Sombrero Beach Run
Saturday, March 2
@ Sombrero Beach

The annual Sombrero Beach Run kicks off with a registration party on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the beach where racers can pick up their numbers. There will be festivities at the registration party including entertainment and beverages. The 10K race kicks off at 8 a.m. and the 5K race at 9:15 a.m. (making it possible for racers to complete the first in time to participate in the second for the 15k challenge). But it’s truly a day-long event, with an awards ceremony, silent auction and more at the beach. The race supports KAIR (Keys Area Interdenominational Resources), which operates a food pantry and provides emergency assistance to residents in the Middle Keys.

Home & Garden Tours
Saturday, March 2
Various venues in Middle Keys

The Marathon Garden Club will host its annual House and Garden Tour on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring five homes and gardens, plus one “art” garden, in the Marathon area. Ticket holders can visit the homes in any order, and will be greeted by a master gardener at each. Tickets are $30 and are available at the club, located at 5270 Overseas Hwy., and at DK Beach Boutique, Sea Level Spa, or from the Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Call the garden club at 305-743-4971 for more information or visit

Mardi Gras Gala
Saturday, March 2
Royal Furniture

Royal Furniture will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Cajun food, full bar, New Orleans jazz music and the emcee stylings of Weekly publisher Jason Koler. Tickets cost $125 and party-goers will have the ability to bid on silent auction items ranging from a Ted Williams autographed baseball to Miami Heat tickets to a week-long stay at a resort in the Barbados. For more information, call 305-393-5720.

Key Colony Beach Day
Sunday, March 3
Key Colony Beach City Hall

Starting at 8 a.m., join the citizens of Key Colony Beach for the annual extravaganza that highlights the Middle Keys city’s charms and citizens. The Shriners’ pancake breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. More than 60 vendors have signed up to show their wares, plus there’s music and drinks, a silent auction and the famous Zonta rubber ducky races. KCB Day is turning 62 years old in 2019.


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