This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

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The weather will be warming up again this weekend. For those looking to get out of the house, Gulf and Franklin counties have a lot to offer.

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Centennial celebration at Constitution Convention Museum

Did you know the monument commemorating the Florida Constitution Convention was erected in Port St. Joe 100 years ago? Celebrate the rich history of the area at the Constitution Convention Museum State Park on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. EST. Visitors will enjoy the lighting of the monument, a museum open house, luminaries and refreshments.

Lights around the monument can be viewed nightly from Dec. 3 to Jan. 11 to commemorate the Constitution Convention held Dec. 3, 1838, to Jan. 11, 1839. 

Santa visits the Hill

Santa is coming to the Hill on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. to the Project Impact site, at 190 14th Street behind the community services building. All community children are invited, not just Project Impact children.

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. The Salt Air Farmers Market is open the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT in downtown Port St. Joe. This week, the Port St. Joe Band of Gold will be performing at the market.

St. George Island lights the palms

The St. George Island Business Association will host the annual St. George Island Lighting of the Palms, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at the lighthouse. After the lighting at dusk, and the golf cart parade, visit with Santa.

Forgotten Coast Festival of the Trees

Now  through Dec. 10, enjoy decorated trees from organizations around the community at this year’s Forgotten Coast Festival of the Trees at the Joe Center for the Arts in Port St. Joe.

The center is open Wednesday through Sunday. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite tree display. For more information, visit https://thejoecenterforthearts41.wildapricot.org/.

Apalachicola’s Holiday Fresh Market

On Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce presents the Holiday Fresh Market, on Avenue E between Market and Water streets. 

Carrabelle Country Market

This country market at the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. features vendors from the community

Ilse Newell presents A Baroque Christmas

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts presents Tallahassee Bach Parley, A Baroque Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 79 Sixth Street, Apalachicola. Admission is $20 per person, with open seating. Tickets are available in advance through Eventbrite at www.inconcertapalachicola.org. Or, pay a cash donation at the door.

Live Music in Gulf County

Friday, Dec. 2

  • Wickid Smooth will be playing at Mango Marley's starting at 5 p.m. CST.
  • Ronnie Randolph will be playing at Cat 5 Raw Bar starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Jason Byrd will be playing at the Lookout Lounge starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Highbeams will be playing at Scallop Republic starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Buddy Hamm will be playing at The Brick Wall starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Bad Decisions will be playing at The Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Salt Rock Duo will be playing at Tap Root starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • David Auen will be playing at Bruno's Pizza starting at 11 a.m. EST.
  • Ukes of St. Andrews will be playing at the Lookout Lounge starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • Mitch Edwards will be playing at Cat 5 Raw Bar starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Bo Dean and the Poachers will be playing at the Indian Pass Raw Bar starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Brady Hughes will be playing at The Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Bad Decisions will be playing at the Haughty Heron starting at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Mike English will be playing at Tap Root starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Live Music in Franklin County

Friday, Dec. 2

  • Hot Mess will be playing at the High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • Brandon Wheeler will be playing at the Eastpoint Beer Co. starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Flying Fish will be playing at the Gibson Inn starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Steve and Sandy will be playing at Mangia850 starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • John Sutton will be playing at Paddy's Raw Bar starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Scratch 2020 will be playing at the High Five Dive Bar starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • The Dominique Hutchinson Duo will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Saturday, Dec. 3

  • The Tyler James Duo will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • Jack and Gin will be playing at the Eastpoint Beer Co. starting at 4 p.m. EST.
  • John Sutton will be playing at Paddy's Raw Bar starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Sean Williams will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • The Tyler James Duo will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Sunday, Dec. 4

  • Josh Norman will be playing at the Eastpoint Beer Co. starting at 2 p.m. EST.
  • Flying Fish will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 2 p.m. EST.
  • Clayton Mathis will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • Ronnie Randolph will be playing at Paddy's Raw Bar starting at 6 p.m. EST.

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