The 57th annual Key Colony Beach Day is set for Sunday, March 2.

The event is organized by the Key Colony Beach Community Association and many local groups participate include the KCB Relay for Life Team, the Key Colony Beach Fishing and Boating Club and the local chapter of Zonta.

“Our booth is selling the waters and soda and also T-shirts,” said Gail Cortelyou, president of the KCBCA. “We also have some T-shirts. The money we raise helps us put on various events through the year including concerts in the park.”

The miniature festival features food, drink and music all day long. Organizers have also planned a 5k run/walk, a pancake breakfast and barracuda races. (The “barracudas” are actually little pilchards racing in trays.)

The foot race is a fundraiser for the Key Colony Beach Relay for Life team. Registration is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the race and it starts at 8 a.m. in front of the post office. Runners can re-fuel with a pancake breakfast.

In addition, organizers plan a bake sale, raffle and silent auction inside Key Colony Beach City Hall. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and the musicians play from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Zonta Club will also have a presence with its rubber duck races from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Numbered plastic ducks “race” across a finish line and are retrieved by members of the Marathon High School swim team.

More than 50 vendors will be at the festival. Goods range from art to jewelry to spearfishing gear to books to orchids.

Key Colony Beach is located Oceanside at MM 53.5. Turn at the traffic light onto Sadowski Causeway. For more information about Key Colony Beach Day, visit


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