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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. 

 

APRIL

Salt Air Farmers’ Market.  APRIL 3 & 17. 2021.  1st & 3rd Saturday, 10Port St. Joe Cape San Blas Farmers Market 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. April 1-16, 2021  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blasthe Cape. 850-227-9009   
Apr 1 
Joseph Brooks 7-10
Apr 2
  JB Chambo  7-10

Apr 9  Kevin Whoo  7-10
Apr 13  Southern Fields Brewery Tasting
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Hunter Wall 7-10
 

 

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. April 15, 2021. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music.  April 21-29, 2021. 411 Cape San Blas Road. RightScallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
April 21  Janell Frost 7-10
April 22  Sticky Too!  7-10
April 23  El Papi 7-10
Apr 28  David Martin 7-10
Apr 29  Evan Barber 7-10


Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show. April 17, 2021. 8 am – 4 pmApalachacola Boat Show Things To Do Events
EST. Apalachicoal Riverfront Park. Apalachicola.  850-653-9419

There are many parking spaces for Boats and Cars but limited space for boats not able to trailer. Please call in advance to reserve your space. All Boat, Car, and Golf Cart makes, and models are encouraged.

The 22nd Antique & Classic Boat, Car, and Golf Cart Show will adhere to CDC Guidelines. Cars and Boats will be parked every other parking spot. Currently, Apalachicola has a Mask Ordinance when inside buildings.

Anyone who paid in advance for the 2020 show is automatically entered.

Setup begins at 8:00 am till 9:45 am on Saturday, April 17, 2021. All entries should be in place by 9:45 am est. Owners who enter the show agree to set up and remain setup for the show’s duration unless authorized by Chamber personnel.

Historic Cemebry Preservation Talk.  Apil 17, 2021.  4-5 pm EST .  Raney  Apalachicola Cemetery House – Carriage House, 1238 Market Street Apalachicola.  850-65-1700

Margo Stringfield from the University of West Florida will discuss Historic Cemetery Preservation, with focus on Chestnut Cemetery in Apalachicola.

Margo Stringfield has worked extensively on historic cemetery preservation in Pensacola, and will bring her expertise to us, for work on the historic Chestnut Street Cemetery in Apalachicola.

 

Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.

Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do ActivitiesBring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

Apalachicola Farmers MarketApril 24, 2021 9 am -1 pm.  Mill Pond Apalachicola Farmers Market Fresh SeafoodPavilion 468 Market Street, Apalchicola.

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.

Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. TBD 2021.  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. May 5-6,2021. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
MAY 5:   Mike Oregano 7-10
MAY 6:   Jospeh Brooks 7-10
 

 

Apalachicola Tour of Historic Homes.  TBD 2021. 10 – 4 Tours. Apalachicola.
Explore our past and present on Saturday’s tour of historic and new homes, plus two unique gardens, located in Apalachicola’s historic district.

Spring Ghost Walk.  TBD 2021.  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

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.

Tupelo Honey Festival.  TBD 2021,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka, FL.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBD 2021. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009Scallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas

 

 

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.  June 5 – 6, 2021
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, 2021. 7-10 pm  EST.   411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ONScallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas the Cape. 850-227-9009
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Annual Mullet Toss.TBD2021. 10 – 5. Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe onSt. George Island Mullet Toss JUNE 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.

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour.TBD 2021. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Blues on Reid.   June 20, 2020.  12 p.m. EST.  Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
Located in Port Saint Joe FL it is truly a unique setting and provides the region an amazing Music Festival with the best musicians the Blues has to offer.  Enjoy Sticky Tea Band, Skyler Saufley & the 99th Detree, Brett Wellman & the Stone Cold Blues Band, Trey Wanvig, Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. June 23- 30, 2020. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009Scallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas
 June 23  Darts & Potluck
 June 24  Kevin Whoo
 June 25 Otha Allen
 June 26  Scott Hightower
 June 27  El Papi
 June 30  Open MIc night

Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  2nd & 4th Saturdays 2021.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.Apalachicola Farmers Market Cape Escape Vacation Rentals
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.

Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival.  June 27, 2021.   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.  

JULY

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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 on the Coast. July 4 Frank Pate Park Port St. Joe. 10 p.m. EST
NEW YEARS EVE Light House Fireworks Gulf County on the Forgotten Coast
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.

