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Forgotten Coast Events Calendar:

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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.

NOVEMBER

Florida Seafood Festival.  November 1 & 2 at 10 a.m. to November  2, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. EST. Apalachicola FL.
The 2019 Florida Seafood Festival will be held November 1-2 in Apalachicola’s historic Battery Park . This 56-year old event is Florida oldest maritime event that annually draws thousands of visitors to the historic port town of Apalachicola and features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits and the famous Oyster Eating and Shucking contest. Other fun events include the Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet, History of the Festival Exhibit and Tonging For Treasure.

This year’s festival music headliner will be Parmalee, the quintessential American Country band from North Carolina. The band made their 2013 breakout single, “Carolina,” into a Platinum-certified #1 hit, while their debut album landed in the Top 10. Two more singles (“Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine”) rose to #3 and #10 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. November 1 – 9, 2019. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
Nov 1 David Dale, Nov 2 El Papi
Nov 5  Open Mic, Nov 6 Otha Allen
Nov 7  Lauren Anderson  * Lauren is a Janis Joplin-style roots/rock artist with soulful vocals matching those of Joss Stone and lyrics & storytelling similar to Brandi Carlile.  Opened for Beth Hart, Samantha Fish, Tommy Castro & Walter Trout, Played at City Winery Nashville, Uptown Theater, Knuckleheads Saloon & River
Nov 8  Kristi Leann

SaltAir Farmers Market. November 2 & November 16, 2019. 9 am – 1 pm. Downtown salt-air-farmers-market-Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals Coastal Coast JoePort 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.

Downtown Apalachicola Oyster Roast.  November 2, 2019.  6-9 PM EST.  Water Street Next to the Grady Market
Don’t miss the Apalachicola Downtown Oyster Roast on November 2nd, 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature Roasted Oysters, Oysters on the half shell, Gumbo, fresh local Shrimp, Blue Crabs, salad and fantastic desserts. Dine under the stars next in Apalachicola. Tickets are $70 each. For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email info@apalachicolabay.org

Bowery Station Open Mic Night.  November 6, 2019.  6-8 p.m EST.  17 Avenue F, Apalachicola
This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence.  All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

Forgotten Coast Music Festival.  November 8 –  9, 2019.  Port St. Joe Marina Grounds overlooking St. Joe Bay  in Port St. Joe FL
Witness Awesome Music – Taste Incredible Food – See Natural Beauty – Meet Great People.  Come early – stay late, experience everything OLD Florida has to offer on the Forgotten Coast! Tickets, Line-Up & all event details are available at www.forgottenmusicfestival.com

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  November 9 & 23, 2019.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.farmers-market-port-st-joe
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

Family Freedom Festival.  November 10, 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Gulf County Veterans Memorial Park at Becon Hill, 8750 W. Hwy 98, Port St. Joe
The event will feature games, arts and crafts stations, car show and so much more! Food will be available for purchase from our Boy Scouts and the music line-up will be available soon! In addition, the VFW will be collecting tattered and worn flags to be properly retired. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

Holidays on the Half Shell:  Christmas Ornament Scavenger Hunt.  November 11, 2019
This event is a part of the Holidays on the Hal Shell calendar. If you would like full information, please go to Visitgulf.com/Holidays.

Each day this week the Concierges will post two clues to a perfect Instagramable location in Gulf County. Find the Spot, take a picture, and find the Holidays on the Half Shell ornament! Event will go November 11th through November 15th.

Make sure you are following us on Instagram to see all the clues! #InGulfCape San Blas Lighthouse Lit Up  Port St. Joe

Full Moon Lighthouse Climb.  Cape San Blas Lighthouse.  Nov. 12, 2019.  200 Miss Zola’s Drive. Port St. Joe FL
The climb is 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. ET. The sun will set at 5:40 p.m. and the full moon will rise at 6:10 p.m. ET. The cost to climb is $5 per person.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music.  Nov 12-16, 2019. 6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
Nov. 12 Darts & Potluck, Nov 13  The Currys
Nov 14  Ashley Felter,  Nov 15 Highbeams
Nov. 16 Drew Tillman

Bowery Station Open Mic Night.  November 20, 2019.  6-8 p.m EST.  17 Avenue F, Apalachicola
This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence.  All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees. November 22 – December 14, 2019.  The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
The gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and displays of holiday collections.

Apalachicola Riverkeeper’s Field Trips.  November 23, 2019.  232 B Water Street, Apalach.  850-653-8936
Explore your river and basin with us! Our volunteer-led eco-outings are fun and memorable.  We hike and kayak in the spring and fall. We kayak year round. Group size is limited and registration is required. addle trips and hikes are free to members. Donations are always appreciated, as this is a volunteer-based program. Our skilled trip leaders truly enjoy introducing people to the river system.  Loaner kayaks are also available.

Paddlers and hikers need to bring: water; snacks/lunch; sunscreen; and hat. Paddlers, please wear clothing that won’t weigh you down if it gets wet. Synthetics like nylon blends are best. No jeans or boots.

