Memorial Day in Key West

The people of Key West love to have fun, and this Memorial Day is no exception! This year, the fun includes one activity that will support our local naval personnel and another that celebrates our island sport fishing heritage.

The First Annual Southernmost Car Show will be held May 26 through 28 at the Naval Air Station in Key West from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The show is free to the public and will take place near the Truman Annex section of the base, in the parking lot of the Key West High School. The FCPOA (First Class Petty Officer Association) will have a barbeque concession stand in the food court available at lunch time. Entertainment includes live music by The Doerfels. Proceeds from entrance fees and concessions benefit the members of our naval forces stationed at the Key West Naval Air Station. The FCPOA hopes to raise enough money to defray all costs of the annual Gala Birthday Celebration Ball, held each year in celebration of the birth of the Navy.  

Automobile enthusiasts who would like to enter their car in the show must pre-register with an entrance fee of $40 per vehicle. The entrance fee admits the driver and three guests to the welcome reception and orientation, as well as tours of the Naval Air Station, Coast Guard ship, and any other Navy ship in port, if available. The Doerfels are offering a discount on their CD when purchased through Amazon for all registrants; information is available on the car show registration form.

The 11th Annual Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational will be held May 26. Headquartered at Key West’s Historic Seaport, prizes include $13,000 for the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches, a four-night tropical fishing vacation for four, and much more. The tournament is open to all anglers with an entry fee of $750 per boat. For more information, call 305-304-7674.

The people of our beautiful island paradise in Key West create a fun and supportive community. I have been helping people become a part of Key West for over 29 years; if you would like to join the fun, I can find the perfect home to fit your lifestyle. Contact me, Margarita Villoch,  by phone at 305-304-8505, by email at, or on the web at, and become part of the fun Key West community!