 

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music. TBD 2021. 7-10 p. EST.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

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Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

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. 

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBT, 2021. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Apalachicola Farmers Market. 2nd and 4th Saturdays 2021.  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 2021. 7-10 p.m 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009 

Mexico Beach Offshore Classic.  TBD. 2021.  Mexico Beach Marina & El Govenor.  850-648-8900
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. TBD 2021.  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.

Bayou Bash 2021.  Dates TBT.  Presnell’s Bayside Marina & RV Bayou Bash 2020 Fishing TournamentResort.  2115 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe.
Bayou Bash 2020 is an inshore fishing tournamen. Captain’s dinner on July 31st at 6 PM.   Registration is $50 for adults , $40 for teens, and $10 for kids 12 and under. Registration and check-in at the captains meeting Friday, July 31st from 6:00-8:00pm. The Bayou Bash is open to all ages and you can fish anywhere along the “Forgotten Coast”

Follow us on FB at Bayou Bash 2020 for updates and information or email bayoubash19@gmail.com, phone 850-227-8593

AUGUST

Bay Scallop Season August 16 – September 24, 2021Scallop Season St. Joe Bay Cape San Blas Things To Do
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 mor information about HOW & where to rent boats on Things to Do page.

Scallop RePUBlic Live Music. TBD 2021.   411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
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We do not serve food, but George Ann’s Food Trailer in the parking lot is open Wednesday-Friday 5-8, and you are welcome to bring your own food.

Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

Salt Air Farmers’ Market.  August 7 & 21, 2021 (1st & 3rd Saturdays), 10 Apalachicola Farmers Market Cape Escape Vacation Rentalsa.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.

 

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Apalachicola Farmers Market.  August 14 & 28, 2021 (2nd & 4th Saturdays).  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 Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBD 2021. 
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament. TBD 2021, 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

SEPTEMBER

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Bay Scallop Season  August 16 – September 24, 2021
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!

Scallop RePUBlic, LIVE MUSIC.  TBD 2021. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
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Florida Scallop Festival.  TBD 2021.  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 :-)!

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day.  September 4, 2021.  Grab your Surf Fishing Cape San Blas FL Barrier Dunes Vacation Rentalspoles 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).

Beach Blast Olympic Triathlon and Dualthon. TBD 2021. 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.

Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

Scallop RePUBlic, LIVE MUSIC. TBD 2021. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San BlasRoad (right on the Cape!)
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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. 

 

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. September 17, 2020. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

PortOber Fest.  TBD 2021.  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. TBD 2021.  9-1 p.m. EST Rain orApalachicola Farmers Market Fresh Seafood 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.  TBT  2021. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
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Forgotten Coast Music Festival. TBD 2021.  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

Salt Air Farmers’ Market. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Oct. 2 & Oct. 16, 2021) 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.

2020 Gulf Fall RED SNAPPER Season:  October 17, 18, 24, 31 & Nov. 1  

St. Vincent Island Wild Week Guided Tours.  TBT 2021
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.

St. Joseph Bay Preserves Bay Day. TBD 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.  

50ForFL Relay for Recovery  TBT, 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.  Registration for the 2020 running of the 50forFL 5K, 10K and Virtual 50M is open! The 5K and 10K will be live events on Oct 10th in Port St. Joe and also have virtual options, if you cannot make the live event. Please join us in the Run For Recovery on the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Michael. Get more info and register at www.50forfl.com

St. Joe Bay Golf Club Autumn Action Scramble Golf Tournament.  TBD 2021.  St. Joe Bay Golf Club.  700 Country Club Road, Port St. Joe 850-229-7799.
Shotgun start at 1:00 EST.  Men, Women & teens.  4-person ABCD Format.  

 

Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  October 9, 2021.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Apalach Farmers Market Fresh Seafood Things To Do
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 Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBD 2021. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Blast on the Bay Songwriters’ Festival.  TBT 2021. Florida’s Gulf Coast ~ Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe and Indian Pass
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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.

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  October 23, 2021.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Apalachicola Farmers Market Cape Escape Vacation Rentals
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 2021. 7- 10 pm.  411 Cape San Blas Road (right on the Cape!)
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Ghost Walk. October 31. 2021. Chestnut Street Cemetery 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ghost Walk Apalachicola Cape San Blas RentalsApalachicola, 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.

