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Lantern Making Workshops
When: 10/19/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Learn how to make beautifil star-shaped lanterns at RIO Carrabelle.

Murder at the Gibson Inn
When: 10/20/2017 through 10/22/2017
Where: Apalachicola

Original Murder Mystery Opens Season

Panhandle Players presents Murder at the Gibson Inn: An Oyster City Mystery, an original play written and directed by Royce Rolstad, III. The play will open the community theatre's 2017-2018 season and make its world debut at the Chapman Auditorium in Apalachicola, October 20, 21 at 7:30 pm, and October 22 at 3:00 pm. 

Rolstad's first full length play reveals a riveting plot of murder and mayhem in this fictionalized (but possibly true) depiction of some of the ghosts thought to haunt Apalachicola's historic Gibson Inn. How did they become ghosts? Did they pass peacefully in their sleep, or did a dastardly deed do them in? 

Tickets are $15, and may be purchased online at panhandleplayers.com or at the door one hour before curtain.

Lantern Fest
When: 10/21/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Come celebrate the birthday of one of Franklin County’s oldest maritime landmarks. Carrabelle Lighthouse Association presents Lantern Fest at the 1895 Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 HWY 98 West in Carrabelle Beach. Shipwreck tales, amazing dancers & musicians, glowing lanterns, great local food and night time tower climbs bring magic and history together. ALWAYS THE 4TH WEEKEND IN OCTOBER.

 

Bay-Friendly Landscaping
When: 10/27/2017
Where: Eastpoint

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will be hosting a bay friendly landscaping workshop on Friday, October 27, 1:00-3:30 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. Following the discussion portion of the workshop participants will have the option, for a small fee, to assemble their own rain barrel that they can take home. The workshop will be held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The class is free, but rain barrels are $20.00 per barrel.

Ghostwalk
When: 10/28/2017
Where: Apalachicola

Hauntings will abound at Apalachicola's Chestnut Street Cemetery on Saturday, October 28 when local history enthusiasts don the garb and take on the persona of the cemetery's more notable inhabitants to tell their tale of life in Apalachicola more than 100 years ago.  The Ghostwalk will be held 6:30-8:30 pm. at the Chestnut Street Cemetery on Hwy 98 in Apalachicola.

Autos & Oysters
When: 10/28/2017
Where: Apalachicola

The Autos and Oysters Car Show on Saturday, October 28, 2017 will be held on Water Street from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Cars will be judged by a team headed by J.C. O’Steen of Tallahassee. Awards will be given for the Top 50, Best of Show, Club Participation, Greatest Distance Travelled, and Sponsor’s Choice. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. The cost to enter your car is $20.

Farmers Market
When: 10/28/2017
Where: Apalachicola

Farmer's Market at Scipio Creek from 9 am till 1 pm. on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.The Apalachicola Farmers' Market features  high-quality produce, seafood and locally- produced goods directly to the people of Apalachicola and provides a place for the fishermen, farmers, and artisans of the community to sell their products.

Open House Band Jam
When: 10/28/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Open House Band Jam at Rio Carrabelle-3 pm-7 pm. A number of popular local musicians will be playing all afternoon culminating in a jam session. This performance will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see & enjoy these musicians playing together.... Free hot dogs and hamburgers will be on the grill..bring your own beverage or enjoy one of ours! $5 donation to cover expenses!

Apalachicola Oyster Roast
When: 11/3/2017
Where: Apalachicola

Love oysters? Don't miss the annual Downtown Oyster Roast on November 3rd,  6-9 pm in  Apalachicola. This enchanting event, sponsored by the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, will feature roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp and more. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. 

Florida Seafood Festival
When: 11/4/2017 through 11/5/2017
Where: Apalachicola

The 54th Annual Florida Seafood Festival kicks off in Apalachicola November 3-4. Heralded as the State’s oldest maritime event, this annual fall classic is a celebration of the Franklin County commercial seafood industry. The Florida Seafood Festival promises to feature delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events and musical entertainment including recording artist Jerrod Niemann.

“All Girl” Songwriters in the Round Performance
When: 11/17/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

“All Girl” Songwriters in the Round performance at 8pm. Rio Carrabelle is delighted to host this “first”.  Alligator Point resident, Susan David, will be hosting this exciting evening that includes first time performers at Rio Carrabelle, Mimi Hearns and Rachel Hillman bringing us their original songs and stories!

Oysters 101
When: 11/17/2017
Where: Eastpoint

Come learn about the famous bivalves of Apalachicola Bay! This class offered by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve 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 to walk along an oyster bar, and look at its inhabitants 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 required and the cost is $25 per person. Tickets available on . The class will meet at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, in the upstairs classroom at 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint FL 32328.

