Hey there, folks! September is here, and it's time to savor the last moments of summer before fall sets in. If you're in the Panhandle area of Florida, we've got some exciting events lined up for you, starting with the 2023 Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival happening on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2nd, and Sunday, September 3rd.
The 2023 Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival
Mark your calendars, because this festival is going to be a blast! Whether you're into arts, crafts, live music, or delicious food, this event has it all. With gates opening at noon ET and music kicking off at 12:30 pm ET on Saturday, you can groove to the tunes of bands like Dirty Little Billy, Flabbergasted Band, Skyler Saufley and the 99th Degree, Jonn Del Toro Richardson, and Damon Fowler.
Sunday, September 3rd, promises even more fun, with gates opening at noon ET and music starting at 1 pm ET. Get ready for performances by Hot Mess, Baby Gray, Memphis Lightning, and the Bo Spring Band. Plus, don't forget to explore the fantastic arts & crafts vendors and indulge in some of the finest seafood on the coast. It's a weekend you won't want to miss!
WindMark Beach Music Festival
But wait, the fun doesn't end there! On September 9th, head over to the WindMark Beach Village Center for the second annual WindMark Beach Music Festival. The best part? It's FREE and open to the public! Picture yourself strolling while listening to the tunes of Daniel Pratt, Longleaf Drive, 55 South, and The Krickets. Don't forget to bring your low back chairs or blankets for a comfy and enjoyable experience.
Fall Festival and Market at Aaron Bessant Park
Now, let's fast forward a bit to Saturday, September 23rd. Gather the family and head to Aaron Bessant Park for a fantastic free event from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be plenty of fall-themed fun, crafts, music, and mouthwatering food. Enjoy live music from 11 am to 1 pm, and the first 300 visitors will even receive a complimentary tote bag. It's a perfect way to welcome the autumn season!
License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day
If you're a fishing enthusiast or want to give it a try, Saturday, September 2nd, is your lucky day! Florida offers a license-free saltwater fishing day, open to both residents and non-residents. That means no fishing license required for the day, and you can try your hand at various activities like crabbing, lobstering, scalloping, and more. It's an excellent opportunity to bond with nature and maybe even reel in a big catch.
So, there you have it – your guide to making the most of Labor Day Weekend and September in the Panhandle. From lively festivals to outdoor adventures, this month promises something for everyone. So, grab your calendar, invite your friends and family, and let's make this September one to remember!