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Events and Activities for Alligator Point and Franklin County Florida


Forgotten Coast Plein Air - May 6, 2016 through May 15, 2016

More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists along with several hundred art enthusiasts will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast soon to participate in the 11th annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 6-15, 2016. The event will include several exhibit venues stretching from Carrabelle more than 100 miles west along the coast to Mexico Beach. The 10 day event features daily artist demonstrations, workshops, art sales and a series of public receptions. Art enthusiasts  can visit the exhibits and attend the many free special events that occur throughout the 10 day event.

Now in the 11th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida”,  Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of the 10-day festival. As the event moves into its second decade, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional.

May of 2016 will focus on the the natural environment with an emphasis on highlighting land conservation, habitat restoration and environmental stewardship. In 2017, the event will feature the region’s rich culture and heritage, focusing on human capacity and storytelling through plein air painting. And the third segment in 2018 will celebrate the built environment. This human-made space in which people live, work, and recreate will showcase architecture, streetscapes, working waterfronts, and historic sites. While each year will have a programmatic focus for the purpose of examination in the series of lectures, presentations and discussions, the collectors can be ensured that the paintings will be a superb mix of subject matter and styles.

The invitational features 21 internationally acclaimed artists, as well as, six "Florida's Finest en Plein Air" artists honored as Plein Air Ambassadors, and the Plein Air Academy's Master Artist Faculty. Expanded exhibits, a Collectors' Forum, distinguished guest speakers, and surprises that will be fresh and new to the plein air community are all in the making! Book your reservations early for the best rates!  

Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour - May 6, 2016 through May 7, 2016

A reverence for the past and a vision for the future are combined in the 24th Annual “Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour.” A flurry of recent building activity in Apalachicola is reflected in the homes on this year's tour. From historic preservation and restoration to home renovation and new construction, this year's tour features outstanding examples of the building boom for your pleasure and inspiration. The gardens pay homage to the area's temperate climate and the horticultural and creative talents of the homeowners.

Chairperson, Ginger Madewell, announced today that plans are underway for the 24th Annual “Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour” sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church. The tour is expected to attract hundreds of visitors to Apalachicola, FL on Friday and Saturday, May 6 – May 7, 2016.

The featured house for the 2016 tour, “Villa Rosa” is the home of Michaelin and Dave Watts. Built by George and John Marshall for The Mohr family, circa 1895, this Queen Anne Victorian home graces the east end of historic Lafayette Park, commanding a view of the park and the bay. The Watts revived the name Villa Rosa, the name given in the 1920's by owner Anna Riscilli who operated a small cigar factory on the property. In the late 1930's Villa Rosa became the home of illustrator and author Alexander Key and wife Margaret. The house stood for years - dark, vacant, and overrun with vines - fueling stories of old-timers that the house was indeed haunted. The Watts rose to the restoration challenge after purchasing it in early 2014. The house has been successfully transformed into a cheerful, sunny and welcoming home through the efforts of the Watts and the work of gifted local artisans. Through months of focused labor, the interior cypress walls and heart pine floors have been restored to their original glory. Filled with antique furnishings that primarily span the Victorian, Craftsman and Art Deco periods, the house speaks of its history as a "home through the ages." Splendid window treatments of velvet, Scottish lace and embroidered silk complement the original large windows framing the views of the beautifully landscaped property. An antique antler chandelier in a cozy library evokes the feel of Teddy Roosevelt's library. The walls of Villa Rosa provide a perfect backdrop for the paintings and handwork of a great number of local and plein air artists and artisans as well as artists from Michaelin's family.

Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Church, the traditional opening for the home tour, will be held on Friday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception to which all are invited. Homes will be open only on Saturday, May 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available at $25 until
the day of the event. On Saturday, May 2, ticket sales will begin at 9:30 a.m. at $30 per ticket. A gourmet lunch will be served at Benedict Hall on the grounds of Trinity Church from 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. during the tour. A silent auction, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., will be a part of Saturday’s festivities, as well.

Guests to Apalachicola can enhance their weekend experience by allowing time to visit the many historical buildings and churches, museums, inns and parks that mark this historic town as a truly original locale. We welcome you to join us for the weekend and come back again and again.

 

Chestnut Street Cemetery Ghostwalk - May 7, 2016

Come join us for the first Ghost Walk in 2016. There will be characters dressed in period clothing representing locals from our past buried at the Chestnut Cemetery. Price is $5.00 at the front entrance of the cemetery the night of the event. AAHS members renewing or joining ($10 fee) the night of the event will get in free.

 

Rock by the Sea 10 - May 12, 2016 through May 15, 2016

Rock By The Sea 10 Year Reunion Concert Thursday, May 12 — Sunday, May 15. Harry A's , 28 W. Bayshore Drive,, St. George Island, FL 32328 SOLD OUT!

Don’t Despair! You can get your tickets now for the Rock By The Sea Lite September 22-25, 2016. The September event 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 Club.

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.

IN Concert: Concert in the Park - May 15, 2016

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents a "Concert in the Park" at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola, beginning at 2 pm. Partnering with Plein Air on their closing day, the Franklin County High School Seahawk Band will present a concert under direction of Karl Lester.  Plus a gospel sing by Maxine Kellogg and Tami Ray Hutchinson.

Apalachicola River Jam - May 15, 2016 through May 20, 2016

Join us and spend five days paddling down the Apalachicola River.  This unique paddling/camping trip will begin at the Chattahoochee Dam in Gadsden county and follow the Apalachicola River for 108 miles and end at the mouth of the river in Apalachicola. Join fellow paddlers for this ambitious Paddlers on Sunday May 15 for the kick-off dinner and orientation  at the Chattahoochee RV Campground & Resort. Each night throughout the week paddlers will paddle the Apalachicola River through Calhoun, Gulf and Franklin Counties and camp along the river’s edge each evening. The trip will conclude on Friday May 20th at Battery Park in Apalachicola at the opening festivities of the Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam 2016. Click here to register.

Paddle Jam - May 20, 2016 through May 22, 2016

Grab your kayak and head to the coast May 20-22 and join in what organizers hope will be another world-record attempt to gather the largest number of kayaks together in one floating mass to break the current Guinness  world record. The three-day Forgotten Coast PaddleJam event is sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Paddle Club. The Guiness World record attempt is just one activity planned as part of the area-wide fund-raising event featuring paddle sports, music and food. Other activities planned include kayak and SUP races and live music throughout the county.

Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse - May 21, 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.