Cape San Blas Events

Find an event to enjoy while you're staying in one of our Cape San Blas vacation rentals, or plan your next getaway around one of these fun annual gatherings. From fishing tournaments to the annual Scallop Festival, to craft and art fairs, there are a variety of happenings in this slice of paradise along the Gulf Coast. One of the events below will surely elevate your Cape San Blas vacation!

A painter at work outdoors

Forgotten Coast En Plein Air

March 14-23, 2025


Art lovers will not want to miss this annual plein air event. Renowned artists are invited to come and caputre the stunning scenery of Cape San Blas. Experience this 10-day festival to watch artists at their work, attend speaking events, shop in the marketplace and more! Painting stations will also be setup throughout the festival for novice painters to receive coaching from celebrated artists. 

Honey in a pot

Annual Tupelo Honey Festival

May 18, 2024


This annual event highlights delicious Tupelo Honey along with crafts, tasty food, and even a pagent! Get creative with arts and crafts or jam out to live music as you experience this family-friendly festival. The proceeds from the pagent benefits a local high school track team and a blood drive also takes place during this event. 

Kingfish swim in the ocean

Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament

July 26th - 27th, 2024


This annual fishing competition fundraises for the building of artifical reefs. Starting off the weekend, the Captain's Party gathers fishermen to enjoy food and drink together before the big day of fishing! Register a boat with a group of friends to spend a day chasing the biggest catch. There are two divisions in the competition: recreational and professional/masters. After you reel in a prized catch, return to the boat ramp to weigh in and see how you stack up with the competition! This annual event is a can't miss for fishing enthusiasits! 


Scallops in a mesh bag

Scallop Season

August 16 - September 24, 022


Catch dinner for yourself during Scallop Season in Cape San Blas. Rent a boat and grab your snorkels to jump in the water for yourself and find these tasty delicacies. The scallop season brings people together for plenty of fun and delicious dishes! Don't miss out on the local's favorite season! 

A musician plays at the Port St. Joe Scallop Festival

Port St. Joe Scallop Festival

August 31-September 1 , 2024


This annual event takes place during the height of Scallop Season and brings people together for live music, local food vendors, and even a beer tent! Stop by during Labor Day weekend to celebrate with friends and family as you dance the day away and enjoy tons of delicious cuisine! 

Blast on the Bay

Blast on the Bay

October 19-22, 2023



Experience the art of music direct from the source of those who write and create the songs you know and love. Blast on the Bay is a three-day music festival in Port St. Joe that gives songwriters a chance to get back to their roots and showcase the music they have written. Blast on the Bay is unique because it's a chance for the artists to become the performer and a chance for the audience to hear where these songs truly come from. 

Expanding over three days and variety of venues, you can hear songs that were written for the likes of Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, and Jason Aldean. The songwriters mainly come from the Nashville area and escape to the Gulf of Mexico for the opportunity to perform and reconnect with their passion for music. 

Check Blast on the Bay's website for more information on venues and event schedule. Book your vacation rental today for the opportunity to immerse yourself in songwriting culture in the picturesque Port St. Joe area. Choose from oceanfront accommodations, private pools, and hot tubs for your Blast on the Bay vacation rental.

Oysters at a seafood festival

Annual Florida Seafood Festival

November 3-4, 2023


Hosted in the nearby town of Apalachicola, the annual Florida Seafood Festival is a celebration of local cuisine! Festival goers can expect to find delicious seafood dishes as well as entertainment like live music and arts and crafts exhibits. Take part in competitions like the oyster eating and shucking contest, the 5k Redfish Run, Blue Crab races, and more. You can also watch a parade go by as well as stroll through an exhibit on the history of the festival! Stop by to explore this unique, local festival!