The Florida Keys & Key West

Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Events

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  • Jun 3, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 Location: Islamorada Category: Arts & Culture
  • Diving With a Purpose, 15 Year Odyssey: Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage
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  • Multiple groups such as Diving With a Purpose, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Biscayne National Park, and more have spent 15 years working together to showcase cultural and natural resources throughout the country. They focus in the protection, documentation, and interpretation of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African-Americans. This new exhibit at the History of Diving Museum, mile marker 82.9, highlights several shipwrecks and aircraft and the archaeological processes used to study them.
Image for Key West Art & Historical Society presents: A Literary History of Key West Exhibit
  • Nov 1, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society presents: A Literary History of Key West Exhibit
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  • This exhibit will concentrate on a handful of writers who have found the tranquil and accepting character of Key West a perfect place to pen their novels, tomes, plays and poems.  While the exhibition is enlightening, it is by no means comprehensive.  Instead, the aim is to present a cross-section of authors that span many genres and time periods.  In addition, the exhibit will serve as a springboard for discovering other authors and recognizing the island’s cultivation of inspired works. The mission of the KWAHS is to preserve the culture of the Florida Keys through exhibiting and displaying regional art, architecture and history for the purpose of educating the community and visiting public.
Image for Marathon Community Theater presents: A Greater Tuna
  • Nov 14, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019 Location: Marathon Category: Arts & Culture
  • Marathon Community Theater presents: A Greater Tuna
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  • What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Didi Snavely, and Bertha Bumiller have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas’ third-smallest town. Greater Tuna, the prequel to the Theater’s 2014-15 season’s "A Tuna Christmas,”features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna, Texas. A tour-de-farce of quick change artistry, our two actors travel across the stage like two whirling dervishes donning costume after costume, persona after persona. Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs, y’all. Showtimes 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee 3 p.m.
Image for Fringe Theater presents: The Last Flapper
  • Nov 19, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Fringe Theater presents: The Last Flapper
  • 305-731-0581 Email Website
  • The life of the tragically brilliant Zelda Fitzgerald is told by Zelda herself, and as it turns out, Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald has a lot to say on the subject of her husband, her work, and her life.  Performance at Key West Woman's Club, 319 Duval St. Fringe Theater is Key West's community-focused theater providing unique opportunities for people to see and do theater. 
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  • Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Film Festival
  • Beth Moyes 305-747-8563 Email Website
  • Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature special events, as well as screenings at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. 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 year, the festival awards $10,000 in student filmmaker scholarships — including $5,000 to recognize aspiring Florida filmmakers, their heritage and creative vision.
Image for Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
  • Nov 21, 2019 Location: Key Largo
  • 38th Annual Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Cook-Off, Taste of the Upper Keys
  • Eileen or Elizabeth 305-451-1414 Website
  • This year contestants will be competing for over $3000 in cash prizes and gift certificates.  Cook-off participants – cooking teams, volunteers, judges and those who simply come to eat – are an enthusiastic and loyal audience. The public is invited to take part in the competition, or simply come to enjoy all the nibbles that are offered. The culinary competition sponsored by the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce is held at the Holiday Inn, mile marker (MM) 100 in Key Largo, and open to professional and amateur cooks and chefs, as well as young aspiring chefs. Categories include soups and chowders, appetizers, main dishes, sides and salads, and desserts. The event is to be held from 6 - 8:30 p.m., and public sampling starts at about 7 p.m. Awards are to be announced afterward. A limited number of sampling tickets are to be sold at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, so get tickets early!
Image for Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center presents: Ocean Life Series
  • Nov 21, 2019 Location: Key Largo Category: Arts & Culture
  • Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center presents: Ocean Life Series
  • This month's speaker, Sarah Fangman of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, shares information on protecting the Keys' marine ecosystem. Ocean Life Series events are free and open to the public. Meet and greet at 6:30 p.m., at Murray Nelson Cultural & Government Center, MM 102. Lecture series from 7-8 p.m.
Image for Waterfront Playhouse presents: Hair In Concert
Image for Key West Art & Historical Society presents 'Key West Collects: Our Community Treasures'
Image for Banana Bay Bazaar
  • Nov 24, 2019 Location: Marathon
  • Banana Bay Bazaar
  • The Banana Bay Bazaar is a premier art and culture event held the last Sunday of every month at the infamous sunset bar, The Pointe. This outdoor, fully immersive experience will showcase diverse arts and local vendors bringing together some of the best attractions to give attendees a wonderful taste of The Florida Keys. Celebrate the afternoon with live local music, food trucks and drinks offered at The Pointe, from 1-6 p.m., inside Banana Bay Resort, mile marker 45.9 bayside.  
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  • Nov 27, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Holiday Fest
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  • A merry range of celebrations during Key West's busy holiday season includes lighting of the Harbor Walk of Lights, Holiday Historic Inn Tours and a lighted boat parade with festively lit vessels and good cheer. Other events include the annual hometown holiday parade, festive island lights tours via the Conch Tour Train and Old Town Trolley, seasonal artisan markets and bazaars, pet photos with Santa, a “Violins in Motion” concert and multiple New Year’s Eve “drops” that spoof New York City’s annual Times Square “ball drop.”
Image for Lighting of the Bight: Key West Harbor Walk of Lights
  • Nov 27, 2019 Location: Key West
  • Lighting of the Bight: Key West Harbor Walk of Lights
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  • Gather on the Harbor Walk plaza at Greene and Elizabeth St. to best see the official lighting of the 2019 Key West “Harbor Walk of Lights” with more lights and creative displays than last year, all continuing the “Maritime History of Key West” theme! The Key West “Harbor Walk of Lights” traditional main features will light up that night, including the Fishing Buoy Tree, a fresh pine Nautical Christmas Tree and the original Key West Lobster Trap Tree. Harbor Walk of Lights, lit nightly through New Year's Eve, stretches along the Key West Historic Seaport and Key West Bight Marina.
Image for Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival
  • Nov 30, 2019 Location: Key West
  • Studios of Key West Holiday Artisan Market
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  • This Small Business Saturday, get a jump on holiday shopping while supporting local artists at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. From 9am-2pm, two dozen artisans will present locally produced gifts, from jewelry and textiles to home accessories and crafts. Key West High School Drama Club will host a bake sale, so shoppers can enjoy goodies and coffee while strolling through the festive & indoor market.
Image for Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park Band Concert: Leftover Turkey Tunes
Image for Marathon Garden Club's Annual Holiday Bazaar and Rummage Sale
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