Road Trip to the Coast! Nothing says summer more than a road trip! And there's no better way to send summer packing than with a late summer getaway road trip. Along the way, you'll encounter dozens of parks, wildlife areas, museums and recreational opportunities. Many lodging providers are pulling out the stops to offer late summer getaway packages.
The Gibson InnMurder Mystery Weekend Aug. 5-6. "Oh YEAH Brother, The Wrestling Mystery" If you live locally, or are staying on St. George Island, you can still join in the fun! Solve the mystery and be entered into a drawing to win a 2 night stay!
ST. GEORGE ISLANDBuccaneer Inn. Stay 6 consecutive nights and get the 7th one free and a 15% discount for senior over 55 and/or military.
Collins Vacation Rentalsoffers a number of Vacation Rental Specials throughout the year but reduced Fall rates start on August 8th! Come visit St. George Island in the Fall for smaller crowds, warm waters, and cool breezes. Many specials are for specific vacation homes and many opportunities are offered during certain seasons.
Fickling and Companyoffers a variety of discount packages including Government Employee Discounts, Repeat Guest, Advance Booking Specials, Last Minute and Fall Saving Discounts. Resort Vacation Properties.Select vacation properties discounted.
St. George Inn is offering midweek, weekly, monthly and the mother of all deals…$49 per night from the week following Thanksgiving until the week prior to Christmas.
CARRABELLE Carrabelle Beach RVoffers two vacation packages - a massage pampering package and an outdoors package.
Sandy Beach Properties Many of our properties offer a mid-week special available Monday – Wednesday. Book Monday and Tuesday and get Wednesday free! Ask for details!10% discount for guests returning to the same property more than once in any calendar year.
St. James Bay & Villas Receive a Great Deal when you Stay & Play! The Stay & Play packages include accommodations at the Residences Condominiums, plus unlimited rounds of golf on our perfectly manicured 18-hole championship course.
ALLIGATOR POINTPoints To ViewPETS STAY FREE! We offer nice discounts on 2 or more weeks and/or 2 or more months of rental. Cleaning fees are waived on monthly rentals.
Celebrate the Bay September 23 It's all about the Bay on Sept 23 as the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve (ANERR) celebrates National Estuaries Day at its Nature/Visitor Center in Eastpoint. The festivities will run from 1:30-6 p.m. and will feature family-friendly activities, touch tanks, fun and educational games. ANERR recently expanded its extensive series of trails at the Reserve. Visitors can now enjoy 1,600 feet or nearly 1/3 of a mile of newly built raised wooden boardwalks that traverse the Reserve’s 28 acres plus another 400 feet of trails.
Sea Turtle TalksANERR will host a series of weekly “Turtle Talks” every Wednesday in August from 2-3 pm. The talks are held at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center, 108 Island Dr. in Eastpoint. ANERR hosts “Turtle Talks” to inform visitors about sea turtle visitors. The talks are free and family-friendly.
Paddling Trip August 27Join the Apalachicola Riverkeepers on their monthly paddling trip on August 27 in and around the Apalachicola River and Bay. The trips are free to members and $30 for non-members. In addition to their monthly paddling trips, the Apalachicola Riverkeepers are also hosting longer paddling excursions (10+) miles which are best suited for paddlers with experience. Click here to learn more.
Lighthouse Day August 7 Shines Light on Two Historic Landmarks Franklin County's two historic lighthouses will shine just a bit brighter this month as America pays tribute to these beacons of light on National Lighthouse Day, Sunday August 7. The St. George Island Lighthouse, located front and center as you arrive on St. George Island, will host a free climb on August 7 from noon-5 pm. Later in the month, the St. George Island Lighthouse will host a full moon climb on August 18.
The Crooked River Light, located at Carrabelle Beach, will offer a free climb on August 7 for children if accompanied by an adult. Additionally, the lighthouse folks are also promoting a unique fitness opportunity - join the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association for $15 and you can climb the 138 steps to the top of lighthouse free on Saturdays and Sundays. The group is also seeking donations to help rebuild its unique pirate ship park which burned last year.
Learn more about the history and significance of Franklin County's maritime beacons by clicking here.
St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race The 19th annual St. George Island Sizzler 5K Race & One Mile Fun Run, scheduled forSaturday, August 6, is an annual event sponsored by the Tate's Hell Track Club. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. On-site registration & packet pickup begins at 4:00pm at St. George Lighthouse Park. The One Mile Fun Run begins at6:30pm and the 5K Race begins at 7:00pm. Post Race Party and awards at St. George Lighthouse Park at7:30pm.
Kingfish Tourney August 6-7. This Kingfish Tournament weekend event gives everyone an opportunity to enjoy themselves while advocating a wonderful cause that helps so many. All proceeds go to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
Art Workshops The Apalachicola School of Art continues its series of art exhibits and workshops this fall at The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art located at 86 Water Street, Apalachicola.
Apalachicola Farmers Market August Schedule Local seafood, produce, herbs, and honey, homemade breads and pies, along with other regional specialties will be fare offered at the Apalachicola Farmers Market August 13and August 27 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Mill Pond Pavilion, located at the north end of Market Street in Historic Apalachicola.
History LectureAug. 13 The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art will host a discussion about anti-slavery resistance in Florida. The event, titledRemembering the Apalachicola Maroons of 1816,will take place 1 p.m.,Saturday, August 13 at the HCA in Apalachicola.
2016 is the bicentennial of the destruction of the Negro Fort on the Apalachicola River in 1816. The discussion will explore the significance of that community and its people, known as maroons, Black Seminoles, African Seminoles, and freedom-seeking people. This event will highlight the archaeological insights into the history for the fortification at Prospect Bluff and will unveil new virtual reconstructions that help us better understand all of the early 19th century maroon communities on Florida’s Gulf Coast.