Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
Angling teams targeting dolphin fish can vie to "catch" cash and prizes totaling more than $35,000. Largest dolphin weighing over 50 pounds can win $20,000. Proceeds of this annual family-oriented tournament benefit the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce.
The nationally-acclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The marine musical event is set 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and staged by Keys radio station US1 Radio 104.1 FM. The music is broadcast underwater via Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef.
Join the History of Diving Museum to celebrate PADI Women Dive Day. There will be a 10:30AM presentation with marine archaeologist Laurel Seaburn at the Museum. The cost to attend the presentation is $20 and includes admission to the Museum. HDM members are free! Later this evening, HDM and Key Dives will team together for a night dive followed by a toast to ladies in diving. Sunday, everyone is invited to participate in guided tours that will highlight the ladies that have shaped and continu
Writers, anglers and fans of the late author Ernest Hemingway's work are to converge on Key West for the annual Hemingway Days celebration. The festival honors the legacy of the American literary giant who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s.
Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total.
This is the original and oldest ongoing 5K Run in Key West and takes place as part of the the annual Hemingway Days Festival. The race course is a scenic flat course that runs past Key West's most famous landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home, the iconic Southernmost Point and the famous Green Parrot Bar. Visit website for more details.
Mini-Season dates are scheduled the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year. Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be at work during the Lobster Mini-Season to ensure that safe boating and lobster regulations are obeyed. Begins 12:01AM on day one and ends midnight on day two. Click link for important spiny lobster regulations for 2020 season, and for information about no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Join the Key West LobsterFest Lobster Boil on the roof top at the Waterfront Brewery from 5pm to 9pm for the annual seafood lobster boil, a tradition that includes andouille sausage, jumbo shrimp, fresh lobster, corn on the cob, fresh baked jalapeño corn bread and dirty rice. Enjoy a beautiful Key West sunset full bar, music and delicious food. Waterfront Brewery is located at 201 William St.
Savor a decadent lobster-filled brunch that can't be missed. Held within the tropical gardens of the First Flight Grill & Brewery. 301 Whitehead Street. Brunch is served from 10am until 2pm and reservations are required. Seating limited.
Intended for novice anglers, enjoy a weekend of learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition with the Ladies Let's Go Fishing university organizers. Species include legal inshore and offshore fish. Choose an optional charter experience or fish on your own boat. This is a casual tournament with prizes for heaviest offshore fish, longest inshore fish and drawings for prizes of those who caught fish, plus bonus drawings.
Military, fire rescue, police and medical personnel are honored as part of the annual Heroes Salute Tribute Weekend at Hawks Cay Resort, Villas and Marina, 61 Hawks Cay Blvd. on Duck Key. Highlights of the "heroes in action" Labor Day weekend event, presented in partnership with Firehouse Subs restaurant franchise, include a Friday family fun night with food, games and a movie under the stars, a Saturday morning 5k race and Sunday heroes tributes. The event is free and open to the public.
Since 2013, swimmers participate in an 8-mile roundtrip race from Islamorada to the Alligator Lighthouse and back. Proceeds help provide scholarship opportunities to those students in need and who wish to pursue competitive swimming, as well as raise awareness of the need to preserve the treasured, historic offshore lighthouses along the Florida Keys.