The St. Marks Stone Crab Festival has been an annual event since 1997. We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs. It is a celebration of the stone crab season opening in October. Originally started by Stan West and Dave Vailancourt, owners of the Riverside Cafe’, in recent years the event has grown into a community wide project with many local volunteers and sponsors. Today the festival hosts thousands of visitors and provides a venue for local musicians and artisans. In addition to the great food and music, attractions include a parade, children’s activities, educational displays, and dozens of vendors. The main event is, of course, Stone Crab. Come and enjoy the day with us.

Schedule of Events:
10:00 – Festival Opens
11:00 – 11:30 – Parade
11:30 – 12:00 – Opening Ceremonies
12:00 – 1:00 – Wailin Wolves Band (Blues/Rock)
1:00 – 1:30 – Coast School Band
1:30 – 2:30 – Stranger Than Fiction (Music to make you smile) 2:30 – 3:00 – In Step Studio (featuring: Dance Troupe Arabesque)
3:00 – 4:00 – Model A (Classic/Rock)
4:00 – 4:30 – St. Marks Stone Crab Festival Cash Drawing
4:30 – 5:00 – Tallahassee Tribal Belly Dance
5:00 – 6:00 – Wanderfoot (Americana/Folk Rock)

  • DONATED GIFTS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AT THE STAGE AT VARIOUS TIMES THROUGH OUT THE DAY
  • CHILDREN’S AREA WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 -6