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Tamiami Trail Celebration 2024

Everglades City

Museum of the Everglades will be holding their annual celebration of the Tamiami Trail Anniversary (and Museum Birthday!) on Saturday, April 27th. Festivities will begin at 10am beside the Museum with a prayer and dedication followed by Tamiami Trail-themed giveaways.

The world’s only laundry cart races will begin promptly at 11am on the eastbound side of Broadway in front of the Museum.

Tamiami Trail Celebration 2024 Flyer

Live music will be performed throughout the day by “Spirit of the Glades”- a harmonious duo playing bluegrass and comfortable country with a genuine, old Florida feel. Free hot dogs and birthday cake will be served from 11am to 1pm courtesy of the Friends of Museum of the Everglades.

At 1pm the Old Timers’ Talk returns with stories and reminiscences from some of our region’s oldest and wisest residents. Come and enjoy as they share treasured memories in the Museum’s theater area.

Tamiami Trail Celebration 2024
Jaye Brunner at the races Tamiami Trail Celebration 2024

Construction of the Tamiami Trail began in 1923 and was completed on April 26th, 1928. Museum of the Everglades opened in 1998 on the 70th Anniversary of the Trail’s completion. The Trail Anniversary and Museum Birthday are celebrated every year on the Saturday closest to the actual date of the historic event.

Museum Manager Thomas Lockyear will also be offering a complimentary one-hour historic walking tour at 9am for early birds. For more information, call the Museum at (239) 252-5026.

2024-04-09T11:29:39-04:00April 17, 2024|Community|

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