Even with February more than half over there’s still plenty of important (and popular!) local events coming up before month’s end. These are annual events that get a big turnout every year, so if you’re visiting the area be sure to check them out. All of the events are open to the public – residents and visitors alike. If you’re planning a visit but haven’t made your reservations yet, be sure to check out our affordably priced Sunset Reflections vacation rentals big enough for any size family!
Here’s what’s coming up in the local area before February ends:
The Annual African-American History Festival will be held from February 19-21, 2016 in Apalachicola. There will be live entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, dance and much more. The festival opens Friday at 4. For more information call 850-323-0544 or 850-653-7515.
Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler in Apalachicola will take place on Feb. 28, 2016 at 4th Street & Avenue D in Apalachicola. Area Chefs present their finest fare at the Fort Coombs Armory. Benefits will go to the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce. Includes silent auction with original artwork, vacation packages and more. Area shopkeepers give the event extra flair by decorating each table individually ranging from funky to elegant to artistic. For tickets call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at 850-653-9419 or email email@example.com.
Don’t miss the Mexico Beach Gumbo Cook Off taking place on Feb. 20, 2016 starting at 10 a.m. in Sunset Park, Mexico Beach. Are you ready to cook the rice, peel the shrimp, stew the veggies and bask in the aroma of roux? If so, then tie on that apron and enter to be one of the 25 chefs competing for the title of Gumbo King. For complete rules and an entry form call 888-723-2546.
The annual Crawfordville Swine Festival is held the last Saturday in February. This popular “Pig Party” at the livestock pavilion grounds starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts throughout the day. It’s a real down-home event with a parade, booths, beauty contests, pig scramble, swine judging and exceptional BBQ plates. Free admission to the public. Call 850-926-3931 with any questions.
If you know of other February events taking place around Cape San Blas, feel free to leave a comment below.