Five Must-See Events in May on the Forgotten Coast

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May is the perfect month to get out and about on the Forgotten Coast with beautiful, sunshine filled days and a variety of events to enjoy. From the spooky spring ghost tour in Apalachicola’s Historic Chestnut Street Cemetery to the tasty Tupelo Honey Festival in Wewahitchka, scroll below for five must-see events on the Forgotten Coast.

Image courtesy of the Tupelo Honey Festival

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


Chestnut Street Cemetery Ghost Walk
Chestnut Street Cemetery | Apalachicola
May 1st, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm

Photo courtesy of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society

Spooky tales abound at the annual Spring Ghost Tour of the Historic Chestnut Street Cemetery hosted by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society! Local history buffs don costumes and portray the many high-profile residents of the cemetery telling their colorful tales of life and death from over 180 years ago. Learn more about the people who were a part of the history of Apalachicola at this educational yet fun evening.     

Bayou Bash Inshore Fishing Tournament
Swivel Sisters Women’s Fishing Club | Port St. Joe
May 5th-6th, 2022

Ready to show off your angling skills? The Bayou Bash Tournament presented by the Swivel Sisters Women’s Fishing Club in Port St. Joe is the perfect opportunity! This in-shore fishing tournament offers payout categories for Red Fish, Spotted Trout, Flounder, Inshore Slam, and Mystery Fish. The fun kicks off on Friday with a Captain’s Dinner and rule discussion before the weekend competition begins!

Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour
Trinity Episcopal Church | Apalachicola
May 6th-7th, 2022

Photo courtesy of the Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour

Tour some of the most beautiful homes – new and old – in Apalachicola’s Historic District at the annual Historic Apalachicola Home and Garden Tour along with many unique and lovely gardens. The weekend event kicks off with the traditional Evensong Concert at Trinity Episcopal followed by a reception in Gorrie Square on Friday. Tour homes and gardens while also browsing silent auction items available for bids and immediate purchases on Saturday.    

If This House Could Talk Home Tour
May 6th-19th, 2022

Photo courtesy of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society

With a history as colorful as Apalachicola’s, just imagine if the homes could talk! Now they can with this self-guided tour from the Apalachicola Area Historical Society. From May 6th to May 19th, tour selected homes and businesses to learn more about their stories, presented on story boards created by the property owners that detail stories of former residents, neighborhood events, local personalities, and historical facts. Maps are available online or by hard copy at locations around town.

Tupelo Honey Festival
Lake Alice | Wewahitchka
May 21st, 2022

Soak up the small-town charm under the great mossy oaks of Lake Alice in Wewahitchka at this downhome festival featuring the country’s finest Tupelo Honey! Each year, people gather at the Tupelo Honey Festival to sample this rare variety of local honey from farmers around the area. In addition, festival guests can enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts booths, children’s activities, and live music in a scenic setting on the banks of the lake.

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