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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

SHELLING TRIP- S. VINCENT ISLAND

Indian Pass
MAR 14, 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Annual Shelling Trip with Crystal!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

We are planning on going over to St. Vincent Island for the annual shelling trip. Arrive at Indian Pass Boat Ramp to board the shuttle. The trip will go from 9:00-12:00 PM. We will provide waters but there are no restrooms on the Island. Plan on a nice picnic lunch at Indian Pass Boat Ramp. Bring your lunch and we will provide the sides.

The event is limited to only 15 people. Please call Crystal to sign-up for the event.

Admission:

$0

Location:

Indian Pass Road-At the dead end.

GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA WELCOME BACK RECEPTION

PORT ST. JOE
THURS. JAN 16, 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: 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.
We will meet at the back parking lot of the First Baptist Church, diagonal from the Welcome Center. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

Please sign-up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

Location:

We will meet at the back parking lot of the First Baptist Church, diagonal from the Welcome Center.

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 12TH!!! 6-8 PM PLEASE CALL US AT THE WELCOME CENTER IF YOU PREVIOUSLY RESERVED SEATS!

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

STEP INTO MY STUDIO- ARTIST AT THE JOE

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 24TH - FEB 22, 2020

2020 Classes, Workshops & Demos will include acrylic painting, watercolor, basket weaving, encaustics, metalsmithing, woodcarving, storytelling & yoga

Website: Visit Site

Details

2020 Classes, Workshops & Demos will include acrylic painting, watercolor, basket weaving, encaustics, metalsmithing, woodcarving, storytelling & yoga

Location:

201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida

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

ENCORE CLASSES @ GCSC GULF/FRANKLIN CAMPUS

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 29TH - MARCH 4TH

Whether you want to learn a new skill, aim to improve your quality of life or explore a new hobby, this is the place!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 5501

Details

Stay up to date with NEW course and program listings.

Classes are every Wednesday. Please check out their website for full class listings and to register.

Location:

3800 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456

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
THURS. JAN 16, 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

STEP INTO MY STUDIO- ARTIST AT THE JOE

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 24TH - FEB 22, 2020

2020 Classes, Workshops & Demos will include acrylic painting, watercolor, basket weaving, encaustics, metalsmithing, woodcarving, storytelling & yoga

Website: Visit Site

Details

2020 Classes, Workshops & Demos will include acrylic painting, watercolor, basket weaving, encaustics, metalsmithing, woodcarving, storytelling & yoga

Location:

201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, Florida

ENCORE CLASSES @ GCSC GULF/FRANKLIN CAMPUS

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 29TH - MARCH 4TH

Whether you want to learn a new skill, aim to improve your quality of life or explore a new hobby, this is the place!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 5501

Details

Stay up to date with NEW course and program listings.

Classes are every Wednesday. Please check out their website for full class listings and to register.

Location:

3800 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456

WINTER SPEAKER SERIES-FRIENDS OF ST. VINCENT ISLAND

PORT ST JOE
FEB 6TH. 7PM ET

THE RED WOLF: A STORY OF RESILIENCE

Website: Visit Site

Details

Kim Wheeler, Executive Director of the Red Wolf Coalition .

Founded in 1997, the Red Wolf Coalition (RWC) serves as the hub of private support for long-term red wolf restoration. Through a variety of programs, this website and print information, the RWC provides the public with science-based information about the biology and ecology of this endangered predator. The Coalition also teaches people about the value of red wolves to the ecosystem and to the people living in the restoration area. The RWC works with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Red Wolf Recovery Program to stay up-to-date on red wolf restoration and management issues and to partner in the effort to maintain healthy populations of wild red wolves.

Location:

216 Eight Street, Port St. Joe

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER- NEW BEGINNING ASSEMBLY OF GOD

PORT ST. JOE
FEB 7, 2020

Raise a fork for good cause!

Phone: 850-340-1887

Details

Enjoy spaghetti, salad, tea, and dessert to help raise funds to give to our overseas missionaries.

Admission:

$10 a plate

Location:

248 Dolphin Street

WINTER BAY DAY AT ST. JOSEPH BAY BUFFER PRESERVE

PORT ST. JOE
FEB. 8th, 2020

Join for this wonderful Bi-annual Shrimp Boil and Open House!

Website: Visit Site

Details

Join us for this wonderful Bi-annual Shrimp Boil and Open House! Enjoy live music, take a free tour of the preserve, dine on a local Shrimp Boil, learn more about the Buffer Preserve and more.

Enjoy a trip through the backwoods trails of the Buffer Preserve to our Rare and Endangered Plants, Prescribed Burn Sites, and various Native Plants.

Low Country Boil $10 Donation 11:00AM-2:00PM

Location:

3915 State Road 30-A Port St. Joe 32456

21ST ANNUAL MEXICO BEACH GUMBO COOK-OFF

Mexico Beach
FEB 22ND, 2020

Gumbo Is Back!! With the new year, comes the return of a crowd favorite.

Website: Visit Site

Details

With a variety of types of gumbo and Brunswick stew to taste, this will be one hot competition. This year, the event will take place at the Boat Ramp Park. A new, larger, venue that is centrally located just off Highway 98, with plenty of parking and enjoyment along the canal waterway.

Don’t worry, if you are more of a taster than a chef, you will have plenty to choose from! This event is free to enter and the only costs is for food and beverages. Tickets will be available for purchase to sample one, two or as many as you like gumbos or stews. There will be beverages available as well as hot dogs and sausage dogs. With live music and free beads, this is one cook-off that will get you in the Mardi Gras mood! All proceeds raised will go toward the Special Events for Mexico Beach’s Best Blast on the Beach July 4th firework show.

