BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys — Sleigh rides and snowball fights aren’t on the menu of holiday amusements in the balmy Lower Florida Keys, but visitors can ring in the season nevertheless at the Big Pine & Lower Keys Island Art Festival.
The festivities are to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, on the shaded grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31 oceanside in Big Pine.
Attendees can celebrate the holiday spirit and the creative arts while savoring subtropical temperatures during the lively festival. Scheduled highlights include exhibits and booths featuring original art, crafts and other wares by Florida Keys artists and artisans.
The event is designed to be fun for the entire family as well as a place to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts — all while enjoying the tranquil natural atmosphere of the Lower Keys.
Other attractions include live music by favorite local bands and entertainers. Food and beverages from on-site vendors are to be available to add to the seasonal cheer.
Admission and parking are free, but attendees are asked not to bring picnic baskets or coolers.
Event information: lowerkeyschamber.com or 305-872-2411
Lower Keys visitor information: fla-keys.com/lowerkeys or 1-800-872-3722