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

Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay - January 23, 2020 - January 26, 2020

The Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay, this event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and is now the 2020 Florida BBQ Assoc. State Championship. With over $15,000 in prizes to be awarded and the winner moving on to the Jack Daniels Championship. The event will be held on January 23rd, 24th & 25th in Battery Park in Apalachicola.
Include there will be a judging seminar on Thursday, January 23rd for anyone interested in being a state certified BBQ Judge. As well as a Shut up and Shuck party for teams and Judges.
Also, during the event we will be having a Deviled Egg (The Cluck that came from the Butt Contest) contest to be judged on Saturday the 25th.




Address: Apalachicola Riverkeeper, 232 B Water Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Apalachicola Riverkeeper's Field Trips - January 25, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Explore your river and basin with us! Our volunteer-led eco-outings are fun and memorable.  We hike and kayak in the spring and fall. We kayak year round. Group size is limited and registration is required. Trips are donation based.
Paddle trips and hikes are free to members. Donations are always appreciated, as this is a volunteer-based program. Our skilled trip leaders truly enjoy introducing people to the river system.  Loaner kayaks are also available.
Paddlers and hikers need to bring



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

Apalachicola Farmers Market - January 25, 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: C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle, Carrabelle, FL, United States

Historic Sawmills of Franklin County - January 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program about the Historic Sawmills of Franklin County, featuring Gibby Conrad. Hear the fascinating tales of the most prosperous times in our county, and the lives of the hard working families who worked the huge mills. This free program will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina.
Gibby Conrad is a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history, a pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola Estuary, and a former museum educator. He has conducted entertaining educational tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.
Mark Curenton of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society will also be joining this program with his phenomenal display of Sawmills of Franklin County and will also be participating in the Q&A session at the end of the program.




Address: Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

The Secret of My Unsuccess - January 25, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Earl David Reed is a trendsetter in the comedy and radio world. Within his 15 years of stand-up comedy, Earl has performed at over 100 comedy clubs and colleges and is a favorite in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with his 10 years of morning broadcasting experience and numerous television appearances, his improvisational style has become a favorite of radio and stage audiences all around. His genius is the way he interacts with the crowd. He has a way of knowing just who to pick on to get the biggest laugh, and the audience loves it! The Las Vegas Review-Journal called him “…an urban Don Rickles!” And Don Rickles himself commented “This guy works the room like a Las Vegas Showgirl… funny without being offensive.” His TV credits include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, Showtime, Fox’s Comic Strip Live, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, and NBC’s Friday Night Videos. Earl can also be seen on DVD as one of Bill Engvall’s All-Stars of Country Comedy comedians with Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy. We’re thrilled to have Earl return to grace the Dixie stage with his comedy for the 5th time,don’t miss it!




Address: Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

INConcert Series - January 25, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

South of the Border meets the Forgotten Coast in this concert of traditional Latin and Cuban music, including Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, and Cha Cha tunes. Reservations can be made online at riocarrabelle.com





Address: Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Riely OConner & Molly B. Moon - January 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Singer-Songwriters Riely OConner and Molly B. Moon bring their musical magic to Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, Jan. 26th at 3



Address: Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

INConcert Series - January 26, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Violinist Sung, and pianist Kalhous, will perform the Beethoven Sonatas No. 4 and No. 5. Sung is an Associate Professor of violin at Florida State University and the violin coordinator at the Brevard Music Center. Kalhous performs extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, and holds a Doctor of Music from Northwestern University. He resides in New York City. A reception at Trinity’s Benedict Hall will be held after the concert.




