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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


3rd Annual AAA Members Exhibition - May 6, 2016 through May 29, 2016

3rd ANNUAL AAA MEMBERS EXHIBITION

Over 30 artists who are members of the Artists of Apalachicola Area will display artwork at the Historic Fry Conter House, which is home to the Apalachicola Museum of Art.

The artwork will range from all styles and mediums of painting, sculpture, jewelry and craft, creating a unique and diverse exhibit of local artisans.

Two opening receptions will be held, Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th. There will be food and wine at the Friday evening reception, and wine at the Saturday afternoon reception. The exhibit will also be open during select daytime hours.

Apalachicola Museum of Art is located within the historic Fry Conter House. It was built in 1845 by Daniel Fry, an illustrious riverboat captain. The Greek Revival style house has been lovingly restored and is an elegant setting for a spring celebration of local artists and their work.

The Apalachicola Museum of Art
The Fry Conter House
96 5th Avenue
Apalachicola, Florida 32320
(850) 653-2090

Opening receptions Friday, May 6, 2016, 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, May 7, 4-6pm

Saturday Daytime Opening, May 7, 2015, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, May 8 to 29.

FSUML Workshop: Exploring Nature - May 21, 2016 through August 27, 2016

The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Lab will host a series of courses this summer entitled “Exploring Nature: Evening at the Edge of the Sea.” The courses, scheduled to begin Saturday, May 21, are designed to educate and inspire through a hands-on experience with the area’s shores and shallows.

This course is designed to educate and inspire you through a hands-on experience with the strange and wonderful sea life along our pristine shores and shallows. We begin with a brief, illustrated overview of the general ecology of this part of the Gulf of Mexico, spotlighting its more intriguing habitats and organisms. After a short, guided walking tour of the Lab, we will meet some of the local marine denizens in our seawater touch-tanks. From there, we don wading shoes and walk the exposed tidal sands where an array of fascinating creatures can be seen. The evening ends in the auditorium for some Q & A, visiting and refreshments.

Registration closes one week before the class, or until full. Price: $ 40 adult, $ 30 student.

The class schedule is as follows:

Sat. May 21
Fri. June 3
Sat. June 18
Sat. July 2
Sun. July 17
Sat. July 30
Wed. August 17
Sat. August 27

The summer course instructor is Dr. Heidi Geisz. Dr. Geisz, (FSUCML adjunct faculty) gravitated to the coast from Colorado 20 years ago. Although most of her experience is in the Antarctic marine ecosystem, studying at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science allowed her to explore the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean coasts. Following a fellowship in the House Natural Resources Committee, her most recent interests include marine science policy and education.

Art Gallery Crawl - June 4, 2016

Join us for an evening of art, music and light refreshments in historic downtown Apalachicola. Saturday, June 4 from 6 pm - 9 pm.

Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament - June 11, 2016

Charles and Rex Pennycuff will host their 16th annual Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament on June 11th. 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 in Eastpoint. Entry is free and generally about 200 kids sign up. 

Annual Big Bend Saltwater Classic - June 17, 2016 through June 19, 2016

The Moorings of Carrabelle will host the 28th Annual Big Bend Classic on Father's Day Weekend, June 17th through the 19th, 2016. All of the proceeds from the Big Bend Saltwater Classic are used to develop artificial reefs in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - June 20, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Downtown Apalachicola Independence Eve Celebration - July 3, 2016

If you just can’t wait for July 4th, join the thousands of people who come from near and far to celebrate our Independence, a little ahead of everyone else in America, on Independence Eve! Riverfront Park, on Water Street in downtown Apalachicola, is the place to be! For the fifth year in a row, the community is combining its resources for a July 3 spectacular, culminating in a stunning fireworks display over the Apalachicola River. Enjoy food, beverages, great live music, a parade, free ice cream, veterans tribute, the national anthem, face painting, and other activities.

This year’s featured entertainment will be the Tobacco Rd. Band, doing their signature country and your favorite covers. They’re also playing at the fireworks celebration in Atlanta on July 4!

C-Quarters Youth Fishing Tournament - July 16, 2016

C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 12th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - July 19, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

13th Annual Kingfishing Tournament - August 6, 2016 through August 7, 2016

C-Quarters Marina, Carrabelle. This weekend event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation.

St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run - August 6, 2016

The St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run is an annual event sponsored by the Tate's Hell Track Club. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 2016 will be our 19th year. After the race, enjoy a Post Race Party with fresh seafood & beverages at St. George Lighthouse Park with live music by Debi Jordan. On-site registration & packet pickup begins at 4:00pm at St. George Lighthouse Park. The One Mile Fun Run begins at 6:30pm and the 5K Race begins at 7:00pm. Post Race Party and awards at St. George Lighthouse Park at 7:30pm. Discounts for military personnel and school cross country teams.  For more info and pre-registration information visit:  www.stgeorgeislandsizzler.com   Phone: 850-509-2191 Email: info@stgeorgeislandsizzler.com

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - August 18, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - September 16, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Rock By The Sea LITE - September 22, 2016 through September 25, 2016

ROCK BY THE SEA Lite is 3-night charity music event. It is an intimate showcase of music held at Harry A's Restaurant and Bar on St. George Island, Florida, that includes a Golf Tournament at St. James Bay Golf Resort.

Rock by the Sea, Inc is dedicated to organizing music festivals and events where we raise money to assist deserving charities who provide direct services to those in need. Every Rock by the Sea event is an intimate showcase of music designed to bring people together for the love of music and the common goal of helping these charities.

Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta - September 24, 2016

It’s time once again for you to challenge your friends, your family, and your colleagues to build boats out of stuff that any normal person would take to the dump and enter them in the Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Boats can be as artistic or as whacky as you want to make them. Just build ‘em and they will float . . . more or less.

You landlubbers will be busy ashore cheering on the captains and crews of these outrageously constructed vessels as they sail, row, or scull around the course, topple over, or slowly sink into Apalachee Bay. Watch the Regatta from various shoreline vantage points around the lab on either side of the boat basin. Enjoy good food, have loads of fun, all while learning about recycling and how to reduce the impact of plastics in our marine environments.

Visit the website to see more details and register.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - October 15, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Autos & Oysters Auto Show - October 29, 2016

The Autos and Oysters Car Show, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, will showcase the cars of local collectors and will also attract enthusiasts from throughout the region. The show will be followed by a sock hop on the City Docks on Saturday night featuring local refreshments, music, and oysters. It promises to be a fun, family-friendly weekend for all!

The Sock Hop will be held at Riverfront Park, and the Car Show will be held on Water Street. Both events are free and open to the public. Package deals offered by lodging providers and restaurants will encourage visitors to stay, dine, and shop. Details of this year’s participating businesses to be announced.

To register for the car show click here to download a registration form.

Download a PDF version of the flyer.

Florida Seafood Festival - November 4, 2016 through November 5, 2016

The Florida Seafood Festival is a two day event annually drawing tens of thousands of visitors to the historic town of Apalachicola in scenic Franklin County. The Festival is held at the mouth of the Apalachicola river under the shady oaks of Apalachicola’s Battery Park. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, Musical Entertainment. Some of the notable events include Oyster Eating and Oyster Shucking contest, Blue Crab Races, Photo Contest, Parade, 5k Redfish Run, The Blessing of the Fleet, History of the Festival Exhibit and Tonging For Treasure.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - November 14, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - December 13, 2016

Climb to the top of the lighthouse to see spectacular views of the sunset and full moon.  Light refreshments are served.  Admission charge.  Contact Gift Shop at 850-927-7745 for reservations.