Address: Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Full Moon Paddle - October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Join the Riverkeepers for a sunset/full moon kayak outing on Scipio Creek in Apalachicola on Friday, October 30. If you can’t make the October paddle, the Riverkeepers group hosts monthly paddles on area waterways. The outings are volunteer-led, fun and memorable.  Group size is limited and registration is required. Trips are donation based. Paddle trips and hikes are free to members.



Address: St. George Island Lighthouse, 2B East Gulf Beach Drive, Eastpoint, 32328, United States

Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail - October 30, 2020 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The St. George Lighthouse Association will be hosting a Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail on Friday, October 30th from 6



Address: St. George Island Lighthouse, 2B East Gulf Beach Drive, Eastpoint, 32328, United States

Virtual Full Moon Climb - October 31, 2020 - November 1, 2020

We’ll be going live from the top of the lighthouse for a virtual sunset/full moon climb. We hope you’ll join us on Facebook to view the sunset and moon rise. The October full moon is called the Halloween Hunter’s Blue Moon. It is called the Hunter’s Moon because Native American tribes began hunting when the deer had fattened themselves over the course of the summer, and hunters tracked and killed prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the coming winter. It will also be a Blue Moon as it is the second full moon in October, giving it that designation. Full Moon names are attributable to native American tribes, most notably the Algonquin, who named the moons to mark the changing seasons. (weather permitting – if it’s not too cloudy or rainy)



Address: Chestnut Street Cemetery, Avenue E, Apalachicola, United States

Ghostwalk - October 31, 2020 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Hauntings will abound Saturday, October 31 in Apalachicola when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery’s notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola for more than 180 years ago. The Ghostwalk will be held 6



Address: Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

Blue Moon Lighthouse Climb - October 31, 2020 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Blue Moon Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 31st, from 7-10 pm in Carrabelle, FL. This fun, family-friendly Halloween event will be held at Crooked River Lighthouse Park. There will be lots of candy on the Keeper’s House porch and a sampling of lanterns from Lantern Fest will be on display. Children and families are encouraged to drop by in their most adorable, creative or spooky costumes. Dave’s Dawg House will be on site selling hot dogs, sausage dogs, boiled peanuts and other snacks. Visitors can enjoy the fire pit (weather permitting). The museum and gift shop will also be open and will feature special Halloween jewelry for guests’ enjoyment.
Whenever there are two full moons in one month, the second one is called a Blue Moon. A Halloween full moon hasn’t appeared in the Eastern Time zone since 1944, according to Farmers’ Almanac.
For those visitors who like a bit of a challenge, evening tower climbs will be available. The tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast provides beautiful views of St. George Sound. For this special evening, climbs for children are free. Adult climbs are $5. (Children must be supervised by an adult. All climbers must be 44 inches or taller. Climbs are available weather permitting.)
Social distancing guidelines will apply. Masks are encouraged for those attending. Guests are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently. Crooked River Lighthouse is located, just west of the Carrabelle Public Beach Park, at 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle, FL. For more information, contact 850-697-2732, carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com.



Address: Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Arts, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Sumi-e Art Exhibit - November 3, 2020 - December 1, 2020

“Portraits in Passing,” a Sumi-e Exhibit by Ann Kozeliski will be featured November 3-30 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture & Art in Apalachicola. Sumi-e, also called Chinese Bamboo Brush Painting, is more than 2000 years old. The “Portraits in Passing” exhibits are paintings of people Kozeliski sees in her daily travels.



Address: Bee Inspired Too, 56 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Downtown Market - November 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The market offers a charming outdoor shopping experience for all who appreciate delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass fed beef, artisanal food, homemade kombucha, Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, condiments and more! Come support local artisans as well as indulge in delicious, homemade foods! Interested in becoming a vendor? Call (954) 593-8616.
 



