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  • Dec 28, 2022 - Mar 18, 2023 Key West
  • 63rd Annual Key West Home Tours
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  • The 63rd Annual Home Tours hosted by the Old Island Restoration Foundation offers a chance to peek into into some of the most beautiful 19th and 20th century residences on the island, learn fascinating history, and enjoy fine art collections and antiques.
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  • Dec 1, 2022 - Jul 31, 2023 Key West Fishing
  • Key West Fishing Tournament
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 13, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Bahama Village - Relics of a Fading Community
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  • Bahama Village, in the westernmost portion of the city, was a neighborhood comprised of Black Bahamians and Black Cubans, Chinese, and other groups of color. In this exhibition, their history and stories are woven together through various events that shaped the Black and Indigenous cultures of Key West. “Bahama Village: Relics of a Fading Community" contains never-before-on-view objects that tell the inspiring history, culture and contributions of the island’s Black residents. The exhibition is an excellent activity to honor the island's Black residents during Black History Month. 281 Front Street, Key West. The exhibition continues through March 19.
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  • Jan 31, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Red Barn Theatre: Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage
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  • Be ready to take a wild and crazy ride into the classic mash-up spoof of a Western-Horror “B” movie with Jane Martin’s hilarious “Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage." Big 8, a rodeo competitor, is facing foreclosure on the Wyoming ranch where she rehabilitates injured rodeo cowboys. The arrival of a shocking woman named Shedevil and a one-eyed Ukrainian biker named Black Dog leads to violence and horror in this satire of pulp western writers like Zane Grey. Order tickets online or at the box office. Showtime 8 p.m. 319 Duval Street.
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  • Feb 7, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023 Key Largo Arts & Culture
  • The Connections Project at Baker's Cay Resort
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  • The Florida Keys Council of the Arts' Connections Project mural road show is underway. This year's mosaic of 300 small paintings by Keys artists celebrates the Keys' unique history and our bicentennial with the theme "Pirates to Pineapples in Paradise - 200 Years in Monroe County." The mural is currently on display in the 1st floor lobby at Baker's Cay Resort, mile marker 97 bayside in Key Largo through the end of February.
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  • Feb 9, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
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  • Join the free opening reception for "Seeing," the new exhibition of contemporary and abstract works by Ruth Gilmore Langs and Scott Jeffries on Thursday, Feb. 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St, Key West. Enjoy an artist’s meet-and-greet and refreshments. The show will be on display through April 30.
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  • Feb 9, 2023 Key West
  • Jimmy Buffett Pre-Show "Cheeseburger in Paradise" Party
  • Enjoy live music, cheeseburgers and fun on the Sunset Green Event Lawn Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in advance of the Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band concert that night at Coffee Butler Amphitheater.
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  • Feb 9, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Party in the Park: "Just a Few Friends" Before the Jimmy Buffett Feb. 9 Concert
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  • The Thursday, Feb. 9 market at Truman Waterfront Park expands into a Jimmy Buffett-themed gathering from 2 to 7 p.m. on the afternoon before his concert at the adjacent Coffee Butler Amphitheater. Come out with your picnic best and enjoy the afternoon. The Famers Market will be in full swing with food stalls and trucks, a full bar from Great Events catering, arts and crafts and more. TropRock acoustic jam session from 4 to 6 p.m. hosted by singer-songwriter Dani Hoy. Note: You will not be able to clearly hear the concert from the park, and the market space will close at 7 p.m.
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  • Feb 9, 2023 - Feb 11, 2023 The Lower Keys Fishing
  • Cuda Bowl
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  • The toothy barracuda are prey for competitors in this annual challenge. The all-release flats tournament got its name because it’s scheduled each year just before the Super Bowl NFL football championship. The event is headquartered at South of Seven Restaurant on Sugarloaf Key, mile marker 17. Prizes are awarded to the top angler guide in spin and fly divisions. Top scoring female and junior anglers are also recognized.
