With sunny weather moving in after Friday's thunderstorm, Gulf and Franklin counties are offering a variety of events for those looking to get out of the house.
Bayou Bash 2022 is an inshore fishing tournament sponsored by the Swivel Sisters Women’s Fishing Club of Port St Joe.
Proceeds from the event fund a scholarship for a Gulf County student interested in going into a water-related field. The payout categories are Red Fish, Spotted Trout, Flounder, Inshore Slam, and Mystery Fish.
The tournament kicks off Friday night with the Captain’s Dinner, where participants can find any rule changes in the tournament, ask questions concerning the rules and enjoy an evening with their fellow anglers. This event is open to the public, and it is $5 a plate for any non-registrants.
Anglers can put their lines in at first light on Saturday. Weigh-in starts at 4:00 p.m. EDT, and participants must be in line by 6:00 p.m. EDT to weigh in.
For more information please visit the event’s Facebook page at
The Estuaries Day Celebration will be taking place on Friday, May 6 from 1:30 until 5:30 p.m. at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve in Eastpoint.
Estuaries Day is a free, family-friendly event that features over a dozen hands-on, educational activities for all ages. Some of the activities include free t-shirts to the first 600 visitors 3 years and older, touch tanks, a live reptile exhibit, creatures of the living shoreline exhibit, cast net game, prescribed fire activities, saltmarsh bingo, revamped waterfront race, fish print art, buttonmaking and more.
ANERR’S Nature Center will be closed the morning of May 6 to prepare for the event. tHE Public’s admittance to THE parking lot at 108 Island Drive in Eastpoint will not begin until 1 P.M. and no one will gain entrance to grounds until official start time of 1:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult to gain admittance.
The Salt Air Farmers Market is opening this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Highway 71 and Reid Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe.
Sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church, the annual event spotlights some of Apalachicola’s most distinguished homes, both old and new.
It will take place on Saturday, May 7, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance and $35 day-of. For more information, visit apalachicolahometour.org.
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