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 17-26, 2023


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

Saturday May 21, 2022


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 29-30, 2022


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 16th - September 24th, 2022


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

September 3-4, 2022


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! 

Oysters at a seafood festival

Annual Florida Seafood Festival

November TBD, 2022


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!