Mel Fisher Days

When: July 15, 2023 4:00 PM

Where: Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street, Key West, FL 33040

Celebrating Mel Fisher: Annual Tribute Event

The annual Mel Fisher Days, a tribute event in honor of the Key West treasure hunter Mel Fisher, promises a celebration packed with fun, games, and charity. Fisher, renowned for his 16-year pursuit of the Spanish galleon Atocha, inspired many globally with his famous motto, "Today's the Day." The event, imbued with the spirit of Fisher's adventurous character, supports worthy causes while celebrating a man known as "the world’s greatest treasure hunter."

Event Details

The main celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street, located at the Key West Historic Seaport. Activities commence from 4:00pm and promise a diverse range of entertainment options:

  • Trivia games themed around Mel Fisher's life and discoveries
  • A 50/50 raffle draw
  • An engaging game of chance called "X Marks the Spot Cupcake"
  • Live on-stage auctions, including a piece from the "Taffi’s Treasures" jewelry line
  • Live music performances
  • Presentation of the annual Mel Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award

Special Features

Author Wendy Tucker will attend the event to sign copies of her recently published book, “Today’s the Day – The Mel Fisher Story.” Moreover, one fortunate participant in the "X Marks the Spot Cupcake" game will win an authentic piece of treasure.

Online Auction

An integral part of the event, the online auction, will open for bids on June 15. This offers potential treasure hunters an opportunity to vie for over $25,000 worth of tangible treasures and adventurous experiences.


The net proceeds of the 2023 Mel Fisher Days event will go toward two organizations:

  1. Wesley House Family Services: This non-profit organization provides crucial support to child welfare and family preservation throughout the Florida Keys.
  2. Michael J. Abt Have a Heart Foundation: This foundation works toward equipping all schools with Automatic External Defibrillators and training school staff and students in their use during cardiac emergencies.

In conclusion, the Mel Fisher Days event provides attendees with a golden opportunity to relive the spirit of an extraordinary treasure hunter, participate in exciting activities, and contribute to worthy causes. Today's indeed the day to honor Fisher's legacy and support the annual Mel Fisher Day’s Silent Auction Charity Event, benefiting Wesley House Family Services and the Michael Abt Jr. Have a Heart Foundation.