Local Events

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Check out all the local events the Forgotten Coast has to offer. From art shows and songwriter’s festivals to fishing tournaments and farmer’s markets.

September 16, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 17, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 18, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    September 18, 2019  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    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.

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September 19, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 20, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 21, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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  • Coastal Cleanup

    September 21, 2019  7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Apalachicola Visitor Center, 122 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    On Saturday, September 21, The Apalachicola Riverkeeper organization, along with the Ocean Conservancy and Franklin County Departments of Parks & Recreation and Solid Waste & Recycling will host the 2019 Annual International Coast Cleanup in Franklin County. The cleanup, which covers the entire county from Alligator Point to west of Apalachicola is part of what is billed as the the world’s largest volunteer effort to help protect our oceans, lakes and rivers. The event runs from 8:30am to 11:30am at 16 locations in Franklin County and an 17th location at Saint Vincent NWR. Event coordinators provide trash bags, T-shirts, gloves, water, snacks, and data cards. Volunteers should bring  sunscreen, bug spray, protective clothing, and sturdy shoes.
    In Franklin County last year, 315 volunteers collected 3.4 tons of trash from the local beaches, bay, gulf, and river. Each year, volunteers not only remove trash from the environment but also record what they collect in orde (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.floridasforgottencoast.com/event/coastal-cleanup/)

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  • Salt Air Farmer's Market

    September 21, 2019  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    City Commons Park, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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  • Museum Day

    September 21, 2019  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Carrabelle Visitor Center, 105 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL, 32322

    Back by popular demand all three of Carrabelle’s wonderful museums will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. This national celebration honors museums that follow the example of the Smithsonian with free admission. In salute to this day, Carrabelle History Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, and Crooked River Lighthouse Museum will have special activities and exhibits.
    INFORMATION ON MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS
     
    Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
    Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum honors the military men and women as well as civilian personnel who trained and worked in Carrabelle and Franklin County during 1942 through 1946.  The museum houses numerous displays of military artifacts, photos and memorabilia of many types. Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum is located at 1873 Highway 98 West, directly across from Carrabelle Beach where military troops practiced D-Day beach (View Full Event Description Here: https://www.floridasforgottencoast.com/event/museum-day/)

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September 22, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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  • Mexico Beach SUP Classic

    September 22, 2019  6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
    El Governor Motel, 1701 US-98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456, USA

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September 23, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 24, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 25, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    September 25, 2019  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    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.

    See more details

September 26, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 27, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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  • National Estuaries Day

    September 27, 2019  12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will celebrate National Estuaries Day on Friday, September 27, in Eastpoint, Florida. The first 600 visitors will receive a free t-shirt commemorating this year as the Reserve’s 40th anniversary. Activities include free, fun and educational stations for kids and adults including marine animal touch tanks, and estuary-themed games, including a new sea turtle game!
    Attendees can also tour ANERR’s 5,400 square-foot Nature Center an 80-foot long mural depicting the area ecosystems, historical exhibits, and a hands-on Bay Discovery Room. The Microplastics exhibit, also on display in the Nature Center now through Estuaries Day, takes a close look at the increasing use of plastics in the world and how they are impacting life throughout the food chain.

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September 28, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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  • Apalachicola Riverkeeper's Field Trips

    September 28, 2019
    Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 232 B Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    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. Trips are donation based.
    Paddle 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.  Contact us for meet up details at [email protected] to register or call 850-653-8936.  http://apalachicolariverkeeper.org/eco-educational-outing/

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  • Apalachicola Farmer's Market

    September 28, 2019  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mill Pond Pavilion, 479 Market St. Apalachicola, FL 32320

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  • PortOber Fest 2019

    September 28, 2019  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Reid Avenue, Reid Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    The Third annual PortOber fest will be held Saturday September28, 2019. PortOber brings a festival to downtown Port St. Joe thatis family friendly with a German style theme.
    We will be closing part of Reid Ave to host this event featuring live music, food beverages, vendors and fun.
    FREE to all

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September 29, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

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September 30, 2019
  • Bay Scallop Season

    August 16, 2019 - September 30, 2019  

    This season's opening includes all state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County through the westernmost point of St. Vincent Island in Franklin County.  Updates and more information on scalloping areas can be found at www.myfwc.com

    See more details

October 2, 2019
  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    October 2, 2019  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    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.

