Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Events

Image for Christopher Peterson's Eyecons at Birdcage Cabaret Image for Christopher Peterson's Eyecons at Birdcage Cabaret Image for Christopher Peterson's Eyecons at Birdcage Cabaret Image for Christopher Peterson's Eyecons at Birdcage Cabaret
Image for Fish & Friends Seminar Image for Fish & Friends Seminar Image for Fish & Friends Seminar Image for Fish & Friends Seminar
Image for Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race Image for Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race Image for Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race Image for Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race
Image for LIONFISH JEWELRY WORKSHOP Image for LIONFISH JEWELRY WORKSHOP Image for LIONFISH JEWELRY WORKSHOP Image for LIONFISH JEWELRY WORKSHOP
  • Sponsored Event
  • Apr 17, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024 Key Largo
  • LIONFISH JEWELRY WORKSHOP
  • Website REEF Environmental Education
  • 98300 Overseas Hwy Key Largo FL 33037
  • Amy Lee 305-852-0030 E-mail
  • REEF Lionfish Jewelry Workshops encourage a consumer market that promotes lionfish removal. Workshop instructors will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to make lionfish jewelry, while also giving an informative presentation on the invasive species.
  • Call now!
Image for ART & SCIENCE FESTIVAL Image for ART & SCIENCE FESTIVAL Image for ART & SCIENCE FESTIVAL Image for ART & SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Image for Sloppy Joe’s 43rd Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Image for Sloppy Joe’s 43rd Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Image for Sloppy Joe’s 43rd Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Image for Sloppy Joe’s 43rd Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
Image for Key West Pride Image for Key West Pride Image for Key West Pride Image for Key West Pride
Image for 42nd Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration Image for 42nd Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration Image for 42nd Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration Image for 42nd Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Image for History of Diving Museum: Dive into Art - Coral Creations
  • Jan 17, 2024 - Apr 17, 2024 Islamorada Environmental
  • History of Diving Museum: Dive into Art - Coral Creations
  • Website
  • See the History of Diving Museum's featured exhibit, "Dive Into Art: Coral Creations." The exhibit showcases art from across the Florida Keys, including works from local schools and members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles. Each piece focuses on a theme of coral conservation, with educational interpretation provided by local coral conservation groups.
Image for Key West Art & Historical Society: Shadow & Light Art Exhibit
  • Feb 23, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Shadow & Light Art Exhibit
  • Website
  • The juried exhibit, "Shadow & Light" celebrates the work of over 50 Keys artists who contributed works in a variety of mediums that capture the natural light of the Florida Keys. These visual expressions evoke contemplation, wonder and introspection. The exhibition runs through April 28 in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street.
Image for Key West Art & Historical Society: Flora & Fauna - Early Naturalists in Florida
  • Mar 15, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Flora & Fauna - Early Naturalists in Florida
  • Website
  • Enjoy the “Flora & Fauna: Early Naturalists in Florida” exhibit through September 13 at Key West Museum of Art & History's Custom House, Museum, 281 Front Street. The exhibit includes short biographies of the principal naturalists working in the Florida Territory in the early nineteenth century alongside representations of their Florida-inspired works. Their observation of plants and animals was an art as well as a science.
Image for Red Barn Theater: The Lifespan of a Fact
Image for Connections Project: Key West Reception
  • Apr 16, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Connections Project: Key West Reception
  • Website
  • For years, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts has gathered mini-canvases from area artists to create one large Keys art mural/mosaic its annual Connections Project. This year, the council created five separate murals and, at each opening reception in each region of the Keys, is including live music to create a multi-faceted celebration of the artistic spirit that makes the Keys so special. The free Key West reception on April 16 culminates the Connections Project. It takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Williams Hall, 729 Fleming St. Attendees can enjoy live music by Jillian Todd, Bobby Nesbit and Carmen Rodriguez. Individual canvases from the mosaic are to be available for purchase for $100 each.