Holiday Art Show
When: 11/17/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The CAA will kick off its 2017 Carrabelle Holiday Art Show with music at Rio Carrabelle ? Friday, ? November 17th at 8 p.m. Contributing artists will be on hand with cheese and wine during intermission. The show will last 4 weekends at the Rio Carrabelle and end with the Boat Parade and Holiday on the Harbor on December 9th. The gallery will be open on Fridays 11- 4 and Saturdays 11 -4. This year’s Carrabelle Holiday Art show will feature local, renowned oil artist Roger Leonard.

Steamboat a-comin'!
When: 11/18/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting a fascinating, free program about steamboats and steamships in Carrabelle and along the Forgotten Coast on Saturday, November 18, 10 am -12 pm. It will be held at the Franklin County Senior Center. Discover an era when steamships were a vital part of transportation, communication, relationships and commerce. From before the civil war till the 1930's steam operated vessels moved commerce and people all around this area. Learn about the different types of steamers and hear the songs that reflect life during the age of Florida steamboats. This program features historical interpreters Ken Horne and Gibby Conrad.
Ken Horne is a talented musician and walking fountain of knowledge about Florida history & folk lore. He is a teacher in Leon County and a former educator for the Florida History Museum.
Gibby Conrad is a pioneer of ecotourism on the Apalachicola Estuary, a lifelong student of Gulf Coast maritime history and a former museum educator.  He has conducted tours on the Apalachicola River and Bay for over 10 years.

Estuary Class
When: 12/8/2017
Where: Eastpoint

Friday, December 8, 12:00-4:00pm Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Thursday, December 9, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register in advance.

Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers
When: 12/8/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers Return to Carrabelle at 8 pm. With an all new swashbuckling Christmas pirate show, these pirates are no strangers to our Port O' Carrabelle! Join us for this enchanting evening!

Estuary Class
When: 12/9/2017
Where: Eastpoint

Do you know what an estuary is and why it is so vital to our economy and way of life? Join the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Thursday, December 9, 12:00-4:00pm to explore the estuary we depend on. Participants will learn about the habitats and creatures that make up our estuary and how the river and bay are intricately connected.  We will see these habitats up close aboard the Reserve’s research vessel the Henry Lee. The workshop will be based out of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328.  The class is $25.00. Please register in advance.

Jingle Jog
When: 12/9/2017
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Jingle Jog Carrabelle 5k Run/Walk starts and ends at Franklin County Senior Center. All participants will get a yummy PANCAKE BREAKFAST after the race! Extra breakfast tickets will be available for $5 in advance or at the door.
Entry fee $20 early/ $25 late and includes a short sleeve shirt and breakfast. T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registered participants only. Some shirts will be available on race day until they run out. 8:00am 5k start  8:30am Breakfast starts.
Top male and female runners will receive a fun prize. 

Early registrations can be mailed to BeLinda Wharton, c/o Franklin Co Senior Center, 201 NW Ave F, Carrabelle, FL 32322. Make check payable to: Tate’s Hell and Back 5k Benefit Fund. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center.

INCONCERT
When: 12/10/2017
Where: Apalachicola

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents Bay Area Choral Society, performing Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Living Shorelines
When: 12/12/2017
Where: Eastpoint

Coastal erosion is a natural process caused by currents, wave action, wind, storms and even boat wakes. The traditional methods used to harden the shoreline like seawalls and rip rap can often increase coastal erosion and remove the ability of the shoreline to carry out natural processes. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) will host a workshop on Living Shorelines on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm for residents and homeowners. The workshop will discuss living shorelines vs. harden shorelines, how to evaluate a shoreline by considering the physical factors such as wave energy, prevailing wind and wave direction, vegetation, and soil type, and present living shoreline methods, materials, permitting, and share success stories of local living shorelines. We will also look at types of plants to plant and visit a local living shoreline. The lecture is free.

THE CURRYS
When: 1/5/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

THE CURRYS at Rio Carrabelle at 8 pm. Need I say any more...The Currys are our own Forgotten Coast Treasure!

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series
When: 1/12/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

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!

INCONCERT
When: 1/12/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents Jazz at Rio Carrabelle January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm.

INCONCERT
When: 1/14/2018
Where: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on January 14, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

INCONCERT
When: 1/19/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on January 19, 2018.

