Tag Archives: Forgotten Coast
You will find an abundance of things to enjoy when you vacation in Port St. Joe including some great local traditions including the SaltAir Farmer’s Market, not open through November.
Be prepared when you stay in a Mexico Beach vacation rental or nearby Port St. Joe condo that grocery shopping is limited to one local Piggly Wiggly, affectionately known as “The Pig” to locals. So, if you plan to cook meals for your family you might want to consider shopping the delicious fruits and veggies available at the market. In addition to produce you will also find fresh baked goodies, local Gulf seafood, meat, cheese and more available. Pick up a few treats to take back and prepare in your fully-equipped kitche back at the rental.
Along with some delicious food you will also find that the market can be a fun event to attend. Come and enjoy shopping the wares of local artists, including pottery and jewlery, as well as live music. The farmer’s market will be open at City Commons Park in Port St. Joe every first and third Saturday from 9AM-1PM.
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Calling all Anglers! If you love to fish then don’t miss this tournament happening along the shores of Mexico Beach, Florida during the entire month of April! Book your stay in a Forgotten Coast vacation rental and fish for Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and even Amberjack in the waters of Mexico Beach and Indian Pass to qualify.
For additional fishing tournament information, please call 850.229.4600.
It’s Mardi Gras here on the Gulf Coast and that always translates to good times and good food, including many local gumbo cookoffs including the long-standing gumbo king cookoff on the Forgotten Coast!
The Mexico Beach Gumbo Cookoff is now in it’s fifteenth year and will take place on February 16, 2013 beginning at 10AM. Come out to Sunset Park as 25 local chefs take their shot at becoming this year’s Gumbo King. Brunswick stew, as well as hot dogs and barbeque will be served up all day or until it runs out!
In addition to tasting great food, live music, free beads and much more will be taking place during the cookoff. This event is free and completely open to the public, so make your reservations in a Mexico Beach vacation rental and come on our for a day of delicious fun!
Enjoy a delicious day along St. Joseph’s Bay in Port St. Joe, Florida during your vacation to the Forgotten Coast of Florida! Visit Simmons Bayou on February 2, 2013 for the annual Bay Day Shrimp Boil!
We’re all about tradition here on the Gulf Coast and a good afternoon shrimp boil is high on the list of must-do’s when with us. Come experience the flavor of shrimp, corn, red potatoes and sausage boiled to perfection in, traditionally, Old Bay seasoning. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a big glass of sweet tea! If you’re afraid to get dirty,this might not be for you. Forget the utensils, but grab plenty of napkins to enjoy this peel-&-eat event.
You can addition this awesome event for just $10 and all proceeds benefit the St. Joseph’s Preserve and will also enable you to tour the beautiful homes of Indian Pass, enjoy boat tours of the area, listen to the live music and possibly even win prizes! Be sure to stop into te St. Joseph Bay Preserves Center from 11AM to 2PM to dine for a great cause!
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All the kids are winner’s in this family-friendly tournament! Kids can fish anywhere in Gulf Coast, the Forgotten Coast, and then come to weigh in at the Port St. Joe Marina. The first 300 registered receive a rod & reel, tackle and a t-shirt!
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Make your way to the Franklin Center in Port St. Joe as professional storytellers host an evening of old-fashioned storytelling as well as wine and cheese reception.
|February 16, 2013|
Make your reservations for a vacation in Port St. Joe and pack your running shoes for the Hot Cocoa 5K, 10K & 15K courses! For more information, please call 850.914.2348.
|February 16, 2013|
Join us at Sunset Park in Mexico Beach for the annual Gumbo Cookoff! Sample creations from 25 chefs while you enjoy activities, live music, free beads and much more during this Mardi Gras themed event.
|February 15, 2013|
Join us at the Barefoot Cottages club house for our annual Forgotten Coast Snowbird Social as we serve up tasty BBQ from 5-7PM.
One of the coolest things about taking a Gulf Coast vacation for New Year’s Eve is the option to ring in the next year not once, but twice. That’s right, when you vacation to the Forgotten Coast, you can party in the Eastern and Central time zones.
Whether you choose a Mexico Beach condo or Port St. Joe vacation rental for your Northwest Florida vacation, you can enjoy parties in both towns thanks to the free trolley system. The parties around town will kick off at 8PM and all you have to do is make your way to one of the designated trolley stops, seen here, to park and ride throughout the night. Visit hot spots such as Mango Marley’s, Toucan’s, and the Thirsy Goat through out the evening. After you celebrate in Mexico Beach, jump aboard the trolley and make your way over to Port St. Joe for the Central Time Zone new year.
Fireworks displays will also happen not once, but twice. Port St. Joe will light the sky at 10PM EST while Mexico Beach will usher in 2013 with their display at midnight, eastern time.