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15th Annual Blues in the Lot
October 10, 2015 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)

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

Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival
October 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

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.

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!

Dixie Theatre & Up The Stairs Presents Wine & Song
October 16, 2015 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre

On Friday October 16, the Dixie Theatre and Up the Stairs present an evening of Wine & Song

Come enjoy one of this autumns most memorable events: Opici wines served with light Hors d'oeuvres from 6:15 through 7:45. At 8 PM audience favorite Sarah Mac Band will grace the Dixie stage. Seating is limited for this intimate evening with only 70 tickets available at $60 each. Tickets may be purchased at Up the Stairs fine dining, 76 Market Street Suite F, and the Dixie Theatre Box Office, 21 Avenue E. Or simply call for reservations UTS 850.653.4888 or the DIXIE 850.653.3200. Don't miss this special evening of Wine & Song, it promises to be unforgettable

ANERR presents Art+Science: Works by Beth Appleton
October 23, 2015
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.

850) 670-7708

The 4th annual fall show "Falling Up and Beyond"
October 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
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.

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

Downtown Oyster Roast
November 6, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Downtown Apalachicola

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

Apalachicola Autos & Oysters
November 13, 2015 to November 14, 2015
Water Street Apalachicola

Spend a fall weekend in Historic Apalachicola surrounded by vintage cars, fine sea food, antique homes, pristine nature, extraidinary shops and restaurants and the friendliest folks in Florida.

Historic Apalachicola Main Street is creating this inaugural two day car show designed for vintage car enthusiasts.

The weekend will include receptions, exhibitions and speakers.

Registrants will be provided with informaiton packages listing local establishments providing special offers that wwekend.

More details will follow.

For more information call Gary Joiner, Event Chairman, at (404)277-6825 or Gary 

Apalachicola Annual Christmas Celebration
November 27, 2015
Downtown Apalachicola

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.

Holiday Fresh Market
December 5, 2015
Downtown Apalachicola

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
January 18, 2016

 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

Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine Festival
April 2, 2016 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET)
downtown Apalachicola

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.

Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show
April 16, 2016 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM (ET)
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, or visit

Download the entry form here.