Signature Events

2020 GULF COUNTY DRINK COMPETITION

GULF COUNTY
ALL OF DECEMBER

Every year, the Gulf County TDC brings together our local establishments for a battle of the bartenders. In the past, there have been independent judges that have chosen the winner

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

This year, things will change!

The establishments will blindly pick an emoji out of several that best represent Gulf County. Then, they will make a drink based off of that emoji and name the drink. The judges will pick their top 4 out of all the participating establishments.

During December, you can go and try the atop four drinks and then vote for your favorite via our Facebook Poll.

The winner will be announced on New Year's Eve.

All event updates will be on our Facebook Event.

*MUST BE 21 TO PARTICIPATE*

Taxi Services

https://www.facebook.com/KrabbyKabTaxi/

Location:

TBD

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK RECEPTION

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 17, 2020. 4:30 PM- 7:00 PM ET

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:

700 Country Club Rd

ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB SNOWBIRD APPRECIATION TOURNAMENT

Port St. Joe
JAN 24TH, 12:00 PM

The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club wishes to welcome our winter visitors back to beautiful Gulf County by hosting the Gulf County Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament.

Website: Jarnoldpga@gmail.com

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850.227.1751

Details

We hope you will join us in a great day of golf, food and fun. The tournament is open to locals and snowbirds alike. Bring your favorite foursome or sign up individually and we will find you a team.

Date: 1/24/2020
Time: 12:00 Shotgun Start
Format: 18 hole 4-Person Scramble
Prizes: 1 st Place Gross & 1 st Place Net
Entry Fee: $48.15. Includes golf, prizes, tax and dinner provided by Grill 19 following golf.
For additional information, or to register for the tournament call the Pro-Shop at 850.227.1751 or
email Jordon Arnold at Jarnoldpga@gmail.com.

Location:

700 Country Club Rd

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 11TH, 9AM -12PM

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like?

Website: concierge@visitgulf.com

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like? Well, now is your chance! Hop on a trolly and see several different homes.
Where we will meet will be announced soon! This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

Please sign-up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

Location:

TBD

SNOWBIRD SHELLING TRIP WITH CRYSTAL

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
MAR 5TH 10:00AM-12:00PM

Join Gulf County's shelling Guru Crystal as she takes you on a walk down the shore.

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

She knows all about the shells in our area and cool facts about each one. This is a not to miss event! Please pack your lunch!

Sign Up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

SHELLING CRAFT WITH CRYSTAL

Port St. Joe
MAR 6TH 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you went on the Shelling Trip or if you have shells you've found on your vacation, come learn how to craft them into a beautiful souvenir. Sign-up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

Website: concierge@visitgulf.com

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

Crystal from the Welcome Center will be your teacher for the day!

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place

SUNSET CRUISE WITH FISH’N XPRESS

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 8TH, TIME TBD

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Website: concierge@visitgulf.com

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see, and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 30 spots are available for this excursion, and although no coolers are allowed, there are refreshments and snacks available for sale onboard.

So grab your camera for this amazing experience and fun time with friends.

Sign-Ups will begin on February 8th at 9:00 AM. Please email concierge@visitgulf.com to secure your spot.

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

December

2020 GULF COUNTY DRINK COMPETITION

GULF COUNTY
ALL OF DECEMBER

Every year, the Gulf County TDC brings together our local establishments for a battle of the bartenders. In the past, there have been independent judges that have chosen the winner

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

This year, things will change!

The establishments will blindly pick an emoji out of several that best represent Gulf County. Then, they will make a drink based off of that emoji and name the drink. The judges will pick their top 4 out of all the participating establishments.

During December, you can go and try the atop four drinks and then vote for your favorite via our Facebook Poll.

The winner will be announced on New Year's Eve.

All event updates will be on our Facebook Event.

*MUST BE 21 TO PARTICIPATE*

Taxi Services

https://www.facebook.com/KrabbyKabTaxi/

Location:

TBD

FOURTH QUARTER SPEAKERS

PORT ST JOE
DEC 3RD, 2:00PM-4:00PM

Guest presenters Kesley Colbert and Roman Quinn speak about sports in PSJ.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Topics include the history of sports in Port St. Joe with Kesley Colbert. Also, professional baseball player, Roman Quinn, will answer some questions about the importance of taking a break and enjoying time with family. If you have a question you would like to ask RomGan, email us at Concierge@visitgulf.com This event is a collaboration with the TDC’s Holidays on the Half Shell.

Location:

110 Library Dr

GENEALOGY LOCK-IN

Port St. Joe
DEC 6TH, 1:30PM-4:30PM

Explore your ancestry with helpful hints, guidance, access to Ancestry, and free printing. Door prizes!

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Space is limited so call to register!

Location:

110 Library Dr

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!

CHRISTMAS IN THE GARDEN

Port St. Joe
DEC 7TH, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

The Port St. Joe Garden Club will host its annual Christmas in the Garden celebration on Saturday, December 7th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the garden center.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 630-269-6726

Details

Admission is free and refreshments will be available all day.  Handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list, festive home decor items, and delicious baked goods will be on sale to make your holiday preparations fun and easy. In the festooned gazebo, local photographer Reggie Smith will take photos of families and pets for a nominal fee ... no appointments will be necessary.   As a bonus, three presentations are slated:  Jessica Swindall, director of the Florida Coastal Conservancy will focus on Gulf County's sea turtles, Linda White, 2008 National Audubon Educator of the Year, will share her knowledge about Florida's eagles, and members Jeanne Schlicting and Linda Hamilton will demonstrate how herbs can enhance your holiday cooking.   For further details and updates, visit the Port St. Joe Garden Club Facebook page.

Location:

216 Eight Street, Port St. Joe

SUNSET WATCHING PARTY

CAPE SAN BLAS
DEC 11TH, 4:30PM

This event is a part of the Holidays on the Half Shell calendar.

