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Carrabelle Culture Crawl 

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Art. Music. Heritage. Fun.

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting the Carrabelle Culture Crawl on Saturday, March 16, 2024, 10 am to 3 pm. This cultural event is a free celebration of amazing local culture, art, music, history, food, and fun in the heart of downtown Carrabelle.  This is a wonderful opportunity to add a bit more fun as you experience the wonderful local culture that Carrabelle has to offer. 

The Carrabelle History Museum will be bringing live music and entertainment outdoors to the streets of Carrabelle, with Florida folk music, classic country, modern songs, and favorite oldies. A variety of musicians will be performing outdoors for all to enjoy including Florida Folk musician, Frank Lindamood, the Bog Lilies, Boats a Rock’n with Susan David, Cody Barber and Tom Magnam. Toes will be tapping to the fun tunes spun by DJ Beanie Baby. Visitors will again spot fun, costumed characters from the Fishy Fashion Show wandering the streets. These walking photo ops are a fan-favorite at the Crawl. 

Art will abound at the Crawl featuring some local artists and artisans as well as several internationally acclaimed artists being hosted by Forgotten Coast en Plein Air. There will be art to view at a variety of shops and galleries. Guests are encouraged to come early to watch the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Quickdraw Competition from 9 am -11 am with up to 75 artists capturing Carrabelle and creating art as spectators watch.  The always popular public art drawing and coloring activity will be hung in storefront windows. Sidewalk chalk will be available to allow their creativity to flow. And kids and families will enjoy making their own take home art with the handmade card activity. Be sure to stroll over to see Carrabelle’s two large, stunning murals! 

Returning this year will be a Car Cruise-In on Marine Street with a variety  of beautiful classic, vintage, and even modern cars to the Crawl! Car enthusiasts can check out a vintage Lotus 7, a 1924 Model T Truck and more!

Learn about the culture and local history of the area by visiting the exhibit at the Carrabelle History Museum on Avenue B including the new exhibit, Tate’s Hell the Place, Tate’s Hell the Legend. At 2 pm, there will be an official opening and the museum will be joined by the photographers and painters who helped create this exhibit plus Tate’s Hell forestry staff including Smokey Bear himself. Discover the booms and busts of Carrabelle’s history like the by-gone eras when local logging and lumber merchants, steamships, and shrimping vessels lined the vast and deep Carrabelle River as the very popular  Shipwrecks of Dog Island exhibit. While on Avenue B and downtown Carrabelle, be sure to visit the exhibitors and authors including  WWII Army training on Carrabelle Beach, cast net throwing demonstrations, Carrabelle’s rich nautical history, and more. 

Carrabelle’s delicious food offerings will again be celebrated. Carrabelle’s local restaurants and cafes will be offering fresh seafood, award-winning crab cakes, bulgogi, amazing pizzas, salads, authentic deli sandwiches, egg rolls, burgers, and more. Plus joining the Crawl will be A Train Stop food truck with grouper sandwiches, wings and more. 

Come to Carrabelle early to enjoy the addition of  the exciting Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Quickdraw Competition. The Quickdraw requires artists to complete an entire piece of art in just two hours and will be bringing about 75 artists to Carrabelle on Saturday from 9 am – 11 am. The Quickdraw offers artists a chance to wow audiences as they are both engulfed in the creative process. Spectators get to see various Carrabelle scenes be interpreted and come to life on canvas right before them. The competition begins at 9 am and finishes at 11 am. Judging will be from 11:30-12:30 with awards announced at the City Fishing Pavilion on Marine Street.

And of course guests can enjoy the challenge of the Carrabelle Scavenger Hunt. For each location, a fun clue will be provided. The scavenger hunt is a great way to learn fun facts about Carrabelle’s history that might be unknown. Guests can start at the Carrabelle History Museum and visit as many of the wonderful locations as they would like.

For more information, contact the Carrabelle History Museum, SE 106 Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL at 850-697-2141, carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com, www.carrabellehistorymuseum.org. Volunteers and sponsors are needed. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. A big thank you to the sponsors of this year’s Crawl: Duke Energy, Inovia Consulting Group, Florida Arts & Culture, Franklin’s Promise Coalition and Weems Memorial Hospital.


Carrabelle History Museum
106 SE Avenue B
Carrabelle, FL 32322 + Google Map