Oyster Shucking Demo & Eating Party.  November 5, 2019.  5-6 pm.  Oyster Raw Port St. Joe Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals Shipwreck Raw Bar, 7008 W. Hwy 98, Port St. Joe FL.
If you are coming to Gulf County during Thanksgiving you can enjoy an Oyster Shucking Demo and Eating Party at Shipwreck Raw Bar Monday, November 25th from 5:00 PM 6:00 PM.  Call 850-229-7800 to reserve your spot!  

Historic Apalachicola Annual Christmas Celebration. November 29, 2020. 4:00-8 pm. 850-653-9419
 Come enjoy early Christmas shopping along streets lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets. Santa will arrive Via shrimp boat at 4 pm EST at Riverfront Park on Water Street to hear all the children’s Christmas wishes. There will be free hotdogs and age-appropriate books for all the children who come to visit Santa and this year the event will even feature a tide & seek Oyster Shell painting booth. The Historic Orman & Raney House Museums will be decorated and open for tours

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day. November 30, 2019
Grab your poles on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30th, and enjoy this license-free saltwater fishing day. This is an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license. On this day, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. Nov. 19 – 23 2019.  6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
Nov 19 OPEN MIC NIGHT 7 – 10
Nov 20  Joe Godfrey
Nov 21 John Ford
Nov 22 Bo Spring Band
Nov. 23  Matt Law

Fun Duathlon.  November 30, 2019. 9 a.m. EST.  101-Goodmorning Street #102, Port St Joe.
Run off some of Thanksgiving!   $20 entry fee includes post-run party and T-shirt.  Run 1 mile, bike 4-miles, run 1 mile.  Register at www.Fitasafiddlefitness.com.

Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival. November 30, 2019 (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

Scallop RePUBlic Darts &Community Potluck & Live Music. 
Nov 26 -29
. 37- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road
Nov. 26  Darts and Potluck 6-9
Nov 27 Slim Fatz
Nov 29 Kevin Shoo

DECEMBER

Scallop RePUBlic –  December 3 & 7, 2019 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
Dec. 3: 
Open Mic night 7- 10
Dec 7: 
Buy 1 draft or wine and get 1 at 1/2 price

4th QUarter @ Port St. Joe Libarary.  December 3, 2019, 2 p.m EST.
Join us at the Corine Costin Gibson Memorial Library in Port St. Joe to listen to some fantastic sports speakers. The topics will include the history of sports in Port St. Joe with Kesley Colbert. Also, professional baseball player, Roman Quinn, will answer some questions about the importance of taking a break and enjoying time with family.

SaltAir Farmer’s Market. December 7, 2019, 9-1 EST. Gulf County Farmers MarketCity Commons, Downtown Port St. Joe
Special Christmas Farmers’ Market! Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe 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 Christmas gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music and fresh air

Christmas in the Garden.  December 7, 2019.  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST.  216 Eighth Street, Port St. Joe.
The Port St. Joe Garden Club will host its annual Christmas in the Garden celebration.  Admission is free & refreshments will be available all day.  Handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list, festive home decor items, and delicious baked goods will be on sale to make your holiday preparations fun and easy. In the festooned gazebo, local photographer Reggie Smith will take photos of families and pets for a nominal fee … no appointments will be necessary.   As a bonus, three presentations are slated:  Jessica Swindall, director of the Florida Coastal Conservancy will focus on Gulf County’s sea turtles, Linda White, 2008 National Audubon Educator of the Year, will share her knowledge about Florida’s eagles, and members Jeanne Schlicting and Linda Hamilton will demonstrate how herbs can enhance your holiday cooking.   For further details and updates, visit the Port St. Joe Garden Club Facebook page.

Holiday Fresh Market.  December 7, 2019, 10 – 4 EST. Downtown Apalach
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.

Scallop RePUBlic –  Darts & Pot Luck.  December 10, 2019 411.   Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

 

INConcert Series:  Bay Aira Choral Society.  December 15, 2019.  4-5 p.m. EST.  Apalachicoal Trinity Episcopal Church.  79 6th Street, Apalachicola
INConcert Series presents Bay Area Choral Society and Young Singers Christmas Program, Conductor: Dana Langford; Pianist, Janis Ramos

Forgotten Coast Ukulele Orchestra:   December 23, 2019.  4:30 p.m at the Cape San Blas lighthouse.  200 Miss Zola’s Drive, Port St. Joe, FL
Join us and the Forgotten Coast Ukulele Orchestra for Classic Christmas Carols at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

Christmas on the Coast Parade. December 14, 2019. 6 p.m ESB.  305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe. 850-229-8261.
Sleigh Bells ring on Historic Downtown Reid Avenue for this traditional family fun event! Come watch or even participate in our Christmas Parade!  The parade begins at 6:00 PM All times Eastern. 

Apalachicola Holiday Fresh Market.  December 14 & December 28, 2019.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.farmers-market-port-st-joe
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 in an outdoor setting.  Buy handcrafted Apalachicola specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery and hand knitted goods.  Your gift shopping has never been easier! Located in front of the Dixie Theatre on Avenue E and Market Street.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. 7 – 10 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

New Years Celebration: CELEBRATE TWICE! Dec.31, 2019-Jan 1, 2020. 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

3rd Annual Cape San Blas Polar Plunge. January 1, 2020. 10 a.m. SHARP EST. Cape Palms Park, 6081 Cape San Blas Road
Ring in the New Year by washing 2018 off in the Gulf, at the third annual Polar Plunge on Cape San Blas.

