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Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat & Car Show

Location: Riverfront Park

Antique & Classic Boats & Cars, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display from until 4:00 pm. Studebakers, Model A’s, T’s , Chevys and more.  Plus a large display of antique outboard engines.

Boat building demonstration throughout the day by local boat builders

The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse

Kids model boat building and art activities

Tours of the waterfront

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will have free information on safe boating.

The Dept of Environmental Protection will be on hand to give out information on the Clean Boating Program.

The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have a booth on area flora and fauna.

The Apalachicola RiverKeeper will have information on the special qualities of our unique pristine river and bay system

 

Apalachicola Art & Wine Walk

Location: Downtown

Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their talents from 11:00-6:00 pm.  The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 3:00 pm.  Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines (850) 653-9419 www.apalachicolabay.org.

 

Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Location: St James Bay Golf Course

Phone: (850) 653-9419

Florida scramble, 24 teams, GREAT prizes! Benefits Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce programs and building fund.

 

Apalachicola Downtown Oyster Roast

Location: Commerce Street

Phone: (850) 653-9419

Seafood lovers and oyster aficionados get ready. The annual Downtown Oyster Roast features roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens, scratch cakes & live music.

 

Autos & Oysters

Location: Riverfront Park

The Autos and Oysters Car Show will showcase the cars of local collectors and will also attract enthusiasts from throughout the region. The show will be followed by a sock hop on the City Docks featuring local refreshments, music, and oysters. The Sock Hop will be held at Riverfront Park, and the Car Show will be held on Water Street. Both events are free and open to the public. 

 

Going Solo in the Kitchen

Location: 1 Scipio Creek

Phone: 800.451.5294

National cooking classes for solo cooks held in Apalachicola and on Dog Island at The Pelican Inn.

 

Florida Seafood Festival, Battery Park

Location: Battery Park Marina

Phone: (850) 653-9319

If you love great seafood, arts & crafts, fine folks and wonderful entertainment all wrapped into a magnificent family atmosphere, then join us in Apalachicola for the Annual Florida Seafood Festival. The event will feature quality entertainment and maritime crafts paying tribute to the Apalachicola Bay’s commercial fishermen.

 

Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler

Location: Coombs Armory

Chef's from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th Street and Avenue D in Apalachicola.  Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually.  The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky. Tickets are $60. For more information, call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 or email us at Execdirector@apalachicolabay.org

 

Historic Apalachicola Annual Christmas Celebration 

Location: Downtown Apalachicola

Phone: (850) 653-9419

The Historic Apalachicola Christmas Celebration will light up Apalachicola on November 28th. From 6:00-9:00 p.m. the streets of downtown Apalachicola will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with Christmas spirit. The highlight, of course, will be the big guy himself. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 6:00 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street, across from City Hall. Santa will hear children’s Christmas wishes and carolers will sing. Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas celebration!

Holiday Fresh Market

Location: Avenue E & Market Street

Why fight the crowds and traffic at the malls? Come for the day or the weekend and find one-of-a-kind unusual presents. Shop in a relaxed, hassle free environment. Buy hand crafted Apalachicola specialties such as baked goods, artwork, wood carving, pottery, hand knitted goods. Your gift shopping has never been easier!  Located in front of the Dixie Theatre Avenue E and Market Street. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Call (850) 653-9419 for details.