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Death by Design
February 6, 2015 to February 15, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

Death By Design ~ Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful comedy with murder. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime.


The Panhandle Players will present Death by Design over two weekends in Franklin and Gulf Counties.  See the show at the WindMark Beach Town Hall in Port St. Joe Beach February 6th - 8th and again February 13th - 15th at the Eastpoint Firehouse.  Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances begin at 3 p.m. ET.  Doors open 30-minutes prior to showtime.  Tickets are $15 each and are being sold at Downtown Books in Apalachicola, The Butler Agency in Eastpoint, Sometimes It’s Hotter on St. George Island, Carrabelle Junction, No Name Cafe in Port St. Joe, and Carribean Coffee in Mexico Beach.  

 Seating is limited for both locations and those planning on attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to insure they get a seat.  For more information call 404-326-7791 or visit the Panhandle Players online at or on 

Mardi Gras Parade
February 7, 2015 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Commerce St

Dress yourself and your dog in tropical parrothead costumes and celebrate Mardi Gras Apalach style! You may walk, ride in golf carts, pull wagons, push strollers, or come up with any other unique form of transportation. Floats are allowed and this may be the only place you'll see oyster boats in a parade. The day's events, for the benefit of our local animal shelter and for the Apalachicola Dog Park, begin at 1:00 pm at the Bowery and winds through town, ending at the dog-friendly where the party will continue with live music, dancing, Cajun food, games, And contests. Parade registration is $5.00 per person. Dogs, of course, are free. Golf carts, floats, and boats are $20. Dogs are still free. 
Admission to the fais do-do at Bowery Station is free for everyone. All donations are tax-deductible and are for the benefit of the shelter and dog park. 

Bob Milne Ragtime Piano- Dixie Theatre
February 7, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

If you haven't seen or heard Bob in the 15 years he's been playing the Dixie, don't wait any longer, he's truly amazing and back for his 16th

Bob Milne Ragtime Piano- Dixie Theatre
February 7, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

If you haven't seen or heard Bob in the 15 years he's been playing the Dixie, don't wait any longer, he's truly amazing and back for his 16th

Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler
February 8, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
4th street and Avenue D in Apalachicola

Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th street and Avenue D in Apalachicola. Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky. Join us for our 19th year. Tickets are $60. For more information, call Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or email us at

Snowbird Appreciation Day
February 10, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
St. George Island

Snowbird Appreciation Day, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, February 10th.  The event is sponsored by the St. George Island Business Association, who invites all winter visitors in the area to enjoy an evening out on St. George Island.   If you consider yourself a visitor to the area, you're welcome to participate! This year’s Snowbird Day consists of happy hour, dinner and live music.

The event is being held from 4:00-6:00pm at Black Marlin’s Bar & Grill at 212 East Bayshore Drive.  Price is $12 per person. Pre-registration is not required. Guests will pay in person upon arrival. Happy hour (cash bar) starts at 4:00pm along with live music. Low Country Boil dinner will be served at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions, please call 850-927-5039

Mardi Gras Parade
February 13, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
Riverfront Park, Apalachicola

Habitat for Humanity's Mardi Gras Celebration Friday night is the Mardi Gras Parade on the Riverfront. Live music beer,wine and food will be served.

Beach Home Tour of St. George Island
February 14, 2015
St George Island

The home tour will be held on Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.   “We have a great selection of homes from the Plantation to the East End and from the beachfront to the bay,” said Terry Kemp “We have modern and traditional beach-front homes, bay-front homes, and historic homes.  This is the first and best chance for people to get a total view of the island lifestyle from inside some our out best and most interesting homes.”Tour tickets are $20.00 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour.  The event is sponsored by the St. George Lighthouse Association.  To reserve tickets, call 850-927-7745.  For more info, or call 850-927-7744.

Doo Wops & Beauty Shops- Dixie Theatre
February 14, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

34 west Theater Back for their 3rd Season, these folks are top notch, great and more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

Mardi Gras Ball
February 14, 2015 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

Habitat for Humanity's Mardi Gras Celebration Saturday night is the Mardi Gras Dinner and Ball at the Armory.  There will be music, dancing and a floor show, plus the crowning of the Mardi Gras king and queen. Dinner tickets are $50.00, 6:30 pm, and general admission $25.00 at 7:30pm.

Doo Wops & Beauty Shops- Dixie Theatre
February 14, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

34 west Theater Back for their 3rd Season, these folks are top notch, great and more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

DINO!- Dixie Theatre
February 21, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

A Salute to Dean Martin: Tony Partington

DINO!- Dixie Theatre
February 21, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

A Salute to Dean Martin: Tony Partington

Elvis & Friends do the Dixie- Dixie Theatre
February 28, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

Todd Allen Herendeen returning with his Follow That Dream Band, audience favorite Todd is back for his 6th Season-yea!

