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Kids Free Florida Keys for Families Sept 7 Through Oct 15 2021

Parents, kids, grandparents and extended families can explore [mostly Key West] Florida Keys attractions, tours, watersports and other offerings while participating in a value-added program that provides free admission and opportunities for children age 12 or younger. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 15, the Kids Free Florida Keys program is spearheaded by…

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Key Lime Pie Headlines July 1-5 Festival in Key West

The Florida Keys’ sweetest treat is to be in the “limelight” Thursday through Monday, July 1-5, as fans of Key lime pie salute the island chain’s signature dessert and the tiny fruit that inspired it. The 2021 Key Lime Festival is to include a Key lime pie–eating contest, cocktail stroll, “moveable feast” pie tasting, wacky Key lime pie “drop” and even a scavenger hunt with…

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Key West VFW Fishing Tournament Targets 5 Species June 18-20

Male, female and junior anglers — including first responders, veterans and active-duty service members — can test their skills against five finned species Friday through Sunday, June 18-20, during the ninth annual VFW Fishing Tournament. The family-friendly challenge’s target species are mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, snapper and grouper. Cash prizes are to be awarded for the…

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Western Dry Rocks New Regulations Beginning 4-1-21

Effective April 1, 2021, regulation changes will go into effect at Western Dry Rocks that prohibit fishing from April 1 – July 31. These changes are aimed at providing benefits for multiple recreationally and commercially important species that aggregate to spawn at Western Dry Rocks, including permit, mutton snapper, gray snapper, and yellowtail snapper. The…

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25th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival Returns May 5-9 2021

The 25th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival is returning to the island May 5-9. This year’s festival will host nearly 100 of the world’s most prolific hitmakers and up-and coming songwriters on 12 different stages in a pared-down setting due to the ongoing pandemic. The festival traditionally hosts over 200 songwriters across 38 stages at an array…

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Casa Marina Is Giving Away 100 Free Nights for Its 100th Anniversary

When Casa Marina Key West opened on New Year’s Eve in 1920, it welcomed in a glamorous resort to the southern Florida destination. Now the Waldorf Astoria property is celebrating its 100th anniversary by launching its 100-night giveaway contest, in which it will award 50 guests three-day, two-night stays. To enter, those who are 21 and older and…

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Key West Tropic Cinema to Host 2021 Sundance Film Festival Jan 28 Through Feb 3

Movie aficionados can enjoy outdoor and indoor screenings in Key West during the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, with 11 films to be unveiled by Tropic Cinema — a Sundance Satellite Screen partner in one of only two Florida cities. The nonprofit Sundance Institute, founded by actor Robert Redford, selected Tropic Cinema in part because of…

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Key West 2020 Holiday Fest Focused on Outdoor Events

Key West may be Florida’s subtropical southernmost island, but visitors can enjoy events as seasonal as Santa’s North Pole celebrations during the 2020 Key West Holiday Fest that runs through Dec. 31. The harborwalk area in the Key West Historic Seaport is to glimmer with holiday displays from Elizabeth to Grinnell streets throughout the season,…