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  • Feb 11, 2023 Key West Environmental
  • Get Your Heart On 5k to Benefit Reef Relief
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  • Grab your favorite partner and get your heart thumping at this year's Get Your Heart On 5k presented by Southernmost Point Bar, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. Costumes are encouraged in this run to support Reef Relief. Grab your medal and finish strong at the post race after party. All participants 21+ will receive one free mimosa or bloody Mary. The race starts at 8 a.m. at 1327 Duval Street. $34.99 to sign up, and there is a virtual option as well.
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  • Feb 11, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Video Simulcast of the Saturday, Feb. 11 Jimmy Buffett Concert at Sunset Green Event Lawn
  • For all those who didn't get tickets to the Saturday, Feb. 11 Jimmy Buffett concert at Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Pirate Radio and The Keys Collection present a FREE video simulcast on the Sunset Green Event Lawn between The Gates Hotel and 24 North hotel. You'll need to tune in to the audio broadcast on Pirate Radio 96.7 or 101.7 FM. No cover charge. Food, beverage, cash bar and merchandise available for purchase. No coolers permitted. Simulcast starts at 7 p.m. Plan to arrive early for entry.
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  • Feb 11, 2023 Key Largo Environmental
  • Ocean Forest Cleanup
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  • Join forces with members of Coastlove, the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and others from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to clean up and help restore the ecologically significant Ocean Forest mangrove coastline area that is part of John Pennekamp - but located north of the Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Register online for directions and full details. This is a challenging area that includes walking through water.
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  • Feb 12, 2023 Key Largo Environmental
  • Superb Owl Sunday
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  • Join John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center for Superb Owl Sunday as part of the Celebrate the Wild program series. Learn about the life of owls in this one-hour session with a screech owl ambassador. Registration is required. The program is free with park admission.
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  • Feb 12, 2023 Key West
  • Tattoos & Scars Saloon Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook Off
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  • Inaugural Chili Cook Off with up to 30 entries allowed. $35 to enter if you want to cook and enter your chili. There will be two rounds of judging. At 2 p.m. a panel of five judges do a blind taste test; then at 3:30 the open-to-the-public People's Choice Award tasting begins. Tasting tickets are $2 each. Buy tickets and taste to vote for your favorites. After prizes, proceeds go to the Key West Fire Department. Stay to watch the game on nine 55-inch TVs. 512 Green St.
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  • Feb 12, 2023 Marathon
  • Sunset Grille Super Bowl Sunday Tailgate Party
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  • No place better to watch the championship game of the NFL on Sunday than Sunset Grille with a view of the Seven Mile Bridge. The day kicks off at 1 p.m. with the Sunday Funday Pool and Beach Tailgate Party. Lots of amazing food and drink specials, beer and spirits promotions, All-American BBQ and more.Later, the game will be shown on 17 HD TVs including two 18-ft. large screens poolside and on the beach.
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  • Feb 12, 2023 Key West
  • Super Bowl Beach Party at the Casa Marina Key West
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  • Watch the big game with beachfront viewing on two giant 15-foot screens. $50 per-person includes all-you-can-eat game day favorites starting at 5 p.m. Full bar available with specials all night. Or, reserve a private cabana for up to four guests. Reservations available on Open Table or call 305-296-7865.
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  • Feb 12, 2023 The Florida Keys Arts & Culture
  • Key West Artisan Market: Love is in the Air Edition
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  • It's the "Love is in the Air" edition of the Key West Artisan Market Sunday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Higgs Beach, 1801 White Street, across from White Street Pier. The event will be collecting for the Key West Police Department Love Fund, which supports spouses and children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Enjoy art, music, shopping, cocktails and food.
