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Calling All Art, Music & Theatre Fans: Enter to Win Our 2020 Coastal Culture Getaway!

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | December 27, 2019

Painting of the HCA building in Apalachicola

Want to fully immerse yourself in the unique art, theatre, museum and music scene of Florida’s Forgotten Coast? Enter to win the Franklin County TDC 2020 Coastal Culture Getaway now through February 14, 2020.

The lucky winners of this fabulous getaway will receive a FREE, two-night stay on Florida’s Forgotten Coast. During their visit, they’ll enjoy a tour of Franklin County’s magnificent museums and historic lighthouses, a hands-on workshop with one of the area’s gifted artists and two evening meals at area Franklin County restaurants. Plus, they’ll score tickets to attend either a local art, music or theatre event in the area. Talk about a cultural experience!

Get Cultured on the Coast

Florida’s Forgotten Coast is well-known as a flourishing hub of culture. Our area is home to an array of music venues, theatres and art galleries across Apalachicola’s historic downtown district, Carrabelle and St. George Island.

It’s no wonder why the Forgotten Coast attracts artists from across the globe. Abounding with natural beauty, Franklin County is filled with inspirational sights and scenery—from soaring sea birds to the Gulf’s glistening waters to lush canopies of majestic oaks. To top it off, there are plenty of places in Franklin County where artists can exhibit and sell their masterpieces. This is why many artists consider our area a mecca of inspiration. In our local galleries, you’ll discover fine art created by nationally recognized artists, creative folk art, photography, sculptures and glass art.

Apalachicola is also home to the delightful Dixie Theatre, a restored historic theater in the city’s downtown district. Between January and March, Dixie Theatre offers a variety of delightful, professional shows. Community theatre also thrives in Franklin County in the form of Apalachicola’s Panhandle Players. Founded in 1987, the Panhandle Players is a community theater group that holds performances in the historic Chapman Auditorium.

Home to heaps of historical sites, two lighthouses and a bounty of museums, Franklin County is also history buff paradise. In fact, Apalachicola is considered a “distinctive destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This small coastal city boasts a number of museums, including John Gorrie Museum State Park, The Raney House, The Orman House and the Apalachicola Maritime Museum.

Franklin County is also famous for its colorful music scene. The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts offers the INConcert Series, which showcases an impressive lineup of jazz and classical concerts at Apalachicola’s Trinity Episcopal Church and Rio Carrabelle. There are also plenty of local music venues here on the Coast. Apalachicola’s High Five Dive Bar features two open mic sessions every week, and Cat Pointe Music in Eastpoint offers regularly scheduled concerts, music events, theatre and poetry readings.

Want to win this incredible Coastal Culture Getaway? Don’t delay! This sweepstakes ends on February 14, 2020.