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This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

It’s the first full weekend of the new year! There will be lots going on in Gulf and Franklin Counties.

Island lighthouse hosts full moon climb

The January Sunset and Full Moon Climb at the Cape St. George Lighthouse will be Friday, Jan. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running until 7:30 p.m. Fifteen-minute time slots will be allotted for each group on a first-come, first-served basis; no advanced reservations will be taken. The cost is $10 per climber for the general public and $7 for members of the St. George Lighthouse Association. All climbers must be at least 40 inches tall to climb the tower. 

The Cape St. George Light is at the center of St. George Island. For more information, please contact the Lighthouse Gift Shop at 850-927-7745.

First Friday Sip and Shop

Join the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce Friday night for First Friday Sip & Shop,from 5-7 p.m. EST for adult beverages and light hors d’oeuvres while finding great deals and good times on Reid Avenue at participating businesses.

Crooked River to hold climb Friday

The Crooked River Lighthouse will host a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Friday, Jan. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Carrabelle. There will also be fun entertainment with karaoke night, with guests invited to share their vocal skills, with prizes for best single act, duo act and group act. In addition, an extraordinary one-night performance by a unique Kiss tribute karaoke group, complete with outfits, will be presented. The lighthouse is just west of the Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1975 Hwy 98 W. For more information, contact the gift shop at 850-697-2732, [email protected] or www.crookedriverlighthouse.com.

Swivel Sisters Nautical Yard Sale

Come sale away with the Swivel Sisters on Saturday, January 7 at the Swivel Sisters Women’s Fishing Club Nautical-themed yard sale!

They will have  fishing tackle, boat gear, kayaking accessories, beachy items,  home decor and more. They’ll also be selling Swivel Sisters swag like hats, shirts and even past years’ tournament shirts!

Coast by and visit the sisters from 9:00 a.m.  to noon EST at 701 Tenth Street, Port St. Joe.

Live Music in Gulf County

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

  • Janelle Frost will be playing at The Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 6 p.m. EST.
  • Highbeams will be playing at Scallop RePUBlic starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Scott Riggs will be playing at Tap Root starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Brady Hughes will be playing at the Haughty Heron starting at 8 p.m. EST.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7

  • Jay Gurley will be playing at The Mill Merchantile and Social starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Eva Via will be playing at Scallop RePUBlic starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Bad Decisions will be playing at the Haughty Heron starting at 8 p.m. EST.

Live Music in Franklin County

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

  • Hot Mess will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • The Hunter Wall Band will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Julie Andrews-Jagger and Alex Swindle will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 8 p.m. EST.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7

  • D. Scott Riggs will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.
  • Highbeams will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 7 p.m. EST.
  • Wicked Smooth will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 8 p.m. EST.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

  • Flying Fish will be playing at Half Shell Dockside starting at 1 p.m. EST.
  • Clayton Mathis will be playing at High Five Dive Bar starting at 3 p.m. EST.


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