are the fishing categories with cash prizes up for grabs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  There is also an optional jackpot at stake.  Questions, call 850-648-8900.

First Fridays Art and Music Series.  August 5, 2016.  The Thirsty Goat.  Port St. Joe
Live music is the perfect backdrop as you relax with friends and watch the sun go down over St. Joseph Bay. Enjoy live music and local art on the first Friday of every month.

Bay Scallop Season  TBD
It's that time of year again when the best treasure hunt happens in St. Joseph's Bay- Scallop Season! Scalloping is a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. Catching them is easy, cleaning them a little harder and feasting on them simply delicious.

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  1st and 3rd Saturdays.   9 - 1.  Mill Pond Pavilion, Market Street
Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, jewelry, art and other regional specialties offered every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9 AM until 1 PM. If you or someone you know offers home grown or hand made products, and is interested in becoming a vendor, please email apalachicolafarmersmarket@gmail.com

Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament.    Mexico Beach.  Call Ron Childs at 850-648-4354 for more information or email rechilds@bellsouth.net

Salt Air Farmers' Market.  1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Downtown Port St. Joe
Brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers to the Forgotten Coast.  Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetable and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, artisan goods and educational opportunities highlight the markets.  Enjoy arts, workshops, live music and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenue retail district

SEPTEMBER
Bay Scallop Season  TBD for 2017
It's that time of year again when the best treasure hunt happens in St. Joseph's Bay- Scallop Season! Scalloping is a fun activity the entire family can enjoy. Catching them is easy, cleaning them a little harder and feasting on them simply delicious.

Salt Air Farmers' Market.  1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Downtown Port St. Joe
Brings fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers to the Forgotten Coast.  Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetable and fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, artisan goods and educational opportunities highlight the markets.  Enjoy arts, workshops, live music and exhibitions while shopping the market and Reid Avenue retail district

Whatever Floats your Boat Regatta.  TBD. 12 - 3.
It’s time once again for you to challenge your friends, your family, and your colleagues to build boats out of stuff that any normal person would take to the dump and enter them in the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Boats can be as artistic or as whacky as you want to make them. Just build ‘em and they will float . . . more or less.This year, we are adding some excitement to the heats! We will now have 2 categories: sailing and non-sailing. Think you're up for the challenge? Grab your crew, and start designing your vessel. Just remember to select your race category upon registration.

Gulf County Sheriff's Department Annual Bass Tournament.  TBD
George Gore Park, Port St. Joe. Annual catch & release Bass tournament that brings anglers from all over to fish the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Wimico & the beautiful Apalachicola River Basin. Cash prizes lure the most avid anglers… enter now!

Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon and Dualthon.  September 9, 2017.  St. Joe Beach  850-522-6666
Athletes from all over the world will run, bike and swim in this USA triathlon sanctioned event.  Consists of 4 races...PICK YOURS! Well marked courses follow along the beautiful white sand beaches & pine forest of the Gulf Coast.

Paws in the Park.     7 am - 2 pm and 6 pm - 11 pm.  Downtown Port St. Joe.   Bring Man's Best Friend to the park and compete for prizes.  Then join the dance and support the Gulf County Humane Society.  850-541-3981.

Music in the Park.  Mexico Beach.  .  6 - 8 CT
It's time once again for Mexico Beach's September Music in the Park. Enjoy a new band each week as they play crowd favorites.  Bring your entire family & lay out your blankets & enjoy great music while enjoying the sunset.  Coolers are welcomed!   Parking is available at the El Governor Motel and across the street on HWY 98.  So come early, find your spot, and unwind as you enjoy the rhythms of the music.

OCTOBER
Scallop & Music Festival.   1st Weekend.  George Core Park, Port St. Joe.
Art & craft vendors, educational exhibits, our popular kid zone & many great food vendors will be located throughout the park to make the 2-day event & enjoyable experience for all, with sweet southern-fried scallops headlining the menu, of course! Fried scallop dinners are available as well as scallops to take home & cook. 2 days of fun & activities for the whole family. The Chamber of Commerce sells frozen scallops at the festival!   Now the new home of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, George Core Park, provide the ideal location for this fall event. 

Bay Day.  October 7, 2017.  St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserves. 3915 State Road 30-A (C-30), Port St. Joe, Florida    bay-day-cape-san-blas-st-joe-bay-buffer-preserve
There will be lots to see and lots to do. Best of all, the Low Country Shrimp Boil will be delicious — as always! Meet you on the deck at the Visitor's Center!While the weather might be a little cool, the Low country Shrimp Boil is always perfect.  Trips to the uplands in the Buffer Preserve are always enjoyable even with a hot sun bearing down.  QUESTIONS: For more information call 850.229.1787, ext 1, email Sandra.Chafin@dep.state.fl.us

Music by the Bay.  Every Thursday night in October.  Weekly series of free concerts in Port St. Joe on the porch of the Thirsty Goat at the Port Inn.

Coneheads Music Family & Music Fest.  TBD.  You can walk to Coneheads from Barrier Dunes
Large bounce house and fire truck for kids to enjoy, caricature artist, booth displays from the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve, live eagle and live music by Konkret Soul.

