Annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days
We invite all who wish to show their support for our veterans to participate in the annual Camp Gordon Johnston Days parade in Carrabelle, Florida.
Our annual event kicks off on Friday evening with a veterans social at the Camp Gordon Johnston American Legion Post 82 in Lanark Village. The social is open to all veterans with one guest or widows of WWII veterans. On Saturday evening we host a dinner and dance.
The parade includes the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA), 1st Florida Chapter’s extensive lineup of military vehicles. They join other local community groups and associations— the parade is open to all groups, military or civilian, who want to participate in the true spirit of American freedom. At the end of the parade the MVPA vehicles will be placed on display on Hwy 98. There will be plenty of parking available and the “meet and swap” groups will be able to set up shop at that location. For all MVPA members, meal tickets will be provided for a $15.00 discount to approved area restaurants to be used during CGJ Days. These will be included in a packet you will receive when you register. There is a $20.00 fee for all vendors.
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII museum is open both days from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. showing documentary films though-out the day. Entry fee is by donation and appreciated. Please allow at least 1-2 hours for a tour as there are extensive artifacts, photographs, displays and films to see. Light refreshments will be provided with live music.
Carrabelle is 100 miles east of Panama City on Hwy 98, and about 60 miles south of Tallahassee.