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Cinco de Mayo at Crooked River Lighthouse

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A crowd watches a performance on a pirate ship stage at night

The Crooked River Lighthouse invites all to join in their festive Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Sunday, May 5, from 6:00-9:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy local, live music and delicious food amid the gorgeous natural surroundings of Forgotten Coast, under the evening sky. Two local favorites, A Train Stop food truck and Harry’s Mobile Pub, will be serving up tasty eats and drinks including everyone’s favorite, tacos! Admission is free, and donations to support the lighthouse’s mission are gratefully welcomed. 

Guests can anticipate a rollicking good time with the exceptional talents of Hot Mess, a dynamic 5-piece Zydeco Swamp Pop band based in Apalachicola, Florida. Experience their electrifying performances as they deliver their trademark fusion of powerful vocals, robust bass, soulful accordion and sizzling guitar. With Hot Mess, expect an unforgettable messy and eclectic journey.

Visitors can enjoy an after-hours tour of the Keeper’s House Museum and see the exhibit for the lighthouse’s original, historic Fresnel lens constructed in 1894 in Paris, France. Guests can browse the unique nautical gifts and souvenirs in the gift shop. Visitors may also enjoy the glowing bonfire in the park (weather permitting). Bring a chair and enjoy the evening. 

For those daring adventurers who are ready to tackle the climb to the top of the tallest lighthouse on the Forgotten Coast, evening tower climbs are scheduled at 15-minute intervals throughout the event. Climbers will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the bay. Evening climbs cost $10 and climb reservations are encouraged due to limited availability. Climbers must be at least 44 inches tall. Advance climb tickets are strongly suggested as slots may sell out and can be purchased online at https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/category/programs-events/  or in the lighthouse gift shop.

Crooked River Lighthouse is located in Carrabelle, just west of the Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle. For more information, contact the gift shop at 850-697-2732, carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com or https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

Crooked River Lighthouse
1975 Hwy 98 West
Carrabelle, FL 32322 + Google Map

(850) 697-2732