Ghost on the Coast. Port St. Joe Annual Downtown Trick or Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals Halloween BeachTreat. October 31, 2021. 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 5:00 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!

NOVEMBER

Florida Seafood Festival.  TBT 2022. Apalachicola FL.
This 57-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 – TBD 2022. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
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Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center Holiday Open House.  TBT 2021, 12-6 EST.  1001 10th Street.  
Enjoy refreshments, shop for handmade gifts by local artists &, meet our resident ambassadors and learn more about aour amazing sea turtles.

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBT 2021. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, & anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day.  TBT 2021.  Grab your Surf Fishing Cape San Blas FL Barrier Dunes Vacation Rentalspoles 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).

DECEMBER

SaltAir Farmers Market. 1st and 3rd Saturday. NOV 4 & 18, 2021.  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.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music.  TBD, 2021. 6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
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Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center Holiday Open House. TBD 2021. 12 – 7 p.m. EST.   1001 10th Street.
Enjoy Refreshments, shop for handmade gifts by local artists, meet our  ambassadors& learn more about our amazing sea turtles.

Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees. TBD 2022.  Forgotten Coast Festival Of Trees 2020 The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Join us fora family holiday tradition.  The gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and displays of holiday decorations.  A selection of items in the silent auction could take care of the holiday gifts for those on your shopping list.  The schedule of activities can be found here: SCHEDULE

Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

Apalachicola Farmers Market.  2nd & 4th Saturdays.  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Mill Park off Scipio Creek, Apalchicola

farmers-market-port-st-joeLocal seafood, produce, herbs & honey, homemade breads and pies, along with arts & 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 & BBQ sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, and perennials. Enjoy music in a beautiful setting by the water.   From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

 

Scallop RePUBlic – Live Music.TBD 2021.  6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009 

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Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival.  (4th Saturday in November). Woolley Park in Panacea.
Features both an international mullet cook-off contact& a day-long maritime flea market. For more information contact Bill Lowrie at billlowrie@embarqmail.com

Holiday Fresh Market.  TBD 2021, 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.

Historic Apalachicola Annual Christmas Celebration. Nov. 26, 2021. 4:00-8 pm. 850-653-9419

 Come enjoy early Christmas shopping along streets lined with luminaries& filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late & 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 & 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. TBD 2021
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).

Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees. TBD  2022.  Forgotten Coast Festival Of Trees 2020 The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Join us for a family holiday tradition.  The gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and displays of holiday decorations.  A selection of items in the silent auction could take care of the holiday gifts for those on your shopping list.  The schedule of activities can be found here: SCHEDULE

Christmas in the Garden.  TBD  2021.  216 Christmas In The Garden Port St. Joe Garden ClubEighth 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, 3 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.

SaltAir Farmer’s Market. TBD  2021, 9-3 EST.  Extend hours. 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 & Christmas gifts highlight the market’s offerings with live music & fresh air.

 

Breakfast with Santa. TBD 2021   8-10 a. m.   First United Methodist Church in Port St. Joe.  1001 Constitution Drive.  850-227-1724
Santa is coming! Join us for our annual Breakfast with Santa. Wear your pajamas and make sure to bring Santa your wish list. A pancake breakfast is provided free of charge.

Jingle Bell Golf Tournament.  TBD 2021.  700 Country Club Jingle Bell Golf TournamentRoad.
Tournament Format:  Individual play with handicap from  your normal tee.  Fee is $75 per player.  Bring a NEW TOY and safe $10.   For more information Call the Club at 850-227-1751.

 

Mexico Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  TBT 2022.  6 p.m.  Mexico Beach Shopping Center Lawn (could change).
It’s Christmas time here at the beach! Our annual lighting of the Christmas Tree on Sunday, December 6th, starting at 6:00pm. This year’s event is tentatively taking place on the Mexico Beach Shopping Center lawn.. Come ring in the holiday season with caroling, golf cart parade, lighting of the Christmas tree and a special visit from Santa himself.

Scallop RePUBlic – Live music.   TBD 2022. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009

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Christmas on the Coast Parade. TBD 2022. 6 p.m EST.  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. 

