The Florida Keys & Key West

Calendar of Events

Current Key West Events

  • Apr. 1, 2017 - May. 4, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Cuban Master Photographer Raúl Corrales Exhibit of Rare Hemingway and Cojimar Images at SALT Gallery
  • Jeffrey Cardenas 305-395-0799 Website
  • Cuba's Master Photographer Raúl Corrales is best known for his profound images of the Cuban Revolution. But before the Revolution, Corrales embraced life in the tiny fishing village of Cojimar where Ernest Hemingway wrote of and fished for giant marlin. This rare portfolio of images, "Hemingway in Cuba," will exhibit during the month of April at SALT Gallery in Key West. The work will be hosted by Saúl Corrales, son of the late photographer, and curated by the renowned critic and historian of Cuba's photographic arts, Rafael Acosta. A special preview and reception will be held from 6pm-8pm on Saturday, April 1 at SALT Gallery's 830 Fleming Street location.
  • Apr. 3, 2017 - Apr. 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.
  • 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. 6, 2017 - May. 12, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • Arts Council Presents the Fifth Annual Connections Project 2017 Tour
  • 305.295.4369 Website
  • The Connections Project innovative road show continues with a reception April 6-17 at Royal Furniture, and April 18- May 12 at the Gato Building in Key West, featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. The exhibit is open to the public. The large-scale mosaic mural features art by almost 400 Florida Keys residents and is touring the island chain to celebrate the connection between the community and local cultural initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Apr. 12, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Arts & Culture
  • GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Box Office (305-294-5015) Email Website
  • Presented by Waterfront Playhouse. When Margie loses her job at the Dollar Store, she faces eviction and scrambles to make a break. She thinks an old fling, who's made it out of South Boston to become a successful doctor, might be her ticket to a new start. An insightful dark comedy, this recent Broadway hit asks why some people manage to escape from the situations into which they are born—and some don't. Funny and surprisingly touching. Performances at 8 p.m.
  • Apr. 25, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 Location: Key West Category: Fishing
  • The Final Sail
  • Website
  • This four-day challenge is the 'grand finale' of the 4-leg Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. Team cash prizes include up to $50,000 for first place and $18,000 and $10,000 to second- and third-place anglers, plus trophies, respectively. Early entry fee is available.
  • Apr. 27, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017 Location: Key West
  • Key West Paddle Classic
  • Sue Cooper 305-304-4259 Email Website
  • Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.