In addition to providing local visitors with the freshest seafood in an intimate Florida Keys setting, Keys Fisheries also holds regular events that celebrate fresh Florida Keys seafood. This page is dedicated to keeping our valued customers up-to-date on upcoming events held here at Keys Fisheries.
Name the Bar/Blessing of the Fleet
Sunday, July 31st 2016, Registration starts at 11am and contest begins at 12pm.
Throughout the year, Keys Fisheries allows customers to submit their ideas for what they think the new name of the tiki bar should be for the upcoming year. Each entry costs $1 and allows the customer to draw up the name and the art that they would like to submit for the naming of the bar. On Sunday, July 31st 2016, the winning submission will be picked and the new name of the bar will be announced. All of the money that gets collected for this cause is donated to a local charity. Last year, Keys Fisheries decided to donate the money to the Heart of the Keys Recreation Center, which helped to fund afterschool activities for the youth of Marathon.
Along with the naming of the bar, Keys Fisheries will also be kicking off the start of the 2016 lobster season by blessing our fleet of lobster fisherman as they set sail to lay their traps at midnight. Last year, there was a live broadcast of the event, fireworks and a lot of laughs and good times.
Come out and join us for these two great causes!
Stone Crab Eating Contest
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Registration starts at 11am and contest begins at 12pm.
In honor of the start of Stone Crab Season, Keys Fisheries is proud to announce that we will be hosting our 6th annual Stone Crab Eating Contest. Last year’s event was a success, with many local businesses contributing to the prizes won by our contestants. Some of the prizes included complimentary stays at hotels, gift cards to restaurants and day passes to some of the most popular attractions in the keys. If you think you have what it takes to be the fastest individual to eat 25 stone crab claws, or if you and a teammate want to join up to put down 50 stone crab claws, you can download the registration form online and send it in to the restaurant.