Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
Join the Lower Keys Guides' Association for this fundraising catch and release tournament whose target species are permit, bonefish and barracuda. This three-day event is open to all anglers and is a fundraiser for the Guides Trust Foundation, which provides funds to guides recovering from an illness or injury. The tournament kickoff on Thursday includes a silent auction and rules pick up. Fishing begins on Friday morning and wraps up on Saturday evening with an outdoor barbecue at the Sugarloaf
Their biggest event of the year to support the homeless animals of the Lower Keys is going VIRTUAL for 2020, with a special welcome by superstar singer and animal lover Josh Groban! Celebrate from home between 6 and 9 p.m. The online event promises an evening of fun and entertainment for a great cause, with local radio personality Rude Girl as MC, and featuring guest appearances by talent powerhouses such as Key West's journalist and comedian Gwen Filosa, comedian Stephanie Kaple, Bingo Queen Q
Join the photographers behind the beautiful images of the forthcoming America's Marine Sanctuaries: A Photographic Exploration, due out on October 20 from Smithsonian Books, for a unique, intimate look beyond the camera lens. Each session will feature an expert ocean photographer sharing their stories of getting the perfect shot, finding their inspiration, and answering your photography questions. The Nov. 10 event, from 7-8 p.m. (ET), features Key Largo's own world-famous underwater photograph
Presented by the not-for-profit Islamorada Community Entertainment (ICE), this annual event normally held at Founders Park in Islamorada has been rescheduled due to COVID-19, and is for the first time going virtual! Tune in to a musical jam from 8-9 p.m.(ET), for this unique fundraiser. Live musical performers representing Americana, blues, rock, funk and other genres are expected, for at-home audience entertainment.
Anglers compete for prizes and trophies in this annual event targeting snook, redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit. The tournament salutes war heroes and proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation. This tournament was inspired by the 41st U.S. President George Bush and honors war heroes in the esteemed competition over Veteran's Day weekend.
Enjoy an entertaining virtual event that will engage a broad audience through unlimited free participation. Guests can celebrate the Keys History & Discovery Center from the comfort of home and enjoy a program featuring exciting special guest appearances and a live virtual auction. Register for this free, virtual event online. Keys History & Discovery Center is a world-class museum that preserves and shares the incredible history of our Upper Keys community and explores the unique ecology of the
From 11am to 5pm, stroll the Stock Island Arts District. Each location offers a variety of eclectic shops and working studios with multiple artists and disciplines from sculptures to woodworking, mosaics to screen printing, soaps to fabric art. Please maintain social distancing and wear a mask when indoors and outdoors when social distancing isn't possible. Stay safe and have fun!
Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature screenings and special events hosted at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the San Carlos Institute, Studios of Key West and Key West Theater. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories as well as social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers. Each venue will feature socially-distant seating and masks will be required throughout all screening
Hosted by the History of Diving Museum, as part of its monthly free lecture series. Join Kylie Smith PhD, the Co-Founder and Project Manager for I.CARE as she explains the challenges coral reefs in Islamorada are facing, research being done and how to get involved with clean up dives, coral outplanting trips, and monitoring trips. Virtual presentation starts 7 p.m.
Every year visitors join Florida Keys residents for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, a quirky event honoring the birth of the republic and its place in Keys history. The republic was founded in April 1982 to protest the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint that stopped traffic at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, the only road in and out of the Keys.
Shop local Key West and support your mom and pop businesses, from 10am to 6pm at Key West Farmers Market, 21 East Quay Rd. One-of-a-kind gifts, unique hand made items, exquisite art and awesome people along with delicious culinary delights, yummy beverages and the best views you'll find at any mall make this a can't miss shopping event. Masks are required in booths and when unable to maintain 6' and social distancing protocols, of course, apply. Please use the Ruminizer hand sanitizer stations w
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during the multi-month tournament, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 15) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.