Authors in Apalach is in its third year, offering an event that gathers authors, photographers, historians and others who live in or otherwise represent this wonderful "Forgotten Coast" area. As a uniquely historical "Old Florida" town, Apalachicola and its surrounding natural environs, inspires many creative people, and those attending will be sure to be inspired too. This year's event will honor the works of two retired professors whose writings about Apalachicola are the basis of much that we know about our history. Numerous other authors will represent fictional and non-fiction works based North Florida. The Fort Coombs Armory will be open with authors and booksellers from 10AM to 5PM, with a reception to follow. Forums on history, writing and publishing, children's books and environment writing will occur throughout the day. The event is free to the public. For more ioinformation call Catherine Greene at (850) 653-8436
The 13th Annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff. Saturday March 15th at the fire house in Eastpoint, Florida at Vroom Park. 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. This year there will be a carnival for kids and adults. The Carnival will start Friday and go through Saturday afternoon. As usual there will be lots of great ribs and pulled pork with all the trimmings and Oma's Apple Dumplings are always a big hit. If you would like to enter the rib competition or just volunteer some time to help, contact any Fire Dept member.For more info or to join contact us at email@example.com or call 850-670-9000. 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 Roan Inish" In the small fishing village of Donegal, Ireland. is there truth to a legend?
Carrabelle Lighthouse Association will be showing this beautiful Irish film as a start to our fun season of FREE outdoor Maritime Movies in the Crooked River Lighthouse Park.
Saturday March 15th - 7:30 P.M. Bring chairs - Light refreshments available.
1975 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, Florida 32322
For more information, please call (850) 697-2732 or go check us out www.crookedriverlighthouse.org or facebook
Joyce Guyer, Soprano & Bianca Lupshawr, Piano March 16, 4:00pm Ilse Newell Concert Series at Trinity Church
Art 11:00am-6:00 pm – Fine art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists will be showing, selling and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm. Progressive Wine Tasting 3:00-6:00 pm - Festivities continue into the afternoon with a progressive wine tasting and hors d’ oeuvre from 3:00-6:00 pm at area restaurants. Wines will be sampled at several locations. A special ArtWalk glass your “ticket” and can be purchased at each tasting station for $25.00. Culinary 6:00-9:00 pm Participating restaurants will prepare at least one special menu item that highlights our wonderful local food- oysters, shrimp, crabs, fish, tupelo honey- for their special for the evening, and pair a wine with the special. A culinary guide will be prepared to participates know about the specials and encourage them to stay in town for dinner. Music The Dixie Theatre will have Del Suggs & Friends at 8 pm.
The Supporters of St Vincent sponsor this annual open house to provide a day of easy access to Franklin County’s St Vincent Island for people to enjoy a free full day of nature-related activities. Free transport to/from the island will be provided hourly. Guided tours and exhibits will allow people to learn about the island’s protected wildlife, diverse ecosystems, and history as well as enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this unique pristine uninhabited refuge. These services including educational talks/discussions will be provided by numerous volunteers from the Supporters and various community organizations. The guided tours will be both walking and vehicular. Light snacks and bottled water will be available.
Bay Area Choral Society Easter Messiah April 13, 4:00pm Ilse Newell Concert Series at Trinity Church.
Apalachicola will host the 16th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show Saturday, April 19, 2014. 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 authentic oyster boats, workboats, and home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and art booths. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, plus demonstrations on oyster tonging. The 50 foot long Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse on Water Street. The restored 1877 gaff-rigged schooner the Governor Stone will also be on display at the city dock in the center of town and the Apalachicola Riverkeepers will be giving guided tours of the river.
Entertainment will follow the show Saturday evening with Back Porch Revival Old-Time Sting Band.
For information please call (850) 653-9419 or email us at email@example.com, or visit http://www.antiqueboatshow.org.
This year at the Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show - Porch Revival Old-Time String Band’s sweet and sassy old time music is loaded with bounce and humor. Playing fiddle tunes, vocals of folk songs traditional and contemporary, they’ll have your toes tapping and put a smile on your face.
The annual Earth Day-Arbor Day celebration will take place Sunday, April 22 at 5:00 pm at City Square Community Garden located at the intersection of 8th Street and Avenue F. Everyone is invited to join gardeners, neighbors, and friends as we enjoy food and music, renew our commitment to healthful, sustainable living, and dedicate our new kiosk with the planting of native shrubbery.
More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast in early May to participate in the 7th annual Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 1-11, 2014. 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 included 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 22nd Annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour takes place the first Saturday in May. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola, FL on Friday and Saturday, May 2 – May 3, 2014. This 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 is 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 will be 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 will be open only 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 or the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at (850) 653-9419. Please visit the tour website at apalachicolahistorichometour.org
Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014 is a three-day festival third weekend in May. The Forgotten Coast is unique and diverse ecosystem of water systems, forests, wetlands, coastal environs and human communities. Paddle Jam is a new festival celebrating the Forgotten Coast and helping those in need in a unique way through paddle sports, music & food. Paddle Jam is a “fluid festival” with events happening at various locations in Apalachicola and St. George Island. So, if youLove 2 Paddle... Paddle 2 Love," we invite you to join with us at Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2014 ! Guinness WORLD RECORD: Largest Floating KAYAK RAFt During Paddle Jam we will attempt to set a new Guinness Book World Record for the largest floating gathering of kayaks The current Guinness World Record was set September 24, 2011, when 1,902 kayaks and canoes assembled on Fourth Lake in Inlet, N.Y. On Saturday May 17, 2014 we attempt to set a World Record on the Apalachicola River aiming to involve "raft up" over 2014 kayaks.
Franklin County Band performs all time favorites in beautiful Lafayette Park 13th Street and Avenue B.
Charles and Rex Pennycuff are hosting their 15th annual Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament on June 7th. 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.
The third annual Apalachicola July 4th Fireworks Celebration this year will be held July 3rd. The Main Street Program will host the celebration starting with the Red, White and Blue parade from Lafayette Park and ending at the Riverfront Park, followed with music, food, beverages and of course FIREWORKS DISPLAY over the Apalachicola River at Riverfront Park. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate this wonderful day. For more information call (850) 899-8689
Join us on October 11, 2013, at Riverfront Park in downtown Apalachicola. This one night independent film festival will feature outstanding short films including work from local documentary film makers, student film makers from the prestigious films schools of Florida State University and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and independent films from around the country. The festival will focus on entertaining and enlightening films for a broad spectrum of movie goers. This festival was inspired by the personal love of film combined with the admiration for this unique area and the majestic backdrop nature has provided. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets or purchase a table. Dinner and refreshments for available for purchase starting at 6:00 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. Purchase advanced tickets at http://www.apalachriverfilm.com or go by Apalach Outfitters, 29 Avenue E in Apalachicola (850) 653-3474
Come celebrate the 51st year of the Florida Seafood Festival, Florida's oldest maritime festival. This two-day celebration offers the best in fresh quality seafood that annually draws thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola. 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 and musical entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Cooking Contest, a downtown Parade, 5k Redfish Run and the Blessing of the Fleet.
Love oysters? Don't miss the 10th annual Downtown Oyster Roast on October 31st, 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. 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 docents in period costumes lead visitors through the early history of the County. 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 29 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.
Help our great local shops on “Small Business Saturday” November 29, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET) 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 fresh seasonal wreaths, baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, hand knitted goods. Your gift shopping has never been easier! Call (850) 653-9419 for details. Located in front of the Dixie Theatre Avenue E and Market Street.