Cape San Blas is known for its dog-friendly, white-sand beaches, blue-green water, abundant wildlife and laid-back atmosphere! There’s so much to do and see in this area of the “Forgotten Coast,” and July is an especially busy month at this Florida gem. Following are just a few of the amazing things happening in July:
Annual Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Festival – July 2nd from 11-4 at Village Drive and George Core Park in Port St. Joe
This 2nd annual event features music, food and fun! Its sole purpose, is to help educate the public about sea turtles; one of the most beloved creatures on the Forgotten Coast. There will be a special focus on the importance of preserving the coastal habitat that the sea turtles call home. The event is also a fundraiser for the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center, so come out and support this very worthy cause!
Downtown Apalachicola Independence Eve Celebration– July 3rd from 5-11pm at Riverfront Park
Come celebrate our independence a day earlier than the rest of the country! This year’s event features music from Johnny and the Love Seats. Lead singer, Johnny Hayes, was recently a featured contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.”
Independence on the Coast– July 4th at Frank Pate Park in Port St. Joe at 10 p.m.
Celebrate our country’s independence with an amazing firework display over St. Joseph’s Bay. The display will be set off in front of the Port St. Joe Marina, and can be viewed from most areas in downtown Port St. Joe.
Salt-Air Farmer’s Market– July 1st and 15th from 10-1 in Downtown Port St. Joe
Shop for seasonal produce from area farmers, locally harvested Gulf seafood, and artisan goods while listening to live music. It’s always fun for the whole family!
Mexico Beach Offshore Classic– July 28 and 29th at Mexico Beach Marina
This 2-day tournament allows anglers a chance to take home $2,500 in cash prizes. Wahoo, Dolphin and King Mackerel are the fishing categories, with cash prizes up for grabs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Fishing will commence at 5am on both days; with weigh in from 4-5:30pm. It’s a competition that should not be missed!
Bay Scallop Season Begins July 25th at St. Joseph’s Bay in Port St. Joe
Bay scallop season is one of the most highly anticipated times of year on the Forgotten Coast. Adults and children alike can be seen in area bays scavenging for these delicacies. They’re surprisingly easy to catch! For those that would like to get an early start on scalloping, it’s as easy taking a short boat trip east of Indian Pass, where scallop season begins a bit earlier, on July 1. Stay tuned for more bay scallop events and information in future posts…