Address: Battery Park, Battery Park, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

POSTPONED - November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020

The Volunteer Board of Directors of the Florida Seafood Festival would like to thank everyone who has inquired about the 2020 Festival. Sadly, we are writing this letter to let everyone know that the 57th Florida Seafood Festival has been postponed until November 5th & 6th 2021.
This decision was an equally hard and easy decision to make. We are ten volunteers. No one can say they love the Florida Seafood Festival more than we do. Most of us have been on the board for many years donating our time to make the Florida Seafood Festival the best it can be. We do it for the love we have of this community and the Festival. After we, and the community, fought so hard to hold the 2018 Florida Seafood Festival just 3 short weeks after Hurricane Michael we felt nothing could be harder, this decision was.
With the state of affairs of COVID-19, the safety of our Community and Patrons is, and always has been, priority number one.  Currently, the state and CDC are recommending no large gatherings of over 10 people. There is a big gap between 10 people and 24,000 people. Also, we do not have the funds to put into place the safety measures some of the major theme parks have done to allow them to be open safely.  Please understand if there was any way possible that we could have safely held this year’s festival we would be pushing forward with the determination we have always had.
We will start planning for next years Festival in the coming months to make it bigger and better. We know that this is not just a Festival to most of our patrons, it is a homecoming for Franklin County as well. The men and women who have served on this board over the past 57 years are some of the most dedicated volunteers in our community. Please, everyone understand the situation that we were faced with and are continuing to face. We say again this was a hard decision because of the love we have for the Festival and the community and an easy decision because of the love we have for the community.
We thank all of you who have visited our community every year for the past 56 years on the first weekend of November and we invite you to still visit our community in 2020 as the businesses and restaurants are open for your enjoyment.
We also would like to thank our sponsors for supporting us all these years. To all of our Non-profit groups, volunteers and vendors we thank you.  This truly is a community event and it truly takes a village. We are so blessed to have such an amazing village like Franklin County. This isn’t goodbye, this is “See ya next year”, so we want to invite everyone to the 57th Florida Seafood Festival on November 5th and 6th 2021.
Sincerely,
The All-Volunteer Board of Directors
Florida Seafood Festival



Address: Fisherman’s Choice, 330 Hwy 98, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Black Drum Fishing Tournament - November 7, 2020 - 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber will host a Black Drum Fishing Tournament on November 7. Registration for the one-day charity event can be made at the chamber office in Apalachicola or in Eastpoint at Fisherman’s Choice. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Eastpoint Civic Association.
Tournament Date Saturday, November 7th 2020

RULES



Address: Eastpoint, 100 Highway 98, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Eastpoint Artisans Market - November 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Eastpoint has a new artisans market! It’s located on Highway 98 right next to Frost Pottery. This Eastpoint market is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am – 2 pm. Get out and enjoy a cup of coffee, a freshly baked treat, and some shopping. Our local artisans will be there showing jewelry, fiber arts, photography, glass, furniture, silver, and much more. Stock up on locally grown produce, eggs, honey, jelly, bread, and in season fruit and veggies.
Vendors welcome, please call or text to confirm, space is limited (850) 851-7257.



Address: Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

Country Farmer’s Market - November 7, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse is hosting a Country Farmer’s Market Saturday, November 7 from 9 am-1 pm at the foot of the lighthouse at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL. The Market will be featuring vendors from the community with locally made goods, fresh roasted coffee, veggies, plants, art, baked goods, photography, craft items, and unique maritime items in the Lighthouse Gift Shop. The Country Farmer’s Market is held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse.
The Market is encouraging new and returning vendors to join. Vendor may sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is FREE for members of the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association and $10 per market for non-members. Annual membership cost is $15 for an individual or $25 for a family.
Anyone interested in being a vendor or for more information, contact the lighthouse at (850) 697-2732 or carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com.



