Signature Events

COFFEE & CONVO WITH LINDA WOOD- HISTORICAL PORT ST. JOE

Port Saint Joe
FEB. 14th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us at the Welcome Center for this informational talk on historical Port St. Joe

Website: Adrianne@visitgulf.com

Phone: 850-229-1647

Details

Join us at the Welcome Center for this informational talk on historical Port St. Joe. Linda Wood knows all about the ins and outs of Old St. Joseph and early Port St. Joe. Come for a cup of coffee and a conversation around a fascinating topic.

Please call and sign up so we know how many people are coming.

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 9AM -11AM

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.
We will meet at the Port St. Joe Marina. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

Sign-ups begin February 5th at 9:00 AM ET please call 850-229-1647 to sign up!

Location:

Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

COFFEE & CONVO WITH BONNIE SAMUELSEN – AUDUBON SHOREBIRDS


FEB 21st, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Audubon Florida's Bonnie Samuelsen will be the guest speaker at our upcoming Coffee and Convo event.

Website: Visit Site

Details

Audubon Florida's Bonnie Samuelsen will be the guest speaker at our upcoming Coffee and Convo event. Bonnie's will share beautiful images and personal stories about the delightful courtship displays, amazing camouflage, aerial attacks, banding efforts and survival needs of Florida's solitary and colonial nesting bird species. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about Florida’s beach-nesting, wintering and migratory shorebirds and seabirds.

Please sign up for this event 229-1647

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place, Port St. Joe, FL

COASTAL BIRD STEWARDSHIP WALK

Cape San Blas
FEB 23, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This walk is to follow our Coffee & Convo on February 21st.

Website: BSamuelsen@audubon.org

Phone: 941-951-7704.

Details

This walk is to follow our Coffee & Convo on February 21st. Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to join Audubon Florida’s Bonnie Samuelsen on Friday, February 23rd from 9:30 am – 11:30 am to look for and learn about American Oystercatchers, Snowy Plovers, Piping Plovers and much more! During this fun, casually paced 1.5-mile beach walk, we will be on the lookout for state and federally listed species; discussing Florida’s stewardship program; learning shorebird identification tips and much more! Please Join Us gulf side at Salinas Park, Port St Joe. Optics will be available, but remember to bring your own if you have them.

Location:

Salinas Park-Gulf Side

COFFEE & CONVO WITH JESSICA SWINDALL- SEA TURTLES

Port Saint Joe
FEB 28TH, 9:30 AM -11:30 AM

Listen and learn from a great local expert on Sea Turtles.

Website: Adrianne@visitgulf.com

Phone: 850-229-1647

Details

Listen and learn from a great local expert on Sea Turtles. They are everyone's favorite animal and come find out why. From hatchling to mamma turtles Jessica will cover it all!

Please call to sign up! 850-229-1647

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place

SUNSET CRUISE

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 4, 2018 4PM -6PM

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

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1647

Details

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

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 25 spots are available for this excursion and although no coolers are allowed there are refreshments and snacks available for sale on board.

$3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser
Natural Lite $2.00
Sodas and snacks $1.00

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

Sign-Ups will begin February 19th at 9:00 AM ET. Please call 229-1647 directly to sign up.

Admission:

$15-Pay at Boat on March 4th

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

FAREWELL BREAKFAST

Port Saint Joe
MAR 15, 9:00 AM ET-10:00 AM ET

Time to say goodbye as the Snowbirds fly the coop!

Phone: 850-229-1647

Details

Time to say goodbye as the Snowbirds fly the coop! Join the GCTDC Team at SandDollar Cafe to say farewell on another great Winter season. Coffee & Muffins will be complimentary thanks to SandDollar but breakfast will be the responsibility of the patron.

Please sign up by 3/9/18 to reserve your spot. There is only 60 spots for this breakfast.

Location:

301-B Monument Ave, Port St. Joe, FL

December

Currently no events to display.

January

Currently no events to display.

February

Artery Frit Classes

Port St. Joe
February 1st & 22nd

Learn the fun technique of "painting" on glass using frit (granulated glass). You will choose a design to reproduce on a 5.75"x5.75" piece of glass. Use as a trivet or display on a wooden stand (your choice). Glass and firing included. Cost of class is $25. Please sign up by calling 850-229-1647 2 weeks prior to the event beginning at 9:00 AM January 18th begins sign-ups for February 1st, and February 8th begins sign-ups for February 22nd.

