October 2023 Events in the Panhandle and Forgotten Coast: A Festive Lineup

October 2023 Events in the Panhandle and Forgotten Coast: A Festive Lineup

October is here, and with it comes a vibrant array of events along the Panhandle and Forgotten Coast. From charitable endeavors to spooky spectacles, there's something for everyone to enjoy this month. Let's dive into the exciting lineup of events that promise fun, entertainment, and community spirit.


Pink Out SGI (October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Description: The 11th annual Pink Out event is set to light up St. George Island on October 6. Hosted at Paddy’s Raw Bar, this event is a heartwarming display of support for breast cancer awareness. Featuring a "woman-less pageant," live music, raffles, and more, Pink Out is a night of fun with a purpose. All proceeds go to Franklin Needs Inc., offering vital services to local residents.


Forgotten Music Festival (October 7 & 8th @ 12pm till music stops)

Description: The 5th Annual Forgotten Music Festival located at beautiful George Core Park, Port St Joe is a local favorite to attend.  Along with the amazing line up of artists, you will find vendors and food booths too.  The picturesque location of below the lighthouse, next to the St Joseph Bay can't be beat.  


Art & Wine Splash on SGI (October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Description: The 7th Annual Art and Wine Splash on St. George Island promises a delightful fusion of art and wine. Over 30 talented artists will showcase their original creations, while a Wine Walk offers a delightful sensory experience. It's an event that celebrates creativity in a stunning coastal setting.


Bay Fest 2023 (October 6 - October 8)

Description: Bay Fest 2023 is a three-day extravaganza that encompasses a range of activities, from the Tate's Hell 5k and Kids Fun Run to historical readings and contests. The event's proceeds support AARON MEALS, a group dedicated to providing meals for those in need, keeping alive the spirit of the late Aaron Wilkerson.


Ghost Stories & Poe Ghost Tour (October 14)

Description: Dive into the eerie and enchanting world of Apalachicola's ghostly past with the Ghost Stories & Poe Ghost Tour. This unique experience combines local ghost tales with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, offering an unforgettable night of chilling stories and paranormal investigation.


Pirates of the High Seas Fest 2023 (October 6 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

Description: Embark on a swashbuckling adventure as the Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Fest takes over Panama City Beach. This event brings the legacy of Gulf of Mexico pirates to life through staged battles, storytelling, and a range of activities for pirate enthusiasts of all ages.


Lynn Haven Halloween Carnival 2023 (October 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

Description: The Lynn Haven Halloween Carnival promises a spooktacular time for families. From Trunk or Treat to various games and activities, it's an event where the community comes together for a night of festive fun.


Panama City Beach Oktoberfest (October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023)

Description: Immerse yourself in the rich traditions of Oktoberfest at Aaron Bessant Park. With German beer, delectable food, live music, and activities for the whole family, this event promises an authentic taste of Munich's famous celebration.


October 2023 is shaping up to be an unforgettable month along the Panhandle and Forgotten Coast. Whether you're supporting a charitable cause, indulging in art and wine, or getting in the Halloween spirit, there's no shortage of exciting events to partake in. So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready for a month full of memorable experiences!

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