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.
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.
A Tribute to Jim Croce
Oyster City Brewing Company presents the 1st Annual Downtown Hoedown in Apalachicola Florida. Friday March 13th at 5:30. at the corner of Avenue D & Commerce St. We will Have live Music in the Street and Crawfish Boil. Music entertainment by Rick Carter & John K from Rollin' in the Hayand Old'Bull Young Band
The Apalachicola Municipal Library will host the 2015 Authors in Apalach event on Saturday, March 14, at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art. This year’s event theme is “Contemporary Women Writers of the South” and will feature celebrated authors Janis Owens, author of classic Southern Fiction and the “Cracker Kitchen,” and River Jordan, playwright, memoirist and radio personality. Also featured will be: Joyce LaFray, cookbook and food author, Susan Cerulean, environmental writer from Tallahassee; Faith Eidse, Tallahassee teacher, author of “Voices of the Apalachicola,” Mary Jane Ryals, Poet Laureate of the Big Bend (2009-2012); Kimberly Cross Teter, first-time author of “Isabella's Libretto,” Elizabeth Stuckey-French, FSU associate professor and author of “The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady,” Prissy Elrod, Tallahassee first-time author of “Far Outside the Ordinary,” and Adrian Fogelin, Tallahassee Pied Piper extraordinaire of Junior Fiction and Young Adult authors, who will be joined by the many youth authors who were such a hit last year. Her book "Crossing Jordan" was made into a play which was first performed here in Apalach. Don’t miss a presentation by Jane Begos Richardson, whose specialty is the reading and interpretation of women’s diaries. She is a great addition to Apalachicola’s literary community.
The event will be from 10AM to 5PM, with authors signing and selling books, and forums on different topics throughout the day. There will be an afternoon forum on cookbook and food writing which should be tasty. Please join us!
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From the folks that brought you the 1st Annual ApalachOktoberfest, and the now infamous Apalachicola SPAM Cook-Off that generated 30 entrants, Bowery Station, the best little beer and wine joint on the Gulf Coast, is pleased to announce that it is ramping up for their 2nd Annual Italian Celebration of St. Patrick!
From Cork Ireland Celebrate your inner Irishness. Special guest R andall "Big Daddy" Webster
Two Special Intimate House Concerts:
7:30 PM Tues. March 17th - 102 St. James Street Carrabelle, FL
7:30 PM Thurs. March 19 - 111 Water Street Apalachicola, FL
$20 Per Person and $35 Per Couple A Benefit Concert Helpingt Franklin County's Affordable Housing.
Buy Your Tickets Now as Seating is Limited. Tickets Available at The Butler Insurance Company 135 US Hwy 98 Eastpoint, Florida
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.
The 14th Annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff. Saturday March 21st 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. For more information or to enter the cookoff or be a sponsor contact George Pruett at 850-670-9000 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!www.imearldavidreed.com
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. www.sarahmacband.com
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 email@example.com, or visit http://www.antiqueboatshow.org.
The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will also have a special open house Friday evening with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm
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.
From the canopied Shadow Lane neighborhood to the long vistas of the avenues in the historic district and the charming side streets that sequester special treasures, Apalachicola has some very exceptional treats in store for its spring tour of homes. The many renovations and restorations currently underway among the city's residences and businesses attest to community as well as personal pride. This year the houses run the gamut from imposing two-story homes to quaint cottages of yesteryear and new construction.
Co-Chairpersons Bella Rudo, Terry Nelson and Ginger Madewell announced that plans are underway for the 23rd Annual “Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour” sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola, FL on Friday and Saturday, May 1 – May 2, 2015.
The featured house for the 2015 tour is the home of Anne and Clint Eason. One of the most stately homes on Ave. C this Queen Anne-style home, constructed of local pine and black cypress, dates back to 1892. Interestingly, it was erected on the site of the former county jail. Built by local merchant Rudolph Collins, the house later became known as the Lovett house for the many decades that this large family shared these living quarters. Anne Eason comments that “This is the Collins/ Lovett house. We are blessed to be custodians. Nurturing feelings envelop us here.” In the year 2000, the house was fully restored by local contractor, Bill Barnes, for former owner, Beverly Austin. The following year it was honored with the Florida State Chrysalis Award for Historic Preservation. There are many wonderful architectural details in the home including the original gingerbread, doors, fireplaces and windows. The kitchen and a room upstairs have been added, yet the integrity of the original home has been maintained. The house is enhanced by the Eason's comfortable and inviting decor and their use of a mixture of antiques and contemporary and custom-built pieces. Art work abounds from whimsical paintings and sculpture to spectacular woodcarvings and pottery by Anne Eason herself. The stylish chicken coop in the back garden houses a variety of exotic poultry. Visitors to the house will find much to delight them in this home.
Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church will be held on Friday, May 1 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 will be open only on Saturday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $20 until the day of the event. On Saturday, May 2, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $25 per ticket. A gourmet lunch will be served at Benedict Hall on the grounds of Trinity Church from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. during the tour. In addition, a silent 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 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 apalachicolahistorichometour.org
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.
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.
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