Lantern Fest: A Night of Magical History
November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lantern Fest will be celebrated on Saturday, November 11, 2023 from 6-10 pm on the park grounds at Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle Beach, FL. This unique, outdoor festival, best known for its awesome display of over a hundred colorful, hanging lanterns, lights up the night with magic and history at the 1895 maritime landmark. Special activities include amazing music by The Currys, the spectacular glow-in-the-dark performance from the Tallahassee Community College Dance Company, special evening tower climbs, ancient craft demonstrations, enchanting glowing lantern display, museum displays, gift shop, and delicious food and desserts. Don’t miss this evening of music, dance, night tower climbs, glowing lanterns and yummy food.
Featured on the program will be a remarkably gifted and entertaining musical group, The Currys. This group has been staking their claim within the Americana music scene since 2013, when vocalist/guitarist Tommy Curry quit his teaching job and moved to join the harmony-based folk-rock outfit newly formed by brother Jimmy Curry (vocals, guitar) and cousin Galen Curry (vocals, bass). The band, who cut their teeth playing the oyster bars and listening rooms of the Florida Panhandle, has since written and released two full-length albums. The band’s three-part family harmonies provide the organic, lived-in feel of roots music. Their songs defy any neat categorization – country nostalgia, folk-pop, harmony-driven Americana, and grittier, mature folk-rock.
In addition, the talented Tallahassee Community College Dance Company will dazzle guests on the outdoor stage with their superb choreography, amazing talent and imaginative use of glow-in-the-dark props and illusions. The TCC Dance Company has been inspiring creative dancers for over 20 years years and the college has an admirable outreach program which enables these students to perform for audiences all over the state. Crooked River Lighthouse is honored that these excellent dancers will be performing at Lantern Fest again this year.
Come revel in this unique birthday party as the Crooked River Lighthouse turns 128 years old! Stay tuned for more information, including ticket sales, at https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/lantern-fest/ or contact (850) 697-2732. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. Special thanks to the City of Carrabelle.
Crooked River Lighthouse
1975 Hwy 98 West
Carrabelle, FL 32322 + Google Map