Image for Fringe Theater: Death and the Maiden
Image for College of the Florida Keys VIP Speaker Series: State of the National Marine Sanctuary
Image for Key Players: Escape to Margaritaville
  • Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024 Key Largo Arts & Culture
  • Key Players: Escape to Margaritaville
  • Website
  • Jimmy Buffett’s "Escape to Margaritaville" is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. This hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for. Shows dates are April 18, 19 and 20; and 25, 26, and 27 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee April 28. Performances at Murray Nelson Government Center, MM 102 bayside.
Image for Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament
  • Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024 Marathon Fishing
  • Marathon Premier Sailfish Tournament
  • Website
  • This sailfish challenge benefits Mission Fishin’, a South Florida nonprofit that helps fund marine adventures for foster children, kids with special needs, and their families. Prizes are to be awarded to the top three boat teams and top male, female and junior anglers among others. Tickets are available for non-anglers to attend the awards banquet and fundraising auction, Saturday, April 20th, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, mile marker 53 bayside.
Image for Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk
  • Apr 18, 2024 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk
  • Website
  • The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District’s Third Thursday Art Walk in Islamorada is the organization’s landmark, monthly event. On the Third Thursday of each month, Keys-inspired fine artists, vendors, residents, and visitors congregate on Morada Way in Islamorada to celebrate the arts and culture in the Florida Keys. Enjoy a relaxing evening from 6-9 p.m. perusing local fine art, imbibing local craft beer and wine and listening to music, in the area between mile markers 81 and 82.
Image for Key West Theater: Rock 'n Roll Burlesque Show
  • Apr 18, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Theater: Rock 'n Roll Burlesque Show
  • Website
  • Key West Burlesque presents the Rock 'n Roll Bulesque Show, an immersive night of rock music and mesmerizing performances. The show features rock and roll hits of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s played by the Mark King Band. Doors open at 7 p.m; show at 8 p.m. Tickets available online and at the box office at 512 Eaton St.
Image for Marathon Community Theater: Dramatic Wine Tasting
  • Apr 19, 2024 Marathon Arts & Culture
  • Marathon Community Theater: Dramatic Wine Tasting
  • Website
  • This wine tasting is not so much for serious wine drinkers, but more for fun-loving wine drinkers. Participate in a blind taste test of red wines to determine which wine is your favorite, and try to identify what type of wine it is. $10 cash entry fee includes four sample wine pours and light snacks. There will also be a cash bar. 6 to 7 p.m. 5101 Overseas Highway.
Image for Conch Republic Day Independence Celebration: Conchy Beach Cleanup
  • Apr 19, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Conch Republic Day Independence Celebration: Conchy Beach Cleanup
  • Website
  • Join other citizens of the Conch Republic for the annual Conchy Beach Cleanup, a fun way to meet others and to help kick off the annual celebration of Independence in the Florida Keys. Show up and tools will be provided for you. Meet at the Key West Bocce Court parking lot, 1801 White St. The cleanup begins at 8 and runs until 9 a.m. Organized by Plogging the Keys and Help Keep the Conch Republic Beautiful.
Image for Conch Republic Independence Celebration: Opening Ceremony and Kick-Off Party
Image for 42nd Annual Conch Republic Days
  • Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • 42nd Annual Conch Republic Days
  • Website
  • Fans and friends of the Florida Keys’ Conch Republic can celebrate the irreverent "nation's" 42nd birthday with activities including a tall ship pirate adventure, traditional shrimp boil, sunset boat parade, tour of the USCGC Ingham floating maritime museum, reenactment of the Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic, the World's Longest Parade, Drag Races on Duval Street and more. The annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration commemorates the Keys’ symbolic 1982 secession from the United States and reinvention as the eccentric republic.
Image for Stock Island Earth Day Cleanup
  • Apr 20, 2024 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • Stock Island Earth Day Cleanup
  • Website
  • Join this annual cleanup around Stock Island that takes place during the Conch Republic Independence Celebration from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day. Stop by Bernstein Park at 6751 5th St. to pick up vests, pokers and buckets. Stop by whenever you can and spend as much or as little time as you have to volunteer.
