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
- Connor Barney, Classical Guitar on January 9, 2022, at 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola
- FAMU Jazz All-Stars on January 21, 2022, at 8 pm at Rio Carrabelle in Carrabelle.
- Duo Paloma – Longineu Parsons & Joanna Sobkowska on January 28, 2022, at 8 pm at Rio Carrabelle in Carrabelle
- Dominic Muzzi, Pianist on January 30, 2022, at 4 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 6th Street, Apalachicola
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!
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