The Florida Keys & Key West

Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Arts & Culture 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.
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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.”
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  • Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019 Location: The Lower Keys Category: Arts & Culture
  • Third Annual I Love Stock Island Festival
  • Jill Snodgrass 573-680-5468 Email Website
  • Celebrate Stock Island's culture and heritage with culinary offerings featuring fresh-off-the-boat seafood, wine and beer tastings, history and art studio tours, live music and other elements that showcase the eclectic island and its working waterfront. Highlights include a lighted boat parade from Stock Island Marina Village; kid's activities & Little Mr. & Miss contest, and more.
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Image for Rams Head Production presents: Bret Michaels at Key West Theater
  • Dec 15, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Rams Head Production presents: Bret Michaels at Key West Theater
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  • As front man for the legendary rock band Poison, Bret Michaels has sold 25 million records and scored an amazing 15 chartbusting Top 40 singles including "Talk Dirty To Me," "Something To Believe In," "Nothing But A Good Time" and the timeless #1 smash "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." After more than 25 years in the business this award winning, multi platinum superstar's career continues to move at warp speed. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.
Image for Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Holiday Concert & Bazaar at Custom House Museum
  • Dec 18, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Art & Historical Society Hosts Holiday Concert & Bazaar at Custom House Museum
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  • From 5-9 p.m., located on the sweeping historic porch and walkway of the Custom House Museum. The immensely popular celebration will feature some of Key West’s finest artisans, musicians and choirs, food and libations, free entrance to the museum and its two stories of exhibits, and a dazzling holiday light show of magical vector projections on the face of the Custom House. Browse hundreds of unique gift options while enjoying the music, food and libations on and around the island’s architectural crown jewel, with eggnog to lift the frazzled ‘final shopping days’ spirits and Santa on hand for last minute requests and ‘selfie’ photos.
Image for Pop & Pour at The Perry: Holiday Ornament Edition
  • Dec 19, 2019 Location: The Lower Keys Category: Arts & Culture
  • Pop & Pour at The Perry: Holiday Ornament Edition
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  • Join artist Jasmine Jones of Ocean Blues Studio for The Perry's version of a 'paint & sip’ class! In true island style, attendees will be painting under the palm trees, but with a holiday twist. This class starts at 7 p.m. at the Salty Oyster, will feature ornament painting, perfect for decorating your own home or for gift-giving. Great for all-ages, and 21+ get a complimentary drink ticket with class purchase! Class $50, includes three ornaments. Limited seats, reserve spot online.
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Image for Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
Image for Fringe Theater presents: An Evening Lost with Lillian Baxter
  • Dec 26, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Fringe Theater presents: An Evening Lost with Lillian Baxter
  • 305-731-0581 Email Website
  • 1970s TV icon Lillian Baxter just had her show cancelled. What’s a "everything's coming up roses" girl to do? Industrial musicals, game shows, sitcoms, and Broadway for a start! Lillian reminds us that what is lost can always be found. Performance 7 p.m. at Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval St. Fringe Theater is Key West's community-focused theater providing unique opportunities for people to see and do theater. 
Image for Rams Head Productions presents: Blackberry Smoke
  • Dec 28, 2019 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Rams Head Productions presents: Blackberry Smoke
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  • Scorched-blues and Southern rock fans are going to love this show! Performances also from Georgia Satellites and Bishop Gun, of Natchez, Mississippi, rooted in the history and sounds of their home and the surrounding Delta, featuring a blend of rock and roll, soul and blues. Starts at 4 p.m. Key West Amphitheater, Truman Waterfront at 21 Quay Rd. Tickets available online.
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