Address: St. James Bay, 151 Laughing Gull Ln, Carrabelle, 32322, United States

Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament and Benefit - November 14, 2020 - November 15, 2020

Please join us at the Camp Gordon Johnston Golf Tournament and Benefit.  9AM shotgun start. 4 player select-a-shot Captain’s choice or Team Scramble format.  All 18 holes will be played as par 3’s.  Entry fee is $320 per team. Fee includes green fees, cart, and lunch afterwards.
Due to the pandemic of 2020, we will honor a request for an individual cart, although we encourage 2 to a cart for purposes of more participants and more funds to the charity. To participate, pick up a form at the Camp Gordon Johnston Museum, St. James Bay Golf Resort, Franklin County Senior Center or the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds will help fund a new building to house Camp Gordon Johnston’s three historical military vehicles, including the famous WWII DUKW. These historical military vehicles are still operable and because of the current lack of space onsite at the museum, they must be kept at a separate location. There are many sponsorship options available to support the Museum. A variety of volunteer opportunities are also available for positions like greeters and judges.  Help preserve the memories of those who serve.



Address: Mill Pond, 479 Market St, Apalachicola, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Farmers Market - November 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM.



Address: Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

Lantern Fest - November 14, 2020 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Light up the night at an adapted Lantern Fest with the Crooked River Lighthouse on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 6 – 10 pm throughout the grounds of lighthouse park at 1975 Hwy 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, FL. Join the glow of many colorful, hanging lanterns under the night sky in celebration of the Crooked River Lighthouse’s 125th birthday! Local lore, glowing lanterns, music, and food bring magic and history together! Come revel in this unique birthday party in honor of the birthday of this 1895 maritime landmark, the Crooked River Lighthouse!
This remarkable, open-air festival, best known for its awesome display of beautiful, hanging lanterns, also features craft demonstrations and maritime products. The Lighthouse Gift Shop will have items available for purchase. A special format for this year’s Lantern Fest will be implemented for the safety of guests, staff and volunteers.
Attendees are asked to follow all CDC guidelines to keep themselves safe including social distancing and sanitizing hands frequently. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the event. Masks are encouraged indoors and anytime social distancing is not possible.
Check the Crooked River Lighthouse website or Facebook page for more information coming soon. For  questions, contact the Crooked River Lighthouse Gift Shop at (850) 697-2732 or carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. Special thanks to the City of Carrabelle.



Address: Bee Inspired Too, 56 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Downtown Market - November 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The market offers a charming outdoor shopping experience for all who appreciate delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass fed beef, artisanal food, homemade kombucha, Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, condiments and more! Come support local artisans as well as indulge in delicious, homemade foods! Interested in becoming a vendor? Call (954) 593-8616.
 



Address: Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Riverkeeper Outing - November 21, 2020 - November 22, 2020

Tour the Prospect Bluff Historic Sites along the lower Apalachicola River with noted historian and author Dale Cox. This location was the site of two forts and once boasted the largest free black colony in North America. Dale has recently authored a book about Prospect Bluff with all proceeds supporting research at the site. (2 hours)



Address: Eastpoint, 100 Highway 98, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Eastpoint Artisans Market - November 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Eastpoint has a new artisans market! It’s located on Highway 98 right next to Frost Pottery. This Eastpoint market is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am – 2 pm. Get out and enjoy a cup of coffee, a freshly baked treat, and some shopping. Our local artisans will be there showing jewelry, fiber arts, photography, glass, furniture, silver, and much more. Stock up on locally grown produce, eggs, honey, jelly, bread, and in season fruit and veggies.
Vendors welcome, please call or text to confirm, space is limited (850) 851-7257.



Address: Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

Country Farmer’s Market - November 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse is hosting a Country Farmer’s Market Saturday, November 21 from 9 am-1 pm at the foot of the lighthouse at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL. The Market will be featuring vendors from the community with locally made goods, fresh roasted coffee, veggies, plants, art, baked goods, photography, craft items, and unique maritime items in the Lighthouse Gift Shop. The Country Farmer’s Market is held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse.
The Market is encouraging new and returning vendors to join. Vendor may sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is FREE for members of the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association and $10 per market for non-members. Annual membership cost is $15 for an individual or $25 for a family.
Anyone interested in being a vendor or for more information, contact the lighthouse at (850) 697-2732 or carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com.



