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Carrabelle Culture Crawl
March 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting the Carrabelle Culture Crawl on Saturday, March 19, 2022, 10 am to 3 pm. This cultural event is a free celebration of amazing local culture, art, music, history, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle. This is a wonderful opportunity to add a bit more fun as you experience the wonderful local culture that Carrabelle has to offer.
The Carrabelle History Museum will be bringing live music outdoors to the streets of Carrabelle, performing a variety of Florida folk music, classic country, modern songs, and favorite oldies. Musicians like Frank Lindamood, Lewis Christie (with his keyboard), and Kevin Andrew and the Rockulla Performers, a variety of young talent will be performing outdoors for all to enjoy.
This year Carrabelle’s delicious food offerings will be highlighted. A variety of Carrabelle’s local restaurants will offer a signature special item in honor of the Crawl, most at a wonderful promotional price including fresh-caught fish with a twist, an unmatched seafood gumbo from a secret recipe, award-winning crab cakes and much more. Don’t worry there will be plenty for land-lovers too!
Art will abound at the Carrabelle Culture Crawl with local artists painting “plein air” allowing visitors to see the creative process is action. The Carrabelle Artist Association will have a fun activity for families making and decorating fans out a variety of materials. In addition, the always popular public art drawing and coloring activity will be hung in storefront windows. There will be art to view at a variety of shops and galleries including a special art showcase at The Gallery at Rio Carrabelle. Visitors will spot fun, costumed characters from the Fishy Fashion Show wandering the streets. These walking photo ops are a fan-favorite at the Crawl. And be sure to walk over to see Carrabelle’s newest public art, a stunning building-sized mural!
Returning again this year will be a Carrabelle Scavenger Hunt. For each of location, a clue will be provided. Each participant will receive a small prize just for playing. The Scavenger Hunt is a great way to learn fun facts about Carrabelle’s history you may have never know. Guests can start at the Carrabelle History Museum, SE 106 Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL and walk to as many of the wonderful locations as they would like.
Come learn about the culture, natural resources and local history of the area by visiting the exhibitors on Avenue B. Florida Public Archaeology Network will be there with information on Florida’s fascinating archaeological heritage. Find out how Carrabelle was transformed into a training camp during WWII at the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum booth. Learn about Carrabelle’s rich nautical history at the Crooked River Lighthouse display. Watch the demo by Ken Horne as he uses native plants at his string and cordage table. Meet Moonlight, the Great Horned Owl, an ambassador from the Florida Wild Mammal Association. Participate in a foraging walk around central Carrabelle with the Native Plant Society, and learn about local plant species that were utilized by local tribes and settlers. Plus retired Florida State Park Services Specialist, Bonnie Allen, will be joining the Crawl to show artifacts from and discuss Franklin County’s last turpentine camp. Also participating will be George Weymouth who has worked at Wakulla Springs, Florida State Museum of Natural and History and Tate’s Hell State Forest and has a vast knowledge and collection of archaeology finds which he will be sharing. While on Avenue B, be sure to visit the Carrabelle History Museum to discover the booms and busts of Carrabelle’s history like the by-gone eras when local logging and lumber merchants, steamships, and shrimping vessels lined the vast and deep Carrabelle River.
Additional details will be posted to the Carrabelle History Museum’s Facebook page and website, carrabellehistorymuseum.org as they are confirmed. Sponsors and visitors are still needed. For more information, contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 850-697-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Carrabelle Culture Crawl was founded by the Economic Development Team of the Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership. A big thank you to the sponsors of the Crawl: Carrabelle CARES, Centennial Bank, Celeda & Lewis Christie, City of Carrabelle CRA, Coastal Cottage Living, Coastal Realty Group, Duke Energy, Marian Morris, and Rio Carrabelle. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.