This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

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Looking to enjoy the holiday weekend with friends and family? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of events to mark the occasion.

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Four night of fireworks in Frankin

A newly introduced fireworks show in Eastpoint kicks off the weekend on Friday evening, July 1.

Then on Saturday, July 2, the pyrotechnics will light up the skies over Carrabelle, following the the second annual “Un-official” cart/bike/scooter parade. Line up begins in Carrabelle at 5 p.m. 

On Sunday, July 3, Apalachicola’s Independence Eve extravaganza will begin at 6 p.m. at Lafayette Park with the annual bicycle and golf cart parade downtown. Billed as the area’s biggest fireworks show, the downtown festivities feature music, food trucks, and a veterans’ tribute.

On Monday, July 4, cool off in the morning at the St. George Island Business Association’s Wet and Wild Golf Cart Parade. Line up begins at 10:30 a.m. A fireworks show on the island closes out the four days of festivities.

Fourth of July Fireworks in Gulf

Port St. Joe, Wewahitchka and Mexico Beach will be holding fireworks shows to mark the Fourth of July. 

Port St. Joe's show will begin at 10 p.m. EDT. Wewa's show will begin a dark and Mexico Beach's show will begin at 8:30 p.m. CDT. 

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Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival

The July 4 festivities will get started a day early, with the sixth annual Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival. The Festival will include music by The Hunter Wall Band, the first Annual Sea Creature Parade at the Festival site, food trucks, turtle talks, educational displays, arts and crafts vendors, and activities for kids.

The Festival is free to attendees and will take place rain or shine at George Core Park in Port St. Joe from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on July 3.

Camp Gordon Johnston offers D-Day exhibit

The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum in Carrabelle is extending its special exhibit “Commemorating D-Day”.through Saturday, July 9. In addition, the museum will have special hours in honor of Independence Day and will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, July 3 and 4, in addition to its regular hours Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. There is no charge for admission to the museum iat 1873 Hwy 98 West, directly across from

where beach assault training occurred in 1942-43. For more information, call (850) 697-8575 or email to museum@campgordonjohnston.com.

First Friday Sip and Shop

Wendy Patrick Designs, Bellou 2, Shirley Southern Boutique, Bayside Bakery, The Joe Art Center, About Beach, Beach Reality and Cabana 15 and The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a First Friday Sip and Shop event on Friday July 1 on Reid Ave. from 5 to 7p.m. EDT. Enjoy adult beverages, light hors d'oeuvres, great deals and good times.

County market Saturday at Crooked River

The market on Saturday, July 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle features local vendors with everything from freshly roasted coffee and baked goods to art and photography, handcrafted soaps, fresh herbs, vegetable seeds,and produce.

Guests can also visit the free museum and browse inside the Lighthouse Gift Shop. or climb to the lighthouse’s top for a breathtaking view of the bay.

For more information, contact 850-697-2732 or carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com. 

Salt Air Farmers Market

Shop local farmers and artisans. Let your family enjoy art pieces and the amazing flavors of fresh veggies, sweet tupelo honey and vine-ripened fruit. Open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT Feb.-Dec. in downtown Port St. Joe.

Live Music in Franklin County

  • Andy Whaley and Co. will be playing at Harry A's Bar and Grill on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Ronnie Randolph Acoustic Entertainment will be playing at the Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. EDT.

Live Music in Gulf County

  • Barry Henson will be playing at Cat 5 Raw Bar on Friday starting at 6 p.m. EDT.
  • Baby Gray will be playing at the Lookout Lounge on friday starting at 6 p.m. CDT.
  • Mike English will be playing at the Tap Root on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • The Hunter Wall band will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Anna Westcoat will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Friday starting at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • DJ Diva will be playing at the St. Joe Bar and Package on Friday.
  • The Mae West Band will be playing at the Lookout Lounge on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. CDT.
  • Bryson Storey will be playing at Scallop Republic on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Dave Dale will be playing at the Tap Root on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Zach lambert will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Konkrete Soul will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • DJ 5-0 will be playing at the St. Joe Bar and Package on Saturday.
  • Sticky Tim will be playing at tha Haughty Heron on Sunday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Bad Decisions will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social on Sunday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • The Hunter Wall band will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Monday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.

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