Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta
As Wakulla County's longest-running festival, the Steve C. Smith Memorial Regatta benefits the American Cancer Society and is held each year in memory of Stephen Smith, a local sailor who died from a rare form of leukemia at the age of 29. With hundreds of thousands of dollars raised for charity over the years, the nationally renowned event -- which began in 1973 -- features races for yachts, sailboats, catamarans and windsurfers. The festival attracts local food and art vendors, and is also highlighted by an enormous auction each year with prizes donated by local Wakulla County businesses.
Sponsored by Shell Point Yacht Club and the Shell Point Sailboard Club
Date: Last weekend of April
Location: Shell Point Beach
Time: Sat. 8 a.m. to 8: p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.