INCONCERT
When: 1/21/2018
Where: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on January 21, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

INCONCERT
When: 1/28/2018
Where: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on January 28, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

The Sarah Mac Band
When: 2/3/2018
Where: Apalachicola

While the DIXIE's 20th Season was the last "proper season", we'll still be producing events throughout the year, this one being one of the most important as the Sarah Mac Band closes the book on their incredible collaboration after 12 years together. We want to celebrate our favorite band by giving them an appropriate send-off...At 6 PM Up the Stairs will host a Wine Tasting with delectable Hors d'oeuvres in the Theatre's Orchestra area. At 7:30 the Tasting ends and wine selections may be purchased, while we ready the stage for the "Dixie House Band's" final performance at 8 PM. While we're all so very sad to see this talented Trio call it a day, we certainly understand turning the page on a new chapter. Please join us on Saturday February 3 for a one of a kind event.
 

Reserved Tickets are $50, while supplies last, and available a 3 locations.

Dixie Theatre at 21 Avenue E, 850.653.3200,
Up the Stairs at 76 Market Street, 850.653.4888
or OYSTERBONES® at 58 Market Street, 850.653.9144

Don't miss your chance to experience this monumental event.

INCONCERT
When: 2/9/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 9, 2018.

Mardi Gras Barkus Parade
When: 2/10/2018
Where: Apalachicola

Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers is excited to present the 8th annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in downtown Apalachicola at 1:00 pm. This year’s theme is BourBone Street Blues so we’ll be celebrating all the fun and frolic of traditional Mardi Gras. We invite you to come out and enjoy the furry family-friendly street parade and festival. Be part of the fun - dress up yourself, your dog, even your bicycle or golf cart! You may just want to come and catch beads.

The festivities will start at 11:00 am at Riverfront Park with live entertainment from the Apalachicola Blues Authority, the Lofty Pursuits Marching Band, and other local bands as well as dog agility demonstrations and performances by local dancers and second line groups. There will be a wide variety of hometown food and beverage vendors offering local

seafood and Cajun treats. Area artisans will be selling their creations as well as specialty beads, Mardi Gras finery, and homemade dog products. Regional non- profit organizations will share their missions at the festival in unique ways. You won't want to miss the pair of real, live Baymaids, Doofy, the rescue pelican, and the Fishy Fashion Show preview.

The King and Queen of Apalachicola's Mardi Gras are always shelter animals who are ready for a forever home. As always, they will have a place of honor in the parade.

The parade begins at intersection of Avenue E and Water Street turning onto Commerce Street then circling back to Water Street, ending at Riverfront Park for the post parade party.
Registration for walkers is $5.00 per person or $25 per golf cart. Pets are free, of course! Krewe membership is open now and they will be accepting new members on the day of the parade as well.

In the tradition of the Salty Barker Krewe, profits from the parade will be donated to help care for the animals of the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Beneficiaries have included the Franklin County Humane Society, the

Florida Wild Mammal Association and the Apalachicola Dog Park. We greatly appreciate the support of the local businesses and families who sponsor the Krewe in its tradition of charity and service to animals. Lassiez Les BONE Temps Rouler!

INCONCERT
When: 2/16/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 16, 2018.

INCONCERT
When: 2/18/2018
Where: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on Febuary 18, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

INCONCERT
When: 2/23/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts presents a Jazz performance at Rio Carrabelle starting at 7:30pm, on Febuary 23, 2018.

INCONCERT
When: 2/25/2018
Where: Apalachicola

The Ilse Newell Fund For the Performing Arts will have a performer on Febuary 25, 2018 at the Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

The Flea Bitten Dawgs
When: 2/25/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The Flea Bitten Dawgs from St. Louis Return at 4 pm. Bringing Ukulele Jazz Americana to Carrabelle.  This is NOT your typical ukulele show! Swing, blues and ballads from the 30's right up to modern gems, this is a treat no other musical instrument can match! 

INCONCERT
When: 3/1/2018
Where: Apalachicola

Ilse Newell Fund For The Performing Arts presents BACS, performing Apalachicola Trinity Episcopal Church at 4pm.

Tocamos Mas
When: 3/23/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

Tocamos Mas Returns to Carrabelle at 8 pm. A fun evening of Mambo, Merengue, Bolero and Cha Cha! Get your dancing shoes on as Tocamas Mas transforms Carrabelle into little Havana!

The Muscle Shoals Singer / Songwriter Series
When: 4/27/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

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!

28th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
When: 4/28/2018
Where: Carrabelle & Dog Island

The 28th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival will be held the weekend of April 28, 2018 along the beautiful Carrabelle Harbor in downtown Carrabelle, FL. The Carrabelle Riverfront Festival is a fabulous street festival that celebrates Carrabelle’s culture, history and natural wonders with colorful arts & craft vendors; educational folk life hands-on demonstrations; wonderful maritime activities, like the touch tanks from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab; unique children’s fun like pirate camp; delicious local seafood vendors and traditional fair foods; wonderful, festive music; and amazing live entertainment – like the now famous Fishy Fashion Show. Admission to this family friendly and pet friendly event is FREE and open to the public.

 

 

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