The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting the Carrabelle Culture Crawl from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. This free cultural event is a celebration of the art, music, history, food and fun that Carrabelle has to offer.
The Carrabelle History Museum will bring a variety of live music to the streets of Carrabelle, featuring folk, classic country, modern and old favourites. Musicians include banjo player Frank Lindamood, keyboardist Lewis Christie and Jack Zurawka, Andy’s Gang, and Kevin Andrew and talented young students from Rockulla Music School.
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Local restaurants will offer delicious signature specialties in honor of the Crawl. Seafood connoisseurs’ taste buds will be delighted with freshly caught fish revisited, delicious mini grouper sliders, seafood gumbo from a secret recipe, award-winning crab cakes and much more. Earth lovers will also be able to enjoy tasty BBQs, mini-pizzas, spring rolls, hot dogs and ice cream! And with fresh popcorn, popcorn, and frozen slushes, there will be something delicious for everyone.
Visitors can watch the incredible creative process of local “outdoor” artists in action. Families can have fun making decorative fans with the Carrabelle Artists Association, and the ever-popular public drawing and coloring activity will be hung in store windows.
Carrabelle Galleries will exhibit a wide variety of art, including a special showcase at Rio Carrabelle. Guests should be sure to see Carrabelle’s two stunning new exterior murals!
New this year will be a casting net demonstration and netting demonstrations. The return will be a scavenger hunt of Carrabelle’s history, with a fun clue provided at each location. Each participant will receive a gift certificate to play. Guests can start at the Carrabelle History Museum, SE 106 Avenue B, Carrabelle, and walk to as many wonderful places as they wish.
Costumed characters from the Fishy Fashion Show will be hitting the streets and would love to pose with fans for a photo! Also, new this year, after the end of the crawl, a fish fashion show will take place at 4 p.m. in the upstairs room of the C-Quarters Marina. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Fishy Fashion Show booth at Crawl.
Avenue B will be the perfect place to learn all about the culture, natural resources and local history of the area. Florida Public Archeology Network will share fascinating information about Florida’s ancient heritage. Guests can learn about how Carrabelle was turned into a training camp in the mid-1940s at the Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum booth and learn about Carrabelle’s rich nautical history at the Crooked River Lighthouse exhibit.
Ken Horne will be using native plants at his twine and cordage table. There will be a foraging walk through the center of Carrabelle with the Native Plant Society and information on local plant species that were used by early tribes and local settlers.
Retired Florida State Park Service Specialist Bonnie Allen will join the Crawl to discuss Franklin County’s last turpentine camp and original artifacts currently on display at the Carrabelle History Museum. Also attending will be George Weymouth, who will share his vast knowledge and collection of archaeological finds. The authors, Michael Kinnett and Kermit Brown, who write stories about local history and culture, will also be there for visitors to meet.
For more information, contact the Carrabelle History Museum at 850-697-2141, [email protected], carrabellehistorymuseum.org.
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