Mel Fisher Days to Give Away $5,000 in Cash and Thousands in Treasure

Mel Fisher Days Kickoff on Thursday July 9 with a Dockside Party at Schooner Wharf Bar where the JB Magruder will be commissioned into the Conch Republic Navy. As the treasure hunters return from a trip to Emerald City they will dock behind Schooners promptly at 11am. There are a limited number of spaces available for tours of the famous treasure-hunting vessel to be hosted by the crew members themselves. See the equipment, charts, quarters and their most recent finds. Evening brings a swashbuckling great time with a Pirate Pub Crawl and Pirate Ball with prizes for best costumes. The pub crawl includes 5 drinks and a 30th Anniversary event t-shirt at just $35 per person.

On Thursday and Friday, between 10am and 3pm, sign on for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the family’s private conservation lab at 200 Greene Street (space is very limited). Friday evening rolls out a treasure-hunters dream come true, as the Amazing Mel Fisher Treasure Hunt takes place on land with teams of 2-4 following clues and solving riddles to claim a treasure chest filled with $5,000 in US silver dollars, to be awarded at the Rockin’ Block party on Saturday.

An annual favorite, the Mel Fisher Days Rockin’ Block Party takes place Saturday from 12noon-10pm along the 200 & 300 blocks of Duval, and features an extravagant silent auction, classic car show, wet & wild dunk tank, games for the kids, food vendors from the hottest spots in town and a free concert featuring 80s rocker Jeff Watson of Night Ranger, Suenalo- one of the Green Parrot’s hottest bands, local favorites Caffeine Carl, The Durt Bags, Patrick and the Swayzees and Barry Cuda. VIP backstage party passes are available which include open bar and much more.

Friday a matinee at Tropic Cinema will feature “Memorial Day to the Mother Lode, Who Could Ask for Anything More?” It is a collection of archive video and exclusive interviews from the Fisher’s and the Golden crew in a way that’s never been shown to the public. The annual Mel Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Judy Gracer at the show.

Sunday brings Booty Bingo & BBQ Brunch at Charlie Mac’s. After filling up at brunch, walk it off and head down to Island Dogs for their famous free trivia with fun prizes and ½ price drinks.

To win the Individual Sponsorship Award start now and collect donations from your friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances for Wesley House Family Services, Inc.  Keep track of your collected donations and who they’re from. Bring list and donations to Island Dogs in Key West on Sunday, July 12 to be turned in between 3 and 4pm. Fill out your contact information and donation total. Organizers will count and verify your donation totals with you and award the person who collects the most money for the charity a two-tier trophy and a 4.4 carat non-shipwreck Madagascar Emerald at 5pm.

Register online now at for all events and join the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Atocha’s Mother Lode find. Today’s the Day!

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