Elvis & Friends do the Dixie- Dixie Theatre
February 28, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

Todd Allen Herendeen returning with his Follow That Dream Band, audience favorite Todd is back for his 6th Season-yea!

Full Moon Climb
March 3, 2015 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM (ET)
St. George Island Light House

The February Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse on St. George Island will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  The Sunset/Full Moon Climb will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will include light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon.  Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association.


The sun will set at 6:19 p.m. and the “Snow” moon will rise at 6:20 p.m. on February 3.  


After sunset, people are invited to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the full moon, as space and time permit.  Cost is $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for SGLA members. 


The Cape St. George Light is located in St. George Lighthouse Park at the center of St. George Island, where Island Drive (the road off the bridge) ends at Gulf Beach Drive.  Parking is available in lots at either side of the park.


Because space is limited, reservations are recommended.  For reservations or more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.

33nd Annual SGI Regional Chili Cook-Off & Auction
March 7, 2015
St. George Island, Florida

The St George Island Regional Chili Cook off will take place Saturday, March 7. Friday, the Auction Art Preview is in the evening from 5 - 7 at the island's firehouse (324 E. Pine Ave.).  Saturday includes the 5K Red Pepper Run at 8:00 am, Crock Pot Judging 10-11:00 am, the Auction begins at 11:00, booth showmanship judging is at 11:30 - 12:15pm Miss Chili Pepper and Miss Hot Sauce judging at 12:15pm, taste awards 3:30pm.  Head to the center of the island for all of Saturday’s events.  There is a $5 entry fee.  Proceeds benefit the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders (850) 927-2753.


Bigger Than Life…- Dixie Theatre
March 7, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

A Tribute to Jim Croce

Camp Gordon Johnston Days 2015 Reunion
March 13, 2015 to March 14, 2015
Camp Gordon Johnston

The 19th annual Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion days, created to celebrate the historic wartime Carrabelle museum together with the service of veterans from WWII and beyond, has announced their schedule for 2015.  Veterans and their families are invited to Carrabelle from Friday, March 13, through Saturday, March 14, 2015.Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with tours of WWII Army vehicles that have seen combat. Audiences will also get the privilege of touring the “New Orleans” Landing Craft ( LCU 2034) and the United States Coast Guard Cutter, “Seahawk” if these vessels are in port. Tours of each craft will be conducted by vessel crew members. The Camp Gordon johnston Association, The Camp Gordon johnston WWII Museum and the citizens of Franklin County, Florida are proud to show our gratitude and support for the service and sacrifice of all veterans. It is in our unity as Americans that we can stand strong now and forever. Thank you in advance for your consideration and we hope to see you at the Camp Gordon Johnston Days Reunion in Carrabelle.

Sligo Line ~ Irish- Dixie Theatre
March 14, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

Formerly The Ned Devines, this talented group had the audience cheering during the 2014 Season 17, don't miss them.

Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine Festival
March 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)
downtown Apalachicola

Art in all forms will be woven in and arounf picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing,selling and demonstrating their talents.The festivities continue into the evening with a wine testing at 3:00pm. Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines.

13th Annual Eastpoint Fire Dept Charity Rib Cookoff
March 21, 2015
Eastpoint Fire House

The 14th Annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff. Saturday March 14th at the fire house in Eastpoint, Florida. The event is located at the corner of 6th St and CC Land Rd in Eastpoint, one block north of US Hwy 98. This years event promises to be the biggest ever with our competitors cooking more ribs than ever.In addition to the cooking competition we will have a Car Show, Silent auction and live entertainment and back by popular demand, the Liars Contest. Rides and face painting for the kids. Free admission and the gates open at 9:00 am. BBQ dinners will be served from 11:00 am till it’s all gone.  There will also be a Silent Auction preview and open mike entertainment Friday March 20th from 5:00 till 7:00 For more information or to enter the cookoff or be a sponsor contact George Pruett at 850-670-9000 or by E-mail at

Earl David Reed- Dixie Theatre
March 21, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

The Secret of my Unsucess We are so lucky to have this fabulous comedian bring his tour to the Theatre and it's a first for stand-up comedy on the Dixie stage, how exciting!

Sarah Mac Band- Dixie Theatre
March 28, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

The House Band, back for their 5th Season, need we say more...we love them so best and feel fortunate they are still with us.

Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show
April 18, 2015 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM (ET)
Water Street, Apalachicola

Apalachicola will host the 17th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display throughout the day.  This festival emphasizes the maritime history of our picturesque coastal town. 