BINGO at the John C. Gainous VFW post.Every Monday 2020. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 1776 Trout Ave., Highland View. 850-229-6926

Gulf County Welcome Back Reception.  January 17, 2020. 
Details to follow.

Library Winter Speaker Series: TBD 2020. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe Library. 850-22-8879

Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music. TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

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St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBD 2020. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe
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.  To reserve your spot call Sandra Chafin at 850-229-1787  ext. 1
or send us an Email

Farmers Market Apalachicola. TBD 2020. 9- 1 EST. Mill Pond farmers-market-port-st-joePavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads and other regional specialties.

Gulf County, FL Snowbirds Welcome Back PartyTBD 2020.  4:30 – 7 p.m EST 300 Allen Memorial Way.  850-229-7800
We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a party! We are so excited to have our Winter Visitors coming back to stay with many of our vacation rental companies for the season so we want to have a fun time welcoming you back! We will have informational booths for all types of business that will make your long-term vacation enjoyable.

Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music. TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

Annual Oyster Cook-off.   January 17 – 18, 2020. Downtown Apalachicola, Riverfront Park.
The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and5K 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.  🐾 Well mannered pets are welcomed on a leash.

Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament.  January 24, 2020.   11-5.  St. Joe Bay Golf Club, 700 Country Club Road, Port St. Joe.  
The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club wishes to welcome our winter visitors back to beautiful Gulf County by hosting the Gulf County Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament. We hope you will join us in a great day of golf, food & fun. The tournament is open to locals and snowbirds alike. Bring your favorite foursome or sign up individually and we will find you a team.  Time: 12:00 Shotgun Start, Format: 18 hole 4-Person Scramble.  PRIZES!  
For additional information, or to register for the tournament call the Pro-Shop at 850.227.1751 or email Jordon Arnold at Jarnoldpga@gmail.com.

Library Winter Speaker Series:  TBD 2020. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Port St. Joe Library. 850-22-8879

Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music.  TBT 2020. 6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay.  January 24 & 25, 2020.  Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave., Apalachicola
On January 24th & 25th at Battery Park in Apalachicola teams from all over the Southeast will be competing for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. They will be competing in 4 meat categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork Butt & Brisket.   Other contests curign the weekend are BBQ souce competition, Swine tasting, mystery box open competition, and more. 
On Saturday from 3:30 – 5 there weill be on stage entertainment. 

Junior League Chili Cookoff & Family Bazaar.  January 25, 2020.  117 Sailor’s Cove, Port St. Joe
The even will include chili cookoff competition, local vendors, music, kid’s activities, bake sale, cake walk and 50/50 raffle.  

Dixie Theatre Presents The Secret of My Unsuccess.  January 25, 2020. 8-10 p.m.  21 Ave E, Apalach.  850-653-3200
Earl David Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand-up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appearances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all around. His genius is the way he interacts with the crowd. 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 comedians with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. 

Dixie Theatre Presents American Pie Revisted. .  January 31, 2020. 8-10 p.m.  21 Ave E, Apalach.  850-653-3200
An interactive, multi-media, music performance celebrating the songs and pop culture of the late 60’s and early 70’s, performed by acclaimed singer and guitarist, John Reno. The show features both iconic photographs and videos of bygone days along with many tunes that are crowd favorite sing alongs. This will be John’s 5th Appearance at the Dixie having previously performed his fabulous Tribute to Jim Croce for 3 seasons and America Pie last season. We’re so looking forward to this talented fellow performing some of the best years of music including Don McLean, James Taylor, Paul Simon and many, many more.

FEBRUARY

Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music.  Feb 1 – 4, 2019. 6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
Feb 1 Highbeams, Feb 2 Bo Spring Band, Feb 4 Open Mic Night

SaltAir Farmers’ Market. TBD 2020. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. City Commons Park, Corner of Reid Ave and Hwy 71, Port St. Joe FL Take a morning stroll Downtown Port St. Joe the 1st and 3rd farmers-market-port-st-joeSaturdays 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.

The Dixie Theatre Presents:  Jone Reno Jim Croce Tribute.  Feb 1, 2020.  8 pm EST.  21 Ave. E, Apalachicola.  850-653-3200

Bowrey Station SPAM Cookoff.  TBD 2020.  Bowery Station Apalachicola.
Sign-ups start at 1 and judging starts at 2.  After party music by Melissa Bowman, Eric Pfeufer, Brian Bowen and Clayton Mathis.

Dixie Theatre Presents:  The Purvis Brothers & Encore Band.  February 7 & 8 2020.   21 Ave E, Apalach.  850-653-3200
A Tribute to the Music of Willie Nelson starring the Purvis Brothers and the Encore Band. Audiences will remember this incredibly talented group of musicians that have played the Dixie Theatre many times with Margo Anderson’s Tribute to Patsy Cline. Mike Purvis guitar, Wendel Purvis rhythm guitar, Frank Purvis bass guitar, Myron Spainhour keyboards, Ronnie Weeks, drums, Stewart Stanley steel guitar, and Rick Weathersby harmonica. This show promises to be a fabulous time, as last seasons performance sold out so fast, we had to add another show. Tickets will sell quickly, don’t miss out.