Details

BINGO AT JOHN C GAINOUS VFW POST

HIGHLAND VIEW
FEB. 5, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM FEB. 12, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM FEB. 19, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM FEB. 26, 2018 5:30PM -7:30PM

Weekly Bingo!

Phone: (850) 229-6926

Details

Weekly Bingo! The fun begins at 5:30 PM and continues until 7:30 PM. Jackpots range in amounts but can reach up to $250!

Location:

1776 Trout Ave Highland View 32456

COFFEE & CONVO WITH LINDA WOOD- HISTORICAL PORT ST. JOE

Port Saint Joe
FEB. 14th, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Join us at the Welcome Center for this informational talk on historical Port St. Joe

Phone: 850-229-1647

Details

Join us at the Welcome Center for this informational talk on historical Port St. Joe. Linda Wood knows all about the ins and outs of Old St. Joseph and early Port St. Joe. Come for a cup of coffee and a conversation around a fascinating topic.

Please call and sign up so we know how many people are coming.

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place

GULF COUNTY TOUR OF HOMES

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 9AM -11AM

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.
We will meet at the Port St. Joe Marina. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

Sign-ups begin February 5th at 9:00 AM ET please call 850-229-1647 to sign up!

Location:

Port St. Joe Marina 340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- TOP TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 20, 2018 2PM -3PM

Shad Smith, DHA, MBA, ATC, Program Director Sports Medicine/Community Health, Sacred Heart on the Gulf

Phone: (850) 229-8879

Details

Shad Smith, DHA, MBA, ATC, Program Director Sports Medicine/Community Health, Sacred Heart on the Gulf
Health and fitness are important parts of daily living and critical to help our ability to function. During his presentation, Shad will offer expert tips on the importance of exercise and eating healthy. He believes that you don’t have to go to the gym to improve your health, just take time to plan and incorporate exercise as part of your day.

As a long time fitness enthusiast, Shad Smith enjoys the chance to educate others about the importance of health, wellness and fitness. A native of Indiana, he now calls Mexico Beach home where he enjoys all sports—primarily tennis, volleyball and football.

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

COFFEE & CONVO WITH BONNIE SAMUELSEN – AUDUBON SHOREBIRDS


FEB 21st, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Audubon Florida's Bonnie Samuelsen will be the guest speaker at our upcoming Coffee and Convo event.

Website: Visit Site

Details

Audubon Florida's Bonnie Samuelsen will be the guest speaker at our upcoming Coffee and Convo event. Bonnie's will share beautiful images and personal stories about the delightful courtship displays, amazing camouflage, aerial attacks, banding efforts and survival needs of Florida's solitary and colonial nesting bird species. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about Florida’s beach-nesting, wintering and migratory shorebirds and seabirds.

Please sign up for this event 229-1647

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place, Port St. Joe, FL

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
FEB. 22, 2018 6PM -8PM

02/22 Coq Au Vin Blanc

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

02/22 Coq Au Vin Blanc, a classic changed to today’s standards, light and fresh.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

COASTAL BIRD STEWARDSHIP WALK

Cape San Blas
FEB 23, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This walk is to follow our Coffee & Convo on February 21st.

Phone: 941-951-7704.

Details

This walk is to follow our Coffee & Convo on February 21st. Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to join Audubon Florida’s Bonnie Samuelsen on Friday, February 23rd from 9:30 am – 11:30 am to look for and learn about American Oystercatchers, Snowy Plovers, Piping Plovers and much more! During this fun, casually paced 1.5-mile beach walk, we will be on the lookout for state and federally listed species; discussing Florida’s stewardship program; learning shorebird identification tips and much more! Please Join Us gulf side at Salinas Park, Port St Joe. Optics will be available, but remember to bring your own if you have them.

