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What’s happening on the Forgotten Coast in January 2022?

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | December 31, 2021

St. George Island Lighthouse

January is a fantastic time to visit the Forgotten Coast. In addition to cool breezes, a calm vibe, and uncrowded beaches, we’ve got some exciting and fun events on our calendar!  

Thursday, January 13

The Susan Buzzett Clementson Author Series presents Terry Lewis on January 13 at 5 pm at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Public Library. Terry Lewis is the author of the historical thriller Incognito released this year, plus three legal thrillers – Delusional, Privileged Information, and Conflict of Interest, all set in or near Tallahassee.

Friday, January 14

The Forgotten Coast Theatre Company presents Apalach’s Living Dead, A Creepy, and Funny Walking Ghost Tour. Ghosts from our community’s past tell creepy and funny stories about themselves and others.

Friday, January 14 – Saturday, January 15

Oyster Cookoff, a lively fundraiser for the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances, and a 5K run.

Saturday, January 15

The Carrabelle History Museum presents a fascinating history program about the Shipwrecks of Dog Island with Florida historian Chuck Meide.

Monday, January 17

Meet at Apalachicola’s Holy Family Center for a Motorcade/Walk honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participants are encouraged to drive their vehicles/golf carts, ride their motorcycles, scooters, skateboards, walk, etc.

Friday, January 21 – Saturday, January 22

Spectators and contestants alike will enjoy Butts & Clucks, a delicious barbecue contest at Battery Park with over $12,000 in prizes awarded. 

Saturday, January 22

The Friends of Franklin County Public Libraries host the Eastpoint Franklin County Public Library: Annual Soup, Bread, and Book Sale on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Tuesday, January 4 – Saturday, January 29

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII History Museum presents the Battle of Midway. This intense exhibit covers the Battle of Midway and the many Japanese ships recently discovered thanks to 21st-century technology.

Ongoing Concerts, Outdoor Markets, and Full Moon Climbs

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts Series Presents

Eastpoint Artisans Market – Saturday, January 15

Carrabelle Country Market – Saturday, January 15

Apalachicola Farmers Market – Saturday, January 8 and Saturday, January 22

Crooked River Full Moon Climb – Sunday, January 16

St. George Island Lighthouse Full Moon Climb – Monday, January 17

It’s time to experience the Forgotten Coast. Plan your trip and see for yourself what winter is like in paradise!

Photo Credit: Instagram: @ali.hsieh