Library Winter Speaker Series: TBD 2020. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe Library. 850-22-8879

Scallop RePUBlic.  Live Music.  TBD 2020.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
Feb 7 (7-10 pm) Greg Woodward, Feb 8 (6-9 pm) Cat Braaten, Feb 10 El Papi (7-10 pm)

Apalachicola Mardi Gra Barkus Parade.  February 22, 2020.  Festivities start at 11 a.m. EST & parade begins at 1.  Riverfront Park,Apalachicola
The theme is: Surf Dogs USA.  It reflects our local coastal character and offers lots of possibilities for costumes and decorating.  Come join us in celebrating all the fun of Mardi Gras with dogs!

The festivities will start at 11:00 am at Riverfront Park with live entertainment, local food vendors and a variety of arts and craft vendors to enjoy while strolling through the park. The parade begins at 1:00.

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBD 2020. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. 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.  To reserve your spot call Sandra Chafin at 850-229-1787  ext. 1
or send us an Email

Farmers Market Apalachicola. TBD 2020. 9- 1 EST. Mill Pond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads and other regional specialties.

Dixie Theatre Presents   TBD 2020 8-10 p.m.  21 Ave E, Apalachicola.

Bingo at John C. Gainous VFW Post.  Every Monday 2020. 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!

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Winter Bay Day. TBD 2020. 11-2. St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserves. 3915 State Road 30-A (C-30), Port St. Joe, Florida  
Join us for Winter Bay Day! There will be lots to see and lots to do. Best of all, the Low Country Shrimp Boil (11 – 2, $10 donation) 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.   QUESTIONS: For more information call 850.229.1787, ext 1, email Sandra.Chafin@dep.state.fl.us

Mardi Gras on BourBone Street.  TBD 2020.  11 am – 5 pm. Apalachicola Riverfront Park
Parade on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in downtown Apalachicola at 1:00 pm. This year’s theme is BourBone Street Blues so we’ll be celebrating all the fun and frolic of traditional Mardi Gras. Be part of the fun – dress up yourself, your dog, even your bicycle or golf cart!

Live entertainment from the Apalachicola Blues Authority, the Lofty Pursuits Marching Band, and other local bands as well a dog agility demonstration and performances by local dancers and second line groups. There will be a wide variety of local food and beverage vendors to choose from that include local seafood, smoked and grilled specialties, handmade chocolates, gumbo, a hot dog stand, and a seafood raw bar. In addition there will be a wide variety of local arts and crafts vendors selling their wares as well as specialty beads for sale. Regional non-profit organizations will share their missions at the festival in unique ways. You won’t want to miss the pair of real, live Baymaids, Doofy, the rescue pelican, and the Fishy Fashion Show preview.

The King and Queen of Apalachicola’s Mardi Gras are always shelter animals who are ready for a forever home. They will, as usual, have a place of honor in the parade.

The parade begins at 1:00 at the intersection of Avenue E and Water Street. After passing Riverfront Park and turning right on Avenue D the procession will turn right on Commerce Street taking revelers past the Oyster City Brewing Company and continuing on Commerce before circling back to Water Street and ending at Riverfront Park for the post parade party. You can register to participate in the parade on the day of parade at Riverfront Park. Registration is $5.00 per person or $25 per golf cart, float, or boat. Pets are free, of course!

21st Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler.  February 9, 2020. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. At the Historic Fort Coombs Armory.  4th Street and Avenue D, Apalachicola, FL 850-653-9419chefs-sampler-apalachicola
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 for more information

Paper Making Workshop. The Artery.  TBD 2020. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 214 Williams Ave, Port St. Joe, FL. 850-227-5741
Recycle your junk mail into lovely handmade paper greeting cards. In the first class you’ll learn how to turn junk mail into paper pulp and will learn how to form sheets of paper. Using a simple printmaking process, you’ll print your own design on your cards.

Scallop RePUBlic.  Live Music.  TBD 2020.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas

 

Library Winter Speaker Series: TBD 2020. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe Library. 850-22-8879


Library Winter Speaker Series: TBD 2020.
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe Library. 850-22-8879

Furry Tails Do Come True.  TBD 2020.  11 – 5 EST.  Apalachicola Riverfront Park.
The Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers is  a parade group of dogs & their people, invite you to join in the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade in downtown Apalachicola.  This year’s theme is “Furry Tails Do Come True”. We invite you to come out and enjoy the furry family-friendly street parade and festival. Be part of the fun – dress up yourself, your dog, even your bicycle or golf cart!

There will be a wide variety of local food and beverage vendors to choose from. In addition, there will be a wide variety of local arts and crafts vendors selling their wares as well as specialty beads for sale. Regional non-profit organizations will share their missions at the festival in unique ways. You won’t want to miss the Fishy Fashion Show preview.

The parade begins at 1:00 at the intersection of Avenue E & Water Street. After passing Riverfront Park and turning right on Avenue D the procession will turn right on Commerce Street taking revelers past the Oyster City Brewing Company & continuing on Commerce before circling back to Water Street and ending at Riverfront Park for the post parade party.

