The Centennial Celebration to honor the 100th birthday of Port St. Joe began on Friday evening with a parade down Reid Avenue.
The ceremony celebrated founding members of the city and featured graduates from Port St. Joe High School dating back to 1941.
Also making the journey were the Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School NJROTC, cub scouts, The Alley Catz band, and local emergency response vehicles.
Sunday was family fun day, and once the wind picked up, dozens of colorful kites soared into the sky during the kite flying contest. Children, teens and adults competed against Mother Nature and one another to take home a trophy for effort.
The event was sponsored by the Gulf County Soccer Boosters.
There’s still plenty of celebrating to be done. Stop by the Event Welcome Center at 234 Reid Avenue to see the timeline display, sign the official guestbook and enjoy student art.
The final static light show display will be presented on Wednesday night at dark at George Core Park and the annual street dance will be taking place on Martin Luther King Boulevard starting at 8 p.m. EST with food, vendors and live performances.
Before the fireworks go off on Thursday night, an interactive glow stick exhibit and lantern release will light up Frank Pate Park. After the fireworks show, head to The Thirsty Goat at The Port Inn for the 10-year reunion of the Buddy Hamm Band.
Friday will close out the celebration with an alumni basketball game at the Washington Gym, and it will be your last opportunity to visit the event welcome center.
Don’t miss out the remaining centennial events. Remember that it’s going to be a long wait until the next one.