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What’s Happening in April on the Forgotten Coast?

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | April 1, 2022

Man receiving beer at Brewfest

Whether you are looking for fun events for the whole family or a way to make the most out of a weekend for two, April is chock full of fun events on the Forgotten Coast.

Walkin’ Tacos & Fish Rubbing
April 2
With an event name like this, how could you not be interested? The Carrabelle Artist Association hosts the annual Walkin’ Tacos and Fish Rubbing event on April 2. For $10 you get a taco, a drink, and a lesson on making your own fish rubbing art—all while supporting the Carrabelle Senior Center!

Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents the Vivaldi Gloria
April 3
Enjoy the Vivaldi Gloria at the historic Trinity Episcopal Church. This exceptional choral performance by the Bay Area Choral Society includes string, wind, and harpsichord accompaniment. 

Forgotten Coast Theatre presents Greater Tuna
April 8, 9, 10
Two skillful, transformative actors change parts at a breakneck speed for this hilarious comedy. Tickets can be purchased online or just before the show at the door of the Chapman Theatre in Apalachicola.

Crooked River Full Moon Climb
April 15
This event is more than just the full moon climb and breathtaking views. There will be live music and a fire pit for those who want to hang around and howl at the moon. 

Cape St. George Lighthouse Sunset and Full Moon Climb
April 16
St. George Island
Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Lighthouse for a stunning sunset and view of the Pink Moon. A bonus to the bird’s eye view is learning about this historic lighthouse that has been reconstructed four times since 1833. 

23rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat, Car & Golf Cart Show
April 16
Apalachicola’s classic boat and car show will feature traditional and age-old boats and cars, and Golf Carts are added to the mix this year. Head over to Riverfront Park in Apalachicola for a day of fun!

Annual St. George Island Brewfest
April 23
St. George Island
Did someone say craft beer? St. George Island’s popular one-day beer-tasting festival is full of craft beers, friendly faces, and furry friends, all in support of the Franklin County Humane Society. Tickets must be purchased in advance, so buy your tickets soon!

31st Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
April 23
You and old will enjoy this free, fun-filled event in Carrabelle. Pirates, live music, art vendors, bounce houses, and a fishy fashion show will entertain the whole family.

FSU Coastal Marine Lab Open House
April 30
St. Teresa near Alligator Point
Stop by the FSU Coastal Marine Lab on Saturday, April 30th, to see the tight linkages between healthy ecosystems and healthy societies. There will be something there to fascinate, educate, and entertain all ages!

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum Remembers the Holocaust
April 5 – April 30
Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum in Carrabelle presents an exhibit to remember the Holocaust. Learn about Hitler’s program to commit Genocide against those he deemed unworthy, especially Europe’s Jews.

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.

In April, the weather is mild and comfortable for any number of activities, and there is no shortage of things to do in the area. Plan your visit to the Forgotten Coast around the many events on our calendar.