Climb the Lighthouse
Saturday, May 5 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
220 Gulf Blvd., Boca Grande
With generous support, the Barrier Island Parks
Society has restored our community’s treasure to
its 1927 splendor, and will preserve this legacy for
future generations. All are invited to visit and enjoy
your beautiful Gasparilla Island Lighthouse.
Participants can enjoy climbs to the top of
Gasparilla Island Lighthouse every 20 minutes.
Spaces are limited so RSVP to (941) 964-0060.
Cost is $15 per person ($5 per child; ages 6-11)
and is payable the day of the climb.
Saturday, May 5 - 10:30 a.m.
Picnic area, 220 Gulf Blvd., Boca Grande
Learn about Florida's native butterflies from an
expert Florida State Park Ranger. Cost is $5 per
person, plus $3 state park entrance fee per vehicle
if you are parking in the state park. Spaces are
limited so RSVP to (941) 964-0060.
Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest
Saturday, May 5 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota
A Siesta Key tradition for more than 45 years, the
Siesta Beach Sand Sculpting Contest, sponsored by
Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural
Resources offers participants of all ages a free day
of fun on the beach from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come
with buckets and shovels in hand and great ideas
for your creation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Cash prizes awarded. For more information, visit
scgov.net/parks or call Sarasota County at
14th Annual Howl at the Moon
Invitational Tarpon Tournament
Saturday, May 5 8 to 11 p.m.
Boca Grande Pass
Ready to do some tarpon fishing? Cost is $600
per team. Winners will be determined by the most
releases. Many prizes will be awarded. For
information or to register your team call Special
Effects/Gasparilla Outfitters at (941) 964-0907 or
go online at gasparillaoutfitters.com
Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament
Saturday, May 12, fishing from 5 to 8 p.m.
Boca Grande Pass
The 2018 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament will
be held on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May
The awards ceremony will be held at the Boca
Grande Area Chamber of Commerce, 471 Park
Ave., Ste. 3, (Pink Pony Courtyard) following the
Registration is $600 for a teams of four anglers.
Full capacity of 50 boats. Full payment is due on
the date of registration.
Captain’s Party Friday, May 11, 5 to 8 p.m. at
the Crowninshield Community House.
For information and to register your team see
LadiesDayTarpon.com or call (941) 964-0568.
Happy Mothers Day!
Sunday, May 13
36th Annual World’s Richest
Tarpon Tournament & Tarpon Festival
Thursday, May 17 & Friday, May 18
Tournament fishing - 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. each day
Captain’s Party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 16 at The Gasparilla Inn Beach Club.
Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May
18 at 8 p.m. in downtown Boca Grande. Team
registration is $5,000. Register now by going to
WorldsRichestTarpon.com or by calling the
Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce at (941)
The Tarpon Festival in downtown Boca Grande
will be on Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An art festival will line the streets featuring world
class artists, food and refreshments and talented
Happy Memorial Day! - Monday, May 28