In the month of August, The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum, on The Forgotten Coast, will feature a special exhibit on the science and history of the atomic bombs used by the Allies to end the war. On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. A second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9. What made these bombs so destructive, and how were they kept secret? Come and learn about the people, the places, the science and the aftermath of this significant event that ended WWII.
Due to public interest, the current exhibit on the role of women in WWII will be expanded and extended to August 31. Both of these exhibits include photographs, vintage film footage, artifacts and models.
April 5 – April 7
Paddle Jam 2019 – Guinness World Record Raft Up!
Grab your kayak and head to the coast April 5-7 and join in what organizers hope will be another world-record attempt to gather the largest number of kayaks together in one floating mass to break the current Guiness world record. The three-day Forgotten Coast Paddle Jam event is sponsored by the Forgotten Coast Paddle Club. The Guiness World record attempt is just one activity planned as part of the area-wide fund-raising event featuring races, games, raffles, music and food.
Don’t miss the award-winning Autos and Oysters Car Show! The show will be held on Water Street from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Enjoy a fabulous lineup of cars, fresh oysters and hotdogs in beautiful Riverfront Park, music and more!
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. The cost to enter your car is $20. Awards will be given for the Top 50, Best of Show, Club Participation, Greatest Distance Travelled, and Sponsor’s Choice. Awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m.
If you enjoy visiting beautiful historic downtown Apalachicola and you enjoy great art, music and wine, then the Apalachicola Art & Wine Walk is the perfect event for you to attend this spring. You’ll get to stroll, sip and savor the flavor of downtown Apalachicola. All while enjoying the beautiful art that captures the essence of the locals, wildlife, scenery and oyster industry that fames our unique town.
The art and wine walk will begin on Saturday at 11am on April 7, 2018 ending at 6pm that evening. The wine tasting portion of the event will be from 1pm to 4pm. Purchase your wine glass at any of the participating locations, or from the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center for $25 and begin your tasting adventure!
The participating locations are as follows:
Tamara’s Tapas Bar
Gormley’s at the Gibson
Apalachicola Seafood Grill
Pendleton’s Raw Bar
On the Waterfront Gallery
Oyster City Brewing Company
While you’re out enjoying beautiful historic Apalachicola, stop by some of the local shops, then after you’ve had your fill of the beautiful art and flavorful wine, enjoy a delicious dinner at one of our local restaurants. Area chefs will be preparing gourmet dishes paired with specialty wines.