This weekend in Gulf and Franklin

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Looking for a way to pass the time this weekend? Gulf and Franklin Counties are hosting a variety of fun events for locals and visitors.

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Sea Urchin Roundup

Help collect live urchins from St. Joseph Bay in a roundup beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The collected urchins – which destroy seagrasses by overgrazing – will be relocated to deeper water by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Volunteers must register at the Frank Pate City Boat Ramp, located in the heart of Port St. Joe at the intersection of U.S. highways 98 and 71.

• Check-in begins at 8 a.m. EDT.

• Volunteers must bring their own boat and snorkeling gear.

• Event organizers will provide buckets and gloves.

• Upon registration, volunteers will be directed to the rendezvous point, marked by a large, red balloon.

• Volunteers will be provided with maps and GPS locations that show where to collect urchins.

• Buckets, filled with urchins and seawater, must be returned to the check-in point by 5 p.m. EDT.

More information: https://MyFWC.com/Research/Habitat/Seagrasses/Projects/Active/Urchin or StJoeBayUrchins@MyFWC.com or contact DEP’s St. Joseph Bay Aquatic Preserve Manager Jon Brucker at Jonathan.Brucker@FloridaDEP.gov. 

Juneteenth events

Pioneer Bay CDC, Amos Pittman and other community leaders will be putting on a weekend of events celebrating Juneteenth, including a parade, concerts and activity-filled community gatherings.

For more details, click here.

Plant Clinic

The University of Florida IFAS Franklin County Extension Office will be hosting a plant clinic at the Franklin County Public Library in Carrabelle on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT and at the Margaret Key Library in Apalachicola on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT.

The clinic will allow visitors the opportunity to ask a master gardener about pests and other gardening challenges. Guests are encoraged to bring photos along to help accurately portray the problems they are experienceing.

Eastpoint Artisans Market

The Eastpoint Artisans Farmers Market is located on Highway 98 right next to Frost Pottery.  This Eastpoint market is open on the first and third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.

Get out and enjoy a cup of coffee, a freshly baked treat, and some shopping. 

Salt Air Farmers Market

Shop local farmers and artisans. Let your family enjoy art pieces and the amazing flavors of fresh veggies, sweet tupelo honey and vine-ripened fruit. Open the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT Feb.-Dec. in downtown Port St. Joe.

Carrabelle Country Farmers Market

This market at the Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT on the first and third Satrudays of the month features vendors from the community with perfect gifts and goodies.

There is freshly roasted coffee, delicious baked goods including cinnamon rolls and artisan bread, gorgeous art and photography, handcrafted balms and soaps, fresh herbs, vegetable seeds, handmade goods, and craft items, produce, and exotic starter plants.

Fathers Day U.S. Open viewing party

The Port St. Joe Country Club will be hosting a U.S. Open watch party for Fathers Day on Sunday, June 19 starting at 2 p.m. EDT.

Live music in Franklin County

  • Brandon Wheeler will be playing at High Five Dive Bar on Friday starting at 3 p.m. EDT.
  • The Sally Brown Band will be playing at Fathoms on Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
  • Cheap Sunglasses will be playing at the High Five Dive Bar on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Brandon Hudson will be playing at the High Five Dive Bar on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. EDT.
  • Dave Dale & The Saltwater Cowboys will be playing at the High Five Dive Bar on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Blues Meets Girl will be playing at the Eastpoint Brewing Company on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • Ronnie Randolph Acoustic Entertainment will be playing at the Alligator Point Tiki Hut on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. EDT.
  • Ronnie Randolph Acoustic Entertainment will be playing at the Blue Parrot Oceanfron Cafe on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. EDT.
  • Sticky Tim will be playing at the High Five Dive Bar on Sunday starting at 3 p.m. EDT.

Live Music in Gulf County

  • DJ Diva will be playing at the St. Joe Bar and Package on Friday.
  • Melissa Bowman will be playing at the Lookout Lounge Bar and Package on Friday starting at 5 p.m. CDT.
  • Blues Meets Girl will be playing at Scallop Republic on Friday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Edessa will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social on Fridat starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • The Rick Ott Band will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Friday starting 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Otha Allen will be playing at the Tap Root on Friday starting at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Bryson Storey will be playing at Scallop Republic on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Kevin Whoo will be playing at the Mill Merchantile and Social on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. EDT.
  • Sundowner Motel will be playing at the Tap Root on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. EDT.
  • Sonic Boom will be playing at the Haughty Heron on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. EDT.

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