18th Annual Apalachicola Antique Boat & Classic Car Show – April 16th, 2016. This festival emphasizes the maritime history of the picturesque coastal town. Special highlights include home-built, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and art booths. Tours aboard the Heritage, a 58-foot wooden Herreshoff-designed ketch and demonstrations of steam engines with their beautiful antique steam powered vessels. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve will have displays on the Apalachicola River along with booths featuring: the Coast Guard Auxiliary, kids model boat building, and so much more. 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. Fun for the entire family!
Enjoy the Northwest Florida charm and the beautiful white sand beaches while staying at these suggested Bed & Breakfasts that are sure to impress you.
The Tiki Palms Inn – A charming family friendly and pet friendly Florida Bed and Breakfast located in Port. St. Joe. A great location for, exploring all of Northwest Florida’s “Forgotten Coast”, minutes from the Mexico Beach fishing pier, the pet-friendly white sand beaches, unique shopping, the amenities at the Port St. Joe Marina and the beauty of Apalachicola’s historic downtown district. The Tiki Palms Inn is also within walking distance of the new Cape San Blas Lighthouse.
Turtle Beach Inn & Cottages –The family owned and operated Gulf front bed and breakfast is a certified Green Lodging establishment with Gulf view cottages, where you can experience the charm and natural beauty of Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Relaxing and enjoying the peace and solitude of the area seem to be the favorite pastimes for many guests, but many other activities are available. The area waters (Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola Bay, St Joseph Bay, lagoons, bayous, lakes, creeks and rivers) provide the setting for all types of aquatic adventures. Land lovers can enjoy hiking, biking, shelling, horseback riding, and golf. Excellent shopping and dining are also available in the nearby towns of Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Enjoy Florida the way it used to be – unspoiled beaches, abundant wildlife, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.