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33rd St., Gulf), between 47th St. & 49th St., Gulf )

MUNITY PARK

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8-9 Event Map Find it: food, BOOTH -games, VENDOR vendors and more

Buck Naked's Inc Sea Gear Nautical Sand Sculptures Earlusion Island Girl Publishing Ofishulz Bit-O-Beads Loose Lucy's Sun Stoppers of Put-in-Bay Face Painting & More Fishbone Charmed Queenie Tin & Mirror Co. Coco Plum Real Estate & Vacation Rentals Loose Lucy's Key West Aqua Lily Pad Falbrecht Studios Shark Tested Optics Shark Tested Optics Nature Craft Hammerhead Captain Pips Marina & Hideaway Sunshine Western Hats Touch of Key West Corrado's Gifts Tony Bishop Furniture & Art Work Hip Klips Mini Purse City of Marathon Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters Royal Furniture Chris Bryk Photography Chris Bryk Photography Tarpon Harbour Guy Harvey Hawks Cay Resort Wheels 2 Go Oceanic Gear Coastal Furniture SALT Services Swirly Bracelets Comfort Packs EZ Hang Chairs TLC Design Studio Coastal Docks, LLC Cellofoam of North America Deco Power Lift Florida Keys Polarized Glasses MKMA Southeast Marine Construction Perry Hodies Photography The Angler's Closet Todd's Custom Tinting Chainsaw Sculptures by Scotty Turtle Hospital Aljoma Lumber Inc K*Star Krafts The Cellular Touch-AT&T Pete Airbrush Seacamp Association

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Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation Master Craft Florida Keys SPCA Nature's Treasures Blue Marble Concepts Pirate Republic LLC Domestic Abuse Shelter, Inc. Holiday Inn Express/Tarpon Creek Bar & Grill Hairwinders/Toys Realty Executives Florida Keys Wesley House Family Services Reel Fishy Apparel Demca Demo Marion Artwork.com Florida Keys Mosquito Control Florida Keys Contractor's Assoc AER Photography Rusty's Bamboo Art A Spice Above Brown's Taxidermy Annalisa Hat Collection & Accessories Red Cherry Name Painting MamaOcean Oriental Nursery Farm Nancy's Nonsense Florida Keys Television-TV 88 Diane’s Collections & Designs Re/Max All Keys Pigeon Key Foundation Keleri Art Studio Keynoter Publishing DC's Etched Glass Decals Glunz Ocean Beach Hotel & Resort Ladyfish Designs Stingray Steve Island Images Resort Furniture Funky Jewelry by Melissa Woods Rotary Club of Marathon/First State Bank Florida-Detroit Diesel-Allison Mikee Jones Scholarship Fund Antonio Mendez Art Creation Dolphin Research Center/Centennial Bank Florida Keys Journal LLC Florida Keys Island Salts, LLC Over the Seas Properties Last Resort Ministry Window D'cor and More Mangrove Maggie's Trading Company USCG Auxilary Sandbar Studio Stingray Steve Garry's Bamboo Items Jose Valdes Glass Tropical Wine Mix Kip Kennedy Fish Skinz Unique Arts Overseas Outfitters One Stop Hats

12-13 Music Music line-up features 8 high-energy acts

18-19 Profile Eddie Cordova is 4th-generation captain 22-23 Seafood Festival is all about sea’s bounty

26 DIY Make your own trap for stone crab critters 38 Attractions Where to go, what to do

ON THE COVER: This is what they get — the commercial fishermen of the Keys labor long hours, in sometimes dangerous conditions, to retrieve delicacies such as stone crab claws, lobster, mahi mahi, and Key West pinks. Published MMXVI

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Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 12222 Overseas Highway, Marathon FL 33050 P. 305.743.5417 F. 305.289.0183 FloridaKeysMarathon.com

The Weekly Newspapers 9709 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL. 33050 P. 305.743.0844 | F. 305.743.0866 Key West office 5450 MacDonald Ave. No. 5 keysweekly.com Key West, FL. 33040 P. 305.453.6928 | F. 305.743.0866

2016 Marathon Seafood Festival

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Visitors and Guests of the Original Marathon Seafood Festival:

Paul Luczynski/Coconut Critters RG Tease Bionic Bands Pop Picture Silver Moon Studio HRT Art Collection/BJ Royster Keez Beez OnBoard Band-It Promotions Guy My Daily Treads-DT Shoes CRT Sales Inc Rhineland Cutlery Splittin Hairs Outdoors BB&T AMP Marine Key West Soap Company RAW Keys Boat Furniture BJ Royster TM Jewelry/PurrFit FKCFA Fishermen's Wives Pirate Tackle Power Tech Men Paw Gourmet Hot Sauces Key Colony Beach Realty, Inc Crushable Hats, Inc Tees by Bo Tropical Parrot-dise Stuff 4 U Caleb Goins Art Paradise Pendants Hudson River Inlay Century 21 Schwartz Realty Salty Scales Jeanne Storeim Marathon Moose Lodge Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary NOAA/National Weather Service Old Crow Custom Metal Art Spicy Rhodes Ahead Marathon Wild Bird Center Crane Point Museum & Nature Trails DTU Inc Signature Marine Anne's Feather Art Eagles Nest Outfitters Fishermen's Community Hospital Fishermen's Hospital Employee Club Blue Spearit/Yoslan O'Farrill Starfish Designs Pat Marti

Food Boats Boats Side Gate

Smooties/Freida Marathon Boat Yard Unique Marine Abate

Art Show -Various Local Artists

Now in its 40th year, what began with local commercial fishermen in Marathon as a way to get together and celebrate the fruits of their labor, is now an amazing event that attracts more than 20,000 people every year. From humble beginnings, The Original Marathon Seafood Festival has blossomed into an event that now has over 250 volunteers, more than 220 vendors and involves many local groups and agencies that help put the family-fun festival together. Each year more than $75,000 in event proceeds find their way back to the pockets of local charitable organizations such as local food banks, daycare centers, cancer research and medical assistance, scholarships, youth sports, and many more. The festival also serves as an economic boon for our local businesses by bringing in thousands of people from around the world. All in all, the Original Marathon Seafood Festival is a win-win for everyone here in Marathon and the Middle Keys. So enjoy the live music, unique gifts, art, boats, games and rides, and most importantly … the freshest seafood in the world. Come on over and visit us both Saturday and Sunday, March 12-13 at Marathon Community Park. On behalf of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as our event coorganizers the Organized Fishermen of Florida (Marathon chapter), we hope you and your family have a wonderful time at the 40th annual Original Marathon Seafood Festival. Sea you at the festival! Sincerely, Daniel Samess, M.S. Chief Executive Officer, Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center ceo@floridakeysmarathon.com FloridaKeysMarathon.com MarathonSeafoodFestival.com RelocateToTheFloridaKeys.com


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