You can register to participate in the parade on the day of parade at Riverfront Park. Registration is $5.00 per person or $20 per golf cart, float, or boat. Pets are free, of course!

Basket-Making Workshop “Socks Galore Basket”. The Artery. TBD 2020. 9 a.m. –  1 p.m. 214 Williams Ave, Port St. Joe, FL. 850-227-5741
Discovr the joy of weaver your very own basket.  These projects are perfect for beginners & those who would like to see if they would enjoy getting into basketry.  Instruction will include basic basket weaving techniques.

Library Winter Speaker Series: TBD 2020. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe Library. 850-22-8879

MARCH

SaltAir Farmers’ Market. 1st & 3rd Saturdays 9 salt-air-farmers-marketa.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.

Scallop RePUBlic. TBT, 2020.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009   Scallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas

Junior Service League Annual Gala.  TBT 2020. 6-10 pm EST.  100 Good Morning Street, Port St. Joe.
Join the JSL of PSJ for an evening of fun supporting the Children & Families of Gulf County. The 2019 event will be Havana Nights extravaganza. Live music, Gaming Tables, Silent Auction & more!  Stay tuned for more information about this great event that helps support women & children in Gulf County!

Farmers Market Apalachicola. TBT 2020. 9- 1 EST. Mill Pond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads and other regional specialties.

Forgotten Coast Plein Air Painters Invitational.:  America’s Great Paint-Out.  March 20 – 29, 2019.   From Mexico Beach to Cape San Blas & St. George Island. 850-653-9419.plein-air-cape-san-blas-mexico-beach-st-george-island-things-to-do

Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-out, is among the world’s most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. As the event moves into its second decade, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional.

Bingo at John C. Gainous VFW Post. Every Monday 2019. 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!

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBT 2020, 2019 6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

Blues in the Lot.  March 28, 2020.  Reid Avenue Port St. Joe.  Free
The stage will be on Reid Ave and 3rd St downtown PSJ.  There will also be local and regional folk artists and craft vendors, beverages and food– awesome Bar-b-que.  See  facbook.com/bluesinthelot/ for more information and updates.

Breeze by the Bay Run:  March 28, 2020.  7-12

Concerts at the Port Theatre: TBT 2020.  7 p.m.   Reid Ave. Port St. Joe
Theatre of Blues

APRIL

Port St. Joe Cape San Blas Farmers MarketSalt Air Farmers’ Market. 1st & 3rd Saturday, 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.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBT 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road.  Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
April 2  Darts and Potluck 6-9
April 3  Eric Barrientes DJ 7-10
April 4  Catlin Rishing and Shean Holcomb 7-10
April 5  Rebecca Turk 7-10
April 6  Sun Beam 7-10

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBT 2020. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. 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.  To reserve your spot call Sandra Chafin at 850-229-1787  ext. 1or send us an Email

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBT 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road.  Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
April 9  Open Mic Night 7 – 10 p.m.
April 10  Slim Fatz  6-9 p.m.
April 11  Kevin Whoo 6-9 p.m.
April 12  Greg Wood 7 – 10 p.m
April 13  El Papi 7-10 p

Farmers Market Apalachicola. TBT 2020. 9- 1 EST. Mill Pond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads and other regional specialties.

Apalachicola Art & Wine Walk. TBT 2020. 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 1:00-4:00 pm .  Afterwards, area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants paired with special wines (850) 653-9419 or email execdirector@apalachicolabay.org. 

Breeze by the Bay.  TBT 2020.  7 a.m. EST.   Cape Palms Park
Call 480-403-1175 and register at Active.com

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Worm Gruntin’ Festival in Sopchoppy. TBT 2020. 850-962-4611. 2nd Saturday in April, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Sopchoppy.
 As always there will be live music and other entertainment, a 5K race, games for children and adults, the Worm Gruntin’ Contest, the Wakulla County Horseshoe Championship, a Hula Hoop Contest and much more. In the evening, we will dance under the stars at the Worm Grunter’s Ball. Entrance is  free & open to the public.

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. TBT 2020. 10 am – 4 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. Studebaker, 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.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBT 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road.  Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009.Scallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas

Annual Down Town Hoedown. TBT 2020, Oyster City Brewing company Apalachicola FL.
Yeehaw! It’s that time of the year again for the annual Downtown Hoedown street party in front of the brewery! For the last few years this has been a great musical gathering to get everyone hyped up for the 2019 SGI Brewfest 4th Annual on Saturday! This year Kent DuChaine returns to start things off with the blues like no one else can! Then, coastal bluegrass pioneers Dread Clampitt carry us on into the night with what is sure to be a phenomenal do not miss show!

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  April 27, 2019 9 am -1 pm.  Mill Pond salt-air-farmers-marketPavilion 468 Market Street, Apalchicola.

Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties

Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon and Duathlon. TBD 2020.  St. Joe Beach 850-522-6666
The race offers both a Sprint and Olympic distance run in either a Triathlon or Duathlon style race. Athletes can pick the best race and distance that meets their needs. Packet pick-up will be located under the tiki hut at the El Governor Motel on Hwy 98 in Mexico Beach. Olympic distance races start 7:00 am & sprint distance races start at 7:30 am. All races start from the same spot on the beautiful beaches in Mexico Beach and the bike & run venture through both Mexico Beach & St. Joe Beach. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please call the Mexico Beach Welcome Center at 850-648-8196. For race information please click here.

Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. TBD 2020.  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

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBT 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
 
Bowery Station – Open Mic
TBT 2020.
6 – 8 p.m.  131 Commerce Street, Apalachicola.
This weekly event has been a mainstay in local entertainment for years, and has fostered the development of numerous performers as they gain their confidence and stage presence. All levels of talent are welcomed and appreciated.

Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour.  TBD 2020. 10 – 4 Tours. Apalachicola.

Spring Ghost Walk.  TBD 2020.  6;30 – 8:30 pm.  Chestnut Street Cemetery on Hwy 98 in Apalach.
Hauntings will abound at Apalachicola’s Chestnut Street Cemetery when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery’s notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola for more than 180 years ago

SaltAir Farmer’s Market. May 2 and 16, 2020. 9-1 on the Corner of Reid Ave and Costin Blvd. 1st and 3rd Saturdays. farmers-market-port-st-joe
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.

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 draws 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 2020. 10 am-4 pm. Apalachicola. FL
A self-guided tour from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday showcases residential homes (some with personal gardens), and featured gardens. This event provides a rare opportunity to view some of Apalachicola’s loveliest residences and grounds. Other historic homes, not on this year’s tour, are scattered throughout the community and provide a scenic backdrop for visitors. 

 Greeters are stationed at each location to provide detailed information for the tour, and homeowners may be on hand to speak with attendees, as well.

 The tour weekend begins on Friday evening with a Choral Evensong Service at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Immediately following the service a reception will be held at Gorrie Square, just outside the church with refreshments, and information on the following day’s events. All proceeds from the event are used to maintain and preserve this historic church and its properties. 

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBD 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009Scallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas
 

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

Tupelo Honey Festival.  May 18, 2019,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka, FL.

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  May 25, 2019.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

JUNE

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SaltAir Farmers’ Market: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (June 6 & 20, 2020). 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

License-Free Saltwater Fishing days.  TBD 2020
Grab your poles June 2nd and June 3rd and enjoy these two license-free saltwater fishing days.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On these days, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music.TBD 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ONScallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas the Cape. 850-227-9009

 

Annual Mullet Toss. TBD 2019. 10 – 5. Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe on St. George Island.
This annual Mullet Toss is sponsored by The Blue Parrot for the benefit of the Apalachicola Bay Charter School. For a nominal entry fee you get a unique Mullet Toss T-Shirt, and 2 mullet to throw. Visitors and Locals compete for prizes and bragging rights. There are prizes for the longest throws in the men’s, women’s and kids divisions.

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival.  TBD 2020.   11-4 pm. George Gore Park (Lighthouse Park).
Enjoy live music (Bayview Pavilion) from 11 – 1, Gulf Specimen Sea Mobile Aquarium with touch tanks, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, education and conservation booths, sand sculpting demos, silent auction and kids activities.  

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  TBD 2020.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade bread and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

JULY

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBD 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
farmers-market-port-st-joe, Forgotten Coast Things to do Cape San Blas

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

Independence Eve Celebration.  July 3, 2020  Riverfront Park.  Apalachicola.  Starting at 5 pm.
The event features live music, food trucks, a parade, ice cream social, veterans’ tribute, a performance of the National Anthem, and the best fireworks show on the Forgotten Coast. This Apalachicola tradition welcomes golf carts, people on bicycles, and even dogs to get decked out in patriotic colors and join in. Free ice cream brings everyone together at Riverfront Park at the end of the parade. The fireworks are launched from a barge in the river, creating a spectacular display of lights over the water.

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 10:00 pm Eastern time. This spectacular display can be viewed from most anywhere downtown Port St. Joe and from the BAY side of Cape San Blas.

Mexico Beach Sandy Shoes 5K Walk/Run and Children’s Fishing Tournament.  July 4, 2020. Under the Palms Park 7th Street, Mexico Beach
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. A very easy course that will allow any stage run 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 will be a timed event. 

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBD 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

Apalachicola Farmers Market. 2nd and 4th Saturdays 2020.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Mill Pond Pavillion, 479 Market Street, Apalachicola
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade bread and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBD 2020. 7-10 p.m 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009 

Mexico Beach Offshore Classic.  TBD. 2020.  Mexico Beach Marina & El Govenor.  850-648-8900Mexico Beach Off Shore Fishing Classic
Annual Mexico Beach Offshore Classic is set for July 27th-28th!  This two-day pelagic fishing tournament will give out cash prizes.  Three fishing categories give anglers the best opportunity to catch the big one in Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo.  Captain’s party will kickoff this event on Thursday, July 26th, at the El Governor Motel.  Fishing starts bright and early on Friday, July 27th, and Saturday, July 28th.  Weigh-in for both days will take place at the Mexico Beach Marina.  The last day will also include awards ceremony.  Come participate or watch the weigh-in at this exciting fishing weekend event in Mexico Beach.

First Fridays Art and Music Series. 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.

AUGUST

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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.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music.  TBD 2020. 7-10 p.m 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

Salt Air Farmers’ Market. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m (August 3 & 17, 2019). 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.

