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Islamorada Events Calendar

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January 20
December 21
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Celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary by attending a free lecture series held at the museum, located at MM 82.9, every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Adventurers from treasure hunters to aquanauts help tell the story of mankind's attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. The evening lectures are informal, informative and provide a valuable educational resource at the museum, an acclaimed facility dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of relics and artifacts related to diving and its heritage.

Contact: 305-664-9737
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May 22
Loop Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament
Special flies, accurate casts and a bit of luck are the recipe for winning this prestigious challenge, using only a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test. Eligible tarpon must measure at least 48 inches in length to earn release points, and weigh at least 70 pounds for weight points.

Contact: Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460
Islamorada /
May 29
Staged at the north end of the private beach for traditional American fare with a "Keys" twist. Kids (and parents) can enjoy activities including face painting and seasonal crafts from 5-7pm on the beach. Activities are complimentary for all kids. Starting at 7:30pm watch a patriotic favorite movie beneath the stars, "National Treasure". This event is complimentary for all attendees and will feature a concession station offering popcorn, candy and other light refreshments for your viewing pleasure. Barbecue price: Adults $30, Veterans (retired and active personnel) $15, Kids $15. This year, 10% of proceeds from the Beach BBQ will be donated to The Long Walk Home, a Keys-based organization helping Veterans make the transition from military life to civilian life.

Islamorada /
May 30
Memorial Day Service
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The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold their annual Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument, Mile Marker (MM) 81.8 Overseas Highway. The monument was dedicated in 1937 to honor the Veterans and civilians killed in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The ceremony will begin with an introductory presentation, followed by the invocation by Pastor Tony Hammon of Island Community Church, Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, a brief history of the Hurricane Monument, the laying of the memorial wreath and a benediction. The service is open to the public. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend in observance of Memorial Day.

Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940.

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