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April 2019

Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival, Kemah, TX

April 19 - April 21
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Kemah Bridge, 300 3rd Street
Kemah, TX United States
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Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival, Kemah, TX, April 19-21 Affordable crawfish and other foods will be served and sold with new cooking units that plan to cook 6000 pounds of boiled crawfish per hour. Held under the Kemah Bridge at 300 3rd Street. www.gulfcoastfestivals.com.

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Waterway Zydeco & Crawfish Festival, Gulf Shores, AL

April 20
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Fresh boiled crawfish and zydeco music by some of New Orleans Best Bands, along with arts and crafts display. East 24th Avenue in the Waterway Village of Gulf Shores. http://www.gulfcoastartsalliance.com 

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Annual West Marine Stand-up Paddle Board Carolina Cup, Wrightsville Beach, NC

April 24 - April 28
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Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States
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Annual West Marine Stand-up Paddle Board Carolina Cup,  The world’s largest gathering of stand-up paddleboard racers will be held at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. Over 1000 competitors from the around the world. www.wrightsvillebeachpaddleclub.com/carolina-cup.

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Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

April 26 - April 28
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Pompano Beach Pier, 222 N Pompano Beach Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
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Pompano Beach oceanfront. Held on the beach at the Pompano Pier, featuring fresh local seafood prepared by area restaurants.

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Annual Suncoast Boat Show, Sarasota, FL

April 26 - April 28
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Marina Jack’s, 2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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Power boats, as well as vendors selling gear. Marina Jack’s in downtown Sarasota. www.ShowManagement.com

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Annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party, Pensacola, FL

April 26 - April 28
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Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, Florida 32507
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Individuals on the beach throwing a mullet from a circle in Alabama to the state line in Florida to benefit local charities. Largest Beach Party in the South. Held at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package & Oyster Bar, Perdido Key, FL, at the Florida-Alabama Stateline. www.florabama.com.

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Nautical Gin Sarasota Bay Cup, Sarasota, FL

April 26
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Bird Key Yacht Club, 301 Bird Key Dr
Sarasota, 34236 United States
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Nautical Gin and Bird Key Yacht Club are teaming up to present this regatta. The regatta is open to both PHRF and several One-Design fleets. Go to www.birdkeyyc.com, and www.regattanetwork.com/event/18256, for more information.  

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Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival, Pensacola, FL

April 26 - April 28
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Pensacola Community Maritime Park, 301 west Main St.
Pensacola, FL United States
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The Pensacola Crawfish Festival has a wide variety of Cajun fare such as crawfish poboys, crawfish pies, and over 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish, along with chicken baskets, red beans and rice, gyros, bloomin' onions, kettle corn, apple dumplins and Deep Fried Brownies.   Held at a new location this year at the Community Maritime Park at 301 W Main St. www.fiestapensacola.org/pensacola-crawfish-festival

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Conch Republic Cup/Key West Race Week and Race to Cuba

April 27
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Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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The Conch Republic Cup/Key West Race Week race begins on April 27 with a welcome party at the Schooner Wharf Bar and Grill in Key West. Schooner Wharf sponsors the Wrecker’s Race Series which starts on the last Sunday in January and ends with the last Sunday in April. The last race is April 28 and will be the kick-off of the Conch Republic Cup.             The race will start at 12 noon on April 28 at the Sand Key…

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Women’s Challenge Regatta, Gulfport, Florida

April 27
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Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 4600 Tifton Drive South
Gulfport, FL 33711 United States
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$50.00

The Women's Challenge Regatta, formerly known as the Bikini Cup and sponsored for many years by the Windjammers of Clearwater, is back again this year.  It is a goal of the Rhumb Runners at Boca Ciega Yacht Club to promote and support women's sailing. This regatta has a rich history of doing exactly that. Women of the Gulf Coast, assemble your teams, find a fast PHRF-rated boat and start practicing for the 2019 WCR to be held on Saturday, April…

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Morgan Invasion and Tampa Bay Hospice Cup, Tampa, FL

April 27
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Morgan Invasion and Tampa Bay Hospice Cup, Tampa, FL, April 27 This is a major fund-raising event that benefits both LifePath Hospice in Hillsborough County and Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas County. Hosted by the Davis Island Yacht Club. www.tampabayhospicecup.com.

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First Coast Nautical Flea Market, St. Augustine, FL

April 27 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 2:00 pm
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St. Augustine Marine Center, 404 Riberia St.
St. Augustine, FL United States
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Sponsored by Sailors Exchange, this event is held at the St. Augustine Marine Center at 404 Riberia St. Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 9am- 2pm. Suzuki Demo Days will be on site offering free rides to the public. A wide variety of marine goods and antique boating items will be for sale. There will also be food trucks and a fishing seminar for the kids. Spots are filling up fast. This event is free to the public and space is available to sellers…

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Festival Marketplace Boat Show & Marine Market

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 4:00 pm
Festival Marketplace, 2900 W Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL, 33073
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Free
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This Boat Show and Marine Market will be held in the north west parking lot in front of the Festival Marketplace (2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, 33073) on April 27-28 from 10am-4pm each day. FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING for guests! This family event includes New and used boats for sale, New and used Marine Merchandise,  a Fishing Derby for fun and prizes, a live DJ, a Kids Fun Zone and a public boat and vehicle auction!

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May 2019

Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet, Cedar Key, FL

May 3 - May 5
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Cedar Key Cedar Key, Florida + Google Map

This annual event is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups, or fees. For more info, contact Hugh Horton at (586) 215-7060, or huhorton@gmail.com. Everyone meets at City Park at 9 a.m. each day. A weekend of fun on the water, it brings meaning to the expression “messing around in boats.” Open to anyone, with no fees. All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes and kayaks, catboats and catamarans; trimarans, rowboats…

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America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association Spring Rendezvous, Norfolk, VA

May 6 - May 9

Educational seminars on navigation and information on the portion of the Loop between Norfolk and the Tennessee River (site of the fall rendezvous), presented by experienced cruisers. Register early as this event is often sold out.

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Hui Wharram Rendezvous, Islamorada, Florida Keys

May 17 - May 19
Lorelei Restaurant, 96 Madeira Rd
Islamorada, FL 33036 United States
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Free
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2017 Wharram Hui. Photo by Brandon Gamble The 15ish Florida Hui Wharram will take place back in the Florida Keys at the Lorelei restaurant in Islamorada. The Lorelei welcomes Wharramites to raft up off the beach. Beach catamarans will have easy shore access. The Lorelei will also host dinner under the white-top tent for a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 18 (advanced registration required).             A “Hui Wharram” or “Hui-owaa-Kaulaua-Wharram” is a gathering of Wharram boats and sailors.…

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2nd Annual Most Memorable Regatta

May 17 - May 24
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$125 – $140.00

The 2nd Annual "Most Memorable Regatta" is a SW FL BOTY event and will start races in a variety of classes on May 17 off Fort Myers Beach to Tampa Bay. Davis Island Yacht Club, Tampa will offer free docks and mooring on a first come basis. and host the awards and BBQ on May 18. The race continues from Tampa Bay to Fort Myers Beach on May 24 with a rockin' yachting awards party on May 26 at Fort…

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