Location:

109 44th St, Mexico Beach, FL 32410

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.
We will meet at the back parking lot of the First Baptist Church, diagonal from the Welcome Center. This tour will go to locations all over Gulf County.

Please sign-up by emailing concierge@visitgulf.com

Location:

We will meet at the back parking lot of the First Baptist Church, diagonal from the Welcome Center.

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

PORT ST. JOE GAREDEN CLUB KOKEDAMA WORKSHOP

Port St. Joe
MAR 7, 5-7 PM

Have you ever wondered how to plant a floating or vertical garden?

Website: Visit Site

Details

If so, or you just want a fun evening out with friends come join the Port St. Joe Garden Club March 7th from 5:00PM to 6:30PM for the Kokedama workshop. Kokedama is the Japanese art of wrapping roots in a natural blanket of soil and moss instead of a pot. Kokedama balls are beautiful, whimsical and fun. The workshop will be held at the Garden Center located at 216 8th Street. Please sign up for the workshop via facebook or email at psjgardenclub@gmail.com. The price for the workshop is $10. Sign up today and leave March 7th with your very own living

Admission:

$10

Location:

216 8th Street

LIAR’S CHALLENGE @ THE HAUGHTY HERON

PORT ST. JOE
MAR 8, 6-7:30

Who is the best LIAR on the Coast?

Phone: 850-527-4671

Details

Fish Tales? Tall Tales? Bear Tales? Tell them all at the Haughty Heron on March 8th. Monetary prizes to the top 3 stories! Emcee by Pat Neese and Special Guest Appearance by Robyn Rennick

Location:

117 Sailor's Cove

SHELLING TRIP- S. VINCENT ISLAND

Indian Pass
MAR 14, 8:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Annual Shelling Trip with Crystal!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850-229-7800

Details

We are planning on going over to St. Vincent Island for the annual shelling trip. Arrive at Indian Pass Boat Ramp to board the shuttle. The trip will go from 9:00-12:00 PM. We will provide waters but there are no restrooms on the Island. Plan on a nice picnic lunch at Indian Pass Boat Ramp. Bring your lunch and we will provide the sides.

The event is limited to only 15 people. Please call Crystal to sign-up for the event.

Admission:

$0

Location:

Indian Pass Road-At the dead end.

ENCORE CLASSES @ GCSC GULF/FRANKLIN CAMPUS

PORT ST. JOE
JAN 29TH - MARCH 4TH

Whether you want to learn a new skill, aim to improve your quality of life or explore a new hobby, this is the place!

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 5501

Details

Stay up to date with NEW course and program listings.

Classes are every Wednesday. Please check out their website for full class listings and to register.

Location:

3800 Garrison Ave, Port St Joe, FL 32456

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

AUTHOR TALK: PATRICK SMITH’S FLORIDA IS A LAND REMEMBERED

PORT ST JOE
MAR 5TH

Thursday, March 5th at 10:30 a.m. (note: this is Eastern Standard Time) at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library located at 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

Website: Visit Site

Phone: 8509336793

Details

Few, if any, books have captured the spirit and colorful history of Florida’s past as has Patrick Smith’s beloved novel, A Land Remembered. It has been said many times that people should be issued a copy of A Land Remembered when they cross the Florida state line and that it should be required reading for students to graduate from high school. Smith’s son, Patrick Jr., produced a video about the author to share the experiences that led Patrick Smith to write his beloved novels, with special emphasis on his popular saga of Florida pioneers, A Land Remembered. The show combines quirky humor and storytelling with videos, photos, music, and visual effects to bring Patrick Smith’s colorful life into focus in a unique multimedia show. In addition, the video allows the audience to revisit old Florida and take a trip back in time to discover how primitive Florida was not too long ago.

Location:

110 Library Dr

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 12TH!!! 6-8 PM PLEASE CALL US AT THE WELCOME CENTER IF YOU PREVIOUSLY RESERVED SEATS!

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

WINTER SPEAKER SERIES- FRIENDS OF ST. VINCENT ISLAND

PORT ST JOE
MAR. 12TH, 7:00 PM ET

Don Morrow, local birder and Refuge volunteer, will continue our Winter speakers’ season for the Friends of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge!

Website: Visit Site

Details

Don Morrow retired from a 33-year career in land conservation with the Trust for Public Land. Since retiring four years ago, he birds once or twice every week throughout the year and conducts shorebird surveys year ‘round as well as seasonal duck surveys

Location:

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center 3915 State Road 30-A, Port St Joe, FL

TOMBSTONE TALES

CAPE SAN BLAS
MAR 27, 2020

"Archaeology on Tap" is free and open to the community. Seating is unreserved.

Details

Join FPAN staff for our Archaeology on Tap program in Port St. Joe to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month in March! FPAN's Rachel Hines will give the evening talk titled "Tombstone Tales: Cemeteries, Symbols, and Stories." Historic cemeteries are amazing outdoor museums containing vast amounts of information on markers and tombstones that can be "read" like historic documents. This presentation describes the development of the modern cemetery, the kinds of information that can be learned from inscriptions and symbols on markers, the laws protecting historic cemeteries in Florida, and ways to protect them for the future.

The talk starts at 6:00 p.m. and guests are recommended to show up by 5:30 p.m. to place drink orders before the talk begins.

Location:

Scallop RePUBlic, 411 Cape San Blas Road

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 every week. 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

Lookout Lounge: Weekly events including pool tournament, dart tournament, karaoke, live music, and more!

Bingo at the VFW: Bingo every Monday starting at 5:30, and Trivia every second Thursday of the Month

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