Image for Earth Day 5k Run/Walk
  • Apr 20, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Earth Day 5k Run/Walk
  • Website
  • The Key West Southernmost Runners' 26th annual Earth Day 5k Run/Walk takes place Saturday at Truman Waterfront Park at the end of Southard St. The start and finish line is near the U.S .Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Proceeds from the race benefit the Conch Republic Marine Army, a local non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to cleaning and restoring the shallow mangrove habitats of the Florida Keys. Registration is $25 per person (free for children under 5 with a parent). Participants can register online or in person at the race location from 5 to 7 p.m. April 19, and at 7 a.m. April 20 before the 8 a.m. race start.
Image for Mote Marine Laboratory: Ocean Fest - A Community Celebration
  • Apr 20, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Mote Marine Laboratory: Ocean Fest - A Community Celebration
  • Website
  • Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate Earth Day and the marine environment during a fun day of crafts, games, music, food, local brews and shopping. There will be two kids' fishing clinics for children age 7-12 fro 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and also 2 to 4 p.m. The Keys' treasured marine environment will be showcased along with raising money for coral reef research, restoration and conservation. Attendees can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet Mote scientists and learn how you can help.
Image for Bahia Honda State Park Earth Day Celebration
  • Apr 20, 2024 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • Bahia Honda State Park Earth Day Celebration
  • Website
  • Learn about earth-friendly activities and practices from numerous conservation-minded vendors and enjoy live music, touch tanks, games and crafts. A scavenger hunt will send kids on a journey to visit the festival’s many exhibitors. The park adopted the global Earth Day theme for this year’s event, “Planet vs. Plastic,” with a focus on joining together in partnership to protect our planet by embracing practices that promote a sustainable and healthy environment.
Image for Plant a Million Corals: Earth Day Celebration & Mangrove Planting
  • Apr 20, 2024 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • Plant a Million Corals: Earth Day Celebration & Mangrove Planting
  • Website
  • Join the teams from Plant a Million Corals and Coastlove at Summerland Farms, mile marker 23.8 bayside, for an Earth Day open house. It will be a day of music, refreshments, fun educational activities, tours of the coral and mangrove nurseries, and you will also get the chance to plant baby mangroves. The Monroe County Fire Department will be onsite with their famous snow cones. The event is free.
Image for Swim Across America: Florida Keys Open Water Swim
  • Apr 20, 2024 Islamorada
  • Swim Across America: Florida Keys Open Water Swim
  • Website
  • The Swim America Florida Keys Open Water Swim raises funds that go directly to cancer research and patient care programs at Miami Cancer Institute. Each participating swimmer age 18 and over is asked to raise a minimum of $500, and those under 18, a minimum of $200. Swimmers can elect to swim alone or as part of a team. Distance options are 1/2 mile; 1 mile; and 2 miles. The event takes place at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside. Swimming starts at 9:45 a.m. and there is to be a post-event celebration on the Founders Park beach at 11:15 a.m.
Image for Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup
  • Apr 21, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024 Islamorada Fishing
  • Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup
  • Website
  • The prestigious, Islamorada-based Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup features guided anglers competing in the Everglades backcountry to catch and release the most tarpon in support of ecosystem preservation and improvement.
Image for Marathon Community Theater: A Concert for Kids featuring Mateo
Image for Conch Republic Independence Celebration: K-9 Muster Party
  • Apr 22, 2024 The Lower Keys Arts & Culture
  • Conch Republic Independence Celebration: K-9 Muster Party
  • Website
  • Calling all Canines – We want You! The Conch Republic Military’s K-9 Unit joins forces with the Florida Keys SPCA for the annual Reenlistment and Recruitment Muster, where one of the K-9 Corps members will win the "‘Best in Show" Prize for their combat gear. Each canine’s $25 annual K-9 Corps membership fee includes the muster, doggie bags with goodies, small nibbles for pups, and Yappy Hour prices for their handlers, and is required to participate in the Thursday Conch Republic Longest Parade K-9 Corp Crew. Costume judging at 6pm. The festivities take place at Bad Boy Taqueria at the Perry Hotel, 7011 Shrimp Rd., Stock Island.
