Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Events

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  • Sponsored Event
  • Sep 04, 2024 - Sep 08, 2024 Key West LGBTQ
  • Key West Womenfest
  • Website Key West
  • Rob & Fritzie 305-294-4603 E-mail
  • Womenfest has a simple goal: to celebrate ALL women! Key West Womenfest offers a wide range of activities for those who want to socialize, feel comfortable being themselves, soak up some sun, then party and dance the night away
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  • Aug 29, 2024 - Sep 02, 2024 Key West
  • Key West Brewfest
  • Website Southernmost Beach Resort
  • 1319 Duval Street Key West FL 33040
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  • Get ready to raise your glass at Brewfest, the tasting event in Key West! Hosted by Southernmost Beach Resort, soak up the sun, enjoy refreshing brews, and dance to live music. Experience this celebration & discover a variety of craft beers & seltzers!
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  • Mar 15, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Flora & Fauna - Early Naturalists in Florida
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  • 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.
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  • Apr 28, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Art in the Garden
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  • 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.
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  • Jun 3, 2024 - Jul 24, 2024 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Hale Gallery: Hot Summer Night
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  • The Hale Gallery features a showing of art and photography that evokes the sentiment of our Keys summer season. Featured artists include Thomas Flynn, Michelle Jones, Jul Jankowski, EmmaNorthMich and Ian Wilson-Navaro. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Mile marker 81.8 bayside.
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  • Jul 12, 2024 - Jul 14, 2024 Marathon
  • Marathon Community Theater: Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
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  • Kids attending Marathon Community Theater's summer theater program perform this main stage show at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The production is the culmination of the summer theater camp program. Doors open one hour before showtime. 5101 Overseas Hwy.
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  • Jul 12, 2024 - Jul 13, 2024 Key West Fishing
  • Key West Association of Realtors Charity Fishing Tournament
  • 305-296-8259 Website
  • Anglers fish for the largest dolphin fish by weight with prizes awarded for first, second and third place fish, with additional prizes for largest tuna and wahoo. Tournament activities are based at Key West Yacht Club, 2315 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Tournament proceeds benefit the KWAR CARES Foundation, providing help to many charities in the Keys. Captains meeting is July 12 with fishing on July 13.
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  • Jul 12, 2024 - Jul 13, 2024 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • 40th Annual Underwater Music Festival
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  • Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Underwater Music Festival with a free welcome event and tour Friday evening at Mote Marine, 24244 Overseas Highway on Summerland Key to learn about coral restoration efforts. Then on Saturday, join the underwater "musicians" in costume or just come as you are to dive and snorkel Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary about 6 miles south of Big Pine Key. Trips can be booked with area dive operators. Each year, costumed divers pretend to play faux musical instruments in the undersea environment to ocean-themed music piped underwater. Hosted by the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce and local radio station, U.S. 104.1 FM, the ocean celebration encourages environmentally responsible diving and preservation of the world’s coral reefs, and also offers a bucket-list underwater experience.
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  • Jul 13, 2024 Key West Environmental
  • Discover Saturday at Eco-Discovery Center: Lobster Lab
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  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) presents "Lobster Lab" Saturday during "Discovery Saturday," the free monthly program offered Saturday mornings beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's Eco-Discovery Center, 35 Quay Rd. The program is geared to children in grades 1 through 5, but adults can benefit from the information, offered one day before the new "bonus" lobster mini season day for Florida Residents.
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  • Jul 13, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Studios of Key West: One Night Stand - The 24-Hour Theater Project
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  • Since 2007, One Night Stand has prompted creative thinkers to develop new theater from start to finish in only 24 hours. With the clock ticking, dozens of people work together at a wickedly fast pace to write, memorize, rehearse, create backdrops and sets, and comb the island for costumes and props. The result? Four brand new pieces of theater presented in front of a live audience. There will be two performances at 7 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at The Studios.
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  • Jul 14, 2024 The Lower Keys Environmental
  • Goal: Clean Seas Make a Difference Dive
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  • Make a Difference in the marine environment at Looe Key through a guided clean-up dive to remove marine debris with Capt. Hook's Sunday morning. The dive boat departs from the Big Pine Key location at mile marker 29.5 bayside. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. for Advanced Open Water-certified divers only. This event is part of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary's Goal: Clean Seas initiative and is free for participating divers.
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  • Jul 14, 2024 Key Largo Environmental
  • John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Shark Awareness Day
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  • On Sunday - Shark Awareness Day - the University of Miami Shark Tagging and Research team will be at the park to talk about these marine predators and the work they do with them. There will be a talk at 11 a.m. in the auditorium and a Discovery Table from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Visitor Center and Aquarium. The programs are free with regular park admission. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.
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  • Jul 14, 2024 The Florida Keys Fishing
  • Bonus Lobster Mini Season Day
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  • A bonus one-day lobster sport season - also called mini season - takes place FOR FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY on Sunday, July 14. The limit is 6 lobsters per person in Monroe County. Also, no night diving is allowed during sport season. Remember to measure lobsters in the water, and they must be over 3 inches on the carapace to keep.
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  • Jul 14, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 Key West
  • Sheriff’s Animal Farm Open House
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  • 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.
