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New Zealand Art Exhibit - May 6, 2017 through June 30, 2017

<p>We are pleased to announce and invite you to our special showing of beautiful works created by the artists who participated in the PleinAir magazine trip to New Zealand in Feb. This special NEW ZEALAND SHOW will take place May 6 to June 30, during the 12th Annual &ldquo;Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America&rsquo;s Great Paint-Out&rdquo;, the 2nd annual conference of &ldquo;Plein Air South&rdquo;, as well as the Historic Home Tour. It is anticipated that over 10,000 art lovers will be in attendance for these May events.</p>

True Maritime Heritage Play - May 26, 2017

<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">Carrabelle Lighthouse Association is presenting the first indoor performance of the maritime heritage play,&nbsp;</span><em style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">&ldquo;1766: Shipwrecked on Dog Island</em><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">&rdquo;&nbsp;on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 at 7 pm in the historic, art deco Chapman Theater in Apalachicola. Tickets are $15 and children 15 yrs old and under are free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Crooked River Lighthouse, Carrabelle History Museum, or Carrabelle Junction. All proceeds of the play will benefit the Crooked River Lighthouse and important projects like rebuilding the playground ship,&nbsp;</span><em style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">The</em><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">&nbsp;</span><em style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Carrabella</em><span style="color: #000000; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">. <br></span></p>

Crooked River Lighthouse Coastal Blessing - May 28, 2017

<p>The Crooked River Lighthouse Park will host the Coastal Blessing where church leaders from the Carrabelle community will share a blessing for the coast and a safe hurricane season from the top of the lighthouse tower at 3 pm. All are welcome to attend this free event that has become an annual tradition at the lighthouse. Light refreshments will be available after the ceremony. Come early or stay after and enjoy the Keeper's House Museum.</p>

Full Moon Climb - June 9, 2017

<p>The St. George Lighthouse will host a full moon climb June 9 from 8:30-10 pm.&nbsp;Climb to the top of the Cape St. George Light to watch the sunset and the rise of the full moon. The Sunset/Full Moon Climb includes light hors d'oeuvres and a sparkling cider toast to the full moon.&nbsp; Cost is $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

SGI Mullet Toss - June 10, 2017

<p><br>This annual fun event will take place Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m till 5 p.m on the beach in front of Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe on St. George Island. This annual Mullet Toss&nbsp;is sponsored by The Blue Parrot for the benefit of the Apalachicola bay Charter School. For a nominal entry fee you get a unique Mullet Toss T Shirt, and 2 mullet to throw. Visitors and Locals compete for prizes and bragging rights. There are prizes for the longest throws in the men&rsquo;s, women&rsquo;s and kids divisions.&nbsp;</p>

Women's Fishing Clinic - June 10, 2017

<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">Participants will take home a lifelong hobby and leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida&rsquo;s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more. If conditions allow, women will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by fishing from shore. This event is a catch-and-release activity. All participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. </span><span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">Fishing equipment and bait are provided during the clinic but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.&nbsp;Advanced registration is required. Program and entrance fees are free to participants.</span></p>

Saltwater Fishing Tournament - June 10, 2017

<p><span class="e2ma-style" style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana; color: #333333;"><strong style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana; color: #333333;"><span style="color: purple;"><span style="color: #333333; font-weight: normal;">The Tallahassee Builders Association 29th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></strong><span class="e2ma-style" style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana; color: #333333;">will be held </span></span>at C-Quarters Marina. There will be cash prizes for In-Shore and Off-Shore Grand Slams and the largest fish of various species.</span></span></p>

Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament - June 10, 2017

<p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: small;"><span style="color: purple;"><span style="color: #333333;">Annual Fisherman's Choice Youth Fishing Tournament.</span></span></span><span style="font-family: Verdana;"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span class="e2ma-style" style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Kids 16 and under will fish for fresh and saltwater species. Each entry receives a t-shirt, and after the tournament, entrees are invited to attend a cookout at Fisherman's Choice in Eastpoint. Entry is free and generally about 200 kids sign up.</span></p>

Big Bend Classic Fishing Tournament - June 16, 2017

<div> <p>The Forgotten Coast's Largest Fishing Tournament, the 29th Annual Big Bend Classic will again be held Father&rsquo;s Day weekend, June 16-17. However, this year, the event headquarters will be&nbsp;<em>Shields Marina&nbsp;</em>in St. Marks. &nbsp;<em>The Moorings of Carrabelle will be an outpost weigh-in location</em>.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>All of the proceeds from the Big Bend Saltwater Classic are used to develop artificial reefs in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico.&nbsp;</p> </div>

Independence Eve Celebration - July 3, 2017

<p>In Apalachicola, the Apalachicola Main Street group presents Apalachicola&rsquo;s Independence Eve Celebration on Monday, July 3 featuring an all-American cook-out in the park, parade, ice cream social, veterans&rsquo; tribute, music and fireworks. Leading up to the fireworks display, Main Street provides live music, great food, and beverages starting at 5 p.m. at Riverfront Park. This year&rsquo;s featured entertainment will be the Johnny &amp; The Loveseats.&nbsp; The Red, White and Blue Parade coordinated by Franklin&rsquo;s Promise Coalition, starts at Lafayette Park at 6:30. It&rsquo;s an Apalachicola tradition that welcomes golf carts, people on bicycles, and even dogs to get decked out in patriotic colors and form a parade. Free ice cream brings everyone together at Riverfront Park at the end of the parade. &nbsp;Reserve Seating Available. </p>

St. George Island July 4th Celebration - July 4, 2017

<p><span style="color: black; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; font-size: 9pt; font-family: Verdana;"><span class="e2ma-style">On St. George Island, everyone is welcome to join in the annual July 4th celebration. Stick around all day and enjoy festivities and fireworks on the beach behind the Blue Parrot Grill about dark-thirty. <br></span></span></p>

Carrabelle Boat Show - July 4, 2017

<p><br>The Carrabelle Boat Club will host its First Annual Carrabelle Boat Show July 4 from noon - 5 pm at the at the Carrabelle Boat Club. &nbsp;Local boat dealers will be on hand and there will be popular models displayed such as Grady White, Boston Whaler, Black Jack, Twin Vee, Chapparal and Robalo. Exhibit booths, vendors and live music is planned.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Youth Fishing Tournament - July 22, 2017

<p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: #ffffff; display: inline !important; float: none;">Kids from all over the South are invited to attend the 13th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to all kids 16 and younger. Registration is required on-site. Sponsored by Jimmie Crowder of C-Quarters Marina.</span></p>

14th Annual Kingfish Shootout. - August 5, 2017

<div> <p><a href="/events/" target="_blank"><strong><br></strong></a>The 14th Annual Kingfish Shootout to be held on August 5-6 at&nbsp;Carabelle&rsquo;s&nbsp;C-Quarters Marina. The Shootout will be for kingfish and spanish mackerel.&nbsp;The guaranteed payout will be $16,500 with 10 places.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p>&nbsp;Prizes will be given for Youth Angler (16 years or younger) and Lady Angler for the biggest fish in addition to prize money, if qualified. The guaranteed payout for Spanish Mackerel will be $3,500. 1st place is $2,000, 2nd place is $1,000, 3rd place is $500. Details:</p> </div>