Address: Apalachicola Riverfront Park, Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Historic Downtown Christmas Celebration - November 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It’s happening this year! Apalachicola’s Historic Downtown Christmas Celebration is on November 27th (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) from 4



Address: Eastpoint Visitor Center, 731 US-98, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Small Business Saturday - November 28, 2020 - November 29, 2020

All Franklin County communities will be official Neighborhood Champions for the Small Business Saturday campaign on Saturday, November 28. Small Business Saturday encourages people to patronize small businesses during the holiday season and throughout the year.  Support for local businesses can make a huge difference. Customers can take advantage of sales and promotions this special day.



Address: Mill Pond, 479 Market St, Apalachicola, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Farmers Market - November 28, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM.



Address: Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Riverkeeper Outing - November 29, 2020 - November 30, 2020

Hike the rugged Garden of Eden Trail through the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, one of the planet’s unique biological hotspots (3.75 miles, 3-4 hours).



Address: Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

Full Moon Climb - November 30, 2020 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Monday, November 30, from 5



Address: Bee Inspired Too, 56 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Downtown Market - December 2, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The market offers a charming outdoor shopping experience for all who appreciate delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass fed beef, artisanal food, homemade kombucha, Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, condiments and more! Come support local artisans as well as indulge in delicious, homemade foods! Interested in becoming a vendor? Call (954) 593-8616.
 



Address: Eastpoint, 100 Highway 98, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Eastpoint Artisans Market - December 5, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Eastpoint has a new artisans market! It’s located on Highway 98 right next to Frost Pottery. This Eastpoint market is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am – 2 pm. Get out and enjoy a cup of coffee, a freshly baked treat, and some shopping. Our local artisans will be there showing jewelry, fiber arts, photography, glass, furniture, silver, and much more. Stock up on locally grown produce, eggs, honey, jelly, bread, and in season fruit and veggies.
Vendors welcome, please call or text to confirm, space is limited (850) 851-7257.



Address: Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

Country Farmer’s Market - December 5, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse is hosting a Country Farmer’s Market Saturday, December 5 from 9 am-1 pm at the foot of the lighthouse at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle, FL. The Market will be featuring vendors from the community with locally made goods, fresh roasted coffee, veggies, plants, art, baked goods, photography, craft items, and unique maritime items in the Lighthouse Gift Shop. The Country Farmer’s Market is held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse.
The Market is encouraging new and returning vendors to join. Vendor may sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is FREE for members of the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association and $10 per market for non-members. Annual membership cost is $15 for an individual or $25 for a family.
Anyone interested in being a vendor or for more information, contact the lighthouse at (850) 697-2732 or carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com.



Address: Apalachicola Visitor Center, 122 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Holiday Fresh Market - December 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Apalachicola’s annual, open-air Holiday Fresh Market is December 5th from 10 am – 4 pm. This outdoor market is the perfect place to do all your holiday shopping while you soak in Apalachicola’s charming downtown. Shop local and buy unique handcrafted specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, jewelry, and hand-knitted goods at Apalachicola’s one-of-a-kind Holiday Fresh Market.



Address: Carrabelle Riverfront, Marine Street, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

CANCELLED - December 12, 2020 - December 13, 2020

We hope you will join us for what has become a favorite Christmas event not only for the Carrabelle community, but for much of the Forgotten Coast. Enjoy some music while doing some holiday shopping with our downtown merchants and festival vendors. Munch on some treats and visit your favorite local restaurant or have dinner with one of our vendors. Lots of fun things for the children to see and do, including a visit with Santa! At dark-30, watch the Boat Parade of Lights along the Carrabelle River from your favorite viewing spot with a Fireworks Show Finale.



Address: Mill Pond, 479 Market St, Apalachicola, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Farmers Market - December 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties offered every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM.



Address: Bee Inspired Too, 56 Commerce Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Downtown Market - December 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The market offers a charming outdoor shopping experience for all who appreciate delicious food. You’ll find fresh vegetables and micro greens, farm fresh eggs, grass fed beef, artisanal food, homemade kombucha, Bayside Coffee Co., gourmet foods, condiments and more! Come support local artisans as well as indulge in delicious, homemade foods! Interested in becoming a vendor? Call (954) 593-8616.
 



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