Soak up the Sun at Two Fun Franklin Festivals

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Springtime is for festivals, and there are two great options on the fourth weekend of April in Franklin County whether you’re looking for family fun or a more adult focused celebration! Plan a weekend to enjoy the beautiful weather while soaking up the unique culture of the Forgotten Coast with the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival and the St. George Island Brewfest.

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*Due to COVID-19, events may be cancelled or rescheduled without notice. Please contact event organizers directly to confirm details of events.


31st Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
Carrabelle Historic Riverfront
April 23rd, 2022 from 10AM to 6PM

A full day of free, family-friendly activities, live music, arts & crafts vendors and more awaits at the Carrabelle Riverfront Festival held along the beautiful, historic waterfront. Captain Davy’s Adventure Show and his fun-filled band of pirates returns this year with music, magic, and mayhem! Mini-train rides and a bouncy house will also be available for the kids. Carrabelle’s very own crazy Fishy Fashion Show by Joan Matey will be making a splash with this season’s “Dos and Do Knots” of coastal couture and a maritime fashion show. Popular band NightShift with special guest Eric Pfeufer will entertain the crowd with classic rock favorites along with additional musicians performing various genres. To top it off, an array of delicious festival food will be available including fried shrimp, BBQ, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and ice cream treats! Come out for a full day of family fun along the historic Carrabelle harbor and river hosted by the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce.

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SGI Brewfest
St. George Island Lighthouse
April 23rd, 2022

The SGI Brewfest is back and with an exciting new location right by the beach in the parking area next to the lighthouse! This adults-only event is a one-day craft beer tasting festival with all proceeds benefiting the Franklin County Humane Society. Expect a better-than-ever selection of amazing craft beers with new appearances by Southern Philosophy Brewing, Bog Brewing Company, A Little Madness Brewing Company, and many more. Furry friends are welcome at this popular annual event that is sure to sell out with no tickets sold at the door. So purchase your tickets in advance for an awesome day of beer, beaches, and bettering the lives of animals! Children and adults under 21 years of age are not permitted at this rain-or-shine event.

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