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Crooked River Park Fest
February 4 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, FL will be hosting the first ever Crooked River Park Fest on Saturday, February 4 from 9 am-9 pm. This event starts off with an extended Country Farmer’s Market. Then, in the evening, the festivities continue with a special benefit concert Full Moon event with live music, full moon climbs, and a local food vendor under the stars. The Crooked River Lighthouse Museum and Tower will be open to visitors from 9am-9pm.
The morning starts off with the extended Country Market from 9 am-3 pm, which has been expanded to include food vendors, regional arts and crafts vendors and live music. Visitors can shop with wonderful vendors selling gifts and goodies, like fresh roasted coffee, delicious baked goods, farm fresh produce, grass-fed beef, local art and photography, handcrafted balms and soaps, as well as enjoy demonstrators and exhibitors. Admission to the park for the Country Market is free to the public (9am to 3 pm). For those interested in being a vendor for this event, the fee schedule and links for vendor registration are available at: https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/category/programs-events/.
Guests can also enjoy a visit inside the Keeper’s House Museum and browse some unique nautical gifts and souvenirs in the gift shop. Inside the museum, take a peek at Crooked River Lighthouse’s original Fresnel lens manufactured in Paris, France in 1894 as well as many other interesting artifacts and displays about the history of the Crooked River Lighthouse.
As darkness falls, the stage will heat up for this special Full Moon Event and Benefit Concert from 6 pm-9 pm. The new Crooked River Lighthouse Park Stage will host a benefit concert featuring Nashville’s international Pirate Band and Franklin County favorite, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. Also returning to the ‘under construction’ dock stage, the beloved Tallahassee Community College (TCC) dancers, frequently featured entertainment at Lantern Fest. This special evening event will feature a local food vendor, bon fire, full moon climbs and after-hours visits in the Keeper’s House Museum. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening.
Clear skies permitting and with the glow of a rising moon, evening tower climbers may spot Carrabelle Beach, Dog Island, and moonlight sparkles of St. George Sound. All climbers must be at least 44 inches tall.
Advance tickets packages for this full moon fundraiser start at $15 and are available on the Crooked River Lighthouse website at https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/category/programs-events/. Children (under 12) are free with adult only. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the new Crooked River Park pirate ship and stage. (Food and tower climbs available for additional cost so be sure to bring some cash.)
Crooked River Lighthouse is located in Carrabelle, just west of the Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle. For more information, contact the gift shop at 850-697-2732, firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.