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  • Feb 12, 2023 The Florida Keys
  • Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
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  • Looking for a fun place to take the kids? The Sheriff's Animal Farm is open 1 - 3 p.m. Come visit the animals at the farm, including miniature horses, a steer, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, a lemur, an alpaca, a skunk, a prairie dog, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge, but donations are welcomed because that is how the farm is sustained. The farm is located just off of College Road on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Open the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
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  • Feb 13, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Friends of the Key West Library Presents Carl Hiaasen
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  • The Friends of the Key West Library's speaker series presents Carl Hiaasen, the author of 24 bestselling novels for adults, six books for young readers, and several works of non-fiction on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Hiaasen's talk will be outdoors in the Palm Garden at the Library at 700 Fleming Street. The lecture is free, but you must register for a ticket, which are close to being sold out. If you don't receive a ticket, you can join the standby line at the Fleming Street gate. A gala fundraising reception after the talk is sold out, but you can join a waitlist.
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  • Feb 13, 2023 Marathon Fishing
  • The Tackle Box Monthly Fishing Seminar: Cast Nets - Throwing 101
  • This month's free monthly fishing seminar presented by the team at The Tackle Box covers how to throw a cast net. Learn how to catch your own live bait by throwing the perfect circle or "pancake" with your net. The seminar takes place at the Marathon Community Theatre, mile marker 49.5 ocean side. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Doors and concessions open at 5:30; seminar at 6 p.m. Call 305-289-0540 for more information.
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  • Feb 14, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Wesley House Family Services Valentine's Day Gala
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  • This Valentine's Day, take your special someone to the beautiful Customs House Museum. Included with your ticket price, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., is the island's largest silent auction, open bar, dancing to the sounds of The Prime Movers, and an elegant dinner designed and prepared by Catered Affairs. The theme is "1800s Baroque" inspired from the Netflix series "Bridgerton." VIP and General Admission tickets available.
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  • Feb 15, 2023 Islamorada Environmental
  • History of Diving Museum: How to Use Native Plants for Survival
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  • The museum's February "Immerse Yourself" presentation highlights the flora found in the Florida Keys, connecting native plants, survival skills and indigenous uses. Jellies made from sea grape, prickly pear cactus and papaya will be available to taste after the presentation. The speaker is Islamorada Area State Parks ranger Chris Herald and the presentation is in person at the museum, as well as via Zoom. Visit the museum's website to register.
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  • Feb 16, 2023 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk in Islamorada
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  • 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.
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  • Feb 17, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Back in Time Fundraiser at the A1A Speakeasy
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  • Step back in time with Key West Art & Historical Society’s Annual Fundraiser Dinner for a Prohibition Party like you’ve never seen. Fort East Martello will transform into the A1A Speakeasy. Swing to jazz music and enjoy free-flowing cocktails, a surf and turf dinner, hand-rolled cigars and sips of delicious rum.
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  • Feb 18, 2023 Key West
  • Florida Keys SPCA Annual Pup Crawl
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  • You and your pup are in for a waggin' good time at the 4th annual SPCA Pup Crawl. Start at noon at either Hank’s Hair of the Dog Saloon or Tattoos & Scars. Then crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. from bar-to-bar engaging in various activities at each location. Gather up toys, treats and prizes from contests and even a mini pool party as you mingle with local pups up for adoption. $25 for humans; dogs are free.
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  • Feb 18, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • South Florida Symphony at Tennessee Williams Theatre
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  • South Florida Symphony Orchestra's 25th Anniversary Season continues with Brahms’ final symphonic work, Double Concerto, featuring Geneva Lewis (violin) and Gabriel Martins (cello); along with the Fifth Symphony by famed Finnish composer Sibelius; and the spirited overture to Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.
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  • Feb 18, 2023 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • Run with Deer 5k
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  • Run or walk this fun 5k through Key deer habitat on Big Pine Key and support the Florida Keys Wildlife Society. They raise funds for our Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Start and end at Big Pine Community Park. Awards will be give to the 5k top overall male and female winners; top masters male and female; the first and second in each age group; and to the top three overall male and female walkers. Find the registration form at southernmostrunners.com or stop by the Florida Keys National wildlife Refuge Nature Center to sign up. $20 to run or walk for age 14 and over; $10 for 13 and under
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  • Feb 18, 2023 Key Largo Environmental
  • Garden Club of the Upper Keys Annual Garden Walk
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  • Visitors can stroll through five private gardens to view native plants and lush landscaping a while getting ideas for tropical gardening. There will also be complimentary activities including an art show along with plant sales at the Francis Tracy Garden Center, mile marker 94 bayside. Event tickets with a map of featured garden locations are to be available online and at various locations for pickup. Tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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  • Feb 18, 2023 Islamorada Arts & Culture
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  • “Who Let the Dogs Out?" is the theme for this month's free, outdoor concert from Keys Community Concert Band at Founders Park, mile marker 87, bayside, from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and pack a picnic basket for a family-friendly concert of animal-themed music. Bring your pooch to prance in the Puppy Parade. The Humane Animal Care Coalition will be there with adoptable pets.
