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Tallahassee Swing Band
January 3, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

Returning for their 2nd season at the Dixie Theatre, this band wowed audiences when they open the 2014 Season 17.

Spencer Bohren-Dixie Theatre
January 10, 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)

After traveling the Globe and playing such US venues at new Orleans Jazz Festival, we are honored to have this incredible musician grace the Dixie stage.

A Winter Bacchanalia!
January 16, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)

A celebration of food and wine.  Presented by Up the Stairs, OpiciWine Company and Transatlantic Wine & Spirits (a division of SWS)

Featuring over 60 wines, 8 vendors, light buffet, passed D'Oeuvres and Fondue Stations!

Tickets are $60 each thru January 1st $70 each January 2nd thru January 16th

Pas de Vie Ballet - Dixie Theatre
January 17, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

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Pas de Vie Ballet - Dixie Theatre
January 17, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
Dixie Theatre - 21 Market Street Apalachicola

Oyster Cook-Off
January 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Downtown Apalachicola

The 5th Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The Friday evening event will be a preview of the oyster-related silent auction items, along with a sampling of the Apalachicola Bay's tasty bivalves 6:00-8:00 pm. The actual cook-off on Saturday will start at 12 noon, Judging and Bands starts at 2:00.  Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste: raw, steamed, fried. Other food items and refreshments will be available for purchase also. The day's activities will include live music and dancing performances. More information will be posted soon at, and the event can be followed on Facebook.

Mardi Gras Parade & Riverfront Festival
January 30, 2015 to January 31, 2015 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM (ET)
River Front Park

Habitat for Humanity's Mardi Gras Celebration will be on February 6th. Friday, the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers invites you to a parade of dogs and their people. Dress yourself and your dog as your favorite character or wear traditional Mardi Gras attire. The parade begins at 5:30 pm at the intersection of Avenue F and Commerce Street (near the chamber office and visitors center) and continues down Commerce to the Courthouse, then left & left again onto Water Street up to the  Riverfront Park where the party will continue with live music, dancing, Cajun food, and other festivities for the whole family. 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. For tickets and information call Kayd at (850) 653-3113 or Caroline (850) 670-5064.  

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

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 Dany Ray, who is chairing the event with her husband Marty Ray. “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 $15.00 in advance, $20 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 888-927-7744.

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.


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.

13th Annual Eastpoint Fire Dept Charity Rib Cookoff
March 14, 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 18th 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

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.

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.