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Fall Fun on the Forgotten Coast

Photo courtesy of Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival

October is not only a beautiful month on the Forgotten Coast, but also a month with several fun filled events that allow you to take advantage of the pleasant weather and charming places that make this area so special. Read on for more information on these must-do, family-friendly events!


Bay Fest & Tate’s Hell 5k
October 1st, 2022
151 Laughing Gull Ln
Carrabelle, FL

The Tate’s Hell 5k at the St. James Bay Golf Resort kicks off the Bay Fest in Carrabelle with live music, a national bike safety course, an auction, and a pickleball tournament! The race begins at 8am with a course that winds along the golf course and benefits the Franklin County Senior Center. Festivities continue throughout the day with fun for the entire family!

2022 Fall Bay Day Celebration
October 1st, 2022
3915 State Road #30-A
Port St. Joe, FL

A bi-annual event, the Fall Bay Day Celebration celebrates the St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve and highlights all of the activities available at the preserve. Enjoy a silent auction, raffle, birding tours, wildlife exhibits, nature/plant exhibits, educational displays, and a low country shrimp boil. In addition, there will be kids activities, fire demonstration, snacks, live music and tram tours.

October 7th, 2022
40 3rd St E
St. George Island, FL

The Annual PINK OUT! at Paddy’s Raw Bar will feature a delicious diner, Oyster City beer, the MR. PINK OUT Pageant, live music, and much more! Beginning at 6pm, 100% of all proceeds from the PINK OUT! go to Franklin Needs Inc., which helps provide free mammograms, testing up to diagnosis, and aid in treatment transportation for Franklin County residents.

Forgotten Coast Music Festival
October 8th-9th, 2022
210 Williams Ave
Port St. Joe, FL

Produced by Joe and Sara Whitmer, the Forgotten Coast Music Festival is a two-day festival in George Core Park overlooking St. Joseph Bay featuring outstanding music from amazing artists! The 2022 line-up includes headliners the John Bull Trio and The Pitbull of Blues Band along with Mr. Sipp  “the Mississippi Blues Child”, John DaSilva, JP Soars’ Gypsy Blues Review, and Cros.

Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival
October 20th-23rd, 2022
Venues in Gulf County
Port St. Joe, FL

Now in its 12th year, the Blast on the Bay Songwriters festival is a four-day, multi-venue music event featuring musicians and songwriters direct from Nashville. Festival performances will consist of musicians who collectively have written hundreds of hit songs from Faith Hill and George Strait to Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Expect more venues and over 30 songwriters at this year’s event!

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