Address: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Bay Friendly Landscaping Workshop - January 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Yard design and maintenance can have a big effect on adjacent water bodies. Participants in the workshop will learn about resources to help them transform their yard into a luscious bay conscious landscape. The class will also feature innovative Green Infrastructure techniques such as rain gardens, green roofs, and bio-swales. Come find out how to be good to the bay and reduce your water bills.
Please register for the class in advance on our eventbrite page. For more information contact



Address: Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

American Pie Revisited - January 31, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

American Pie Revisited is an interactive, multi-media, music performance celebrating the songs and pop culture of the late 60’s and early 70’s, performed by acclaimed singer and guitarist, John Reno. The show features both iconic photographs and videos of bygone days along with many tunes that are crowd favorite sing alongs. This will be John’s 5th Appearance at the Dixie having previously performed his fabulous Tribute to Jim Croce for 3 seasons and America Pie last season. We’re so looking forward to this talented fellow performing some of the best years of music including Don McLean, James Taylor, Paul Simon and many, many more. Come have some fun!




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

Crooked River Lighthouse Farmer’s Market - February 1, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle is hosting a Carrabelle Farmer’s Market on Saturday, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15 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, veggies, baked goods, art and more. The Farmer’s Market will be held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse. Vendors are welcome to sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is $10 per market for Carrabelle Lighthouse Association non-members and free for members. Membership costs $15 for an individual or $25 for a family per year.




Address: Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

John Reno Jim Croce Tribute - February 1, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Discover why audiences are cheering for this Tribute to Jim Croce, one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters. John Reno blends acoustic guitar and vocals to capture the essence of a man whose musical gifts transcend time. This show features the greatest hits of his tragically short career, from the rollicking “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” and “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” to his more heartfelt ballads, “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in A Song”, “Operator” and “Time in A Bottle.” John covers the Croce catalogue, offering anecdotes about the late performer and the characters who inspired his songs. “Jim Croce would love this… because it’s all there… the stories, the music, the songs! John Reno, thank you for taking us on a musical journey through time, protecting Jim’s legacy and keeping his music alive.” – Ingrid Croce




Address: Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Douce Ambiance - Jazz with a Gypsy Flavor - February 2, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Douce Ambiance – Jazz with a Gypsy Flavor, the Tallahassee based Jazz Trio is Randall Closson, Jordan N.C. Morrison and Trevor Suter. These three gifted artists create the magical world that is Gypsy Jazz, a style of jazz started by the legendary Romani guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt in Paris during the 1930s. Journey back to the Hot Club of France and an afternoon of Gypsy Jazz favorites and Douce Ambiance at Cat Pointe Music on Sunday, February 2nd at 3



Address: Chapman Auditorium, 14th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Sweet Tea on the Front Porch - February 7, 2020 - February 10, 2020

“Sweet Tea on the Front Porch” is a play in three acts. The first act, “The Escape”, is a drama taking place in January of 1923, surrounding the efforts of two middle-aged women in Apalachicola to help a fugitive from injustice. The second act is a comedy, “Pushing Up Daisies” which takes place in the summer of 1934. It continues the story of two now elderly ladies helping rid the world of evil in their own special way. The third and final act is a mystery taking place in 1946 and involves a returning son of the south and his wish to hold on to the family homeplace. Its title is “A Treasure Found”. All three acts are woven together to provide a bitter truth from our state’s history with a heavy dose of comedy and a touch of mystery as justice prevails.




Address: Dixie Theatre, 21 Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

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A Tribute to the Music of Willie Nelson starring the Purvis Brothers and the Encore Band. Audiences will remember this incredibly talented group of musicians that have played the Dixie Theatre many times with Margo Anderson’s Tribute to Patsy Cline. Mike Purvis guitar, Wendel Purvis rhythm guitar, Frank Purvis bass guitar, Myron Spainhour keyboards, Ronnie Weeks, drums, Stewart Stanley steel guitar, and Rick Weathersby harmonica. This show promises to be a fabulous time, as last seasons performance sold out so fast, we had to add another show. Tickets will sell quickly, don’t miss out.




