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The second annual Captain Tony Days festivities, recalling the late Key West bar owner and former mayor renowned for his colorful life, is set for Aug. 8-11.
The lighthearted festival commemorates “Capt. Tony” Tarracino, who owned the legendary Capt. Tony’s Saloon, 428 Greene St., for nearly 30 years. A former charterboat captain, gambler and reputed gunrunner, he served as mayor of Key West from 1989 to 1991 and died in 2008 at age 92.
The festival will include parties, a Capt. Tony Trivia Challenge, film screenings, an art show of Tarracino’s likenesses and a reception with family members to share stories and memories.
The event will culminate with the presentation of a $1,025 “life scholarship” in Tarracino’s honor to a 2012 Key West High School graduate planning to learn from life without first attending college. For more information, visit the Capt.
Tony Days Facebook page and check our MileZERO interactive calendar