A lot is happening on the Forgotten Coast in March 2022. Spring breakers trickle onto the beaches this month, and the weather is excellent with the average highs in the upper 60s. If you are looking for a little something to add to your vacation on the Forgotten Coast, here are a few of the exciting events happening this month.
SGI Regional Charity Chili Cook-Off and Auction
March 3 – March 5
St. George Island
The SGI Charity Chili Cook-Off is back, featuring a Golf outing, a silent auction, and an afternoon of delicious chili and family-friendly musical entertainment. All proceeds from this event go to the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department.
Apalach’s Living Dead: A Creepy and Funny Walking Ghost Tour
March 4, March 5, March 18, and March 19
Are you looking for some weekend entertainment for the whole family? Meet in front of the Apalachicola Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce at 7:30pm to be entertained by the creepy and funny ghosts from our area’s past.
Crooked River Lighthouse Full Moon Climb: Low Country Boil & Jazz Under the Full Moon
In addition to the Full Moon climb and gorgeous surroundings, this unique outdoor event will feature a delicious low country boil (served from 6:00-8:00 pm) followed by live music by the Rio Jazz Trio playing Blues, Ballads, Bebop, and Bossanova (from 8:00-10:00 pm).
21st Annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cookoff
Come out and enjoy a delicious day of barbecue, fun, and music with the Fire Fighters. All proceeds got to benefit the Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department.
Carrabelle Culture Crawl
This free celebration of unique local art, music, history, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle is a wonderful opportunity to get outside and experience all that Carrabelle already has to offer.
Forgotten Coast Plein Air
March 18 – March 27
Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island
Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-out, is among the world’s most prestigious Plein air events. Artistic excellence and quality art production continue to be the trademark of this 10-day festival.
Panhandle Players Present Sweet Tea at the B & B
March 25 – March 27
Sweet Tea at the B&B, a comedy for adult audiences, is the third installment in Jerry Hurley’s Sweet Tea saga. Sweet Tea at the B & B takes place in Apalachicola at the height of the Great Depression. Shows are at the Chapman Auditorium on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Carrabelle History Museum presents a Special Exhibit on Sponge Diving in Carrabelle and North Florida
Oct 1 – March 31
This fascinating exhibit takes a deep dive into the sponge trade. By 1900, Carrabelle had developed a large sponge fleet of its own, and Apalachicola was home to two sponge warehouses employing around 100 men.
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum honors Canines and Cartoonists
March 1 – April 2
Dogs served in many capacities in wartime, including in WWII, as messengers and sentry dogs, but did you know that they were also trained for mine and explosive detection, finding injured soldiers, and flushing enemy troops from hidden spaces? Also crucial to the war efforts, cartoonists and cartoons played a unique role in bringing the war to citizens. Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle is presenting two special exhibits to honor our country’s Canine Military Veterans and recognize the Role of Cartoonists in WWII.
Carrabelle History Museum Special Exhibit on C. C. Land Turpentine Camp
March 2 – March 31
You might have heard of CC Land Road, but did you know how it got its name? This exhibit shows the difficult process of gathering sap and distilling it into resin with many photos, artifacts, letters, and documents from the C. C. Land Turpentine Company.
Apalachicola Farmers Market
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9-1
Mill Creek Pond Pavilion, Apalachicola
Enjoy the water views and shrimp boats as you shop for local seafood, produce, honey, homemade bread, pies, and other regional specialties.
Eastpoint Artisans Market
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9-2
101 Highway 98, Eastpoint
Get out and enjoy a cup of coffee, a freshly baked treat, and some shopping. Stock up on locally grown produce, eggs, honey, jelly, bread, and in-season fruit and veggies. Local artisans sell jewelry, fiber arts, photography, glass, furniture, silver, and much more.
Carrabelle Country Market
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9-2
Crooked River Lighthouse, Carrabelle
This fun outdoor market features vendors from the community with perfect gifts and goodies. Local vendors sell freshly roasted coffee and delicious baked goods, including cinnamon rolls and artisan bread. Browse through gorgeous art and photography, handcrafted balms and soaps, fresh herbs, vegetable seeds, handmade goods, craft items, produce, and exotic starter plants.
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