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4 10, 2012

Fall Sunsets & Gorgeous Weather

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The summer has come and gone and we have made it to October...finally.  This is the time of year locals look forward to.  The air is crisp, the fishing is good and the sunsets are just to die for.  Did I mention there are no crowds? You get to enjoy the beach all to yourself.  With temperatures averaging in the upper 70's, you'll never want to go inside. Frequently there is live music at the local bars and restaurants.  There is always something going on.  From the songwriters festival to art & wine festival, golf tournaments and the Bow Wow [...]

29 06, 2012

Forgotten Coast 4th of July

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4th of July Festivities Downtown Port St. Joe at City Commons (Reid Avenue) 3pm – 7pm EST: Dunking Booth Lemonade Stand Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest Face Painting Hot Dog Eating Contest Live Music: The Boyer Band George, Cletus & Tom Car Show Apple Pie Bakeoff Bicycle Decorating Contest Salt Air Farmer’s Market Parade – 6pm Reid Avenue Fireworks – Dark-thirty Mexico Beach Best Blast on the Beach: Sandy Shoes 5K Run/Walk – Registration 6am CST, Race: 7am CST Kids Fishing Tournament – Begins 9:30am CST at Canal Park, anglers age 2-14 Best Blast on the Beach Fireworks Show – Begins [...]

8 05, 2012

Plein Air Paintout 2012

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We are right in the thick of things with this year’s Plein Air Paintout, a 10 day event that features over 20 nationally acclaimed artists who gather from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point.  These artists set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last vestige of authentic “Old Florida”.  The 10 day art-inspired celebration is jammed pack with events such as the Quickdraw which is open to anyone over the age of 14.  Pick a location, paint it, name it and then sell it.  There’s a student art day, different Artists’ [...]

6 04, 2012

License-Free Fishing Days

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There will be four license-free fishing days in Florida this year! What a great opportunity for anyone who has never fished in Gulf County, or those who come but a few times a year.  The dates are as followed: April 7th for Freshwater only, June 2nd for Saltwater only, June 9th for Freshwater only and September 1st for Saltwater only.  Come take advantage of this thoughtful opportunity. In Gulf County, you can have the best of both fishing worlds...freshwater and saltwater.  From the Dead Lakes to St Joseph Bay to the Gulf of Mexico, there's fish for all.  See what [...]

14 09, 2011

Sunsets Along the Forgotten Coast

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It's hard to beat the sunsets that we experience here along the Forgotten Coast.  With the St. Joseph Peninsula, or what we call Cape San Blas, running North and South into the Gulf of Mexico the evening sunset drops in the West directly into the water.  The same is true at Mexico Beach and St. Joe Beach.  It is truly an amazing sight to watch it sink lower and lower until, poof, you have the legendary green flash before the sun disappears. Fall sunsets typically seem to be just a little more breathtaking than most.  I don't know if it's [...]

20 08, 2011

2011 MBARA Kingfish Tournament

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This year Mexico Beach will play host to the 15th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament.  The MBARA stands for the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association.  This association has deployed over 150 artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico near Mexico Beach since 1997 when it was formed. The Kingfish Tournament which will be held at the Mexico Beach Marina (formerly Marquardt's Marina) on August 27, 2011.  Not only will there be fishing, there will be a Captains' Party on Friday night at the El Governor Motel with food & drinks and door prizes.  After the weigh-in on Saturday, there will be a [...]

29 06, 2011

4th of July on the Beaches

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Fourth of July, a celebration of our Country’s Independence.  It’s a time for fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies.   Most importantly, the 4th of July is most commonly associated with the beach.  Let’s combine beach, fireworks, barbecues and family reunions and you’ve got the perfect recipe of how to spend your Independence Day from Mexico Beach to Cape San Blas.  You’ll see tents and umbrellas of every color lining the beaches early to make claim on “their” spot for a full day at the beach and a perfect seat for the [...]

22 06, 2011

Mexico Beach Sidewalks

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Sidewalks…one of the best additions to Mexico Beach since Toucan’s Restaurant.  Lining the north side of Highway 98, the new sidewalks stretch the entire 3 miles of Mexico Beach.  No matter the time of day or night, you will see families, couples, kids, athletes, you name it walking, running or biking these paths.  There are now two different spots to rent bicycles while on vacation.  There is a bike stand in front of the Gulf Foods grocery store and The Grove in Mexico Beach also has rentals.  It’s an excellent activity for someone of any age to enjoy when the [...]