Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
Touch tanks, kids' crafts, kids' fishing & lobster games, as well as Florida Keys marine conservation groups such as Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Reef Relief, Turtle Hospital and more are on tap for families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Calusa Beach near the marina. Learn tips for properly measuring and harvesting daily limits of lobster.
In July, participate in REEF's Great Annual Fish Count by learning how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys reefs and submitting a REEF fish ID survey. Join Allison & Carlos Estape at REEF Headquarters (MM 98.3) at 7 p.m. to learn how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys Reefs. On your next dive/snorkel trip, fill in a REEF Volunteer Fish Survey and become a citizen scientist by submitting your sightings to REEF's Global Fish Survey Database.
Teams of up to four divers compete for cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win for most, largest and smallest lionfish. The Upper Keys derby is held at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Visit REEF website to register; teams of up to four people can join. Divers can participate in a derby from their own private vessel or join a professional dive operator's charter.
This summer, many of Cuba's preeminent artists are featured at The Studios of Key West. Currently included are three who are in the prestigious Venice Biennale. The work of Robert Fabelo, Abel Barroso and Mabel Poblet will be shown here in the Sanger Gallery, alongside the work of several Key West and Cuban artists who have been inspired by the relationship between the islands. A special addition to the show is work by Carole A. Feuerman, a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculptur
Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.
The Key West Business Guild presents this all-male celebration that typically includes pool and dance parties, on-the-water adventures and a fashion show that raises money for a local non-profit organization.
Every third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a free presentation! Starts at 7 p.m. This month's topic is the Marathon Turtle Hospital, with Bette Zirkelbach. The History of Diving Museum is located at mile marker 83. Museum exhibits are open late (entry fee applies)
Don't miss as Powerboat P1 brings AquaX and Superstock races to Islamorada! Experience non-stop racing action as Sea-Doo, Yamaha, and Kawasaki personal watercraft racers, along with P1 Panther race boats, compete at speeds averaging 75 mph. This event is family friendly and free to the public.
Florida Keys visitors can learn, discover, enjoy and be inspired by Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, both accessible from the island chain. Ferries and seaplanes leaving from Key West for the Dry Tortugas will waive park entrance fees of $10 per visitor. Car entrance fee for Everglades National park is normally $20 per car. During fee-free days, the 124 national parks that charge entrance fees waive them for all visitors. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.
Participate by learning how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys reefs and submitting a REEF fish ID survey. Join Allison & Carlos Estape at REEF Headquarters (MM 98.3) at 7 p.m. to learn how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys Reefs. On your next dive/snorkel trip, fill in a REEF Volunteer Fish Survey and become a citizen scientist by submitting your sightings to REEF's Global Fish Survey Database.
Each fall, Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key hosts an annual Heroes Salute program to honor military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical personnel; a special Labor Day Weekend event is planned to include an All-American barbecue, heroes tribute, country music concert and fireworks show.