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Jackson County Florida is known for its southern hospitality, located in Northwest Florida approximately one hour west of Tallahassee and one hour north of Panama City. Eleven municipalities call Jackson home with Marianna the county seat. This gorgeous area host an array of antebellum homes, surrounded by canopy oak trees, and miles of meandering waterways. Unspoiled and largely undisturbed, Jackson County, Florida's pristine natural wonders and towns steeped with history are known to only a few. Experience a relaxed lifestyle and a quality of life available in only a very few places. The Chipola River, Spring Creek, Lake Seminole, Merritt's Mill Pond are secret honey spots for paddling, fishing and boating. Tour the streets of Marianna either self guided or with a tour to hear heritage and history from the Battle of Marianna, Spanish missionaries and explorers traveled . Begin your journey at the iconic historic Russ House home to the visitors center open to the public for free tours and more information on Jackson County. It will change your way of life.

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Parking, Restrooms
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Less than 1 hour,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Event Planning, Welcome Centers

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41st Annual Farm City Festival

November 21, 2014
Friday, November, 21 2014 •Farm City Breakfast and Presentation •10:00 am - 2:00 pm : Antique Tractor Drive and Statistic Display of Tractors. •6:00 pm : Lawnmower Pull. ***For more information contact Steve Hurst at 850-573-1543*** Saturday, November, 22 2014 •9:00 am : Antique Tractor Pull. ***For more information contact Steve Hurst at 850-573-1543*** •9:00 am : Farm tours will be given, but buses are not available. Food Vending will be Provided by the District 2 FFA Chapters. If you are interested in being a craft vendor Contact Mandy Griffin at 850-209-5254. There is no charge for setup!!!
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Holiday Heritage Festival

November 21, 2014
Enjoy the day at the Heritage Village at Baptist College of Florida for a day of heritage to celebrate the Christmas season. Live performances of Christmas Musicals, Living History Demonstrations, Cane Grinding, Black smith demonstrations, tour historic Baptist Churches at the Heritage Village. More information call the Baptist College of Florida | (850) 263-3261 | (800) 328-2660.
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Marianna Christmas Parade and Winterfest

December 05, 2014
With a theme of "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas," the parade will start at 5:30 p.m., with line-up at 4 p.m. on Daniels Street, in front of the old high school. The route will take the parade east, along Lafayette Street, ending on north Madison Street. Entries are $25. For Winterfest, food vendors and sellers of arts and crafts can start setting up their stations at noon th ...Read More>> t day, in Madison Street Park. Booth spaces are $25 without electricity, or $35 with power. Marianna Main Street Director Charlotte Brunner says proceeds from this annual fundraiser will help with improvements to the downtown area. Parade entry forms are available for download at CityOfMarianna.com. The deadline to enter the parade is Monday, Dec. 1. Winterfest vendors and parade entrants are welcome to call Brunner at 718–1022 or email brunnerc@cityofmarianna.com with questions. Read Less
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A Holiday Festival Musical at Chipola College

December 12, 2014 - December 11, 2014
Chipola College Theatre department presents: A Holiday Festival Musical at Chipola College. This event will take place at Chipola College Center for the Arts. This holiday musical extravaganza will feature Chipola College's Musical Ensemble and the community chorus. Come enjoy the sounds of the season in this holiday show full of sounds for all ages! Thursday Dec.11 , 2014 at 7pm.Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available at Chipola College Box office beginning Nov. 17.
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Grand Ridge Christmas Parade and Festival

December 12, 2014
Town of Grand Ridge Christmas Parade FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM Line up starts at 3:00 PM You are invited to participate in the Grand Ridge Christmas Parade sponsored by the Town of Grand Ridge. There are no entry fees for units that want to participate. We would like for all businesses, churches, schools, individuals, and any other organizations to be involved in our parade this year. The parade will start at Hall Street (next to the Town Hall) and turn East on Florida Street. It will end at John Thomas Porter Park (see map). We are hoping that everyone will gather for the Festival afterwards. The festival starts immedia ...Read More>> ely after the parade. Santa Clause will be taking the children’s Christmas lists and handing out goodie bags to all the girls and boys. So make sure you bring your camera. The Town will be serving hot dogs and chili for a small fee. We will have some special activities and games for the kids. NOTE: You are allowed to throw candy during the parade. You may mail or fax your entry form as needed, but a form must be completed in order to participate in the parade. You must also call Town Hall at (850) 592-4621 to obtain your entry number prior to the parade. All entries are due by November 28, 2014. All late entries will be placed at the end of the parade in front of Santa Clause. Parade Route and Line Up _________ = Parade Route _________ = Line Up THE TOWN OF GRAND RIDGE WILL PROVIDE SANTA CLAUSE. YOU CANNOT HAVE A SANTA ON YOUR FLOAT OR WALKING. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO GIVE ME A CALL. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE DETACH AND SEND YOUR ENTRY FORM TO: email - togradmin@embarqmail.com or TOWN OF GRAND RIDGE (850) 592-4621 PHONE P.O. DRAWER 180 (850) 592-5583 FAX GRAND RIDGE, FL 32442 ORGANIZATION: _________________________ NAME: ________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________ CITY: ____________________________________STATE: ______________________ HOME PHONE: ________________________WORK PHONE: ___________________ PLEASE CHECK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AND LIST NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS OR VEHICLES: CHOIR _____________ CAR _____________ FLOAT _____________ WALKING _____________ SCHOOL BAND _____________ HORSES _____________ OTHER _____________ Read Less
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Sneads Christmas Parade and Celebration

December 13, 2014
The Town of Sneads will sponsor a Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, and Event, Saturday, December 13th. This year the theme is "Wrapped Up In Christmas". They would like to extend an invitation to everyone that wishes to participate. Line up for the parade is at 3 pm and the parade will start at 4 pm. Following the parade everyone is invited to Sneads City Hall for live music, entertainment, free food, and Visits with Santa.Parade entry forms can be found at the link below. For more information please call Sneads Town Hall at 850-593-6636.

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