St. George Island - Apalachicola Area Events

St. George Light Full Moon Climb: 3/1/2018

AREAS: St. George Island

Watch the sun set and full moon rise from the top of the Cape St. George Lighthouse on Thursday, March 1 from 6-7:30pm. Light refreshments are served. Click here for more details.

36th Annual Chili Cook-Off: 3/3/2018

AREAS: St. George Island

St. George Island will host its annual Charity Chili Cookoff and Auction March 3. Activities include a golf tournament, 5K Red Pepper Run, Chili Cook-off, Auction and the naming of Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Sauce. All proceeds benefit the Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responder Unit.

Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion Days: 3/10/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Camp Gordon Johnston Association and WWII Museum celebrates the 23rd Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Reunion Days on March 9th - 10th in Carrabelle, FL. A weekend of meaningful events is planned especially to honor our country’s remaining WWII veterans as well as recognize and salute all veterans from WWII to present. All veterans, their family and friends as well as the general public are invited to Carrabelle for the celebrations.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

 Camp Gordon Johnston Days Parade 10:45 a.m. Tribute to all military veterans. Begins at NW 10th St & US 98 in Carrabelle.  To enter the parade, sign up at  or join the end of the line up. Lineup 9:45 am at US 98 & NW 10th St.

 Camp Gordon Johnston Days Parade Military Vehicle Display

Downtown Carrabelle after the parade, 11:45 – till… To participate call 850-697-8575

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Refreshments available.  Documentary videos to be shown throughout the museum.

 Camp Gordon Johnston Days Dinner-Dance, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 201 NW Ave F, Carrabelle.  Advance tickets: $10. At the door: $15. This event is open to the public with limited seating.


Eastpoint Fire House Charity Rib Cook Off: 3/17/2018

AREAS: Eastpoint

Gates open at 9 AM. Free admission. Rib cook-off contest, silent auction, liars contest, live entertainment, rides and face paintings for the kids. The Eastpoint Fire House is located one block North of US Highway 98. Corner of Sixth Street and CC Land Road in Eastpoint, Florida.

BBQ dinners served from 11:00 AM until the food is gone! Come out and enjoy a day of food, fun and music. All proceeds go to benefit the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department.

Tocamos Mas: 3/23/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Tocamos Mas Returns to Carrabelle at 8 pm. A fun evening of Mambo, Merengue, Bolero and Cha Cha! Get your dancing shoes on as Tocamas Mas transforms Carrabelle into little Havana!

2nd Annual Carrabelle Culture Crawl: 3/24/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Carrabelle Culture Crawl! The Carrabelle Culture Crawl, a free celebration of amazing art, music, history, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle, will take place on Saturday, March 24, 11 am to 3 pm.  This cultural event is a free, multi-venue showcase that will take place at over a dozen wonderful galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, and spaces. Christie's Cottage Living, Shop by the Sea, Carrabelle History Museum and Cal Allen's Coastal Art Gallery are just a few of the fantastic locations that will be participating. This event is free and open to the public.

Event maps showing the official stops will be available and the Gopher Tortoise logo will be displayed in the windows of participating locations. Guests may start at any of the participating locations and visit as many as time allows. Complimentary refreshments will be available at several venues and visitors have a chance to enter the drawing for some great door prizes.

Apalachicola Art & Wine Walk: 4/7/2018

AREAS: 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 from 11:00-6:00 pm.  The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 1:00-4:00pm .  Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants paired with special wines.


St. George Island Paint Out: 4/8/2018

AREAS: St. George Island

The St. George Island Paint Out features plein air artists, workshops, meet and greet events, opening receptions and opportunities to purchase and commission one-of-a-kind artworks. Follow us on Facebook at St. George Island Paint Out to learn about artist, workshops and events. New information added daily.