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October 4, 2019
  • Apalachicola Bay Estuary Class

    October 4, 2019  11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

    Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve this Fall as we explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected. We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee.
    The class cost is free to attend but you must get tickets before class on our eventbrite page, as spaces fill up fast. Please be sure to bring weather appropriate clothing, and eat lunch in advance.
    Any further questions can be addressed to Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 or emailed at [email protected] – or contact Josh Eaton at (850) 670-7710 or email him at [email protected]

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October 5, 2019
  • Salt Air Farmer's Market

    October 5, 2019  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    City Commons Park, 305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd. Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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October 9, 2019
  • Bowery Station Open Mic Night

    October 9, 2019  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    17 Ave F, Suite C Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA

    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.

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October 10, 2019
  • Rise Up - A Celebration of Our Journey Since Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2019  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    George Core Park (Lighthouse Park), Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    We invite each of you to RISE UP and come together as a community and celebrate the journey that we have taken in the past year.

    This day will remind us that time is moving ever forward and that change is a constant of life. But in that change, there is hope of new possibilities.

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October 11, 2019
  • Apalach Oktoberfest

    October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019  
    Bowery Station, 17 Ave F, Suite C, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    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.
     

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  • St. Joseph Bay Golf Club Tournament

    October 11, 2019  9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    700 Country Club Rd, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    A DAY OF FUN & FUNDRAISING
    4 Team Scramble
    Registration 10:30
    Shotgun Start Noon
    Phone: 850-227-1751

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October 12, 2019
  • Apalach Oktoberfest

    October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019  
    Bowery Station, 17 Ave F, Suite C, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    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.
     

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  • 50 for Florida Relay Race

    October 12, 2019  4:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    George Core Park (Lighthouse Park), Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    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.

    For more information, visit: https://getsetgrow.com/50-for-florida

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  • Apalachicola Farmer's Market

    October 12, 2019  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mill Pond Pavilion, 479 Market St. Apalachicola, FL 32320

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  • Stronger Than The Storm

    October 12, 2019  8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Gulf County Veterans Memorial Park at Beacon Hill, 8750 W Hwy 98, Port St Joe, FL 32456, USA

    STRONGER THAN THE STORM
    FREE FUN
    LVIE MUSIC * BOUNCY HOUSES * KIDS GAMES * S'MORES

    FREE FOOD
    SNOW CONE TRUCK * ICE CREAM * SOUTHERN BUFFETT * BURGERS * HOT DOGS * PIZZA

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  • Art & Wine Splash

    October 12, 2019  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    St. George Island Visitor Center, 139 Gulf Beach Drive W, St. George Island, FL, 32328, United States

    Join us on Saturday, October 12th, for the St. George Island Art & Wine Splash. This event takes place during what many locals consider their favorite month on the island, when temperatures are a bit cooler and the annual monarch migration brings beautiful butterflies to our shores.  The event is sponsored by The St. George Island Business Association.
    The festival features talented artists and craftsmen offering original and unique items.  Artists will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents at various Island locations.

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October 13, 2019
  • Apalach Oktoberfest

    October 11, 2019 - October 13, 2019  
    Bowery Station, 17 Ave F, Suite C, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

    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.
     

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  • Full Moon Climb

    October 13, 2019  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    St. George Island Lighthouse, 2B East Gulf Beach Drive, Eastpoint, 32328, United States

    Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon, and light refreshments are served. Contact Gift Shop for reservations.
    The October full moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.

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