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Apalachicola Farmers Market.  August 10 & 24, 2019.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

Scallop RePUBlic Live Music. TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)

Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament. TBD 2020. Mexico Beach Beacon Hill,  850-819-2333
Come participate or cheer on the participants at the Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament, a charitable event that raises funds to build artificial reefs. Kicking off the event is the Captain’s Party on Friday, August 23, 5–9 p.m. (CDT) at Veteran’s Memorial Park in St. Joe Beach. Then it’s time to drop the lines bright and early Saturday. Weigh-in starts at 1p.m. at the Mexico Beach Marina. We are getting ready for our annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament. Expect another great tournament. We have a new Miss Kingfish, new sponsors, new T-shirt with another beautiful color, and new prizes. There are a lot of changes to the tournament. Be sure to read all the information and rules before you register! Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy watching the big one come in. 850-819-2333

Scallop RePUBlic Live Music. TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)

Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival.  TBD 2020.  George Core Park (Lighthouse Park), Port St. Joe
The Annual Scallop Festival is about celebrating the recreationally harvested St. Joseph Bay Scallop. The festival will feature a wide range of activities and events for people of all ages, including entertainment throughout the event.  Great lineup of music and vendors.  Pets on leashes welcome :-)!

SEPTEMBER

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Bay Scallop Season  TBD 2020
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.  See the THINGS TO DO PAGE for details!

Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival.   TBD 2020.  George Core Park (Lighthouse Park), Port St. Joe
The Annual Scallop Festival is about celebrating the recreationally harvested St. Joseph Bay Scallop. The festival will feature a wide range of activities and events for people of all ages, including entertainment throughout the event.  Great lineup of music and vendors.  Pets on leashes welcome :-)!

Scallop RePUBlic, LIVE MUSIC.  TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
Sept 3  Dart & Pot Luck 6-9  (just pick something up to share if you’re hungry)
Sept 4  Slim Fatz
Sept 5  Sticky TOO

Salt Air Farmers’ Market. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gulf County Farmers Market 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. 

Scallop RePUBlic, LIVE MUSIC.  TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
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License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day. TBD 2020.  Grab your poles on Saturday, September 1st,  and enjoy this license-free saltwater fishing day.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents who don’t have licenses to take youth fishing, or avid anglers to introduce a friend to fishing without having to purchase a license.  On this day, the fishing license requirement is waived for all recreational anglers (residents and non-residents).

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  Sept 12, 2020.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  479 Market Street, Apalachicola.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

Mexico Beach Farmer’s & Craft Market.  TBD 2020.  9-2 CST.  Parker Park, 2500 W. Hwy 98, Mexico Beach.

Shop for local fresh vegetables & baked goods.  Gifts & tasy goodies from local crafts people.

Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon and Dualthon. WILL BE BACK Fall 2020. St. Joe Beach 850-522-6666
The Fall Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon is set for Saturday, September 8th, offering choices of Sprint or Olympic distance and Triathlon or Duathlon. Pick your race and distance! The races take place on the beautiful Gulf Coast and its magical beaches. Location of the packet pick-up and race is El Governor Motel on Hwy 98. All 4 races start from the same spot on the beach in Mexico Beach. Olympic races start at 7:00 am and sprint distance races start at 7:30 am. All races run on Central Time! For more information or to register, please click here.

Scallop RePUBlic Open Mic Night.  September 26-28, 2019. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)Cape San Blas live music Cape Escape Vacation Rentals Things to Do Entertainment
Sept 26  Kristi Leann
Sept 27  Matt Law
Sept 28  Otha Allen

PortOber Fest.  TBD 2020.  12 – 7 EST.  Reid Ave. Port St. Joe  
PortOber Fest is a family friendly German style block party on Reid Avenue downtown Port St. Joe.  We will be closing part of Reid Ave to host this event featuring live music, vendors, contests, food and FUN!  FREE!

Apalachicola Farmers Market. September 26, 2020.  9-1 p.m. EST Rain or shine.  Mill Pond Pavilion at Scipio Creek Boat Basin
Get local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, jewelry, art and other specialties.

OCTOBER

Scallop RePUBlic Live Music.  Oct 1 – 5, 2019. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)

Salt Air Farmers’ Market. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Oct. 5 & Oct. 19, 2019) Downtown Port St. Joesalt-air-farmers-market-Port St. Joe-Cape-San-Blas-Things-To-Do, Festivals Events Things to do
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.

Autumn Action Scramble Golf Tournament.  TBD 2020.  1 p.m.  Port St. Joe Country Club (public welcome).  700 Country Club Drive. Port st. Joe FL
Entry fee $65 non-member.  Fee includes cart and geens fee, dinner for players, door prize and CASH PRIZES for longest drive, closest to pin, mens, womens and teen categories.  Call 850-229-7799 or 850-527-2347 for information.

Scallop RePUBlic Live Music.  TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  October 10, 2020.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

St. Joseph Bay Golf Club 4-Person Scramble.  TBD 2020,  10:30 Registration, 12 p.m. Shotgun start.  
Non-Members welcome.  850-27-1751 to register your team.
Closset to the pin, long Drive & 50/50 Par 3 Contest.  $100 per person, includes dinner.  Cash bar.