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  • Jul 15, 2024 Marathon Fishing
  • Free Monthly Fishing Seminar
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  • The topic of the July 15th free fishing seminar, presented by Captain Chris Still of The Tackle Box, is Recreational Fishing Regulations for saltwater fishing in Florida and especially the Florida Keys. There will be a discussion of state vs. federal waters and the difference in rules for each. The seminar takes place at Marathon Elks Lodge, 8239 Overseas Highway, from 6 to 8 p.m. and incudes door prizes and a raffle. Doors open at 5 p.m. Attendees may eat dinner for $10 dollars.
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  • Jul 16, 2024 - Jul 21, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Hemingway Days
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  • Ernest Hemingway look-alikes, writers, anglers, and fans of the late author’s work are to gather in Key West for the annual Hemingway Days celebration. The festival honors the legacy of the American literary giant who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s. Events include the legendary Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, the wacky Running of the Bulls on Sat. July 20, a presentation on Key West in the 1930s, a commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Hemingway's July 21 birth, a museum exhibit, a 3-day marlin tournament, a 5k run and paddleboard race, a street fair and more.
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  • Jul 17, 2024 - Jul 20, 2024 Key West Fishing
  • Key West Marlin Tournament
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  • Coinciding with the 44th annual Hemingway Days celebration, anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. The event awards $25,000 to the first-place team with the most points for blue marlin, white marlin and spearfish. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day for additional points. Entry is limited to the first 75 boats. Tournament events are based out of Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Rd..
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  • Jul 18, 2024 Islamorada Arts & Culture
  • Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk
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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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  • Jul 18, 2024 The Florida Keys
  • Key West Art & Historical Society: Happy Hour with the Historian
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  • This Happy Hour with the Historian presentation by Dr. Cori Convertito delves into how the City of Key West was revitalized beginning in 1934 through art as part of special programs through the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project. After the city and its residents fell into debit due to the departure of the once-flourishing sponge and cigar industries, a group of federally-sponsored artists arrived in Key West to document the island city's tropical beauty. Their works were made into brochures, posters and postcards that were sent across the country to entice tourists to visit America's only Caribbean city.
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  • Jul 20, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Hemingway Days: Running of the Bulls
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  • A festival tradition, this wacky event is sponsored by Sloppy Joe’s Bar and features Hemingway Look-Alike Contest winners and entrants dressed in their Pamplona best — and a breed of “bull” found only in Key West. The fun starts on Greene Street outside Sloppy Joe’s at 1 p.m. Free for spectators.
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  • Jul 20, 2024 Key West
  • Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race
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  • The Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race is to challenge competitors Saturday, July 20. Registration opens at 3 pm. at Southernmost Beach Cafe, 1405 Duval Street. The paddleboard race starts at 5:30 p.m. from Higgs Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd; and the 5k Run/Walk starts at 7:30 p.m. at Southernmost Point. The awards party is from 8 to 10 p.m. at Southernmost Beach Cafe with food and beverage tastings, raffles and entertainment. The athletic challenges are part of Hemingway Days, a six-day commemoration of the life and work of the author who lived and wrote in Key West for most of the 1930s.
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  • Jul 20, 2024 - Jul 21, 2024 Key West Fishing
  • Key West Lionfish Derby
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  • The second annual Key West Lionfish Derby kicks off with a captain's meeting Friday evening at Finz Dive Center, 6003 Peninsular Ave., with the goal of removing as many invasive lionfish from Keys waters as possible. Fishing for lionfish is to take place Saturday and Sunday, with weigh-in each day from 3 to 5 p.m. The awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at The Docks, Stock Island, 6840 Front St. Prizes will be awarded for largest, smallest and most lionfish.
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  • Jul 21, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Ernest Hemingway Festival: Papa Birthday Bash
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  • Celebrate the 125th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway’s July 21 birth at Sloppy Joe’s, 201 Duval St., beginning at 9 a.m. The Papa Birthday Bash is the last event of the annual Ernest Hemingway Festival. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with opportunities to take photos with the newly-named “Papa 2024,” presentation of checks to non-profit organizations supported by the annual Look-Alike contest, and a themed birthday cake at noon.
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  • Jul 24, 2024 - Jul 27, 2024 Key West Arts & Culture
  • Mini Music Fest
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  • The inaugural Mini Music Fest, where Florida's Mini Lobster Season merges with the vibrant sounds of Nashville, is hosted by Brightwild and Rams Head Presents Key West. The event takes you from the thrill of your spiny lobster catch to the sounds of the stage and multiple events where you are up close with the artists. Featured performers include Wyatt Durrette, famous for penning Zac Brown hit songs "Chicken Fried," and "Colder Weather," along with Jerrod Nieman, Abby Anderson, Billy Dean, Rebecca Brunner, Nick Norman, Dave Kennedy and more. Activities for All-Access pass holders include a chef's table lobster dinner with songwriter pairings, a boat trip to the Stranded Songwriters Sandbar Party and other VIP-level events. Besides the All-Access pass, there are a limited number of tickets to a Saturday performance at Key West Theater.
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  • Jul 24, 2024 - Jul 25, 2024 The Florida Keys Fishing
  • Lobster Mini Season
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  • It's that time of year -- the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July is the lobster sport season, also known as mini season. The limit is 6 lobsters per day, per person in Monroe County. Also, no night diving is allowed during sport season. Remember to measure lobsters in the water, and they must be over 3 inches on the carapace to keep.
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  • Jul 28, 2024 Key West
  • Sheriff’s Animal Farm Open House
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  • 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.
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