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Signature Events

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK RECEPTION

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 17, 2020

We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a reception!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

We are so excited to have our loyal Winter Visitors coming back to stay with many of our vacation rental companies for the season. Save the date for a fantastic event that will be held at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club!

Location:

99 Goodmorning Street, WindMark Beach

December

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FARMER’S MARKET

Port St. Joe
DEC 7, 2019

Come to enjoy Downtown Port St. Joe on a beautiful Saturday morning.

Website: Visit Site

Details

The market will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM ET. There will be all types of vendors as well as some Christmas Carols!

January

CAPE SAN BLAS POLAR PLUNGE

Cape San Blas-Cape Palms Park
JAN. 1, 2020 10:00 AM

Ring in the new year by washing 2019 off in the Gulf, at the fourth annual Polar Plunge on Cape San Blas.

Website: Visit Site

Details

Please join your friends and neighbors for the 4th Annual Cape San Blas Polar Plunge at Cape Palms Park on Cape San Blas! We will run into the chilly waters of the Gulf at 10am ET to kick off 2020! Donuts and coffee provided by Scallop Cove. Open to all. Free admission. Donations will be accepted for South Gulf Fire & Rescue.

ANNUAL OYSTER COOK-OFF

APALACHICOLA
JAN. 17-18, 2020

Welcome to the Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department!

Website: Visit Site

Details

The Oyster Cook-Off is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and a 5K run! Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments and music. Well-mannered pets are welcomed on a leash. All proceeds goes directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event!

Location:

Downtown Apalachicola 32320

APALACHICOLA BUTTS & CLUCKS COOK OFF

Apalachicola
JAN 24-25, 2020

We would like to announce the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce’s newest event. The Butts & Clucks Cook-off on the Bay.

Details

The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce proudly presents Butts & Clucks Cook-Off on the Bay a Florida BBQ Association sanctioned event. Also the 2020 Florida BBQ Association State Championship.

On January 24th & 25th at Battery Park in Apalachicola teams from all over the Southeast will be competing for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. They will be competing in 4 meat categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork Butt & Brisket.

Other contests during the weekend:

BBQ Sauce Competition- to be judged on Friday evening.

A Swine Tasting- (Peoples Choice where the public is the Judge)

Mystery Box Open Competition- Participating entries will receive a sealed box to be reveled at 2:00pm on Friday and have 2 hours to cook a dish that the main ingredients must be what's in the box. To be judged by Local Chefs in front of the competitors. at 4:00pm on Friday.

The Cluck that Came from the Butt Contest - Coming Soon
This year we again will be having our Deviled Egg Contest (The Cluck that Came from the Butt) a fun way to get everyone involved in the event. Entry fee is only $5.00 for the egg contest and we encourage anyone to sign up. To sign up go to www.Buttsandclucks.com . Turn in is at 4:00pm on Saturday the 25th at the Community Center in Battery Park.

Location:

Battery Park

JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE 10TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF & FAMILY BAZAAR

Port St. Joe
JAN 25, 2020

Come out to enjoy a fun day by St. Joseph Bay!

Details

The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will be hosting the 10th annual Chili Cookoff and Family Bazaar Saturday January 25th. The event will include chili cookoff competition, local vendors, music, kid's activities, bake sale, cake walk, and 50/50 raffle.

🌶 Interested in sponsoring the event or registering a chili cook off team? Email jslpsj@gmail.com 🌶

This event is a fundraiser for our many community service projects supporting Gulf County children and families, including our Holiday Shopping trip, which purchased clothing essentials such as jackets, shoes, socks and underwear for nearly 150 PSJ and Wewa Elementary children in need last year. Thank you for your support!

Location:

117 Sailor's Cove

February

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK RECEPTION

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 17, 2020

We want to welcome you back to Gulf County with a reception!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

We are so excited to have our loyal Winter Visitors coming back to stay with many of our vacation rental companies for the season. Save the date for a fantastic event that will be held at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club!

Location:

99 Goodmorning Street, WindMark Beach

ANNUAL FORGOTTEN COAST CHEFS SAMPLER

APALACHICOLA
FEB. 9th, 2020

Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes for this event, sample an array of flavors from area restaurants.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 653-9419

Details

The Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler will be held on Sunday Feb. 9th at the Historic Fort Coombs Armory. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 1st, 2020.

Admission:

$60

Location:

4th Street and Avenue D Apalachicola 32320

MARDI GRAS BARKUS PARADE

APALACHICOLA
FEB. 22, 2020

The Mystic Krew of Salty Barkers, a parade group of dogs and their people invite you to join the Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 670-5064

Details

The 10th Annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade

Saturday, February 22rd, 2020 11am-4pm

Riverfront Park, Apalachicola, Florida

The theme is: Surf Dogs USA…

and we expect to our guests will be excited by the choice that reflects our local coastal character. It offers lots of possibilities for costumes and decorating.

Come join us in celebrating all the fun of Mardi Gras with dogs!

The festivities will start at 11:00 am at Riverfront Park with live entertainment, local food vendors and a variety of arts and craft vendors to enjoy while strolling through the park. The parade begins at 1:00.

Location:

Downtown Apalachicola Apalachicola 32320

March

BLUES IN THE LOT

Port St. Joe
MAR. 28, 2020

The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce presents a weekend of Blues Music at Blues in the Lot 2020

Website: Visit Site

Details

Gulf County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Blues in the Lot 2020. The stage will be on Reid Ave and 3rd St downtown PSJ.
Our line-up:to be announced

There will also be local and regional folk artists and craft vendors, beverages and food-- awesome Bar-b-que!. facbook.com/bluesinthelot/ for more information and updates.

Location:

Port St. Joe

BREEZE BY THE BAY RUN

Cape San Blas
MAR 28,2020

More information to come, but save the date for March 28, 2020.

Website: Visit Site

Details

More information to come, but save the date for March 28, 2020.

Location:

TBD

Weekly Happenings

There are a lot of cool things happening in Gulf County. Here are just a few. Check out their websites for all the details on these events and more.

The Artery Studio: classes including painting, pottery, and silk painting

Gourmet Chef Now: Cooking Classes and Date Nights!

Haughty Heron: live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings

St. Joe Bar & Package: pool tournaments every Wednesday, NFL Sunday Ticket

Scallop RePUBlic: , Live music 7-10 Thursday-Saturday

Bridge at FUMC: Mondays 1 pm in the Great Hall at First United Methodist Church. Call Diana to reserve a seat to play. 810-338-4830