Image for Reef Relief: Earth Day Key West Cleanup
Image for Earth Day Jam with That Hippie Band
Image for Plogging the Keys: Earth Day Cleanup at US 1 and Cow Key Channel Bridge
  • Apr 22, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Plogging the Keys: Earth Day Cleanup at US 1 and Cow Key Channel Bridge
  • Website
  • Join other volunteers for an Earth Day Cleanup event Sunday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. of the area around US 1, the Triangle, the Cow Key Channel Bridge and surrounding streets. Meet alongside Tavern N Town and US 1 to pick up your vest, gloves, bucket and picker. One hour makes a huge difference, so start your day by taking part! After the cleanup, Tavern N Town will provide breakfast and coffee to all volunteers.
Image for Studios of Key West: Abbie Gardner in Concert
  • Apr 23, 2024 - Apr 24, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Studios of Key West: Abbie Gardner in Concert
  • Website
  • Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana group Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable slide guitar playing. Her live show is truly unique—as an award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, and a world-class lap style dobro player, she has an unmistakable sound all her own. Wednesday night's show starts at 8 p.m. on the roof at Hugh's View; Thursday night's show is 7 p.m. in Helmerich Theater. 533 Eaton St.
Image for Florida Keys Wildlife Society: Full Moon Kayak Excursion
  • Apr 23, 2024 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • Florida Keys Wildlife Society: Full Moon Kayak Excursion
  • Capt. Bill Keogh 305-872-7474 Website
  • This kayak excursion, sponsored by Captain Bill Keogh of Big Pine Kayak Adventures, takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the waters surrounding the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key. The trip begins at Old Wooden Bridge Marina, 1791 Bogie Road, and proceeds across the water to No Name Key and north. Call or text Captain Bill at 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot and your kayak and gear. Cost is $30, which is a donation to Florida Keys Wildlife Society.
Image for Trashy Tuesday Cleanup at Harry Harris Park
  • Apr 23, 2024 Key Largo Environmental
  • Trashy Tuesday Cleanup at Harry Harris Park
  • Website
  • Sereia Films, an educational non-profit organization, is holding a "Trashy Tuesday" cleanup of the mangrove shoreline at Harry Harris Park, 50 E. Beach Rd, on the oceanside of U.S. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. Be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. Gloves, garbage bags, buckets and water refills will be provided. Contact the organizer online to RSVP.
Image for Waterfront Playhouse: Lost in Yonkers
  • Apr 24, 2024 - May 11, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Waterfront Playhouse: Lost in Yonkers
  • Website
  • Neil Simon's story, set in 1942 Brooklyn, of two brothers, Jay and Arty, who must learn to live with their stern Grandma, their Aunt Bella, and their Uncle Louie, a henchman for some gangsters. Showtimes at 8 p.m. with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee on May 4. Tickets $40 to $85. 407 Wall Street at Mallory Square.
Image for Tennessee Williams Theatre: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
  • Apr 25, 2024 Key West LGBTQ
  • Tennessee Williams Theatre: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
  • Website
  • The world-renowned, all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo visits Key West to present a brilliant combination of skillful ballet movements and hilarious parodies of classic ballets such as Swan Lake. Founded in New York in 1974, the company, affectionately known as the Trocks, began by performing late-night in Broadway lofts to small audiences who appreciated the ensemble’s iconoclastic humour. In the 50 years since, the company has grown to appeal to an ever-growing audience who flock to theatres around the world each season to see these "prima ballerinas" perform. Tickets $35 to $135. Show at 8 p.m. 5901 College Rd.
Image for 7-Mile Offshore Grand Prix
  • Apr 26, 2024 - Apr 28, 2024 Marathon
  • 7-Mile Offshore Grand Prix
  • Website
  • Now in its second year, this spectacular race event from Race World Offshore offers excitement and heart-pounding action in the Gulf of Mexico, with viewing of the entire race course available from the pedestrian-friendly Old Seven Mile Bridge. The race is the kick-off event in the American Powerboat Racing Association National Series.
