This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

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It's going to be a busy weekend in Gulf and Franklin counties. See a list of what's going on below.

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Eastpoint Christmas Parade and Celebration

The Eastpoint Christmas Parade and Celebration is this Friday, Dec. 9 starting at 4:30 p.m. This spirited parade travels down Highway 98 from Seller’s Plaza to Fisherman’s Choice, followed by a visit with Santa at the firehouse.

Port St. Joe Christmas Parade

The Annual Christmas on the Coast Parade will be held on Reid Avenue in downtown Port St. Joe. Judging of the floats will begin at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 10, with categories: Schools and Non-Profit, Family and Friends, Business, and Faith-Based. After the parade, be sure to visit Santa in the gazebo next to City Hall. The parade begins at 6 p.m..

Crooked River Lighthouse’s Blues and BBQ

The Crooked River Lighthouse will host a special Blues & BBQ Full Moon Lighthouse event this Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Carrabelle, featuring live blues music, bonfire, and BBQ. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening. Admission for this special event is $15 per adult and $8 per child. Admission must be purchased in advance. For info email carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com or call 850-697-2732.

Christmas in the Garden

The Port St. Joe Garden Club invites the community to its Christmas in the Garden Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST at the Garden Center, located at 216 Eighth Street. Unique handmade gifts, baked goods, and Forgotten Coast holiday décor will be featured, along with this year’s commemorative ornament. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the specially designed tree trimmer will benefit programs tailored for children at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library. 

Apalachicola Farmers Market

The Apalachicola Farmers Market is this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mill Pond Pavilion at the end of Market Street. The market offers local seafood, produce, honey, homemade breads, pies, and other regional specialties every second and fourth Saturday. For more info email farmersmarket@cityofapalachicola.com

Bay Area Choral Society concert

The Bay Area Choral Society will be presenting “It’s Christmas!” at the First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe on Friday, Dec. 9 starting at 6 p.m. EST. Tickets are $10. Concert goers are encouraged to secure tickets in advance online at Eventbrite.com or by calling 863-698-8773. The concert will feature solos from local performers. They perform at Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola on Dec. 11.

Carrabelle’s Holiday on the Harbor

The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Holiday on the Harbor Street Festival and Boat Parade of Lights this Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 8 p.m. in downtown Carrabelle, on the harbor along Marine Street.

This free street festival features children’s activities including a petting zoo, arts and crafts, food and drink, live entertainment by Cody Barber and the band Cheap Sunglasses, a lighted boat parade starting at about 6:15 p.m. and a fireworks finale. For more information and vendor or boat parade registration forms, please visit www.carrabelle.org or contact Chamber@nettally.com or 850-697-2585.

Live music in Gulf County

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

  • El Papi 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.
  • Konkrete Soul will be playing at The Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Brady hughes and the Spectrum will be playing at the Haughty Heron starting at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Dirty Little Billy will be playing at St. Joe Bar and Package starting at 9 p.m. EST. 

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Tony C will be playing at The Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Jay Gurley will be playing at the Haughty Heron starting at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Corey Hall will be playing at Tap Root starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Live music in Franklin County

FRIDAY, DEC. 9

  • Cale Barber will be playing at Brag-N-Bones starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • The Apalachicola Rhythm Section will be playing at Eastpoint Beer Co. starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Steve and Sandy will be playing at Mangia 850 starting at 5 p.m. EST.
  • Brett Stafford Smith will be playing at Two Brothers Dockside starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Blues Meets Girl will be playing at 
  • Stage Coach will be playing at Fathom's Steam Room starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Cheap Sunglasses will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • The Apalacicola Sound Acoustic Duo will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 8 p.m. EST.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10

  • Savage and the Steenos will be playing at the Gibson Inn starting at noon EST.
  • Dylan Allen will be playing at Harry's Bar starting at noon EST.
  • Cody Barber will be playing at Eastpoint Beer Co. starting at 4 p.m. EST.
  • John Jeremiah will be playing at Two Brothers Dockside starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Brandon McGee will be playing at Fathom's Steam Room starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Brown Goose will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 8 p.m. EST.
  • Scratch 2020 will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 8 p.m. EST.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11

  • Flying Fish will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 1 p.m. EST.
  • Susan Davis will be playing at Eastpoint Beer Co. starting at 2 p.m. EST.
  • Hot Mess will be playing at Fathom's Steam Room starting at 2 p.m. EST.
  • Brett Stafford Smith will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
Gulf County, Franklin County, Events, December, weekend

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