Apalachicola Octoberfest.  TBT 2020.  All Day.  Bowery Station, 17 Ave. F. Apalachicola FL
PROST!! This year’s three day event features live music, specially crafted Oktoberfest beers, great food, contests and frivolity. All three days will make for another memorable event celebrating the great brews from Oyster City and the fantastic talent that graces the Bowery Station stage.

50ForFL Relay for Recovery  TBD 2020  
50 Miles – Solo or Relay.  On October 10, 2018, the 3rd most powerful storm in American History made landfall in Mexico Beach Florida. The devastation was horrific and spread for 50 miles from Panama City Beach to Port St. Joe.  Today these cities are on the mend yet far from being restored.  Moved by the overwhelming needs created by the storm a group of Atlanta based business leaders came together to form a 3-year strategy aimed at helping create a sense of sustainability among those in a position of caring for the masses. On October 12, 2019, 500 runners will unite out of a common love for running and giving back

The 50-mile run will touch the heart of the storm-affected areas of Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach. 
Join us and help make a difference.

Scallop RePUBlic Darts &Community Potluck & Live Music.  TBD 2020, 2019. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)

St. Vincent Island Wild Week Guided Tours.  TBT 2020
The Friends of St. Vincent will host a week’s worth of fun Fall activities as part of its Wild Week Guided Tours October  15-18. The four day event, which will take place on St. Vincent Island, will feature different activities each day including Where the Birds Live, Where the Fish Live, Where the Red Fox live and Where the turtles live.  See schedule on the above link.

Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival.  Oct. 15- 18, 2020. Florida’s Gulf Coast ~ Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe and Indian Passblast-on-the-bay-port-st-joe-cape-san-blas-music-things-to-do-festivals- Cape-San-Blas-Vacation-Rentals
It’s that wonderful time of year where the weather cools down, the sunsets are amazing and songwriter’s fill the salty air with sounds direct from the streets of Nashville. Blast on the Bay songwriters consists of 30+ musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs from Faith Hill and George Strait to Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Every year songwriters from past events will return for another great weekend of new and classic music, and a little bit of storytelling too. 

Now featuring over 30 prolific songwriters giving more performances at numerous venues!   If  you spend one weekend a year in the area, make it October 17-20, 2019 at the 10th annual Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival.  Please click here for more information or email info@blastonthebay.com.

2019 Bayou Bash Inshore Tournament.  TBD 2020.  Presnell’s Bayside Marine, 2115 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe.
Open to all ages and you can fish anywhere along the “Forgotten Coast” Pick up a registration form at one of the following locations: Presnell’s, Bluewater Outriggers, Scallop Cove, Coopers Cut-N-Style, the General Store at Indian Pass, Outcasters in Apalach, Fisherman’s Choice in Eastpoint, and the Mexico Beach Visitors Center.  Proceeds to benefit kids fishing clinics and scholarship programs. Guarantee payouts for each division. Follow us on FB at Bayou Bash 2019 for updates and information or email bayoubash19@gmail.com

Scallop RePUBlic Live Music.  TBD 2020. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)

St. Joseph Bay Preserves Bay Day. Will be back 2020. St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserves. 3915 State Road 30-A (C-30), Port St. Joe, Florida Cape San Blas FL Things to do Fall Festivals Events
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!  The Low Country Shrimp Boil is always perfect. Trips to the uplands in the Buffer Preserve are always enjoyable. Live Auction the Thursday

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  October 24, 2020.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts and crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa and barbeque sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music with your friends and neighbors in a beautiful setting by the water. Relax under the live oaks that grace the Farmers Market on the Mill Pond off Scipio Creek.

From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.  

Ghost Walk. TBD 2020. Chestnut Street Cemetary 6:30-8:30 p.m. Apalachicola, FL
Hauntings will abound Saturday, October 26 in Apalachicola when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery’s notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola for more than 180 years ago. The Ghostwalk will be held 6:30-8:30 pm. at the Chestnut Street Cemetery on U.S. Highway 98 in Apalachicola. For the uninitiated, this tour features many longtime residents of Apalachicola, or actual descendants in costume, portraying figures from history who are buried at Chestnut Street Cemetery. For history buffs, this walk through time takes you back to the early 1800s when the city was a hub of activity for the maritime industry.

Scallop RePUBlic Darts &Community Potluck & Live Music. 
TBD 2020
. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
Ghost on the Coast. Port St. Joe Annual Downtown Trick or Treat. October 31, 2020. City Commons, Reid Ave. 5:30 EST. 850-229-8261.
Get your creative costumes together and come have a great night in downtown Port St. Joe! Join us downtown on Historic Reid Avenue on Tuesday, October 31st for our annual Ghosts on the Coast Halloween Celebration! Kicking off at 5:30 PM ET is a Costume Contest with 5 divisions: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, Family & Groups, and Pets at City Commons Park. Trick-or-Treating will follow the contest at the sound of the Firehouse whistle!

Florida Seafood Festival.  October 31, 2019.  Apalachicola. 6:00pm – 11:00 pm 
Carnival Midway open to public access thru the Water Street gate entry only.  All other parts of The Florida Seafood Festival will not be open until Friday 10:00 a.m.