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30th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival
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When
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Address
Historic Marine Street along the Carrabelle Riverfront, Carrabelle, FL 32322

Phone Number
(850) 697-2585

Website
www.carrabelle.org

Email
chamber@nettally.com

30th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival

The 30th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival in Carrabelle, Florida is a full day of free, family-friendly activities, live music, entertainment, over 50 unique and colorful arts & craft vendors and delicious food planned for Saturday, June 12 from 10 am – 6 pm! There will be plenty of activities for the kids, young & old. A new addition this year will be Captain Davy’s Adventure Show from Destin and his fun-filled band of pirates with music, magic and mayhem. Returning again will be the very popular free children’s mini-train rides and touch tanks full of live sea creatures. Chow down on tasty choices like seafood gumbo, fried shrimp, sausage dogs, BBQ, and fair foods like funnel cakes, cotton candy and ice cream treats. Come tap your feet to upbeat, fun classic rock and pop favorites from across the decades with The Silverado Band and NightShift on the City Stage. Or enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of acoustic and folk music on Avenue B with Hwy 98 Band, Frank Lindamood, and R.P. Allen-One Man Band. Additionally, there will be a spectacular performance from a select group from the Tallahassee Community College Dance Company. Don’t miss the Expo on Avenue B with folk life demonstrations, maritime activities, and local history and natural resource exhibitors including Moonlight the Owl and the new snakes and reptiles exhibit from 11 am – 1pm!  And even pet adoptions from 10 am-1pm by the Franklin County Humane Society. Admission to this family friendly and pet friendly event is FREE and open to the public. The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce invites you to experience a family fun filled day along the beautiful and historic Carrabelle Harbor and River!

The festival, hosted by the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce and the community of Carrabelle, is funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council and the Carrabelle Community Redevelopment Agency. Special thanks to our major sponsors for making the 30th Annual Carrabelle Riverfront Festival possible: Platinum - Centennial Bank, Duke Energy, Inovia Consulting Group, and Weems Memorial Hospital. Gold - Air Con of Wakulla, Carrabelle Beach RV Resort COA, Coastal Cottage Living (Avenue B Expo Sponsor), and Sun Coast Electric & Networking, Inc.

For up-to-date information, including a schedule of activities as it becomes available, visit www.CarrabelleRiverfrontFestival.com  or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/carrabelleriverfrontfestival or call the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce at (850) 697-2585. Come to Carrabelle and enjoy the festival, explore the local businesses, museums and galleries, and experience the beautiful waterfront.

The Vendor Registration form is now available. Come by the Chamber office to pick one up or request one by email at chamber@nettally.com.

Would you like to be a Sponsor? Come by the Chamber office to pick one up or request one by email at chamber@nettally.com.

 

2021 Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: Centennial Bank, Duke Energy, Inovia Consulting Group and Weems Memorial Hospital

Gold Sponsors: Air Con of Wakulla, Carrabelle Beach RV Resort, Coastal Cottage Living (Avenue B sponsor) and Sun Coast Electric & Networking, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors: Lewis & Celeda Christie and Classic Customs Auto Restoration and Collision Center

Mr. John's Party Train Sponsors: 10 - 4 BBQ & Two Brothers Dockside Restaurant are providing 3 hours of free mini-train rides for children.

Funded in part by the Franklin County TDC & the Carrabelle CRA.

 

Road Closures, Detours and Parking

Road Closures:
Friday, June 11th, 2021 at 12 pm: SE Avenue B will be closed to through traffic for festival set up.
Saturday, June 12th, 2021 at 7 am: Marine Street & Ave. B, and Ave. C will be closed to thru traffic for festival set up. Marine Street will be closed from US Hwy 98 to Ave E.

Streets will be re-opened Sunday morning after festival breakdown & cleanup or sooner if possible.

Detours and Alternate Routes:
Boaters wishing to use the Marine Street Boat Ramp and patrons of Harry’s Bar, Marine Street Grill and Just Right Marine will access by various alternate routes (see map for details). Easiest route for boaters with trailers coming from the east or leaving and returning east would be via Gulf Avenue. Best route for boaters with trailers coming from the west or leaving and return west is via SE 5th Street and Gulf Avenue.

Parking:
Festival Attendees: Festival goers and vendors are encouraged to part at First Baptist Church, (corner of Hwy 98 & NE 1st Street), George Sands Park (corner of Hwy 98 & SE 3rd),  or overflow parking in a city-owned lot at 305 SE Ave C (east end of Ave C, next to the old water plant).  Please leave parking on the south end of Marine Street for Boaters!

Festival parking for disabled persons: Limited parking is available for those with disabled permits behind the Coastal Realty building at 101 Marine St (corner of Marine Street and US Hwy 98). This area should be accessed by pulling in beside the WEST side of Coastal Realty’s building between Coastal Realty and SeaCrafters Emporium / Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce.

Boaters w/ trailers: Boaters are encouraged to park in the Marine Street trailer parking (found at Marine Street south of Avenue F) or side street parking as usual. Please note there will be no parking and no access or outlet on Marine Street north of Avenue E.

Detours and Alternate Routes map

 

Activities:

Ongoing Activities - 10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

  • Marine Street – Vendors, Food, KidZone, & more
  • City Stage – Music and Dance (see schedule below)
  • Pirate Stage – Captain Davy’s Adventure Show
  • Avenue B Expo – Exhibits, Music & Activities (see schedule below) 

City Stage – Marine St across from Coastal Cottage Living

10:00 am – 12:30 pm          Silverado Band
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm            NightShift Band
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm            TCC Dance Company

Pirate Stage – Marine St & Avenue C

10:00 am – 6:00 pm         Captain Davy’s Adventure Show. Magic, music, & mayhem 

KidZone – Marine St & Avenue C
Sponsored by 10-4 BBQ, Two Brother’s Dockside & Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Dept. 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm          FREE Mini-Train Rides
10:00 pm – 6:00 pm          FREE Bouncy House

Activities at the Avenue B Expo
Sponsored by Coastal Cottage Living

10:00 am – 6:00 pm          Sea Creature Touch Tanks, Natural & Cultural Exhibits
10:00 am – 12:00 pm        Hwy 98 band
11:00 am – 1:00 pm          Ramblin’ Reptiles Exhibit (104 SE Ave B)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm            Frank Lindamood (music)
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm            R. P. Allen-one man band

Plus visit the Pet & People Cooling Station near Marine Street Grill  (cold water, misters, doggie paddle pool) hosted by the Salty Barkers 

And Franklin Co Humane Society Pet Adoptions 10 am- 1 pm in front of Coastal Cottage Living. 

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