The Florida Keys & Key West

Calendar of Events

Current Florida Keys Events

  • Mar. 30, 2017 - Sep. 4, 2017 Location: Islamorada Category: Arts & Culture
  • History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit
  • 305-664-9737 Website
  • Enjoy a special exhibit celebrating and honoring the Spiegel Grove, intentionally sunk 15 years ago off Key Largo. This exhibits highlights all who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts in preparing her for sinking and the environmental impact the artificial reef has had on the area. The exhibit is to be on display through Labor Day.
  • Apr. 6, 2017 - Jul. 31, 2017 Location: Key West
  • Key West Art Garden 2017
  • 305-296-1504 Email Website
  • Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore a unique blend of sculptured art with Mother Nature that enhances both. The Key West Art Garden showcases local artist's art work made mostly out of recycled materials displayed as part of nature within the beautiful grounds of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Art displayed throughout the garden allows visitors to reignite their sense of exploration finding each treasure and appreciating the workmanship in the nature and art. An opening reception to meet the artists and unveiling is to be held on Wed., April 26 from 4-6 p.m. with art walk to follow.
  • Apr. 7, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Fishing
  • Key West Fishing Tournament
  • 305-923-5934 Email Website
  • More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
  • May. 19, 2017 - Aug. 11, 2017 Location: Key West
  • Key Lime Pie-Making Class: Make Your Own Mini-Pie!
  • 855-SWT-PETE Website
  • Go behind the scenes at Key West's sweetest spot for key lime pie and learn to make Key Lime Pie Co.'s award-winning recipe of all-natural ingredients. In this class held each Friday, each participant will make his/her own mini key lime pie of graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped topping—tasting encouraged! Experience pie making in our live kitchen—under the tutelage of one of our seasoned pie makers—where thousands of delicious key lime pies are made every week! After creating your mini pie masterpiece, you can pack it up for later or relax and savor right away. Class is approximately 1 hour in duration; $20 per person. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Jun. 1, 2017 - Jun. 29, 2017 Location: Key West
  • Christopher Peterson's EYECONS
  • 305-296-6706 Website
  • A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.
  • Jun. 19, 2017 - Jun. 23, 2017 Location: Islamorada Category: Fishing
  • Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament
  • Email Website
  • This annual challenge appeals to "tarpon addicts," and both experienced and novice anglers can apply to compete. Held the third Monday in June each year, the event is limited to 25 anglers by invitation only. Proceeds are to benefit the Florida Keys' fishing industry's Guides Trust Foundation.
  • Jun. 22, 2017 - Jun. 25, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Key West Africana Festival
  • cnorwood@keywestafricanafestival.com Email Website
  • Three-day destination retreat, festival and academic conference focusing on Thought, Culture and Wellness within the African Diaspora. Thought: Workshops on topics of cultural, physical and spiritual wellness. Culture: Music, art and cultural tourism, exploring Afro-Caribbean culture in Key West. Wellness: Workshops on healthy living, physical wellness and relationship wellness.
  • Jun. 23, 2017 - Jun. 24, 2017 Location: Islamorada Category: Fishing
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Fishing Tournament
  • Judy Layne 305-598-2525 Email Website
  • This year's event is to be hosted by UM alumnus and NFL Hall of Famer Ted "The Mad Stork" Hendricks, who played 15 consecutive seasons for the Baltimore Colts in addition to seasons with the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. The high-energy tournament features both an offshore and an inshore division. It celebrates the accomplishments of former student athletes as well as allowing anglers to compete side by side with them while raising money for charitable causes.