From Worm Gruntin’ to Blue Crabs to Christmas in Panacea, Wakulla County celebrates its holidays and other annual traditions like no other place on earth. With nearly 40 festivals each year, there’s something for everyone — in every season.

JANUARY

Sopchoppy Community Market
Date: Saturday, January 13
Location: 34 Railroad Ave Sopchoppy, FL
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fresh from a garden near you! Find fresh home-grown assorted goods from local vendors in the Sopchoppy area at this community market.

St. Marks Community Market
Date: Saturday, January 27
Location: 815 Port Leon Drive, Saint Marks, FL
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join the St. Marks community for their first monthly market of the year. This community market sports local crafters, makers, and gardener vendors to support community growth and gathering.

Arbor Day Tree Planting
Date: Friday, January 19
Location: Medart Park (79 Recreation Dr, Crawfordville)
Time: 11 a.m. – 11:30am

The Wakulla County Garden Club will plant 2 southern live oaks near the playground to celebrate Florida Arbor Day and the 100th anniversary of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (of which they are a member). Garden clubs across Florida will simultaneously plant trees on this date and time. Enjoy tree- and leaf-shaped cookies with the Garden Club to celebrate.

20th Annual Crawfordville Arbor Day
Date: Saturday, January 20
Location: Wakulla County Extension Office (84 Cedar Avenue, Crawfordville)
Time: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wakulla County’s Arbor Day Celebration, organized by the Wakulla County Garden Club since 2005, provides over a thousand Free Trees for Wakulla County residents to choose from. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Hundreds of young trees (in pots) will be given away! Simply drive through and collect 2 trees per vehicle. Choose from the following species: Southern Red Cedar, Rusty Black Haw, Live Oak, Pignut Hickory, Possumhaw, Parsley Haw, Eastern Mayhaw, Dahoon Holly, Chinquapin, Redbud, Overcup Oak, Red Maple, River Birch, Sweet Shrub, Longleaf Pines, & more.

FEBRUARY

25th Annual Valentines Day Parade and Market
Date: Saturday, February 10
Location: Hudson Park
Time: 10 a.m.

Join us at Hudson Park as we celebrate love and community at our annual Valentine’s Day Parade and Market featuring handmade gifts, delicious foods, and beautiful floats.
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WHO (Wildlife, Heritage, and Outdoors) Festival

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Location: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (1255 Lighthouse Road, St. Marks)
Time: 10 a.m – 3 p.m.

Join us at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge for exhibits, demonstrations, games, crafts, food, music, and more! Help “Connect People to Nature” through a community celebration of nature’s diversity and local heritage.


Panacea Farmers Market

Date: Saturday, February 3rd
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!
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Sopchoppy Depot Days Market

Date: Saturday, February 10th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

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St. Marks Community Market and Chili Cook-Off

Date: Saturday, February 24th
Location: 815 Port Leon Dr, St Marks
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Experience a day filled with local flavors, market vendors, and the fiery competition of the Chili Cook-Off. Bring your friends and family to savor the tastes of our community, and let the warmth of St. Mark’s spirit spice up your weekend!

RSVP here

MARCH

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

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Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, March 9th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Date: Saturday, March 16
Location: Crawfordville
Time: 10 a.m.

Catch the annual parade which follows its route on Crawfordville Highway between Azalea Park and Hudson Park. Stick around for live music following the parade.

 

Panacea Beer & Oyster Festival
Date: Saturday, March 30th
Location: Woolley Park (48 Mound St Panacea, FL)
Time: 12- 4 p.m.

Sip or slurp local delights! Enjoy unlimited samplings of local and national craft beers in the beer garden and an assortment of local oysters available for purchase! In addition, the festival will also feature food & craft vendors, live music, and a beautiful view.

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APRIL

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, April 6th
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.


Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Location: Sopchoppy Depot Park (33 Rose St, Sopchoppy)
Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Join us for the Annual Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin’ Festival. This is a unique and lively event in Sopchoppy, Florida, where participants gather to celebrate the tradition of worm grunting, a technique used to lure earthworms to the surface for fishing.

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Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament
Date: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28
Location: Woolley Park, 48 Mound Street, Panacea
Times:
Friday: 6- 8 p.m.
Saturday: 2- 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12- 4 p.m.

