Riverfront Festival this weekend
Carrabelle’s 23rd annual Riverfront Festival kicks off on Friday, April 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. Festivities will continue on Saturday with family friendly fun from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can get their faces painted, pet the animals or go to pirate school. Grown-ups will enjoy the original art and crafts. History events and local performers will enrich the offerings. Food offered by local food vendors featuring local seafood. The “Governor Stone,” an 1877 wooden schooner and national historic landmark, will be on hand again this year. Visitors can go onboard or schedule a sail with the Friends of the Governor Stone. For information call (850) 320-8225 or visit www.carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com.
Don’t miss the duck race
You can win $500 when the Carrabelle Lions Club holds its second annual Duck Race on Saturday, April 27 during the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival. Tickets are $5 each. You can purchase your ticket from a Lion member at our booth at the festival. Watch the ducks float down the beautiful Carrabelle River this Saturday!
Patriot’s Day Cajun Cookout Saturday
On Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. join the Southern Builders’ Association for an all-American celebration of Patriot’s Day at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 230 Market Street in Apalachicola. Enjoy the builder’s signature jambalaya for $10 a plate. Lunch is served from noon to 2 p.m. James Kennedy, veterans service officer for Gulf County, and Ben Humphries, Florida president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, will speak on patriotism. All proceeds benefit Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, home of the Three Soldiers, Detail South.
Spring Ghost Walk May 4
The Apalachicola Historical Society will host the Chestnut Street Cemetery Ghost Walk Saturday, May 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Ancestors of local folks come alive on this special weekend to tell the tales of their fascinating lives. Admission $5 at the door. All proceeds are for cemetery preservation efforts. For information call 653-9419.