 

Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees. Through TBD  2022.  Forgotten Coast Festival Of Trees EVENT Port St. Joe Chrristmas The Joe The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe.
Join us for a family holiday tradition.  The gallery will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and displays of holiday decorations.  A selection of items in the silent auction could take care of the holiday gifts for those on your shopping list.  The schedule of activities can be found here: SCHEDULE

Apalachicola Holiday Fresh Market.  TBD 2021. 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.TBD 2021.  6-9 pm EST. 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009 

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Christmas Carols & Forgotten Coast Ukulele Orchestra at the Lighthouse:  TBD 2021.  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.  The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will have hot cocoa to keep you warm!   Santa Clauseill also be there for your last minute Christmas pictures!

New Years Fireworks in PSJ.   December 31, 2022, 10 p.m.  Frank Pate NEW YEARS EVE Light House Fireworks Gulf County on the Forgotten CoastPark, 150 Capptain Fred’s Place.

The Gulf County TDC and The City of Port St Joe will be bringing you a spectacular firework celebration at 10 pm eastern on New Year’s Eve.  You will be able to view the show from the Port St Joe downtown and George Core Park area.

 

JANUARY

3rd Annual Cape San Blas Polar Plunge. January 1, 2022. 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.

 

 

Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music. January 6-14, 2021. 7- 10 pm EST. 411 Cape SanScallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
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Apalachicola Downtown Market Apalachicola. January 13, 2021. 9- 12 Apalach Farmers Market Fresh Seafood Things To DoEST. 56 Commerce Street, Apalachicola. 
The market offers a charming outdoor shopping experience for all who appreciate delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass-fed beef, artisanal food, homemade kombucha, Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, condiments and more! Come support local artisans as well as indulge in delicious, homemade foods! 

Step into My Studio at the Joe Center for the Arts.  TBD 2022 6:00
Step Into My Studio is a series of class offerings to the creative spirit taught by local, regional and national artists. Regardless of your ability level, you are sure to find something that will introduce you to a new skill, hone your existing skills or just be a fun exploration.

Class Offerings:  Acrylic painting, Oil painting, Basketry, Metalsmithing, Yoga, Acrylic Pour, Colored Pencil, Modern Pop Art & Collage and more. Register soon as class sizes are limited.

Snowbird Golf Tournament.  TBD 2022.   11-5.  St. St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Snowbird Golf Tournament Cape San Blas Things To Do Area Events Forgotten CoastJoe 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.

Annual Oyster Cook-off.   TBT 2022. Downtown Apalachicola, Oyster Raw Port St. Joe Cape San Blas Vacation RentalsRiverfront 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.

 

Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay.   TBD 2022.  Battery Park, 1Butts And Clucks Apalachicola Things to Do Bay Ave., Apalachicola
The 4th annual Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, this event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association. With over $12,000 in prizes to be awarded and the winner moving on to the Jack Daniels Championship. The event will be held on January 21st, 22nd & 23rd in Battery Park in Apalachicola.
Also, during the event we will be having a Deviled Egg (The Cluck that came from the Butt Contest) contest.

Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music. TBD 2022. 7-10 (they open before 7…enjoy darts & the view while you wait) 411 Cape San Blas Road.  Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San BlasRight on the Cape.  850-227-9009

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St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBD 2022. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe

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Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Apalachicola Downtown Market.  TBD 2022. 9 – 12.  56 CommerceApalach Farmers Market Fresh Seafood Things To Do Street, Apalachicola.
The market offers a charming outdoor shopping experience for all who appreciate delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass fed beef, artisanal food, homemade kombucha, Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, condiments and more! Come support local artisans as well as indulge in delicious, homemade foods! Interested in becoming a vendor? Call (954) 593-8616.

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


Farmers Market Apalachicola. TBD 2022. 9- 1 EST. 468 Market Street, Apalachicola 
 Apalach Farmers Market Fresh Seafood Things To Do
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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. 

Bingo on the Bay. Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

 

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Pickleball Tournament.  TBD 2022 9:00 Salinas Park Bayside.
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Scallop RePUBlic. Live Music.  TBD 2022. 7-10 (they open before 7 …enjoy darts & the view). 411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas

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SaltAir Farmers’ Market.  February 5, 2022. 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.

Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade. TBD 2022.  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.

Winter Bay Day ST. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserves. TBT, 2022. 11-2..  3915 State Road 30-A (C-30), Port St. Joe, Florida.

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Join us for Winter Bay Day! There will be lots to see and lots to do. Free admisssion.   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!   

Tour the Preserves: Enjoy a guided Tram Tour through the backwoods trails of the Buffer Preserves and learn about the native animal and plant life along the bay.   Bay Day tram tour seating will be first come first served. Reservations are recommended and will be available at the Bay Day event.

Field Trips: Ron Houser – Birding Tour 7:45am – 11:00am EST. Participants should arrive at 7:45 and bring binoculars and snacks.

Nature Exhibits: St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve, Sweetwater Bay Native Plant Society, Bay County Audubon Society, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Fire Marshall’s Display, and Bay Scallop Restoration.

Live Music: Crossroads Bluegrass Band  Music for Saints and Sinners

QUESTIONS:  800-229-1787 ext. 1

Yoga on the Beach.  February 11, 2021. 8 am  At the Stump Hole on the Yoga Coastal Lotus Cape San Blas RentalsCape.  
Join us for a morning of zen. This event will limited to a certain amount of participants. Participants must also be able to show that they are a visitor and vacationing in Gulf County.

 

Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler.  TBD 2022. 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.

Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off. TBD 2022.  10 a.m. CST.  Boat Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook OffRamp Park at Mexico Beach
Gumbo Is Back!! With the new year, comes the return of a crowd favorite.

On Saturday, February 22, in Mexico Beach the 21st Annual Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook-Off will take place.  With a variety of types of gumbo & Brunswick stew to taste, this will be one hot competition.  For those interested in putting their secret family recipe to the test, please click here for a complete entry form.

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 CT and there will be tons of great gumbo & Brunswick stew for the eating. This event is free to enter and the only costs is for food and beverages. Tickets will be available for purchase to sample one, 2 or as many as you like gumbos or stews. There will be beverages available as well as hot dogs & sausage dogs. With live music & free beads, this is one cook-off that will get you in the Mardi Gras mood!

Scallop RePUBlic.  Live Music.  Feb 10 – 20, 2021. Music is 7-10 but they are open sooner!  411 Cape San BlasScallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009
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 St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBD 2022. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Snowbird Golf Tournament.  TBT 2022.  12:00.  St. Joe Bay Golf St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Snowbird Golf Tournament Cape San Blas Things To Do Area Events Forgotten CoastClub.
Join us for a fun day of golf!  4 Player Scramble, 11:00 Lunch/Registration 12:00 Shotgun Start $50 Per Player

 

 

Pickleball Tournament. TBD 2022. 8:00 Salinas Park Bayside.Salanis Pickleball Cape San Blas
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SaltAir Farmers’ Market.  February 19, 2022. 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 & 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 & 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.

Farmers Market Apalachicola. February 26, 2022. 9- 1 EST. Mill Pond Apalachicola Farmers Market Cape Escape Vacation RentalsPavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
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.

Farmers Market Apalachicola. March 26, 2022. 9- 1 EST. Mill Apalachicola Farmers Market Fresh SeafoodPond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
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.

 

Scallop RePUBlic.  Live Music. TBD 2022.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. 850-227-9009Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blas

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Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

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!

Liars’s Challenge.   TBT 2021. 6-7:30 p.m.  The Haughty Heron, Port St. Joe.  850-527-4671.
Who is the best LIAR on the coast?  Fish tail, tall tails, bear tails?  9-minute story limit.  Benefit is for Sheriff Mikes Easter Basket Drive.  GREAT CAUSE!  

MARCH

 SaltAir Farmers’ Market. March 5 and 19, 2022 (1st & 3rd Saturdays). 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. TBD 2022.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON the Cape. Scallop Republic Beer Live Music Cape San Blas 850-227-9009   
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Farmers Market Apalachicola. March 13, 2021. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. 9- 1 EST. Mill Apalachicola Farmers Market Fresh SeafoodPond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads &pies, along with arts & crafts and other regional specialties will be fare offered.. Browse the market for goodies such as tomato pie, local eggs, homemade jams, jellies, salsa & BBQ sauce, locally-produced soaps, handmade turquoise jewelry, & perennials. Enjoy music   From the blinking light in Apalachicola Center, the Farmers Market is just down Market Street less than a mile.

