This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

Gulf and Franklin Counties have a lot going on this weekend. Check out some of the upcoming events in this week's round-up.

Don't see your event listed? Have an event coming up? Email details to wweitzel@nevespublishing.com .

St. George Island Shrimpfest

The St. George Lighthouse Association is hosting the first SGI ShrimpFest in the western parking area adjacent to Lighthouse Park on Saturday, May 14.

This family and community-oriented festival starts at 11 a.m. EST. It will be a one-day event offering patrons outdoor musical entertainment, a fairway of games for the children sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Parrothead Club, and the chance to dine on the freshest and most delicious local shrimp dishes.

Musical entertainment includes Hot Mess with JB Babich, Bill Wharton, a.k.a “The Sauce Boss.”

The SGI Shrimp Festival is a fundraiser for the on-going maintenance and enhancement of the St. George Lighthouse, the Keeper’s House Museum and Lighthouse Park.

St. Joseph State Park Tram Tour

Enjoy a tram tour of the northern half of the  T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joesph Penninsula State Park. Hear updates from park staff, learn more about the park and see construction progress.
 
The tram tour will be held on Sunday, May 15 at 9 a.m. EST.
 
Tours will be offered on a first come first served basis.
The program is free with paid park entry.
 

If This House Could Talk

The Apalachicola Area Historical Society has posted storyboards in front of about 30 homes and businesses in Historic Apalachicola. The storyboards, which will be up until Saturday, May 21,   give historical facts and stories of past residents and neighborhood events.

Maps will be available online, on Facebook, and in hard copy format throughout town. Properties cannot be entered, but storyboards will be out in front at all participating locations.

Please contact Pam Richardson at the historical society at (850) 653-1700 for details.

Live Music in Gulf County

  • Melissa Bowman will be playing at the Lookout Lounge and Package on Friday starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Mitch will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Luke and Kaylee will be playing at Scallop Republic on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Kyle Nichols and Erica will be playing at the Tap Root on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Martin Rodriguez will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social  on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Bad Decisions will be playing at the St. Joe Bar and Package on Friday starting at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Kyle and Amy will be playing at Scallop Republic on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Konkrete Soul will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • The Chambos will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Live Music in Franklin County

  • Hot Mess will be playing at the Eastpoint Beer Company on Friday starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Ronnie Randolph Acoustic Entertainment will be playing at the Blue Parrot on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. EST.

Apalachicola Farmers Market

Located at the beautiful Millpond Pavilion at the end of Market Street, the Apalachicola Farmers Market offers local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM in Apalachicola.

Car Show and Low Country Boil

The Forgotten Coast Cruisers will be hosting their annual benefit car show and accompanying low country boil on Saturday, May 14 starting at 9 a.m. EST.

The event will be held at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola.

All proceeds will benefit the Franklin County Schools 2022 Project Graduation.

Posted 5/13/2022