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  • Feb 18, 2023 - Feb 20, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Presidential Families Weekend Celebrates History and Bipartisanship
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  • The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, in partnership with The Society of Presidential Descendants, presents a series of special events Presidents' Day Weekend at the Harry S. Truman Little White House. On Sat. Feb. 18, a panel of presidential descendants discusses American Bipartisanship, and on Sun. and Mon., Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of Harry S.Truman, performs the acclaimed stage production, "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" Find more event information and ticket sales online. 111 Front Street, Key West.
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  • Feb 19, 2023 Islamorada
  • Florida Keys Brewing Company 8th Anniversary Festival
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  • The Florida Keys Brewing tasting room and beer garden welcomes everyone for a family- and pet-friendly fun day with live music, food trucks, face painting, art vendors and special release local beers from noon to 10 p.m. The music lineup include Cortadito with traditional Cuban music from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and rock and roll with the Carousers from 5 to 9 p.m. 81611 Old Highway, Islamorada, in the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District between mile markers 81 and 82, oceanside.
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  • Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Garden Club Tours: Midtown West Meander
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  • A special opportunity to peek behind the walls and walk down the paths of five Key West beautiful private gardens located in the historic Midtown West area. Locations are 1316 Laird St., 1402 Laird St., 1407 Rose St., 1610 Patricia St. and 1525 Atlantic Blvd. Garden Club docents are to be on hand at each stop, sharing detailed information with tour participants about the plants on display. Locations are all within walking distance of each other, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $30 per person in advance, good for both days.
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  • Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023 Islamorada Fishing
  • Backcountry Fly Championship Series
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  • Tournament anglers are to compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly in a challenge where 1 inch equals one point. Awards are to be given to the grand champion and runner-up, and to the anglers who catch the largest snook and redfish.
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  • Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023 Marathon Environmental
  • Sombrero Beach Run Weekend
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  • Each year, several hundred racing circuit runners are attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and athletic fun. Stocked with food, drinks, music and entertainment, the running event is to be staged Saturday, Feb. 25 at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker 50. Awards are given to overall finishers in the 10k run, 5k run and 5k walk.
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  • Feb 25, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Old Island Days Art Festival
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  • This nationally-recognized, juried art show takes place along Whitehead and Caroline Streets within the Truman Annex residential enclave with as many as 100 fine artists from across the country displaying their wares. Explore the show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
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  • Feb 26, 2023 Key West Environmental
  • Key West Wildlife Center: "It's For the Birds" Benefit
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  • This local favorite benefit features fabulous food and drinks from a variety of local restaurants, resorts and businesses. Activities include live music, a silent auction, a “wine wall," raffles and informational displays about the center’s work with native wildlife. This year there's a special Island Escape Raffle -- $50 tickets are available for a chance to win a two-night stay at Little Palm Island Resort and Spa. Educational ambassadors will give guests ‘up close and personal’ wildlife experiences. West Martello Tower, 1100 Atlantic Blvd.
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  • Feb 26, 2023 Key West
  • Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
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  • Looking for a fun place to take the kids? The Sheriff's Animal Farm is open 1 - 3 p.m. Come visit the animals at the farm, including miniature horses, a steer, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, a lemur, an alpaca, a skunk, a prairie dog, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge, but donations are welcomed because that is how the farm is sustained. The farm is located just off of College Road on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Open the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
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