Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Events

  • Dec 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2021 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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  • Apr 21, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • History of Diving Museum Exhibit: Diving in Pop Culture
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  • Visit the museum at 82990 Overseas Highway (mile marker 83) to see the latest exhibit with representations of diving in literature, advertising, film, television, games, music, attractions, collectibles, and more, while examining connections amongst these works. Museum staff has been collecting and researching all of the creative ways diving has been incorporated into pop culture for over 100 years.
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  • Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021 Key Largo
  • REEF presents: Fish Out of Water Virtual 5k Race
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  • The Key Largo-based Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) is encouraging ocean enthusiasts everywhere to get moving in the name of conservation. Choose to run, walk, hike, bike or even swim, completing the 5K (3.1 miles) in one day or throughout the week. No matter how you participate, it’s a great way to get active in your community while making your miles count. Register before April 30, 2021 for the early bird discounted rate. Registration will remain open through May 28, 2021. All racers will receive a limited-edition race T-shirt, 2021 finishers medal, and bib. Premium registration levels also include a retro fanny pack and two custom vinyl stickers.
  • Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 13, 2021 Islamorada Fishing
  • Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Screamin’ Reels Tournament
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  • Intended for novice anglers, this weekend is about learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition with the Ladies Let’s Go Fishing university organizers. Species include legal inshore and offshore fish. Charter a professional boat 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. Dates and schedule subject to change.
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  • Jun 11, 2021 - Jun 12, 2021 Marathon Arts & Culture
  • 12th Annual Tah Dance!
  • Box Office 305-743-0994 Website
  • Enjoy an evening of dance with the Marathon Community Theatre's Dance Department along with community dance studios, dance groups and individual dancers. Show starts at 8 p.m., contact box office or buy tickets online.
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  • Jun 12, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • CFK Swim Around Key West
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  • CFK Swim Around Key West is a 12.5-mile endurance swim, open to individuals and relay teams, around the island of Key West through Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico waters. Organized by the College of the Florida Keys, it’s billed as the only sanctioned, insured and U.S. Coast Guard–permitted race around Key West. Associated events include shorter open-water swims and even "mermaid encounters."
  • Jun 15, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021 Islamorada Fishing
  • Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament
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  • Connecting women worldwide through competition and conservation, this all-release invitational tournament represents a rich history of premier lady fly anglers who love the sport of saltwater fishing in the shallow waters of Islamorada and Florida Bay.
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  • Jun 16, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021 Key West
  • I Love Stock Island Festival
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  • This five-day festival is to feature one-of-a-kind Stock Island-inspired activities and authentic immersive experience in local community, culture, and art. It's a great way to celebrate Father’s Day weekend with friends and family in the laidback atmosphere of Stock Island, just across the Cow Key Channel Bridge from Key West.
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  • Jun 16, 2021 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Immerse Yourself! Lecture Series: The Future of Artificial Reefs
  • 305-664-9737 Email Website
  • The third Wednesday of each month enjoy a free presentation series, featuring a guest speaker covering topics from all aspects of the dive industry and marine environment. This month’s speaker is Joe Weatherby, founder of Artificial Reefs International. Presentation is to be provided via Zoom technology at 7 p.m. To request a spot please email to get your sign in information.
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  • Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 19, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Carnival
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  • Key West Carnival promises a weekend of authentic Caribbean entertainment, food, dance and merriment in keeping with Key West’s island heritage! Festivities include a costumed parade through the streets of Old Town, outdoor events at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater, Junkanoo bands and percussion bands and delightful foods from different Caribbean Islands. Grand Opening is set for 6 p.m. Friday, with daylong events Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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  • Jun 18, 2021 Key West
  • Rams Head presents: Past II Present, A Toto Tribute Band
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  • Enjoy an evening of this optimum tribute band performing the music of Toto as well as music that members of Toto have written for other artists. Tickets on sale starting April 14 at noon. Performance at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., begins at 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m., patrons must be age 21 and over.
  • Jun 18, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021 Key West Fishing
  • VFW Fishing Tournament
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  • A family fun tournament, this event awards up to $3,000 for the heaviest dolphin. All proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans in Monroe County. A new First Responder category has been added, for Police, Fire Fighters and Paramedics / EMTs to go along with other angler categories.
  • Jun 19, 2021 Key West
  • Truman's Tropical Fruit Festival
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  • Can you tell the difference between a haden and a kent mango? At the Tropical Fruit Festival, you’ll have the chance to taste all types of mangoes and other tropical fruits, sip tasty cocktails, watch cooking demos and much more. Learn about planting fruit trees and have the opportunity to purchase some to take home. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, Florida's only presidential museum, 111 Front St., this event includes fresh fruit, a tropical tree sale, local vendors, cocktails and kids’ activities.
  • Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 Islamorada Fishing
  • 58th Annual Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament
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  • This annual challenge appeals to “tarpon addicts,” and both experienced and novice anglers apply to compete in what is referred to locally as the “Wimbledon of tarpon fishing.” Headquartered at the Lorelei Restaurant and Marina, the all-release event is limited to 25 anglers by invitation only. Partial proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation of the Florida Keys.
  • Jun 23, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021 Islamorada Fishing
  • IFC Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament
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  • Teams of up to four anglers compete for top prizes, and the total combined weight of three fish determines the winning team. If up to 25 boats register (the maximum number in field) first-prize cash winnings can reach $25,000.
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  • Jun 23, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021 Key West
  • Mango Fest Key West
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  • Experience all things Mango through shopping, education and demonstrations. Stroll virtually through a vendor village, enter a poetry contest, photo contest, see virtual culinary and cocktail demos, and more. Details to come for the 2021 event.
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  • Jun 25, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021 The Lower Keys Fishing
  • Inaugural Florida Keys PBA Charity Dolphin Tournament
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  • Headquartered at Ocean’s Edge Resort & Marina, Stock Island, this inaugural event is being organized by members of the S. Florida Police Benevolent Assoc. Anglers are invited for a weekend of fishing to support the Autism Society of the Keys and the Love Fund, Inc. Prizes based on number of entrants – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place, Top PBA Member, Top Female, Top Junior and Biggest Tuna.
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