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Apalachicola Area Events

Apalachicola hosts some events so big that you may want to plan your visit around them. The Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational is one. Held in early May, this annual art show features nationally acclaimed artists, painting demonstrations and workshops, art exhibitions, public receptions, and sales of work. Other spring events include an antique and classic boat show and a home and garden tour.

The area holds the Fisherman’s Choice Youth Fishing Tournament, for anglers aged 16 and under, in early June; Oktoberfest, at Bowery Station in the historic district, in October; and the Florida Seafood Festival, billed as “Florida’s Oldest Maritime Event,” in early November.

Check out our calendar events for up-to-date information on what’s going on while you’re in town.

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Featured Events in Apalachicola

7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off in Apalachicola Florida

7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off

When: TBD
Where: Riverfront Park, Downtown Apalachicola, FL
Featuring a silent auction, oysters, shrimp, smoked mullet, hotdogs, live music, local beer and plenty of kids activities.
More Info: www.saltyflorida.com

Florida Seafood Festival in Apalachicola Florida

Florida Seafood Festival

When: TBD
Where: Apalachicola’s Battery Park
A two day festival featuring delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, musical entertainment and fun seafood activities.
More Info: floridaseafoodfestival.com

Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational  in Apalachicola Florida

Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational

When: TBD
Celebrating 10 years of documenting the landscape and culture of Gulf County, this event focuses on artistic excellence. The paint-out also includes expanded exhibits, a Collectors' Forum and special guest speakers.


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November - 2017

Apalachicola Farmers Market

Where: Scipio Creek Marina, 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32329
Market is held every second and fourth Saturday. Local produce, seafood, homemade breads and other regional specialties.
Phone: 850.653.9419
More Info: www.facebook.com/ApalachicolaFarmersMarket

Apalachicola Historic Downtown Christmas Celebration

When: Nov 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Come see the beautiful luminaries lining the streets and enjoy the sounds of carolers filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4:00 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street.
More Info: apalachicolabay.org

Holiday Lights Contest

When: Everyday between Nov 27 - 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The contest will comprise of two categories and four geographic areas. The categories are Business and Home. The four areas are Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Carrabelle.
More Info: apalachicolabay.org

December - 2017

Apalachicola Farmers Market

Where: Scipio Creek Marina, 301 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL 32329
Market is held every second and fourth Saturday. Local produce, seafood, homemade breads and other regional specialties.
Phone: 850.653.9419
More Info: www.facebook.com/ApalachicolaFarmersMarket

Holiday Lights Contest

When: Everyday between Dec 1 - 31, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The contest will comprise of two categories and four geographic areas. The categories are Business and Home. The four areas are Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island and Carrabelle.
More Info: apalachicolabay.org

Holiday Fresh Market

When: Dec 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Located in front of the Dixie Theatre Avenue E and Market Street.
Select one-of-a-kind unusual presents, and Apalachicola specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, hand knitted goods.

Bowery Market

When: Every Wednesday between Dec 13 - 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Commerce Street between Avenues F & G, 150 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32320
Shop Apalachicola's open air market. Each week there will be different items to choose from vary each week--look for fresh produce, barbecue, locally made jewelry, unique works of art, coastal-inspired crafts, and delicious baked goods, while listening to live music.
More Info: apalachicolabowerymarket.com

January - 2018

Bowery Market

When: Every Wednesday between Jan 1 - 30, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Commerce Street between Avenues F & G, 150 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32320
Shop Apalachicola's open air market. Each week there will be different items to choose from vary each week--look for fresh produce, barbecue, locally made jewelry, unique works of art, coastal-inspired crafts, and delicious baked goods, while listening to live music.
More Info: apalachicolabowerymarket.com

Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off

When: Everyday between Jan 12 - 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Apalachicola Riverfront Park Apalachicola, Florida 32320
8th Annual Oyster Cook-Off with all proceeds going directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago.
More Info: apalachicolabay.org

February - 2018

Bowery Market

When: Every Wednesday between Feb 1 - 28, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Commerce Street between Avenues F & G, 150 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32320
Shop Apalachicola's open air market. Each week there will be different items to choose from vary each week--look for fresh produce, barbecue, locally made jewelry, unique works of art, coastal-inspired crafts, and delicious baked goods, while listening to live music.
More Info: apalachicolabowerymarket.com

Mardi Gras Barkus Parade and Riverfront Festival

When: Feb 10, 2018 11:00 AM
Where: Riverfront Park
The festival starts at 11:00 and the parade at 1:00pm. Bring your pooch to Mardi Gras Apalach style. This year's theme is BourBone Street Blues. Dress in hippie costumes, flower power and celebrate. The parade benefits the Franklin County Animal Shelter and the Apalachicola Dog Park.
More Info: mystickreweofsaltybarkers.com

22nd Annual Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler

When: Feb 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Fort Coombs Armory, 66 4th Street Apalachicola, Fl 32320
Sample an array of creative dishes by Chef's from all over the Forgotten Coast.

March - 2018

Bowery Market

When: Every Wednesday between Mar 1 - 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Commerce Street between Avenues F & G, 150 Commerce St. Apalachicola, FL 32320
Shop Apalachicola's open air market. Each week there will be different items to choose from vary each week--look for fresh produce, barbecue, locally made jewelry, unique works of art, coastal-inspired crafts, and delicious baked goods, while listening to live music.
More Info: apalachicolabowerymarket.com

St. George Island Fire Department Chili Cook-Off

When: Mar 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: St. George Island, Florida 32328
Sample great chili and enjoy the fun games celebrating this fun family event.
More Info: apalachicolabay.org

Eastpoint Fire Department Rib Cookoff

When: Mar 17, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Corner of Sixth Street and CC Land Road in Eastpoint, Florida.
Rib cook-off contest starts at 11:00 with silent auction, liars contest, live entertainment, rides and face paintings for the kids.
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