Crooked River Park Fest

SPECIAL ALL DAY EVENT: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2023 - 9AM to 9PM

The Crooked River Lighthouse in Carrabelle, FL will be hosting the first ever Crooked River Park Fest on Saturday, February 4 from 9 am-9 pm. This event starts off with an extended Country Farmer’s Market from 9 am-3 pm with live music, art, and local vendors. The day will continue with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new exhibit for the 1894 Fresnel lens with a lighted lamp burner replica and new interpretive displays. Then into the evening the festivities continue with live music on the pirate ship stage, full moon climbs, and local food vendors under the stars.

Our Country Farmer’s Market features local vendors selling gifts and goodies, like fresh roasted coffee, delicious baked goods, farm fresh produce, grass fed beef, gorgeous local art and photography, handcrafted balms and soaps, handmade goods and craft items. Admission to the park for the Country Market is free to the public.

While at Carrabelle’s lighthouse, guests can enjoy a visit inside the Keeper’s House Museum and browse some unique nautical gifts and souvenirs in the gift shop. Inside the museum, take a peek at Crooked River Lighthouse's original Fresnel lens manufactured in Paris France in 1894. This new exhibit will feature a lighted replica of the original lamp burner and new interpretive panels highlighting the history of the lens.

As darkness falls, the stage will heat up for this special Full Moon Event and Benefit Concert from 6 pm-9 pm. The new Crooked River Lighthouse Park Stage will host a benefit concert featuring Nashville’s international Pirate Band and Franklin County favorite, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. Also returning to the ‘under construction’ dock stage, the beloved Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Dancers, frequently featured entertainment at Lantern Fest. This special evening event will feature a local food vendor, bon fire, full moon climbs and after-hours visits in the Keeper’s House Museum. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening.

Tickets for this full moon evening start at $15 and are available using the link to the right. Kids are free with adult only and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the new Crooked River Park Stage. Clear skies permitting and with the glow of a rising moon, climbers may spot Carrabelle Beach, Dog Island, and moonlight sparkles of St. George Sound. All climbers must be at least 44 inches tall. Local food vendor(s), our dessert Bistro, and traditional bonfire will be available weather permitting. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening.

Full Moon Climbs

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, from 6 - 9 p.m.

A Special Full Moon Event and Benefit Concert with Tom Mason & the Blue Buccaneers!

The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon Lighthouse Event and Benefit Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 6:00-9:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the glow of the rising moon. If the night skies are clear enough, guest might be able to spot Dog Island.

The new Crooked River Lighthouse Park Stage will host a benefit concert featuring Nashville’s international Pirate Band and Franklin County favorite, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers. Also returning to the ‘under construction’ dock stage, the beloved Tallahassee Community College (TCC) dancers, frequently featured entertainment at Lantern Fest. This special evening event will feature a local food vendor, bon fire, full moon climbs and after-hours visits in the Keeper’s House Museum. Bring a chair and enjoy the evening.

Advance tickets packages for this full moon fundraiser start at $15 and are available here. Children (under 12) are free with adult only. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the new Crooked River Park pirate ship and stage. (Food and tower climbs available for additional cost.) For more information and full event details, check out Crooked River Park Fest

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, from 7 - 9 p.m.

Full Moon Climb with music by Boats A Rock’n!

The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 7:00-9:00 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the glow of the rising Wolf Moon. If the night skies are clear enough, guest might be able to spot Dog Island.

Gifted musical trio, Boats A Rock'n will be performing a wide range of upbeat, toe-tapping tunes spanning musical styles from reggae, folk, jazz, rock, blues as well as a few originals. This lively group features singer songwriter, Susan David on acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica and lead vocals along with Terry Koral on lead guitar and vocals and David Riggs on bass guitar.  Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

ABOUT FULL MOON EVENING EVENTS

Enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the glow of the rising full moon. Visit the free Keeper's House Museum and browse inside the Lighthouse Gift Shop for unique nautical gifts and souvenirs.  Bring a chair and enjoy the evening with us.

The climb to the top of the tallest Forgotten Coast lighthouse rewards bold climbers with breathtaking views of the bay. All climbers must be at least 44 inches tall. Advance reservations are required for those who wish to climb the lighthouse tower during this event by calling the Lighthouse gift shop,  850-697-2732.  A limited number of climbers (max of 7) are allowed at one time. There will be a time limit for viewing from the top. Guests who would like a more leisurely climbing experience are welcome to enjoy one of the daytime climbs available every Wednesday through Sunday. Masks are welcome but not required.

Country Markets

Country Market Flyer

FIRST, THIRD & FIFTH SATURDAYS 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Our Country Farmer’s Market features local vendors selling gifts and goodies, like fresh roasted coffee, delicious baked goods, farm fresh produce, grass fed beef, gorgeous local art and photography, handcrafted balms and soaps, handmade goods and craft items. Admission to the park for the Country Market is free to the public.

Guests can also visit the free Museum and browse inside the Lighthouse Gift Shop for unique nautical gifts. In addition, visitors have the unique opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking view of the Bay.

BE A MARKET VENDOR!

The Market is growing steadily and is encouraging vendors to join and may sign up at any time. The cost to be a vendor is $10 a market. Vendors are asked to bring all supplies needed with them (enough cash / change for the day, table, chairs, signage, etc.). If you are interested or have questions, please contact the lighthouse at 850-697-2732 or carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com.