Special highlights include home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, authentic oyster boats and workboats, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and artist booths.  The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will host tours aboard the Heritage, a 58-foot wooden Herreshoff-designed ketch and have demonstrations of steam engines with their beautiful antique steam powered vessels.  The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, along with booths featuring: the Coast Guard Auxiliary, kids model boat building, the National Weather Service and boat building demonstration throughout the day.

The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse and the restored 1877 gaff-rigged schooner the Governor Stone will also be in attendance. Questions? Please call (850) 653-9419 or email us at, or visit

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will also have a special open house Friday evening with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm

Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational 2015
May 2, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Forgotten Coast

More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast in early May to participate in the 10th annual Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 2-10, 2015. Painters will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of authentic "Old Florida" – the coastal stretch of scenic North Florida between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point. "Plein Air", a French word, simply translated means "open air". The roots of plein air painting are found in 19th-century Europe. An Englishman, John Constable, believed that artists should forget "formulas" and trust their own vision in finding truth in nature.  The event includes 5 exhibits across the coast, daily artist demonstrations, 2 workshops, art sales and a series of public receptions. Art enthusiasts visited the exhibits and attend the many free special events that occur throughout the 10 day event.  The Grand Patrons Party will be held in May 10, 2014 6:30-10:00pm at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture, and Art. Art sales and debut of Artists' Choice paintings, $40 ticket. Call (800) 378-8419 for more info.

23rd Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour
May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (ET)
Trinity Episcopal Church

The 23nd Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour takes place the first Saturday in May. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Last year’s theme, “And the Livin' Is Easy" is as apropos to the grand Gothic Revival home and the beautiful Queen Anne abode as it is to the precious bungalow and all sizes and sorts in between.  All of the homes featured on this year's tour are vintage homes with interesting histories, contemporary touches and homeowners who take pride in their houses and have found a perfect fit for their unique style in this community. 

The featured house for the 2014 tour was the home of Briana Wheatly.  It was built for George H. Whiteside in the Gothic Revival Style, circa 1872.  The Whiteside family owned and operated the Apalachicola Ice and Canning Company in Apalachicola.  Their affluence was reflected in some of the home's distinctive features:  two closets per bedroom, heart pine flooring, beautiful crown molding, push bell for summoning servants, a built-in dining room sideboard, and fireplace between the two parlors. 

Friday, May 2:  Evensong 5:30   Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church was held on Friday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. This service provides the traditional opening for the home tour.  It will be followed by a reception to which all are invited. Homes were  open on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On May 3, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. In addition, a sealed-bid auction, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. will be a part of Saturday’s festivities.

Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly original locale.   We conjecture that you will find, as we who live here do, that the "livin' is easy" in Apalachicola.  We welcome you to join us for the weekend and come back again and again.

For more information or ticket sales please contact Trinity Episcopal Church at (850) 653-9550 Please visit the tour website at

Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam
May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Riverfront Park, Apalachicola

Fishermans Choice 16th Annual Kids Fishing Tournament
June 6, 2015
Fishermans Choice Eastpoint Fl

Charles and Rex Pennycuff are hosting their 15th annual Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament on June 6th. Kids 16 and under will fish for fresh and saltwater species. Each entry receives a t-shirt, and after the tournament, entrees are invited to attend a cookout at Fisherman's Choice where they will weigh in their fish, eat hot dogs and hamburgers and get some great prizes. In years past, Rex says they gave away 170 rods and reels, tackle boxes and a dozen cast nets. Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, and include all major fish species. Entry is free and generally about 200 kids sign up. Call Fisherman's Choice for more information at (850) 670-8808.

Second Annual Apalach Oktoberfest
October 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
252 Water Street Apalachicola, FL 32320‎
The Second Annual ApalachOktoberfest is scheduled for Sunday, October 11th from 12-8pm at Bowery Station in the historic Bowery District of Apalach.  Building on last year's successful event, this years event stands to be an even more exciting and enjoyable celebration involving more venues and Citywide participants. Last year saw five regional bands perform, along with an array of vendors, and great brats and pretzels to benefit the Apalachicola Riverkeeper. 
Great beer, great music and great the Bavarian Tradition of joyful celebration of harvest time. 
A video of the highlights and music of last years event can be found here
Check out and www.bowerystation,us for updated event details.  Check back often as plans are evolving continually.  Mark your calendar for this long Holiday weekend which also includes Blues in the Lot!

52nd Annual Florida Seafood Festival
November 6, 2015 to November 7, 2015
Batter Park, Apalachicola

Florida Oldest Maritime Event

 The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the  historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola's Battery Park. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, Musical Entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet ,History of the Festival Exhibit