Crooked River Lighthouse Hosts a Night of Magical History!

Glowing lanterns, music, dance and moonlit tower climbs bring magic and history together.

This year's 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. Our unique outdoor festival lights up the night with magic and history at the 1895 maritime landmark. Special activities include live music and dance, moonlit tower climbs, ancient craft demonstrations, enchanting glowing lantern display, museum displays, gift shop, and delicious food and desserts.

Featured on the program will be a remarkably gifted and entertaining musical group, The Currys! The Currys have 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-park 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 folk-rock. 

The 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. 

Come revel in this unique birthday party as the Crooked River Lighthouse turns 128 years old! Tickets will be on sale starting by mid-October. 


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Lantern Workshops participants are encouraged to bring their glowing creation to the Crooked River Lighthouse for Lantern Fest to add to the awesome display.

Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.  Special thanks to the City of Carrabelle.