Dive into the excitement of the Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament! Join us for a day of angling, breathtaking coastal views, and the chance to reel in fantastic prizes. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, this event promises a good time for all.

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MAY

Kids Fishing Rodeo
Date: Saturday, May 4
Location: Woolley Park, 48 Mound Street, Panacea
Time: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This combination fresh and saltwater tournament welcomes kids 3-15 years old and is totally free to participate. Enjoy the thrill of the catch with saltwater species like Redfish and Spanish Mackerel or freshwater favorites like Bass and Catfish. Trophies and prizes await the top three in each fish category – no pre-registration needed!


Panacea Farmers Market

Date: Saturday, May 4th
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, May 11th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

JUNE

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, June 1st
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, June 8th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

 

Gage Pitman Rockin’ Reds Fishing Tournament
Date: Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23
Location: Woolley Park, 48 Mound Street, Panacea
Times:
Friday 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Saturday 2 – 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.

You won’t want to miss the Rockin’ Reds Fishing Tournament and its nightly weigh-ins. With divisions for individuals, teams, and now kayakers the tournament offers participants 100% pay-out. Those coming to enjoy the party can enter the Cornhole Tournament Saturday which also offers its winner a pay-out!

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JULY

Sopchoppy 50th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Location: Myron B. Hodge City Park (252 Park Ave, Sopchoppy)
Time: 10 a.m.

Catch the Independence Day Parade downtown then head over to Myron B. Hodge City Park for a festival starting at 11 a.m. There will be vendors, live music, food, and fireworks after dark.

 

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, July 6th
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

AUGUST

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, August 10th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

SEPTEMBER

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, September 7th
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, September 14th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Festival
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024
Location: Sopchoppy Depot Park (33 Rose St, Sopchoppy)
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you love trains, local history and our Southern Wakulla County trails, join us for the 2nd Annual Sopchoppy Depot Days. We will be celebrating the historic Sopchoppy Depot along with some other surprise, special events! There will be vendors of homemade & handcrafted items, activities for the kids, food trucks, live music, and train rides.

 

Blue Crab Festival
Date: Saturday, September 28
Location: Woolley Park, 48 Mound Street, Panacea
Time: To be announced

Enjoy yummy blue crab, live music, and waterfront fun at the Blue Crab Festival. The festivities kick off with the Blue Crab Parade along Coastal Highway, followed by the opening of the festival gates. Get ready for a memorable experience with delicious food, live music, craft vendors, and exciting activities for all ages!

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OCTOBER

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, October 12th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

NOVEMBER

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Sopchoppy Oyster and Mullet Festival
Date: November 9th, 2024
Location: Sopchoppy Depot Park (33 Rose St, Sopchoppy)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sopchoppy’s Oyster & Mullet Festival has been designed to showcase our local hometown fishing industry. So bring your family and friends for a fun day to enjoy both shells and tails!

 

Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, November 16th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

DECEMBER

Panacea Farmers Market
Date: Saturday, December 7th
Location: 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Explore a large variety of vendors, enjoy engaging children’s activities, groove to live music and snack on local bites. Embrace the community spirit and farm-fresh goodness at its finest!

For updates, click here.

 

Christmas in Panacea
Date: Saturday, December 7
Location: To be announced
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Join us for a night of family fun at Christmas in Panacea! The event runs from 4-8 p.m. with the parade of lights starting at 6:30. Snow will be falling throughout the event and Santa will be paying a visit to take pictures!

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Sopchoppy Depot Days Market
Date: Saturday, December 14th
Location: 33 Rose Street, Sopchoppy
Time: 9 a.m – 1 p.m.

Visit this charming farmers market filled with unique handmade items and fresh, locally grown produce. Enjoy not only the delicious offerings from food trucks but also explore nearby downtown shops, creating a perfect blend of community, culture, and culinary delights.

For updates, click here.

 

Christmas in Sopchoppy Festival
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2024
Location: Sopchoppy Depot Park (33 Rose St, Sopchoppy)
Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Come join us for a real old-fashioned, small-town Christmas with a twist! Start out shopping with unique vendors of homemade and hand-crafted treasures and enjoy treats from local food trucks. There’s plenty for the kids too – from face painting to ornament making!