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‘Zombies’ on Wheels to Prowl Key West Oct. 22

On the offbeat island of Key West, even the zombies defy stereotypes. Instead of stumbling through dark wastelands in tattered clothes — as often portrayed in films and TV shows — Key West’s zombies are to hop on their bikes and pedal beside the Atlantic Ocean Sunday, Oct. 22, during the annual Zombie Bike Ride.

By |2023-09-20T14:37:42-04:00September 20, 2023|

Key West Remembers Jimmy Buffett

Legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, who passed away Sept. 1 at age 76, is remembered and honored in Key West, the island where he developed his engaging tropical-flavored style. Jimmy discovered Key West in the early 1970s and it was his home for many years — inspiring classic tunes like the iconic “Margaritaville.”

By |2023-09-06T14:41:14-04:00September 6, 2023|

Saluting Diana Nyad on 10th Anniversary of Epic Swim

On Labor Day 2013, Diana Nyad walked ashore onto Key West's Smathers Beach — becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without a shark cage. Keys Voices marks the 10th anniversary of Diana’s iconic feat with a look back at the challenges and perseverance that led to its accomplishment.

By |2023-08-30T19:52:20-04:00August 30, 2023|

Gerrit Marshall’s Birthday Gift: Just Call Him ‘Papa’

Meet the newest “Papa.” White-bearded Wisconsin man Gerrit Marshall has won the 2023 Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, a highlight of Key West's Hemingway Days festivities. The retired television broadcast engineer triumphed over nearly 140 other contest entrants on his 68th birthday — just a day after the July 21 birthday of the original "Papa" Hemingway.

By |2023-08-07T12:22:14-04:00July 26, 2023|

Why One Florida Keys Visit Just Isn’t Enough

Let’s face it: a single visit to the Florida Keys isn’t enough — even to explore just one of the Keys’ five unique districts. So why not plan a return trip? From secluded natural areas to historic sites, foodie favorites to environmental attractions, new discoveries await on every visit to the enticing island chain.

By |2023-07-12T16:24:59-04:00July 12, 2023|

Only in the Keys: Lobster Selfies, Stargazing and MUCH More

In the Florida Keys, it’s common for locals and savvy visitors to greet the news of some particularly offbeat happening by grinning and murmuring, “Only in the Keys.” The four-word phrase is a standard response by people hearing about everything from a costume contest for pets to mermaids attending a local music festival.

By |2023-06-07T10:25:42-04:00June 7, 2023|

Key West Pride Marks Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag’s 20th ‘Birthday’

There’s a wonderfully meaningful celebration coming up in Key West, and everyone who values equality, openness and diversity is invited to participate. It’s the 20th “birthday” of the island’s famed 1.25-mile sea-to-sea rainbow flag, and it will be marked with a three-night laser light show during Key West Pride 2023 — scheduled June 7-11.

By |2023-05-24T09:13:48-04:00May 24, 2023|

Treat Yourself to a Soul-Centered Getaway in the Florida Keys

A Florida Keys vacation is an opportunity for personal renewal and meaningful pursuits that nurture body, mind and spirit. A respite for replenishing the stress-depleted soul while connecting to a genuine culture, community and lifestyle. And a perfect chance to experience “unplugged” relaxation and in-the-moment activities that support personal wellness.

By |2023-05-10T17:25:15-04:00May 10, 2023|

Celebrate the Florida Keys’ 200th Birthday With Four Festive Events

Commemorate the Florida Keys’ bicentennial with a sunset celebration on the Middle Keys’ Old Seven Mile Bridge, a gala sea-to-table dinner in Islamorada, a family-style waterfront picnic in Key Largo, and Lower Keys festivities and fireworks featuring the creation of the world’s largest Key lime pie. All activities salute the Keys’ 200th birthday.

By |2023-05-26T18:42:11-04:00May 3, 2023|
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