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Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce


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Apalachicola, St. George Island and Eastpoint, the heart of the Forgotten Coast, offer an authentic taste of Florida;s Gulf Coast. Experience historic Apalachicola, a quaint small southern town with a strong maritime culture, an eclectic group of locally owned shops and galleries, restaurants which serve fresh local seafood, and meticulously restored Bed & Breakfast inns,and hotels. Selected one of American's Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2008 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Apalachicola has over 900 structures on the National Register. You'll also find miles of uncrowded pristine beaches, an endless supply of shallow bays and waterways, excellent fishing and acres of National and State forests to explore. Combine all this with some of the finest oysters and seafood in the country and your stay with us is sure to be perfect!

  • Amenities:
  • Parking,
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Less than 1 hour, Multi-day,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Welcome Centers,


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Downtown Oyster Roast

November 06, 2015 - November 07, 2015
Dine under the stars in the heart of historic Apalachicola at the 10th annual Apalachicola Oyster Roast on November 6th 2015. Apalachicola oysters are recognized by top chefs as some of the best oysters in the world. Come enjoy Apalachicola Bay oysters and fresh local seafood in a beautiful downtown setting. We'll have roasted oysters, oyster on the half shell, artichoke and oyster soup, shrimp, crabs, and homemade desserts, and Blues by Joe Hutchinson. For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email Apalachicola Bay oysters are recognized by top chefs as some of the best oysters in the country, noted for their m ...Read More>> llow flavor, plumpness and balanced saltiness. Apalachicola Bay, with its warm shallow water fed by the fresh water of the Apalachicola River, and undeveloped shorelines provide an excellent environment for oysters. Read Less


Apalachicola Christmas Celebration

November 27, 2015 - November 28, 2015
The Apalachicola Christmas Celebration will light up the lovely historic town of Apalachicola from 4:00-8:00 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. The streets will be lined with luminaries and filled with holiday spirit. Merchants will be open late and the sounds of carolers will echo through the streets filling the evening with the Christmas spirit. Santa will arrive on a shrimp boat at 4:00 p.m. at the City Dock on Water Street. Santa will hear children's Christmas wishes and carolers will sing. The Raney House is trimmed in holiday finery and docents in period costumes lead visitors through the early history of the county. Join us for an old-f ...Read More>> shioned Christmas celebration! Saturday from 1:00-3:30 pm the fun continues as Santa has a special day devoted to hearing wishes from his furry friends. There will be a pet costume contest at 3:00 and special treats for dogs. Bring your camera and make a donation to the Franklin County Humane Society and get your pet's photo take with Santa. Small Business Saturday Help our great local shops on "Small Business Saturday" November 28th, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (ET) From art to jewelry, food or antiques, you'll find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, minus the crowds and the hassle of going to the mall. Read Less


Oyster Cookoff

January 16, 2016
The 6th Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2015. The Friday evening event will be a preview of the oyster-related silent auction items, along with a sampling of the Apalachicola Bay's tasty bivalves 6:00-8:00 pm. The actual cook-off on Saturday will start at 12 noon, Judging and Band starts at 2:00. Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste: raw, steamed, fried. Other food items and refreshments will be available for purchase also. The day's activities will include live music and dancing perfor ...Read More>> ances. More information will be posted soon at, and the event can be followed on Facebook. Read Less


Forgotten Coast Chef Sampler

February 14, 2016 - February 15, 2016
The Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th Annual Forgotten Coast Chefs Sampler on Sunday, February 14th, 2016, from 6:00-9:00 pm. Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th Street and Avenue D in Apalachicola. Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky. Tickets are $60. For more information, call the Apalachicola Bay Chamber at (850) 653-9419 ...Read More>> r email us at Read Less


Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine Festival

April 02, 2016 - April 03, 2016
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola on April 2nd 2016, where artists and musicians will be showing, selling and demonstrating their talents. The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 6 p.m. Afterwards area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants pared with special wines. The evening's finale will be a professional performance at the Dixie Theatre at 8 p.m.


18th Apalachicola Antique & Classic Car & Boat Show

April 16, 2016
Apalachicola will host the 18th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday, April 19, 2015. Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display throughout the day. This festival emphasizes the maritime history of our picturesque coastal town. Special highlights include home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and art booths. The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will host tours aboard the Heritage, a 58-foot wooden Herreshoff-designed ketch and have demonstrations of steam engines with their beautiful ...Read More>> ntique steam powered vessels. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River and its flora and fauna, along with booths featuring: the Coast Guard Auxiliary, kids model boat building, the National Weather Service and boat building demonstration throughout the day. The Apalachicola Traders’ Canoe, a hand built 50-foot long vessel used between 1750-1850, recovered from the Apalachicola River will be on display at the Cotton Warehouse and the restored 1877 gaff-rigged schooner the Governor Stone will also be in attendance. At 5:30 pm BackPorch Revival, an Old-Time String Band will play at Riverfront Park, bring your own chair. There will also be a Sunday cruise up the Apalachicola River Questions? Please call (850) 653-9419 or email us at, or visit The Apalachicola Maritime Museum will also have a special open house Friday evening with a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm Read Less

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