Website: Visit Site

Details

Join us at the Salinas Park Bayside for an evening of watching the sun go down over St. Joseph Bay.
Salinas Park will have a brand new nature observatory that will be open during the event for the best vantages of the sun going down.

Baytowne Vacation Rentals will be hosting this event with refreshments and a bonfire!

Location:

280 CAPE SAN BLAS RD

SJBHUMANE SOCIETY HOLIDAY BAZAAR & ADOPTION EVENT

PORT ST. JOE
DEC 21ST, 2019 9:00AM-3:00PM

Come out to support the animals.

Website: Visit Site

Details

There will be unique gifts, local craft vendors, $10 Chicken dinners, kids activities and more. Animals will be available for adoption at the event.

Location:

Corner of Reid Ave and Hwy 71 (City Commons Park)

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT THE CAPE SAN BLAS LIGHTHOUSE

PORT ST. JOE
DEC 23RD, 4:30PM

This event is a part of the Holidays on the Half Shell calendar.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

Join us and the Forgotten Coast Ukulele Orchestra for Classic Christmas Carols at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse. The Junior Service League of Port St. Joe will have hot cocoa to keep you warm.

Location:

200 Miss Zola's DR

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORK SHOW

Port St. Joe
DEC 31ST, 10:00 PM

Kick-off the New Year with a firework show

Details

Frank Pate Park at 10 pm est. on December 31st.

Location:

Frank Pate Park

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.

TUESDAYS @ TWO: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY SEAN GASKELL

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 7TH, 2:00PM

Musical performance of a West African Kora (harp) by Sean Gaskell

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Location:

110 Library Dr

THE BOB ROSS EXPERIENCE

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 11TH, 11:00AM-1:00PM

Paint like Bob!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

We’ll have lots of giggles and fun with this one! Space is limited, so call to register:

Location:

110 Library Dr

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

TUESDAY @TWO: ADVENTURES RESCUING BIRDS OF PREY

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 21ST, 2:00

Lynda White will be the event speaker

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Location:

110 Library Dr

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.

Website: Visit Site

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.

Location:

Battery Park

ST. JOSEPH BAY GOLF CLUB SNOWBIRD APPRECIATION TOURNAMENT

Port St. Joe
JAN 24TH, 12:00 PM

The St. Joseph Bay Golf Club wishes to welcome our winter visitors back to beautiful Gulf County by hosting the Gulf County Snowbird Appreciation Golf Tournament.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850.227.1751

Details

We hope you will join us in a great day of golf, food and fun. The tournament is open to locals and snowbirds alike. Bring your favorite foursome or sign up individually and we will find you a team.

Date: 1/24/2020
Time: 12:00 Shotgun Start
Format: 18 hole 4-Person Scramble
Prizes: 1 st Place Gross & 1 st Place Net
Entry Fee: $48.15. Includes golf, prizes, tax and dinner provided by Grill 19 following golf.
For additional information, or to register for the tournament call the Pro-Shop at 850.227.1751 or
email Jordon Arnold at Jarnoldpga@gmail.com.

Location:

700 Country Club Rd

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 🌶

Location:

117 Sailor's Cove

TUESDAY @ TWO: SEA TURTLES OF FLORIDA

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 28TH, 2:00

Jessica Swindal from the Florida Coastal Conservancy will be the speaker for this event.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Location:

110 Library Dr

TUESDAYS @ TWO: ST. VINCENT ISLAND REFUGE

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 14TH, 2:00PM

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Friends President and author Susan Cerulean will share information

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Information will be on the refuge and introduce our title for a Community Reads Book Club: Coming to Pass. Books will be available for purchase.

Location:

110 Library Dr

February

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK RECEPTION

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 17, 2020. 4:30 PM- 7:00 PM ET

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:

700 Country Club Rd

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

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 11TH, 9AM -12PM

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like?

Phone: (850) 229-7800

Details

Have you ever wondered what other vacation rental homes looked like? Well, now is your chance! Hop on a trolly and see several different homes.
Where we will meet will be announced soon! This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

Please sign-up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

Location:

TBD

TUESDAY @ TWO: OLD ST. JOSEPH

PORT ST. JOE
FEB 18TH, 2:00PM

Archaeologists Dr. Nancy White and Dr. Chris Hunt from the University of South Florida share their research about “Old St. Joseph”

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-8879

Details

Location:

110 Library Dr

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

SNOWBIRD SHELLING TRIP WITH CRYSTAL

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
MAR 5TH 10:00AM-12:00PM

Join Gulf County's shelling Guru Crystal as she takes you on a walk down the shore.

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

She knows all about the shells in our area and cool facts about each one. This is a not to miss event! Please pack your lunch!

Sign Up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

SHELLING CRAFT WITH CRYSTAL

Port St. Joe
MAR 6TH 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

If you went on the Shelling Trip or if you have shells you've found on your vacation, come learn how to craft them into a beautiful souvenir. Sign-up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

Crystal from the Welcome Center will be your teacher for the day!

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place

SUNSET CRUISE WITH FISH’N XPRESS

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 8TH, TIME TBD

Hop aboard the Fish'n Xpress to watch the sun sink down over St. Joseph Bay!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see, and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 30 spots are available for this excursion, and although no coolers are allowed, there are refreshments and snacks available for sale onboard.

So grab your camera for this amazing experience and fun time with friends.

Sign-Ups will begin on February 8th at 9:00 AM. Please email concierge@visitgulf.com to secure your spot.

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

PSJ LION’S CLUB PANHANDLE SPORTMAN’S BANQUET

Port St. Joe
MAR 12th, 2020

SAVE THE DATE!

Details

CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!

Location:

TBD

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