Address: St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island, FL, 32328, United States

St. George Island Tour of Homes - February 8, 2020 - February 10, 2020




Seven distinctive and beautiful homes will be featured during the ninth annual St. George Island Tour of Homes from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, February 8, 2020, benefitting the St. George Lighthouse Association (SGLA). Also included on the tour are the Cape St. George Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, and the St. George Plantation Clubhouse. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the Tour.
Tour weekend will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, February 7, featuring a raffle, refreshments, door prizes, and a local aquaculture presentation by Carrie Jones with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This event, which is free for Tour of Homes ticket holders and $5.00 for others, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jay Abbott Firehouse, 324 East Pine Avenue, St. George Island.
Tour tickets are available online at www.sgitourofhomes.com or at the Lighthouse Gift Shop on St. George Island. Tickets will be available the day of the Tour at Lighthouse Park and at the St. George Plantation Clubhouse.
SGLA is a non-profit Florida corporation organized to preserve, maintain and promote the Cape St. George Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was reconstructed in 2008 after collapsing in 2005. SGLA also built a replica of the Lighthouse Keeper’s House which includes a gift shop and museum featuring a replica of the Cape St. George Light’s third order Fresnel lens, partially funded with Tour of Homes proceeds.
Funds raised by SGLA are used for the on-going maintenance and enhancement of the Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House and Lighthouse Park.







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

Apalachicola Farmers Market - February 8, 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: St. George Island Lighthouse, 2B East Gulf Beach Drive, Eastpoint, 32328, United States

Full Moon Climb - February 8, 2020 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon, and light refreshments are served. Contact Gift Shop for reservations.




Address: Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Ken Sizemore - "The Old Folkie" - February 9, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The iconic Ken Sizemore returns to Cat Pointe Music for an afternoon of vintage folk and pop music. “The Old Folkie” offers up a wonderful full course musical menu that is sure to please. Ken performs the “classic” folk and pop music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s and his repertoire is vast and diverse; songs by such artists as Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and John Denver to name just a few. Don’t miss this musical legend



Address: Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

INConcert Series - February 9, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Music by composers Medtner, Franck, and Rachmaninoff will be performed. Kasman, who was born into a musical family from Moscow, made her piano debut performance at the age of 13. She holds an M.M. degree from Juilliard School of Music, was recently named the 2019/2020 Young Artist in Residence of NPR’s Performance Today, and has performed across the U.S., Italy, Russia, Ukraine, France, and Japan. A reception at Trinity’s Benedict Hall will be held after the concert.




Address: Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler - February 9, 2020 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler will be held on Sunday Feb. 9th at the Historic Fort Coombs Armory. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 1st, 2020.





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

Full Moon & Sunset Lighthouse Climb - February 9, 2020 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon & Sunset Lighthouse Climb on Sunday, February 9, 6-8 pm in Carrabelle, FL.  Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound, Carrabelle Beach, and Dog Island, under the night sky at this special Crooked River Lighthouse evening climb.
At February’s Full Moon event, the Crooked River Lighthouse will have fun entertainment with karaoke night. Come share your vocal skills and win fun awards!  Guests can also enjoy s’mores around the fire pit (weather permitting). Visitors can climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast, Crooked River Lighthouse, to see breathtaking views of the bay under the glow of the sunset and the rising Full Snow Moon. Cost is just $8. The museum and gift shop will also be open for guests’ enjoyment. All climbers must be 44 inches tall.




Address: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Oyster Ecology 101 - February 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This class will teach you all about the role that oysters play in the health of Apalachicola Bay. Discover what makes the bay so ideal for growing oysters, what gives our oysters their distinct flavor, and how oyster bars benefit the ecosystem. After spending some time in the classroom, participants will get the chance look at its these creatures under a microscope. This class is full of opportunities to learn more about the animals that live in our bay and along the tidal flats.
Registration is free, but registering before hand is required by visiting our eventbrite page. The class will meet at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the upstairs classroom at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint FL 32328.
Any further questions can be addressed to either Anita Grove at (850) 670-7708 – or contact Josh Eaton at (850) 670-7710.
(Class is currently being rewritten and some details are subject to change.)




Address: Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

Winter Birds of Franklin County - February 12, 2020 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

All about birds and how to ID some of our winter feathered residents in habitats from Tate’s Hell & East Bay to St. George Island. Also, learn about opportunities to view & ID bird life through the coming months. Presented by James Hargrove. Photos by Jim Mott.




