Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration  in Key West

Tennessee Williams

For more than 30 years internationally renowned playwright Tennessee Williams lived and wrote theatrical masterpieces in Key West. Fans can celebrate his extraordinary talent and life with a series of cultural events scheduled Feb. 22 through March 30. Highlights of the Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration include performances of “Talking Tennessee” with Tandy Cronyn and Joel … Read more

Postcard Inn Beach Resort Welcomes Event-Goers With Hot Winter Rate

The freshly reinvented, iconic, 14-acre Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina, located oceanfront in Islamorada, Fla., proudly welcomes travelers with a Winter Ciao Down offer. The resort is extending special rates for a foodie getaway and events-filled energy to escape February weather. With rates starting at $246 per night for stays in February, Postcard Inn … Read more

Key Largo Bridge Run 11-9-19

Runners of all ages are attracted to a unique scenic bridge race above the Upper Florida Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades. The annual First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The 2019 event features a half-marathon and a 4-mile run/walk. The USA Track & Field–certified course is to start at the access road at Gilbert’s Resort, mile marker … Read more

Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest 11-9-19

While the Florida Keys stone crab harvest runs from Oct. 15 to May 15, November’s annual Stone Crab Eating Contest is an undisputed highlight of the seven-month season. The much-anticipated munch-a-thon is to draw amateur eaters and their fans Saturday, Nov. 9. Staged at Keys Fisheries Market and Marina, located at 35th Street gulfside in Marathon, … Read more

Key West Old Island Restoration Foundation 60th Anniversary

Key West’s Old Town contains one of the largest predominantly wooden historic districts in the United States — incorporating almost 3,000 structures that range from cigar-makers’ cottages to Victorian mansions. History and architecture buffs can celebrate the organization that helped preserve and protect the distinctive district during the Old Island Restoration Foundation’s 60th anniversary festivities. … Read more

Florida Keys Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

This October 6th, a group of scuba divers submerged in the Atlantic Ocean at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to compete in the Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. The annual contest is held every October near a shallow coral reef off Key Largo. Divers of all ages used their carving skills to transform the pumpkin … Read more

Florida Keys Host Swimmers For Alligator Lighthouse Challenge

The Alligator Lighthouse Challenge event, on Saturday, 14 September 2019, was created to raise awareness for the nearly 150-year-old Alligator Reef Lighthouse, as well as the five other aging lighthouses that sit off Florida’s Keys. Nearly 500 swimmers from around the world participated in the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse challenge off the Florida Keys on … Read more

Swimmers Circumnavigate Key West June 15 in 12.5-Mile Race

Swimmers, including those wearing mermaid tails, can attempt an epic swim around the island of Key West Saturday, June 15, during a 12.5-mile open-water race for individuals and relay teams. Entrants in the annual Florida Keys Community College Swim Around Key West can register as solo competitors or in teams of two to six swimmers … Read more

Welcome the Holiday Season at Lower Keys Island Art Festival

Santa might wear shorts in the subtropical Lower Florida Keys, and palm trees might outnumber Christmas trees, but holiday lovers can find plenty of seasonal spirit amid the area’s balmy breezes and warm temperatures. Visitors and Keys residents are invited to welcome the festive season and celebrate the creative arts at the free-admission Big Pine & … Read more

8 Only in the Florida Keys Bucket List Events

Every day is an adventure in the Florida Keys, where the subtropical climate and scenic natural setting create an ideal backdrop for high-energy activities no matter what the time of year. Visitors easily enjoy watersports and energetic eco-adventures, unparalleled offshore diving and organized sporting challenges for endurance-sports enthusiasts, but also enjoy a little wackiness while … Read more

FAVOR Florida Keys – Outdoor Fest!

Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges’ Outdoor Fest – March 10-17, 2017 –  is a celebration of the unique plant and animal species and rare habitats that are found only in the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges. Guided walks, bike rides, kayak excursions, photography workshops, ‘Nature Therapy’, plus an interesting lecture series, and more let you see the refuges … Read more

Key West Conch Shell Blowing Contest 2018

New Orleans might have its jazz and Memphis its blues, but Key West is home to a musical art form all its own: conch shell blowing. Everyone from novices to “pucker pros” can attempt to prove their prowess at the offbeat skill during the island city’s 56th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, scheduled at noon Saturday, March … Read more

Head to Islamorada for Third Annual Half Marathon

Winter visitors flock to the Florida Keys seeking warm climes and distance runners are likely to encounter them Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4, during Islamorada’s third annual Half Marathon, 10k and Beach N’ Beer Mile. Whether bucket-list runners or newbies, participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to register for the subtropical footrace. An optional pre-weekend … Read more

Underwater Music Festival Makes Waves For Reef Protection

An underwater concert is set to promote reef protection and entertain divers and snorkelers Saturday, July 8, during the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival. The annual event takes place at Looe Key Reef, an area of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary approximately 6 miles south of Big Pine Key. The sanctuary protects the waters … Read more

Florida Keys & Key West Festivals and Events 2017

Hardly a weekend goes by in the Florida Keys & Key West without a special event or festival taking place. Providing entertainment and enjoyment for visitors virtually throughout the year, the Festivals and Events celebrate everything from the Keys’ colorful history, artistic culture and quirky ambiance to underwater wonders, outdoor adventure and tasty cuisine. While … Read more

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