AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

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

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!


AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

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

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.


AREAS: St. George Island

3rd Annual SGI Brewfest - 4/28/2018

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.


AREAS: Apalachicola

Apalachicola Boat & Car Show - 4/28/2018

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.


AREAS: Carrabelle & Dog Island

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

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.