St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Tram Tour. TBT 2022. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. JoeSt. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve Cape San Blas

Visitors will meet at the Buffer Preserve Center at 9 a.m. EST for a little history, a little learning, and the importance of the Buffer Preserve to St. Joseph Bay! Bring binoculars, cameras, hats, water bottles, and anything else to make the ride more comfortable.  Space is limited so please email our Environmental Specialist Sophia Fonseca at sophia.fonseca@floridadep.gov to reserve your spot. Be sure to include how many individuals are attending.

Farmers Market Apalachicola.  March 26, 2022. 9- 1 EST. Mill Apalachicola Farmers Market Fresh SeafoodPond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
Features seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads and other regional specialties.

 


Scallop RePUBlic. TBD 2022.  
411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON Scallop Republic Music Live Cape San Blasthe Cape. 850-227-9009   
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Forgotten Coast en Plain Air.  March 18-27, 2022.Plein Air Cape San Blas Mexico Beach St. George Island Things To Do
The Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out, is among the most prestigious plein air events in the country and is now recognized globally. We are very honored to be so highly regarded. This year we are celebrating the 16th anniversary with internationally acclaimed artists who will document the landscape and culture of 100 miles of coastal towns and the people who work and live here. Their art interprets and captures this last vestige of authentic Old Florida. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day invitational festival. Please come join us!

Breeze by the Bay Run:  TBD 2022.  Cape San Blas.  Breeze By The Bay Charity Run Things to Do Cape San Blas Port St. Joe
Breeze by the Bay 5K & 10K, hosted by the Junior Service League of Port St. Joe, invites you to run through beautiful Port St. Joe, FL. Included in your run fee is a t-shirt!  Adults $40, Under 18 $30

 

 Junior League’s Chilli Cookoff Car Show and Family Bazaar.  TBD 2022.  
The Chili Cook-off competition event includes a car show, local vendors, music, kid’s activities, bake sale, cake walk, and 50/50 raffle.

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!


Bingo on the Bay.  Every Monday 7-9 p.m
. Half Shell Dockside.  301 Market Street Apalachicola.Bingo On The Bay Cape San Blas Things to Do Activities
Bring th ewhole family for fun and games (and good food)  Your first Bingo card is free. If you want additional cards, they are $2 each. Use your cards for all 6 rounds.  Four prizes are a $15 gift certificate and Half Shell Dockside swag. Two prizes are $50 cash.  Sit anywhere outside, at the bar or on the deck to play. The event will last approximately 2 hours.
 

Scallop RePUBlic.    TBD 2022.  411 Cape San Blas Road. Right ON Scallop Republic Sticky Too Live Music Cape San Blas Vacation Rentalsthe Cape. 850-227-9009   
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Farmers Market Apalachicola. April 9, 2022. 9- 1 EST. Mill Apalachicola Farmers Market Fresh SeafoodPond Pavilion at the Scipio Creek Marina.
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. 

Blues on Reid.  TBT 2022. 12-7 p.m.   Reid Ave. Post St. Joe.  BLUES In The Lot March 28 2020 Port St Joe
Don’t miss Top Regional Blues Acts performing in the heart of the Business District of historic Port St. Joe, Florida!  FREE EVENT.  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.

 

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Worm Gruntin’ Festival in Sopchoppy. TBT 2022. 850-962-4611. 2nd Saturday in April, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Sopchoppy.
Begins with a 5K race for adults and children down country roads and includes a colorful Worm Gruntin’ Contest for children,  Wakulla County Horseshoe Championship, Hula Hoop Contest for children and adults. live entertainment throughout the day & end  under the stars with music at the Worm Grunters’ Ball. There will be 100 vendors of original arts and crafts and delicious food and our original Festival t-shirts, hats, koozies and aprons. The Festival is free and open to the public in the heart of downtown Sopchoppy.

Port St. Joe Easter Egg Hunt by the Juinor Service League. TBD 2022. 10-11 am.  George Core Park. 
850-227-1223. Port.  Eggs go fast to be early!