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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; Doris 305-295-6601
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
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 America's national marine sanctuaries and 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 each winner.

Key Largo /
August 6
7
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Enjoy an incredible day of flats fishing in the gorgeous waters of the Florida Keys. All tournament activities take place at the Marriott Key Largo Bay. Group rates available. Captain's party with dinner and silent auction on Thurs., fishing Friday with awards to follow.

Contact: 954-983-4360
Email: ledens@bbiteam.com
Duval Street Duval Street Key West /
August 6
9
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Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.

Contact: 305-744-9804
Key West /
August 13
16
The Key West Business Guild presents this all-male celebration that typically includes pool and dance parties, on-the-water adventures and a fashion show that raises money for a local non-profit organization.

Contact: 305-294-4603
Mystery Writers Key West Fest Key West /
August 14
16
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This year's event— open to authors, aspiring authors and non-writing mystery-buffs alike— features international bestselling and global multi-award winning author Jeffery Deaver and includes multiple workshops, presentations and panel events with other renowned crime fiction and true crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Also featured is the presentation of the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award.

Contact: 305-587-9393
Email: info@mysterywriterskeywestfest.com
Key Largo /
August 15
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Grab your oars and anything that floats and enjoy this family-fun event - an on-the-water race of vessels crafted from items around the house - on Blackwater Sound, mile marker 104 bayside. Waterfront bars and restaurants offer excellent viewing areas for observing the race and enjoying a Keys sunset, with live music and more fun to follow.

Contact: 305-451-4502
Email: events@fkrm.com
Islamorada /
August 19
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The History of Diving Museum at MM 83 continues the free, "Immerse Yourself!" series, to begin at 7 p.m., with a special event: "Diving Before There Were Rules" presented by aquanaut and explorer Ian Koblick . The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Extended hours on the night of the program until 7 p.m. Enjoy the Museum's exhibits before the event.

Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: programs@divingmuseum.org
Islamorada /
August 20
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 - formerly named Industrial Road - as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.

Email: Moradawaysusi@gmail.com
Key Largo /
August 20
23
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See the beautiful reefs of the Upper Florida Keys. Be amazed by the abundant sea life on sites from Key Largo to Islamorada. Share in the fun, sun and camaraderie as you dive, snorkel, kayak & paddle the amazing reefs along the way. Take part in hands-on seminars by the Coral Restoration Foundation and REEF Organization. Enjoy local entertainment, cuisine & Keys flair. VIP cards available for access to specials, discounts and events.

The Florida Keys /
August 28
30
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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 www.wlrn.org 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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