Location:

Salinas Park-Gulf Side

LIBRARY WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- ONSHORE FISHING, CAST NETS & KNOTS

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 27, 2018 2PM -3PM

Captain Phil Cox, Phil’s Charter Service

Phone: (850) 229-8879

Details

Captain Phil Cox, Phil’s Charter Service
Captain Phil Cox is living his dream. After graduating from college he quickly realized that having a job got in the way of fishing. His solution was simple: he became a professional fisherman. After 25 years as a pro bass fisherman in western Kentucky, he moved to Port St. Joe in 2010 and has been a full-time charter captain and fishing guide ever since. During this Tuesdays @ Two presentation, Captain Phil will reveal fishing secrets that can improve your success in finding and catching fish including using the right equipment (tackle, rigs, and baits); knots to know; cast net basics and knowing where to fish.

Captain Phil grew up near Huntington, WV, and attended college in Ohio where he graduated with a BS in Marketing

Location:

100 Library Drive Port St. Joe 32456

COFFEE & CONVO WITH JESSICA SWINDALL- SEA TURTLES

Port Saint Joe
FEB 28TH, 9:30 AM -11:30 AM

Listen and learn from a great local expert on Sea Turtles.

Phone: 850-229-1647

Details

Listen and learn from a great local expert on Sea Turtles. They are everyone's favorite animal and come find out why. From hatchling to mamma turtles Jessica will cover it all!

Please call to sign up! 850-229-1647

Location:

150 Captain Fred's Place

March

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 2, 2018 6PM -8PM

*03/02 Date Night – “Spring is in the Air”

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

*03/02 Date Night – “Spring is in the Air”. Roasted Asparagus wrapped with Prosciutto and served with Aioli, Vichyssoise, Crispy Duck with Fig Sauce over wilted Spinach, and Apple Crostatas.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

ST. VINCENT ISLAND WINTER TOURS

INDIAN PASS
MAR. 3, 2018 9AM -2PM MAR. 21, 2018 9:30AM - 2PM

Sit back and relax while you enjoy an open-air ride narrated by a US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) volunteer.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1065

Details

Sit back and relax while you enjoy an open-air ride narrated by a US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) volunteer. Learn about the incredible history as well as its flora and fauna as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the refuge in 2018!
January 3: 50th Anniversary Tour: participants will meet historical figures from the island's past. Meet the famous and infamous people who have lived and worked on St. Vincent
Feb. 14: Share the Love on our Valentine's tour & hear from our volunteers just why they love our Refuge.
Feb. 28: Guided Tour
March 3: World Wildlife Day Tour. Meet with FSU Environmental Studies students and take short walks into little-seen areas of the Refuge as part of our tour
March 21: Guided Tour
All tours start from Indian Pass Boat ramp. The tours are not suitable for very young children or people who are unable to walk short distances in soft sand.

Admission:

$10

Location:

690 Indian Pass Road Indian Pass 32456

SUNSET CRUISE

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 4, 2018 4PM -6PM

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

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1647

Details

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

Winter sunsets are always a sight to see and what better way to see a sunset than to be on the water? 25 spots are available for this excursion and although no coolers are allowed there are refreshments and snacks available for sale on board.

$3.00 Bud Light and Budweiser
Natural Lite $2.00
Sodas and snacks $1.00

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

Sign-Ups will begin February 19th at 9:00 AM ET. Please call 229-1647 directly to sign up.

Admission:

$15-Pay at Boat on March 4th

Location:

340 Marina Dr. Port St. Joe 32456

Shelling Trip

Veteran's Memorial Park-Beacon Hill
March 8th 10:00AM-12:00PM

Join Gulf County's shelling Guru Crystal as she takes you on a walk down the shore. She knows all about the shells in our area and cool facts about each one. This is a not to miss event! Please bring your favorite sandwich and we will provide the sides for a picnic at the park after the trip. Sign-Ups begin February 26th at 9:00 AM call 850-229-1647

Details

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 8, 2018 6PM -8PM

03/08- "Something Fishy" Catch of the Day

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

03/08- "Something Fishy" Catch of the Day. Pan seared Snapper with Preserved Lemon Sauce and Roasted Carrots. Also, we will teach you how to make homemade bread in 30 minutes.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

ST. JOSEPH BAY BUFFER PRESERVE TRAM TOUR

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 9, 2018 9AM -11AM

On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public.