Image for Key West Theater: The Wallflowers
Image for Free Fishing Seminar
  • Apr 26, 2024 The Lower Keys Fishing
  • Free Fishing Seminar
  • Website
  • Enjoy a free fishing seminar filled with tips and techniques from Lower Keys fishing guides. 5 to 7 p.m. at Island Welcome Real Estate, 24437 Overseas Highway bayside. There will also be food, drinks, fish art and more.
Image for Leadership Monroe Spring GradFest
  • Apr 27, 2024 Marathon
  • Leadership Monroe Spring GradFest
  • Website
  • Leadership Monroe County will celebrate its Class 31 graduation with the Leadership Spring GradFest, a community festival and alumni reunion to be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Marathon Community Park, MM49. The family-friendly event features multiple food trucks, games, a bounce house, water slide, a classic car show, axe throwing booth, the Key West Police Mounted Patrol Unit and the Navy K-9 squad, all-day music, artists and non-profit exhibit booths, a raffle, class graduation ceremony and more. Admission $10; children 12 and under free.
Image for Tarponian Tournament
  • Apr 27, 2024 - May 3, 2024 Marathon Fishing
  • Tarponian Tournament
  • Rules of this high-energy three-evening tournament mandate that each team fishes with a different captain each outing. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential “hot spots” are shared among all anglers. The tournament's opening and closing events take place at Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House, mile marker 48 bayside. Call 267-210-1952 for information.
Image for Pops in the Park: Sci-Fi Serenade
  • Apr 27, 2024 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Pops in the Park: Sci-Fi Serenade
  • Website
  • The free Florida Keys Community Concert Band performance on Sat. April 27 is themed: "Sci-Fi Serenade." The program includes selections from “Music of the Spheres” along with space movie music. Come dressed to impress in your sci-fi best for an out-of-this-world costume contest. Bring chairs and blankets for seating.
Image for Schooner Wharf Bar: Wrecker's Cup Race
  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West
  • Schooner Wharf Bar: Wrecker's Cup Race
  • Website
  • The final race of the 39th annual Wrecker's Cup Race Series to Sand Key kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. The all-in-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers from Key West in the 1800s. All sailing vessels, local sailors and visiting yachtsmen are welcome to join the regatta. Spectators can view from Schooner Wharf and the Historic Seaport. After the race, first, second and third place will be awarded in each division, with trophies, a bottle of Pusser’s rum, Schooner Wharf Bar tabs and wrecker T-shirts as prizes. Find Schooner Wharf Bar at 202 William St.
Image for Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
  • Website
  • The Price Is Right Live is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and "Come On Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car! Play classic games just like on television's longest running and most popular gameshow...from Plinko to Cliffhangers to The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Playing to near sold-out audiences for more than 20 years, the Price Is Right Live has entertained millions of guests and given away more than 15 million dollars in cash and prizes. Tickets start at $60. Showtime 8 p.m. 21 Quay Rd.
Image for Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
  • Apr 28, 2024 The Lower Keys
  • Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
  • Website
  • Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd.
Image for Key West Artisan Market: Conch Republic Edition
  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West
  • Key West Artisan Market: Conch Republic Edition
  • Website
  • This is the last Artisan Market of the season until November and is a special salute to the Conch Republic. Shop a curated outdoor market displaying delicious culinary creations, fresh produce, fine crafts, art, jewelry and more from talented Florida Keys makers. Listen to awesome local musicians and meet talented local authors. The market offers a full bar and is open 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St.
Image for Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Art in the Garden
  • Apr 28, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Art in the Garden
  • Website
  • Emphasizing harmony with nature, the return of Art in the Garden showcases local art and sculptures with artistic expressions. Artworks are earth-friendly in the selection of materials and themes and include recycled, repurposed, and natural material. Meander over garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade, colorful blossoms and winged creatures to spot many beautiful works of art. View daily through July 31. 5210 College Rd.
Image for Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
  • Apr 28, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Coffee Butler Amphitheater: The Price is Right Live
  • Website
  • Come on down! The Price is Right Live comes to Key West's Coffee Butler Amphitheater April 28. Ticket holders will have the chance to register to be a contestant and play to win valuable prizes. If you're a fan of The Price is Right on TV, you're going to love this exciting, live (non-televised) version of the show.
Close
Close