July 9, 2015 / July 12, 2015 -
ONE OF THE LARGEST FESTIVALS IN KEY WEST!
2015 is the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Discovery of the Mother Lode of the Atocha and Mel Fisher Days will be a BLAST this year!
Each year a celebration is held in honor of the anniversary of Mel Fisher’s discovery of the Motherlode of the Atocha. This year we celebrate the 28th anniversary. A series of events are scheduled that will run from July 9-12, 2015. 100% of all net proceeds from these events will be donated to Wesley House Family Services, Inc.
About the Mel Fisher Days
Come celebrate the day when Mel Fisher’s crew found nearly $400 million in shipwrecked gold, silver, and emeralds on the ocean floor! Mel Fisher Days is one of the largest festivals in Key West, kicking off at the Schooner Wharf Bar with a costume contest, raffle, and live entertainment.
With the Atocha Costume Contest, contestants make their own treasure-themed costume or wear one that they already own! Festival guests can also enjoy a Diver Meet and Greet and Charity Cook-Off, as well as the 6th Annual Midnight Gambler Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament.
The Duval Street Block Party takes place on Saturday, July 11th from 2 pm – 8 pm along the 200 block of Duval Street and features live music and street fair food. Attendees can expect a huge silent auction, food, drinks, and fun for the whole family.