Carrabelle is a peaceful fishing village perched on the Gulf of Mexico
panhandle about an hours drive south of Tallahassee
. It is in the Florida panhandle off of US 98 near Apalachicola
, where all the fat, juicy oysters come from. But most people have never heard of Carrabelle, and if they have heard of it, they have forgotten it. Hence, its unfortunate moniker: Floridas Forgotten Coast. Carrabelle is laid-back and quiet, rural Florida. Its rich history is not so serene, though. Its beaches were once a training ground for troops heading to Normandy for the D-Day invasion, and yellow fever ravaged its people at the turn of the 20th Century Fish famines are rare in this fishermens paradise. In the bays, inlets and flats around Carrabelle, fish practically jump into the boat, they say.
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03/01 Coming to The area
Azalea Festival Valdosta GA March9-10 Free admission to a festival drawing 20,000 people from all over the Southeast and beyond.
Springtime Tallahassee Tallahassee FL April6 The festival includes a lot of fun for families and friends, such as: the Grand Parade, Jubilee in the Park, Children's Park, and the entertainment stages throughout the Jubilee with local and national entertainment acts.
Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Cedar Key FL April13-14 Saunter down Historic 2nd Street while enjoying fine art from a select group of incredibly talented artists. Award-winning fine art: paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography.
Old Florida Celebration of the Arts Cedar Key FL April13-14 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts features award-winning fine art, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography, and more. All this while taking in tasty fresh local seafood from our casual and fine dining seaside restaurants, and beautiful coastal scenery in this unforgettable Old Florida setting.
Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show Apalachicola FL April20 The Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held in the historic city of Apalachicola in the Panhandle of Florida. They generally get between 3,000-4,000 people.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival Panama City Beach FL April17-21 The ultimate weekend of smooth jazz comes to Florida's Emerald Coast! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival features the top names in smooth jazz--all coming to the Gulf Place Outdoor Amphitheater just east of Destin.