Bowery Station is Opening! So Let's Party! Come out and see Bo Springs Band from 6-8pm.
Port St. Joe
Make plans now to attend the Florida Scallop Festival, October 2-3, 2015 along the shore of beautiful St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe, Florida.
With musical artist and award winning songwriter Phil Vassar headlining the event, country music fans will want to enjoy every minute!
Now the new home of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, George Core Park, with it's towering (and shady) pine trees, refreshing sea breezes and pictureque setting, provide the ideal location for this fall event. Art & craft vendors, educational exhibits, our popular kid zone and many great food vendors will be located throughout the park to make the two-day event and enjoyable experience for all, with sweet southern-fried scallops headlining the menu, of course!
Bring the family, make new friends. Enjoy yourself this fall in one of Florida's most popular getaway destinations.
15th Annual Blues in the Lot Saturday October 10th 11:30-6:00pm In Downtown Apalachicola in front of the Apalachicola Sponge Company between Commerce and Water Streets on Ave D. This will be the best concert yet, celebrating Blues music in Apalachicola.
The Lineup this years is
11:30-12:30 EZ Street Blues Band
12:45-1:45 Swingin Harpoon
1:45-2:30 Slim Fatz
2:30-3:30 Johnny Barbado & the Lucky Doggs
3:30-4:15 Lil" G Weevil
4:30-6:00 Brandon Smith & his Band
Join us for a unique film festival experience on the majestic Apalachicola River beneath October’s moon, as we celebrate the art and love of film-making while enjoying the outdoors! This event features independent short films from around the world, local films, documentaries and student films. There is something for everyone to enjoy with film genres ranging from environmental documentaries to comedies, dramas, animation and music videos.
252 Water Street Apalachicola, FL 32320
108 Island Dr., Eastpoint, FL 32328
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will host a new exhibit, Art+Science: Works by Beth Appleton will be on display from October 23, 2015-Februay 23, 2016. Opening reception will be Friday, October 23rd at 5:00-8:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Bowery Art Gallery
Featuring works by three artists: Paintings by Sherry Cook of Newnan, Ga. & Anne Hempel of Tallahassee, as well as 3 dimensional works by Ken Richardson of St George Island. Come enjoy an evening of art, light music, and refreshments.
We invite you to come and meet the artists and spend a delightful evening in our gallery where there are over fifty artists being represented that will have new works on display as well. We look forward to seeing you here.
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
Love oysters? Don't miss the 12th annual Downtown Oyster Roast on November 6st, 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens and fantastic desserts. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. Local blues man Joe Hutchinson will provide live entertainment.Tickets are $60 each. For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Apalachicola Christmas Celebration will light up the lovely historic town of Apalachicola from 4:00-8:00 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. The streets will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4:00 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street. Santa will hear children’s Christmas wishes and carolers will sing. The Orman House is trimmed in holiday finery and open for tours. The Raney House is decorated in holiday greenery and open for tours. Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration!
Saturday from 1:00-3:30 pm the fun continues as Santa has a special day devoted to hearing wishes from his furry friends. There will be a pet costume contest at 3:00 and special treats for dogs. Bring your camera and make a donation to the Franklin County Humane Society and get your pet's photo taken with Santa.
Plus, help our great local shops on “Small Business Saturday” November 28th from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET) Come shop our small local business in Apalachicola. From art to jewelry, food or antiques, you'll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, minus the crowds and the hassle of going to the mall.
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 hand crafted 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.
29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Will be held on Jan. 18, 2016 at 11:00 in the Apalachicola National Guard Armory. Our event is packed with music, dance, food, awards and our special keynote speaker will be announced soon. Come help us celebrate a life dedicated to service
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling and demonstrating their talents.The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 3:00pm. Afterwards, area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants paired with special wines.
Download the artist application here.
Water Street, Apalachicola
Apalachicola will host the 18th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show on Saturday, April 16, 2016. 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.
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 email@example.com, or visit http://www.antiqueboatshow.org.
Download the entry form here.