Calendar of Events

November 2017

Blountstown Believes - Holiday Decorating Contest - 11/15/17 - 12/31/17 -
Blountstown Believes...

Help us make this holiday season merry and bright!

Main Street Blountstown encourages all to help show our Christmas spirit with holiday decorations. Doesn't have to be fancy - just a string or two of lights on shrubs or your porch will do! Or, if you're up for a little friendly competition, there will be awards for the best and brightest!

The first place winner will receive $100 off their electric bill from the City of Blountstown. Second place will get $50 off, and third place will get $25 off.

Categories will be residential, business, and church/civic.

Visit the following businesses for more details and contest entry form:
- Benjamin Walden Creations
- Blountstown Drugs
- Golden's Drugs
- The Diamond Corner
- Pretty Girlz

Deadline to enter is November 15th.



Candles in the Window - 11/28/17 - 01/01/18 -
Candles in the Window, sponsored by Main Street Blountstown

To show our love for the Christmas season and a love for our families and country, Main Street Blountstown is asking ALL residents to place three battery operated candles in your windows for the holiday season.

The first candle is placed to honor or remember a veteran of our nation, the second to honor or remember special family members, and the third is a symbol of our prayers for peace and unity in our nation.

We would like for the candles to be turned on beginning on November 28 and remain on until after the New Year.

For safety, please use electric or battery operated candles, and not actual candles.




December 2017

Altha Christmas Parade & Celebration - 12/01/17 -
Altha will hold their annual parade on Friday evening, Dec. 1st at 5:30 p.m. this year. The Blountstown parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 5 p.m. CENTRAL.

ALTHA Parade will be FRIDAY, DEC. 1st AT 5:30 P.M. There is no entry fee. Participation is FREE.

- Line up for the Altha parade will be at ALTHA CHURCH OF GOD. Entries MUST be in place absolutely no later than 5 P.M.

- Please remember that this is an evening event, and lights should be used if you would like spectators to be able to see the entry.

- A tree lighting ceremony with Santa and free hot chocolate will be held immediately after the parade.

- Anyone interested in vendor space should contact Carol at Town Hall at 762-3280.

Sign up details and entry forms can be downloaded at www.CalhounCo.org. Happy Holidays!


Blountstown Christmas Parade - 12/02/17 -
The Blountstown parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 5 p.m. CENTRAL.

- There is no entry fee for the parade. Participation is FREE.

- Please remember that this is an evening event, and lights should be used if you would like spectators to be able to see the entry.

- Line up will be along Evans Avenue and in the Blountstown Middle School Gym parking lot.

- If you would like for your entry to be judged, you must be onsite by 3:30 P.M. Judging will begin at 4:00 P.M. and the winners will be presented certificates at 4:30 P.M.

- Non-judged entries should line up at 4:00 P.M.

- Blountstown Parade entries: Certificates will be presented to the Overall, First, Second and Third place winning entries.

- If you are with a horse unit, please coordinate cleanup i.e. a cleanup wagon or other means of removing any waste from the roadway.

- “SANTA” CLAUSE: There is a “Santa Clause” in our participation agreement - Since there is only ONE Santa, the Chamber of Commerce vehicle is the ONLY vehicle for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Please respect this request in consideration of any children who may be confused by other “helpers.”

- The deadline to submit registration forms is Nov. 30, 2017.

Sign up details and entry forms can be downloaded at www.CalhounCo.org. Happy Holidays!


Christmas on the Square - 12/02/17 -
The Eastern Star will host their annual Christmas On the Square festival on Dec. 2, 2017 at Magnolia Square in downtown Blountstown.

Guests will enjoy food, crafts, gifts items, live entertainment, and photos with Santa.

Interested vendors should call Ruth Lee Weidner at 850-237-2740 or Margie Mason at 850-674-8610 for information. You can also email rleeweidner@fairpoint.net.




April 2018

North Florida Wildflower Festival - 04/28/18 -
The North Florida Wildflower Festival is held annually on the last Saturday of April. The festival promotes wildflowers and gardening, and features plants, flowers, arts & crafts, yard art, home decor, and kids activities.

The event is organized by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Florida Panhandle Wildflower Alliance, University of Florida IFAS, RiverWay South Choctawhatchee Apalachicola, and the Native Plant Society/Magnolia Chapter.

Calhoun County 4-H will offer FREE kids activities! The Blountstown Rotary train will take guests from Magnolia Square down to the M&B Train Depot and Park throughout the day.

The festival will be held on Magnolia Square in downtown Blountstown, FL from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CENTRAL time.

Keep up with festival news on facebook at www.facebook.com/NFLWildflowerFest