As summer looms, the outdoor activities increase as do options for entertainment in the area.
Here are a few suggestions for the coming day.
1. Shop for produce, crafts at Salt Air Saturday. 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.
2. Play a round of golf and support the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team. The Tiger Sharks and Shark 100 Club are joining to sponsor a Football Golf Scramble Saturday. Tee-off is at 9 a.m. ET at the St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. Prizes will be awarded for the top three places as well as longest drive, closest-to-the-line and hole-in-one contests. The cost is $55 per person and includes golf, cart and lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Proceeds from the scramble will assist Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School football team in raising funds to send players to football camp. For more information or to sign-up, contact Andy Smith at Hannon Insurance at 227-1133 or Jim Terry at the St. Joe Golf Club at 227-1751.
3. Enjoy a free concert at George Core Park. As part of a continuing “Sounds of Summer” concert series sponsored by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce, Kalsey Kulyn will take the stage at 6 p.m. ET Saturday and offer a two-hour performance audiences will not soon forget. Bring your chair or blankets, pack a picnic as you sit by St. Joseph Bay.
4. Drop a line or spear at the Gollywhopper in Mexico Beach. The Gollywhopper Classic will be held Saturday at the Mexico Beach Welcopme Center. Weigh-in is 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. CT. This is a one-day tournament in pursuit of red snapper, kingfish and grouper. Entry is $150 per boat. Cost to enter the spearfishing division is $50 per diver. Entry into the Lionfish division is free. Kids division, 14-and-under, is $25 entry. Last year, more than $14,550. Captain’s party will be 5 p.m. CT Friday night at the Welcome Center. There will be live music and food both nights. You can register at Cathey’s Ace Hardware and 98 Real Estate Group in Mexico Beach. Rules and details available at www.thegollywhopper.com or call 340-0787.
5. Prepare for hurricane season, save money. The 2017 Florida Disaster Preparedness Sale Tax Holiday is this weekend. The sales tax holiday begins 12:01 a.m. ET Friday and ends 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday. During the sales tax holiday, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. A list of qualifying items and answers to frequently-asked questions if available on the Florida Department of Revenue website.