08 May 2023
ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Florida Keys visitors and residents can commemorate the subtropical island chain’s bicentennial Saturday, June 10, during a gala sea-to-table dinner in Islamorada, famed as the Sportfishing Capital of the World.
The banquet salutes the 200th anniversary of the Florida Territorial Legislature’s founding of Monroe County, which contains the entire Florida Keys, on July 3, 1823. As well as recognizing the historic anniversary, the dinner spotlights Islamorada’s longstanding fishing industry and captains, a vital aspect of the Keys’ vibrant two-century history.
“We welcome fans of Islamorada’s famous fishing along with those who savor the Keys’ exquisite seafood-centric cuisine to celebrate 200 years of fishing and dining during this unforgettable event,” said Judy Hull, executive director of the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce, organizer of the gala evening.
The Sea to Table Dinner is to take place at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina at 79851 Overseas Highway in Islamorada. A rooftop sunset reception is set for 6:30 p.m., while the dinner is to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the property’s spacious Boat Barn.
As well as fine cuisine, attendees can discover Keys artists’ work, historic photos and the coral nursery at Bud N’ Mary’s. Local fishing captains are to host each table.
Tickets are $200 per person and premier tables are also available. Seating is limited and reservations are required; call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce at 305-664-4503.
Event information: islamoradachamber.com, fla-keys.com/keys200
Islamorada visitor information: fla-keys.com/Islamorada or 1-800-FAB-KEYS        
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