There options aplenty for your entertainment and recreational pleasure in the coming days, with the annual Tupelo Festival in Wewahitchka a particular highlight.
Here are a few suggestions.
1. Enjoy music at the Port Theatre. The “Thursdays at the Theatre” series continues with a concert by Kendell Marvel 7 p.m. ET tonight at the theater located on Reid Ave. Marvel is an award-winning songwriter with hits performed by George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owens and others. Marvel makes his solo debut with “Lowdown and Lonesome” which is described as “ZZ Top meets Merle Haggard.” Tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP (6-6:45 p.m. meet-and-greet). Tickets are available at the Port Inn, Haughty Heron and Lookout Lounge or at the door.
2. Enjoy a family fun day and support domestic violence awareness. The Gulf County and Mexico Beach Domestic Violence Task Force will hold its major fundraising event of the year 5-9 p.m. CT Friday at the El Governor Motel. The event is now tailored to the entire family. There will be plenty of food, music from “Rockin’ Randall” and Jerry Arhelger, a thrift store for shopping, a fashion show and a silent auction as well as raffles. Raffle items include a $375 hand-turned wooden bowl by Mexico Beach artist Bobby Pollock, $250 in cash and $125 worth of gift certificates to local restaurants. Tickets for the dinner are a $10 donation and all proceeds fund the work of the Domestic Violence Task Force.
Raffle tickets are $5 apiece.
3. Enjoy Lake Alice Park and the Tupelo Festival. It is Tupelo time in Gulf County again. The annual Tupelo Honey Festival will take place from 9 a.m to 4 p.m CT on Saturday, May 20 at the Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. There will be world famous honey for sale, as well as nearly 50 food options. The festival will also provide live entertainment with music from Dickey Merritt & The Original Bama Jam. Proceeds from the festival benefit scholarships for 2017 graduating seniors.
4. Shop for produce, crafts at Salt Air. The SaltAir Farmers Market, now in its 10th year, offers a variety of crafts and seasonal produce with up to 20 vendors participating Saturday.
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. The market is open 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET.
For additional information regarding participation in the market contact John Parker at 404-906-2637.