Marathon Seafood Festival and Florida Keys Resort Offer Food and Fun

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Marathon’s sumptuous signature food fair, the Original Marathon Seafood Festival, is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, serving up an ocean-lover’s feast of indigenous seafood including fish, shrimp, lobster and stone crabs. After a day of fun, Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort offers a nearby rest stop for families and friends traveling to the event, with spacious Florida Keys beach houses right on the Gulf of Mexico.

About the Original Marathon Seafood Festival

Each year, tens of thousands of seafood fans descend on the popular Middle Keys venue at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. The menu includes mahi-mahi, smoked fish and conch served three ways: ceviche style, “cracked” or in fritters fried to golden perfection.

Foods are prepared according to secret recipes and Keys chefs offer up their best interpretations of conch chowders, side salads and local fish for bragging rights at the annual munch-a-thon. Attendees should save room for dessert at the festival’s sweets booth, with fresh Key lime pies, baked goods, cakes, cool smoothies and icy treats.

Family Activities

The family-focused weekend attraction is a fundraiser for local scholarship programs, but at its core it celebrates the area’s commercial fishing heritage. Children’s games and more than 200 vendor booths dot the park. Attractions include a variety of wares created by artists and craftspeople, nautical items, tropically themed clothing and apparel, plants and flowers, boats and water sports paraphernalia.

Entertainment

Popular Keys entertainers are to perform, as is headliner and country music favorite Amber Leigh. Leigh is scheduled to take the stage Sunday immediately following a 1 p.m. national anthem and military salute that includes a flyover of two F-18 fighter jets from Boca Chica Naval Air Station Key West.

Hours and Information

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per adult and free for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Event information: www.marathonseafoodfestival.com

Book your Marathon Seafoood Festival Hotel Stay

To book a room at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort during the event, please call (855) 606-4502 or visit www.TranquilityBay.com. Space is limited in March so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Sombrero Beach Run Hotel: Tranquility Bay Resort Offers Sun and Fun for Runners

Tranquility Bay Resort- Sombrero Beach Run

Attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and fun, more than 700 runners and walkers from across the globe are expected to join the seventh annual Sombrero Beach Run set for Saturday, March 2 in Marathon, Florida. Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort provides the perfect location for event goers and spacious three-bedroom Marathon accommodations which are great for sharing with friends.

Runners from 20 U.S. states as well as international participants from Canada and Europe already have registered for the event. Proceeds benefit Keys Area Interdenominational Resources, a Marathon-based nonprofit organization that provides food and emergency services to Keys families in need.

The 2013 weekend workout begins Friday, March 1, with a 5-6:30 p.m. registration kick-off party located at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker (MM) 50. Food, drinks and entertainment will be available. Walkers and runners also can register on site at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 2.

The 15k combined challenge and 10k run start at 8 a.m. Individual 5k runners and walkers are to begin at 9:15 a.m.

Attractions on race day include food, beverages, raffle prizes, music and fun in addition to a full slate of community and Keyswide events for attendees to enjoy all weekend. They include a Middle Keys bicycle tour Sunday, March 3, from Marathon’s famous Seven Mile Bridge to Bahia Honda State Park.

Registration for the 15k event is $35 per person in advance or $40 on race day. Students age 18 and under and U.S. military personnel can enter for $15. For 10k and 5k participants, pre-registration is $25 and race-day cost is $30. Students age 18 and under can enter for $10.

Cash awards await the overall male and female winners of each of the 15k, 10k, 5k run and 5k walk, as do other awards for second-place overall winners including a sunset cruise for four, aerial tours, snorkel or dive trips, dolphin swims or parasail rides. An awards ceremony on the beach follows the race with food, drinks and music.

Event information: www.sombrerobeachrun.com or 305-289-9868.

To book a room at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort during the Sombrero Beach Run, visit www.TranquilityBay.com or call (855) 606-4502.

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New Year, New Theatre!

 

Mark your calendars: There’s new theatre happening in the new year! And you’ll definitely want to see it…

Tranquility Bay is excited to announce a new show premiering on the Marathon stage that will begin January 11th!

Marathon Community Theatre is proud to present Gordon Ross Cabaret. Audiences will be delighted by the musical stylings of one of the Florida Keys’ most celebrated vocalists, Gordon Ross, who will perform his newest cabaret show on the Marathon Community Theatre stage for the first time! From jazz to contemporary, there’s something for everyone in this show.

Visit http://www.marathontheater.org/ for details & tickets.

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You’ve cleared away the wrapping paper and are dreading the inevitable pine needle sweep that must follow taking down the Christmas tree. But when all is said and done, did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?

We don’t mean jewelry and computer games, of course. We mean a spontaneous, luxurious vacation to our stunning property here in Marathon, Florida! Maybe you want a little more time with your loved ones (bring them along!) or else all that forced family time has you itching for a getaway. Whatever your reason, if your holiday present haul this year didn’t include a stay at our beautiful Marathon resort, we suggest you take matters into your own hands.

Check out our January deals, which make booking your last-minute trip to Tranquility Bay a breeze –>   http://bit.ly/W6ZL0W

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From your friends at Tranquility Bay…

Wishing you joy, peace, and a year of perfect beach days on this Christmas morning! We can’t wait to see you in the new year.


…From all your friends at your favorite Marathon Hotel, Tranquility Bay! Merry Christmas.

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Christmas Eve in Marathon

It’s Christmas Eve here at Tranquility Bay in Marathon, Florida, and we’re so happy we feel like hugging a snowman. A sand snowman, that is. We hope that wherever you are, you feel as happy as this tonight!

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End of the world…

In case the world really does end tonight, we’re happy you chose to spend your last day on earth here with us at Tranquility Bay Resort. We believe that there’s no better way to kiss this world goodbye than with a tropical drink at TJ’s while watching the sunset. So join us on the beach tonight, and if the world decides to keep on spinning– well, we’ll see you there tomorrow night as well.

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Christmas at Tranquility’s Butterfly Cafe

Did you know that Tranquility Bay is offering its famous Christmas Buffet on Christmas Day this year? It’s definitely the best place to spend your Christmas in Marathon, Florida.

This mouth-watering spread is only offered once a year, and reservations are required to guarantee you and your family a seat– so call us now to reserve your spot! You can reach The Butterfly Cafe by calling 305-289-7177.

Check out the menu below…

Christmas Dinner 2012

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What a beautiful week to be in Marathon!

We just got a look at the forecast for this week here in Marathon, Florida and it looks too good to be true! With minimal humidity, easy winds, temperatures in the low 80′s and sunshine forecasted for the rest of the week it is truly a great time to be in paradise.

Though Friday might show us a few intermittent cooling rain spells, today through Thursday is the perfect time to explore all that our beautiful Marathon hotel has to offer– whether it’s water sports, beach activities, fishing charters or just hanging out by the pool, we know that you and your family are bound to have a fantastic time this week.

Be sure to ask our front desk agents here at Tranquility Bay to recommend some activities that would best suit you and your family’s needs. We’re here to help!

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What a smile…

One of our employees here at Tranquility Bay Beach House Resort wanted to share this photo of a toothy barracuda that he caught (and released!) recently.

We spoke to you yesterday about what a fun fight these guys put up in the water, but we also love staring into their terrifying mouths after we’ve reeled them in — look at those teeth!

We hope you get to take advantage of the beautiful warm weather on this weekend’s forecast. Whether you’re out battling your own barracuda, helping your kids build a sandcastle down by the ocean or simply lazing by the pools here at Tranquility Bay, we wish you a relaxing, happy weekend!

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