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Florida Keys Events Calendar

Key West /
April 4
November 30
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.

Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718
Gato Building 1100 Simonton St Key West /
May 12
October 30
"A Sense of Place - Richard Kemble 1932-2007" Exhibition at Historic Gato Building
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Creative audiences can enjoy an opening reception on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street. Parking is free. Exhibition is to be displayed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 30, featuring Kemble's Intaglio, Woodcuts, Sculptures, Ink on Paper, Collages and Oil Pastels.

Contact: 305-295-4369
The Florida Keys /
June 28
September 7
A free fishing and photo contest that celebrates recreational fishing in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and other U.S. marine preserves that promotes conservation-focused fishing practices. Participating anglers around the country can submit qualifying fishing photos to the Sanctuary Classic website. One winner is selected weekly who best exemplifies themes such as biggest and smallest looking fish, best conservation message, most unique looking fish, most family-oriented photo, best display of responsible fishing values and more. Prizes are awarded to each winner.

Key West /
August 25
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Celebrate the birthday of the National Park System with living history demonstrations at Dry Tortugas National Park, located approximately 70 miles west of Key West, accessible by private or charter boats, ferry or seaplane which offer daily departures from Key West. Park Visitors will step back into 1861 as they explore the park and experience re-enactors scattered about the island engaged in activities typical of daily life at Fort Jefferson for residents of the island during the Civil War era. As an added bonus, Monday is a National Park fee-free day; entrance will be free August 25 in celebration of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.

Contact: Ferry 305-294-7009; Seaplane 305-293-9300
The Florida Keys /
August 28
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The event provides a cultural pass for South Florida residents and visitors to experience the rich history of Key West by offering free or reduced admission to more than 20 participating museums, including Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Pigeon Key, History of Diving Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Aquarium and many more. Attendees must log onto and click on the "Florida Keys & Key West Museum & Attractions Weekend" banner to print out the free weekend pass.

Key West /
August 30
Pro surfer-turned musician Donavon Frankenreiter is to send out his breezy, laid-back vibes and upbeat lyrics at historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Frankenreiter will perform from nearly ten years of solo hit recordings, including his May 2015 release "The Heart". Also featured: Australian pop singer Cody Simpson. Advance purchase tickets $25; $30 at the door. Children under 12 free. Parking available for $5, free bike parking. Doors open 4:30 p.m.

Contact: 305.295.6616 x 106

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