From the Salt Air Farmers Market in Port St. Joe to the arrival of the circus in Wewahitchka, this week offers activities to get out and enjoy this slice of paradise.

From the Salt Air Farmers Market in Port St. Joe to the arrival of the circus in Wewahitchka, this week offers activities to get out and enjoy this slice of paradise.

Learn to fish from a kayak or outdoor photography, hear some local musicians in a great setting, shop for produce or bask under the big top.

Here are some highlights in Gulf County; it does not include the Gumbo Cook-off or SEA Art Walk in Mexico Beach (see story on B1).


1. Bask in music at the Port Theatre. The Port Theatre Arts & Culture Center hosts its second “Thursdays at the Theatre” at the Port Theatre tonight from 7-9 p.m. ET. Southern Flood, comprised of local musicians Hobson Fulmer on vocals and guitar, Ellis Seawright on lead guitar, Dewey Blaylock on guitar and vocals, Charles Elliott on bass and vocals and Steve Burke on lead triangle, will be performing rock ‘n roll with a southern flavor. The cost is $10 and beer and wine are available for purchase.



2. Shop for produce, crafts. The SaltAir Market is open 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET Saturday.

The market offers a variety of crafts and seasonal produce with up to 20 vendors participating.

The market is found at the corner of Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd. and Reid Ave. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. 

For additional information regarding participation in the market contact John Parker at 404-906-2637.


3. Enjoy the circus. The circus will roll into Wewahitchka this weekend with promises of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Featuring three shows of a European style one ring circus under the big top, attendees can expect to see trapeze artists, acrobats, clowns, high-wire artists, and much more.

The big top will go up in T.L. James Park, located at 521 Catalpa St. in Wewahitchka.

Cost will be $10 in advance and $15 day of, with two children free. An additional child will be $6.

Saturday’s show will be at 6 p.m. CT with two shows on Sunday, the first at 2:30 p.m. CT and the last at 5 p.m. CT.


4. Learn Kayak fishing 101. Capt. Jeff Ross of SeaGrass Charters, will offer a free kayak fishing course beginning at 3 p.m. ET Saturday at the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center in Port St. Joe’s George Core Park. This is one of the Turtle Center’s learning series. Learn tips on gear and equipment for inshore kayak fishing and learning about the advantages of fishing from a kayak, fundamental equipment needed, basic fishing gear and knots. No need to bring anything but yourself to the event. For more information contact Ross at 899-4884.



5. Take in a photography photowalk. Laura Northern with Dragonfly Photography will lead a photowalk that begins 5:30 p.m. ET at the Forgotten Coast Sea Turtle Center at George Core Park in Port St. Joe. The walk will continue until 7 p.m. ET. Northern was named the top photographer on the Forgotten Coast in 2014-2015 and is a founder of the Forgotten Coast Camera Club. Photowalks provide a low-stress learning environment to help improve your photography as well as meet and spend time with other photographers. Folks of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and use any type of camera, including cell phones. The focus will be photo composition, reading the landscape, shooting conditions and landscape photography. For more information check out Dragonfly Photography Design or the Forgotten Coast Camera club on Facebook. This event, another in the Sea Turtle Center’s free or low-cost learning series, is specially priced at $25, check or cash payable upon registration.