The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series: 4/27/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series at 8 pm. Hosted by Donny Lowery is Rio Carrabelle's newest continuing series.  Muscle Shoals is known for recording many hit songs from the 1960s to today and the music from the area is often referred to as the "Muscle Shoals Sound"! 
Donny has more than 100 songs recorded by country artists!

Tate's Hell and Back 5k: 4/28/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Date & Time: April 28, 2018. Race starts at 8:00 am. Race Day registration and shirt/number pickup begins at 6:45 am.
Course: Start at Carrabelle Christian Center at 142 River Road, just off 98 in Carrabelle,

Run or Walk on River and Mill Road to Tate’s Hell State Forest and Back! Registration: Received before March 22 – Adults $20 and Youth $12 (under 18).

Race Day (shirt not guaranteed) – Adults $25 and Youth $15
Shirts are adults sizes however youth sizes can be ordered if registration is

received before March 1st.
Awards: Overall Male and Female winners. Age class awards for males and females (under 20 and then in each 10-year increment).

Early registrations can be mailed to BeLinda Wharton, c/o Franklin Co Senior Center, PO Box 814, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Make check payable to: Tate’s Hell and Back 5k Benefit Fund. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.

3rd Annual SGI Brewfest: 4/28/2018

AREAS: St. George Island

1:00pm-4:00pm At Paddy's Raw Bar & Journeys of SGI The 3rd Annual SGI Brewfest will feature an even broader selection of amazing craft beers, friendly faces, and furry friends. Come enjoy a day of relaxed tasting, in an environment that gives you time and space to actually talk with the brewers themselves.
All proceeds go to help fund the Franklin County Humane Society - beers, beaches, and bettering the lives of animals. What's not to love?

For 2018, we will be debuting new VIP benefits, exclusive beers, and SGI Brewfest merchandise. Tickets are very limited and must be purchased in advance via the Brewfest website. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

Apalachicola Boat & Car Show: 4/28/2018

AREAS: Apalachicola

Antique & Classic Boats & Cars, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display on from until 4:00 pm. Studebakers, Model A’s, T’s, Chevys and more, plus a large display of antique outboard engines.Boat building demonstration throughout the day by local boat builders. 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. Kids model boat building and art activities, tours of the waterfront, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will have free information on safe boating, the Dept of Environmental Protection will be on hand to give out information on the Clean Boating Program. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have a booth on area flora and fauna. The Apalachicola RiverKeeper will have information on the special qualities of our unique pristine river and bay system. Arts and Crafts, Vendors.

28th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival: 4/28/2018

AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a two day festival to be held Friday, April 27 from 4 - 8 p.m. and  Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m along the picturesque Carrabelle Harbor. This fabulous street festival features unusual and colorful arts & craft vendors, a Pet Parade, educational folk life and maritime exhibits and activities, fun children’s activities, a vintage car show, local seafood vendors and traditional fair foods, Tate’s Hell and Back 5K Run/ Walk, festive knee-slapping, boot-stomping music and amazing live entertainment like the famous Fishy Fashion Show.  Admission both days is FREE and open to the public.

A major feature of the festival is the celebration of Carrabelle’s cultural, historic and natural resources presented by the Carrabelle History Museum and held on Avenue B. The street will be full with hands-on activities, interactive opportunities, educational exhibitors, local and state resource experts, folk craft demonstrations, and the wonderful hands-on Sea Mobile with critters galore. All these great family and child friendly activities, focused on the nature, culture and history of our wonderful Forgotten Coast, can be found at Avenue B.

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival’s very own crazy Fishy Fashion Show will be making a splash as always. Runway models show off astonishing, nautical-themed outfits made from found and recycled materials like sea nets, old beach umbrellas, oyster sacks, sails, sponges, and washed up debris.

The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival happens each year because of a wonderful partnership with Carrabelle Cares, the City of Carrabelle, Carrabelle History Museum, Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce, and in conjunction with local businesses, sponsors, state and national park and agency partners, non-profits, and community collaborators who make the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival the amazing event it is.