Aplachicola Oktoberfest.  TBD.   12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Live music, bratwurst and of course, great beer!   Non-stop live music with some of the best regional performers on the gulf coast

SaltAir Farmers Market.  1st and 3rd Saturdays. .  9 am - 1 pm.  Downtown Port St. Joe.   Fresh seasonal produce from local small farmers to the Forgotten Coast.  Throughout the growing season, regionally grown vegetable & fruit, locally harvested Gulf seafood, artisan goods & educational opportunities highlight the markets.  Enjoy arts, workshops, live music and exhibitions while shopping the market & Reid Avenue retail district.

Mexico Beach Wine and Arts Festival.  TBD. .  2 p.m. - 7 p.m. CST
Life music, beer, wine and over 30 artists on display.

Blast on the Bay Songwriters' Festival. TBD.   Different locations in Port St. Joe Annual fall music festival.
Join us as we celebrate 7 years! Florida's Gulf Coast will play host to a group of talented musicians and songwriters direct from the streets of Nashville. Festival performances will consist of 30+ musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs from Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Tim McGraw, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jake Owens and many more! Hosting will be at the following locations: The Thirsty Goat, The Haughty Heron, Provisions, Dockside Seafood & Raw Bar, Indian Pass Raw Bar, Castaways Southern Cuisine, Krazyfish Grille, Cone Heads 8020, The Lookout Lounge, and Toucan's

Autos & Oysters.  TBD.  Downtown Apalachicola.
The Autos and Oysters Car Show, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, will showcase the cars of local collectors and will also attract enthusiasts from throughout the region. The show will be followed by a sock hop on the City Docks on Saturday night featuring local refreshments, music, and oysters. It promises to be a fun, family-friendly weekend for all!The Sock Hop will be held at Riverfront Park, and the Car Show will be held on Water Street. Both events are free and open to the public

Bow Wow Bash  TBD.   from 6 p.m - 9 p.m.  Held at the Centennial Building.
Delicious food, a cash bar, masquerade contest (costumes optional) and guests can boogie down to awesome music. A silent and live auction (credit cards accepted) will be held

St. Joseph Bay Buffer and Aquatic Preserves Day.  St. Joseph Bay Preserve Center (3915 Hwy 30-A)  850-229-1787.  Enjoy guided trips all day (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)--trips to St. Joseph bay State Buffer Preserve, St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve (boating tours and seagrass wading tours), Birding trips and astronomy program and more.  Also enjoy a Low Country Shrimp Boil from 11 - 2:00 for $10.

Full Moon Cape San Blas Lighthouse Climb.   TBA.  7 - 10 p.m.  Downtown Port St. Joe.   Look for the lighthouse :-)!
Nothing like climbing the lighthouse during the full moon!

Downtown Oyster Roast.  TBD. 6 - 9 p.m. Apalachicola FL.
Featuring roasted oyster, oyster on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad and homemade desserts under the stars on Commerce Street.  Musical entertainment, great micro-brewery beers and wines.  Local blues man Joe Hutchinson will provide live entertainment. For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.org

Ghost on the Coast.  Port St. Joe Annual downtown Trick or Treat.  October 31.  Reid Ave. 6:00.  800-482-GULF.  Come listen to great storytellers, tour the haunted house, and be treated to the best community haunt around.  Costume contest.  Great fun for kids...of all ages.  Free.

Ghost Walk.  Downtown Apalachicola.  October 31.  6:30-8:30 p.m.
Starts at the chestnut street cemetery.  Does it get any better than that?

NOVEMBER
SaltAir Farmers Market.  1st & 3rd Saturdays.  9 am - 1 pm.  Downtown Port St. Joe

Florida Seafood Festival.  TBD.  Apalachicola FL.
The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, Musical Entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet, History of the Festival Exhibit and Tonging For Treasure.

Historic Apalachicola Annual Christmas Celebration. TBD.   4:00-8 pm.

          •  850-653-9419
            The Apalachicola Christmas Celebration will light up the lovely historic town of the day after Thanksgiving. The streets will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street. 
          • Full Moon Lighthouse Climb.  TBD.  5:30 - 7:30 EST
            The Cape San Blas Lighthouse in George Core Park will host a full moon climb 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. ET Monday, Nov. 14. Climbs are on a first-come, first-climb basis. The cost is $10 per person
          • Turkey Trot.  TBA.  8:30 a.m. CT. Mexico Beach
            The race will start at the Community Garden on 7th Street in Mexico Beach.  Entry fee is $20/person until November 1st and $25/person on or after November 1st.  Registration can be done at  click here.  Packet pickup starts the evening of November 25th from 5pm-7:30pm and on November 26th from 7am-8am.  All participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with packet.  Medals will be awarded for first place in each category.  All proceeds will go towards the Mexico Beach Community Garden.  Runners and walkers, strollers and dogs are all welcome!For more information, contact April Wisdom at (850) 227-8920
          • Holiday Fresh Market.  TBA.  Downtown Apalach
          • Port St. Joe Music By the Bay.  November .   850-227-1223.  Free Concert.  Every Thursday night in November at the Thirsty Goat in Port St. Joe, FL
          • Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival.  4th Saturday in November.   Woolley Park in Panacea.
            Features both an international mullet cook-off contact and a day long maritime flea market. For more information contact Bill Lowrie at billlowrie@embarqmail.com
 

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