Spring is on the horizon, and it’s time to celebrate! With festivals and events focusing on anything from chili, art, and the blues, March is an exciting time to be out and about in Franklin and Gulf Counties. Scroll below for more details on our featured events!
St. George Island Regional Charity Chili Cook-Off & Auction
St. George Island
March 2nd – 5th, 2023
Three days of fun for the whole family! Get ready for the St. George Island Chili Cookoff featuring a golf outing, a silent auction, numerous food options, and an afternoon of musical entertainment. The primary fundraising event for the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department, this event draws an annual attendance of around 5,000 people raising money for a great cause!
Breeze By the Bay 5K & 10K Walk/Run
WindMark Beach | Port St. Joe
March 4th- 5th, 2023
A fundraiser for the Junior Service League of Port St. Joe which provides services to the women and children of Gulf County, the Breeze By the Bay is a 5k or 10k walk/run along beautiful Windmark Beach. Packet pickup will be on March 4th from 5pm-7pm and March 5th from 8am-8:45am at The Mill Mercantile & Social located in Windmark. The Mill will have live music on March 4th starting at 7pm!
Forgotten Coast En Plein Air
Multiple Locations | Gulf & Franklin Counties
March 17th – 26th, 2023
Now in its 18th year, the prestigious Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, known as America’s Great Paint-Out is a 10-day invitational festival where internationally acclaimed artists document the landscape and culture of 100 miles of coastal towns and the people who work and live there. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this festival.
Blues on Reid
Reid Avenue | Port St. Joe
March 25th, 2023
A free event presented by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Blues on Reid is an outdoor music festival in Downtown Port St. Joe featuring what else, the blues! Beginning at 12pm EST, enjoy music from Blues Meets Girl, Corey Hall, Memphis Lightning, Avey Grouws Band, and Mark Hummel. Bring your lawn chair, and enjoy the show!