Website: Visit Site

Details

On the second Friday of each month, Buffer Staff host TRAM Tours for the public. The tour lets you explore the Uplands with an experienced guide and provides opportunities to observe the diverse communities present at the Buffer. Tour time is 9 am to 11 am departing from the Welcome Center parking lot. Join us to learn about the history and importance of the Buffer Preserve.

Location:

3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe 32456

PANHANDLE PLAYERS 2017-2018 SEASON

APALACHICOLA
MAR. 11 3PM -5PM MAR. 9, 2018 7:30PM -9PM MAR. 10, 2018 7:30PM -9PM

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 629-8680

Details

The Forgotten Coast's Community Theatre presents plays throughout the season!
First starting with Jones, Hope & Wooten's Christmas Belles on December 1st, 2nd, (7:30 PM) & 3rd (3:00 PM)

Then Katerine DiSavino's Nana's Naughty Nickers on January 26th, 27th (7:30 PM) & 28th (3:00 PM) and February 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00)

Finally, they finish with Ira Levine's Death Trap on March 9th, 10th (7:30 PM) & 11th (3:00 PM)

Admission:

$15

Location:

12th & Hwy 98 Apalachicola 32320

Shelling Craft

Welcome Center
March 12th 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. Crystal from the Welcome Center will be your teacher for the day! Sign-Ups begin February 26th at 9:00 AM call 850-229-1647

Details

FAREWELL BREAKFAST

Port Saint Joe
MAR 15, 9:00 AM ET-10:00 AM ET

Time to say goodbye as the Snowbirds fly the coop!

Phone: 850-229-1647

Details

Time to say goodbye as the Snowbirds fly the coop! Join the GCTDC Team at SandDollar Cafe to say farewell on another great Winter season. Coffee & Muffins will be complimentary thanks to SandDollar but breakfast will be the responsibility of the patron.

Please sign up by 3/9/18 to reserve your spot. There is only 60 spots for this breakfast.

Location:

301-B Monument Ave, Port St. Joe, FL

THIRD THURSDAYS AT THE THEATRE

PORT ST. JOE
MAR. 15, 2018 6PM -9PM

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

Details

The Historic Port Theatre on Reid Avenue is delighted to announce they will be hosting "Thursdays at the Theatre" starting in January of 2018.

6-7 VIP reception
7:00 performance begins
Tickets will be for sale at the Gulf Chamber of Commerce and
online at http://www.historicporttheatre.com/events.cfm

Jan 18
Tony Partington and the Recollections

Feb 15
Sinatra's "A Night at the Sands" by New York 'Sinatra" singer Jesse Posa with Big Band Performing

March 15
Go Big or Go Home ( Full Band!!)

April 26
Anna Wilson Jazz singer and her husband, Nashville Songwriter, Monty Powell

Admission:

$10

Location:

314 Reid Ave Port St. Joe 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 16, 2018 6PM -8PM

*03/16 - Date Night - "Guilty Pleasures"

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

*03/16 - Date Night - "Guilty Pleasures". Crab Cheesecake (my favorite), Carrot Ginger Soup, Pork Medallions with Shitake Mushroom Sauce, and Wild Rice. Dessert, Chocolate Ganache Raspberry Tart.

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

GOURMET CHEF NOW WINTER COOKING CLASSES

SIMMONS BAYOU
MAR. 30, 2018 6PM -8PM

*03/30 Date Night - "Welcome to Italy"

Website: Visit Site

Phone: (850) 229-1203

Details

*03/30 Date Night - "Welcome to Italy". Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Basil Salad, Italian Sausage and Potato Soup, Veal Scaloppini with Shrimp and Brandy Cream Sauce, and, Italian Cream Cake

Location:

1520 State Road 30A Simmons Bayou 32456

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

Haughty Heron: live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings

Lookout Lounge: karaoke and bands every Thursday and Friday, First Sundays

St. Joe Bar & Package: pool tournaments every Wednesday, live entertainment Friday and Saturday, pot luck on Sundays. NFL Sunday Ticket

Thirsty Goat: $5 Martini Mondays & Music Friday and Saturday Nights

Scallop RePUBlic: Open Mic Night Monday, Potluck & Darts Tuesday, Live music 6-9 Wednesday-Sunday