The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting the Carrabelle Culture Crawl from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 19. This free cultural event is a celebration of the amazing 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, with folk, classic country, modern, and favorite oldies. Musicians include banjo player Frank Lindamood, Lewis Christie and Jack Zurawka on keyboard, Andy’s Gang, and Kevin Andrew and the talented young students of Rockulla Music School.
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Local restaurants will be offering delicious signature specials in honor of the Crawl. The tastebuds of seafood connoisseurs will be delighted by fresh-caught fish with a twist, delicious grouper sliders, seafood gumbo from a secret recipe, award-winning crab cakes and much more. Land-lovers too can enjoy tasty BBQ, mini-pizzas, spring rolls, hot dogs and ice cream! And with fresh kettle corn, popcorn and ice cold slushies, there will be something delicious for everyone.
Visitors can watch the amazing creative process of local “plein air” artists in action. Families can have fun making decorative fans with the Carrabelle Artist Association, and the always popular public drawing and coloring activity will be hung in storefront windows.
Carrabelle’s galleries will be exhibiting a wide variety of art, including a special showcase at Rio Carrabelle. Guests should be sure to see Carrabelle’s two new stunning outdoor murals!
New this year will be a cast net throwing demonstration and net mending demos. Returning will be a Carrabelle History Scavenger Hunt, with a fun clue provided at each location. Each participant will receive a gift certificate for playing. Guests can start at the Carrabelle History Museum, SE 106 Avenue B, Carrabelle, and walk to as many of the wonderful locations as they would like.
Costumed characters from the Fishy Fashion Show will be wandering the streets and would love to pose with fans for a photo! Plus new this year, after the Crawl ends, a Fishy Fashion Show will be taking place at 4 p.m. in the upstairs room at C-Quarters Marina. Tickets are $10 each and are available from the Fishy Fashion Show booth at the Crawl.
Avenue B will be the place to learn all about the culture, natural resources and local history of the area. Florida Public Archaeology Network will share fascinating information on Florida’s ancient heritage. Guests can find out how Carrabelle was transformed 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 display.
Ken Horne will be using native plants at his string and cordage table. There will be a foraging walk around central Carrabelle with the Native Plant Society, and information about local plant species that were utilized by local early tribes and settlers.
Retired Florida State Park Services Specialist, Bonnie Allen, will be joining the Crawl to discuss Franklin County’s last turpentine camp and the original artifacts now on exhibit at the Carrabelle History Museum. Also participating will be George Weymouth, who will share his vast knowledge and collection of archaeology finds. Authors, Michael Kinnett and Kermit Brown, who write stories of local history and culture, will also be there for visitors to meet.
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