Address: Franklin Square, 6th Street, Apalachicola, FL, 32320, United States

H'COLA History Festival - February 14, 2020 - February 17, 2020

H’COLA’s  Annual African-American History Festival will be held Feb. 14-16, 2020. This event is a celebration of African-American history, life, music and culture. This outdoor, family-oriented event is filled with varied artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, health & wellness and more.  There will be live entertainment throughout the two day event. The event is held in Apalachicola at Franklin Square 6th Street between Avenues L&M. 




Address: Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Ave, Carrabelle, FL, 32322, United States

INConcert Series - February 14, 2020 - 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the intimate setting of Rio Carrabelle with a concert of Jazz Standards and Romantic Ballads. Bring your own champagne! Reservations can be made online at riocarrabelle.com.




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

Crooked River Lighthouse Farmer’s Market - February 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle is hosting a Carrabelle Farmer’s Market on Saturday, January 4 & 18, February 1 & 15 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, veggies, baked goods, art and more. The Farmer’s Market will be held every first and third Saturday from 9 am-1 pm at the Crooked River Lighthouse. Vendors are welcome to sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is $10 per market for Carrabelle Lighthouse Association non-members and free for members. Membership costs $15 for an individual or $25 for a family per year.




Address: C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle, Carrabelle, FL, United States

The Fort at Prospect Bluff - February 15, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Carrabelle History Museum is presenting an interesting history program entitled, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff” with historian and author, Dale Cox. It may be hard to imagine now, but right down the road in Franklin County on a bank of the Apalachicola River is a bluff that once boasted the biggest community of escaped slaves and free black people in the country. This free program will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 10 am – 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina.
The Fort at Prospect Bluff, built by British troops during the final months of the War of 1812, served as a rallying point and refugee center for more than 3,000 Red Stick Creek Indians who evacuated into Florida. The fort was also the training station for a battalion of Colonial Marines (Black/Negro Marines). Escaped slaves from Spanish Florida and the United States filled the ranks of this unit.
When the war ended, Great Britain withdrew from the Apalachicola River. They turned the massive 14 ½ acre fort over to around 80 of the former Colonial Marines and their families, creating a community of 300-350 men, women, and children. From 1815-1816, it was the largest free black settlement in North America.
U.S. forces destroyed the fort on July 27, 1816. The deadliest single cannon shot in American history blew up the gunpowder magazine with a devastating flash. Recent research at Prospect Bluff, now called Fort Gadsden, is gaining national attention. Over the past four years more discoveries have been made on and about this site than in the 60 years prior.
Historian and author Dale Cox will tell the story that inspired his book, “The Fort at Prospect Bluff” and discuss his research that led to the discovery of dozens of previously unpublished accounts. Dale Cox is the author of more than one dozen books on Southern history and culture and has won numerous awards. The new book from Dale Cox offers the most detailed account in print of the 1814-1816 history and destruction of the Fort at Prospect Bluff or “Negro Fort.” Copies of the book will be available.




Address: Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, 12th Street and Avenue E, Apalachicola, FL 32320

Guitarist Peter Fletcher - February 15, 2020 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Apalachicola Margaret Key Library Literary Salon program presents a concert by acclaimed classical guitarist Peter Fletcher. Fletcher made his New York Debut at Carnegie Hall in 2007 and played there again in 2017 to rave reviews. He performs throughout the U.S., and music critics say of him that “he handles and plays guitar works with pristine brilliance and aplomb, with warmth, skill, and a unique understanding of the music.” He studied with Jose Tomas, teaching assistant to the great Andres Segovia, and currently divides his time between homes in Detroit and New York City. Free Admission with Ticket. Tickets can be picked up at the Library.




Address: Cat Pointe Music, 29 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL, 32328, United States

The Von Wamps & Friends - February 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The much loved Von Wamps return to Cat Pointe Music for an afternoon of their very special original songs as well as some favorite covers. The Von Wamps are Lou and Lynn Wamp whose talents and artistry are vast



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