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Enjoy live music for all ages at a family-friendly free indoor community band concert as the season-opener for Pops in the Park honors the Dreams of the American Family, with patriotic music as a special tribute to hurricane Irma recovery. Performance starts at 4 p.m. at the Island Christian Church, a first-ever indoor venue for KCCB.
Enjoy live music for all ages at a family-friendly free indoor community band concert as the season-opener for Pops in the Park honors the Dreams of the American Family, with patriotic music as a special tribute to hurricane Irma recovery. Performance starts at 4 p.m. at the Island Christian Church, a first-ever indoor venue for KCCB.
For lectures, doors open at 5 p.m., with lecture starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for non-museum members, which includes museum admission, light appetizers and cash bar. Free for museum members. All lectures are at Keys History & Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82 in Islamorada, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.
For lectures, doors open at 5 p.m., with lecture starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for non-museum members, which includes museum admission, light appetizers and cash bar. Free for museum members. All lectures are at Keys History & Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82 in Islamorada, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.
The first leg of the triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series is the only tournament in the series to offer a junior division for anglers age 16 and younger. Unlimited anglers are allowed per vessel.
The first leg of the triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series is the only tournament in the series to offer a junior division for anglers age 16 and younger. Unlimited anglers are allowed per vessel.
Frolick in a 30-ton magical mountain of snow at Founders Park at mile marker 87 during the 4-10 p.m., watch the ceremonial lighting of a 35-foot-tall tree and bid on a Keys-designed, one-of-a-kind creation during the popular ornament auction. Inspired by the Burl Ives song, the "Silver and Gold" themed parade is to usher in Santa Claus, amidst food, drink, music and kids' activities. A Santa Paws canine competition for dogs and owners awards the best doggone holiday attire.
Frolick in a 30-ton magical mountain of snow at Founders Park at mile marker 87 during the 4-10 p.m., watch the ceremonial lighting of a 35-foot-tall tree and bid on a Keys-designed, one-of-a-kind creation during the popular ornament auction. Inspired by the Burl Ives song, the "Silver and Gold" themed parade is to usher in Santa Claus, amidst food, drink, music and kids' activities. A Santa Paws canine competition for dogs and owners awards the best doggone holiday attire.
For lectures, doors open at 5 p.m., with lecture starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for non-museum members, which includes museum admission, light appetizers and cash bar. Free for museum members. All lectures are at Keys History & Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82 in Islamorada, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.
For lectures, doors open at 5 p.m., with lecture starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for non-museum members, which includes museum admission, light appetizers and cash bar. Free for museum members. All lectures are at Keys History & Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82 in Islamorada, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.
Recreation for teens in the Florida Keys can mean learning from experienced local captains and mates to tie a bimini or rig ballyhoo. One weekend each year anglers aged 16 and younger can apply such lessons in this competition. A maximum of six anglers is allowed per boat. Proceeds aid the Montessori Island School.
Recreation for teens in the Florida Keys can mean learning from experienced local captains and mates to tie a bimini or rig ballyhoo. One weekend each year anglers aged 16 and younger can apply such lessons in this competition. A maximum of six anglers is allowed per boat. Proceeds aid the Montessori Island School.
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, as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. A great pre-holiday celebration. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
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, as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. A great pre-holiday celebration. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Revelers in the Upper Keys' Islamorada can ring in the new year with midnight fireworks on the beach at Morada Bay Beach Café at MM 81.6 bayside, who is to host a large beach party with live music, beach barbecue, signature cocktails, performers and fireworks.
Revelers in the Upper Keys' Islamorada can ring in the new year with midnight fireworks on the beach at Morada Bay Beach Café at MM 81.6 bayside, who is to host a large beach party with live music, beach barbecue, signature cocktails, performers and fireworks.
Featuring several great Oldgrass, Newgrass and a blend of next generation Bluegrass as well as some tasteful variations of the genre. Tickets to be available in advance online and at the gate. Monies raised help fund music, dance and art scholarships for local students; main event is located at the ICE Amphitheater, MM 87 bayside at Founders Park. Other weekend musical activities are to be planned. Attend
Featuring several great Oldgrass, Newgrass and a blend of next generation Bluegrass as well as some tasteful variations of the genre. Tickets to be available in advance online and at the gate. Monies raised help fund music, dance and art scholarships for local students; main event is located at the ICE Amphitheater, MM 87 bayside at Founders Park. Other weekend musical activities are to be planned. Attend
Fine art & original crafts, a variety of entertainment, specialty food booths, children's arts & crafts, as well as a raffle of items donated by the artists are part of the annual highlights. San Pedro Church Gardens, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mile Marker 89.5 on Plantation Key in Islamorada. Onsite parking is available for a $5 donation. Free parking is available at Coral Shores High School, with shuttle service to the event.
Fine art & original crafts, a variety of entertainment, specialty food booths, children's arts & crafts, as well as a raffle of items donated by the artists are part of the annual highlights. San Pedro Church Gardens, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mile Marker 89.5 on Plantation Key in Islamorada. Onsite parking is available for a $5 donation. Free parking is available at Coral Shores High School, with shuttle service to the event.
This prize-winning Barbershop Quartet, led by Sean Devine, brings together an infectious energy with a love of yesterday's music. Based in Florida, they have performed to great acclaim from Alaska to New York. All Islamorada Concerts are at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (MM83). Tickets available online.
This prize-winning Barbershop Quartet, led by Sean Devine, brings together an infectious energy with a love of yesterday's music. Based in Florida, they have performed to great acclaim from Alaska to New York. All Islamorada Concerts are at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (MM83). Tickets available online.
Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual "par-tee" on the water during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament. Fans of golf and boating can expect to have a "hole" lot of fun honing their swings and raising money for charity one shot at a time. Up to 50 teams can enter this one-of-a-kind golf experience.
Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual "par-tee" on the water during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament. Fans of golf and boating can expect to have a "hole" lot of fun honing their swings and raising money for charity one shot at a time. Up to 50 teams can enter this one-of-a-kind golf experience.
A free concert held at Founders Park, featuring a musical trip through time. Special theater troupe appearance is planned. Performance is outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band.
A free concert held at Founders Park, featuring a musical trip through time. Special theater troupe appearance is planned. Performance is outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band.
Each year we try to bring you a future star of the classical music world. We also encourage young people to attend (at no charge) and hear a young musical prodigy right here in the Keys. Stay tuned for further information. All Islamorada Concerts are at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (MM83). Tickets to be available online.
Each year we try to bring you a future star of the classical music world. We also encourage young people to attend (at no charge) and hear a young musical prodigy right here in the Keys. Stay tuned for further information. All Islamorada Concerts are at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 (MM83). Tickets to be available online.
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event is the second leg this year of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series and typically draws a field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. Kickoff is 1/24 and fishing day is 1/25. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000.
Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event is the second leg this year of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series and typically draws a field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. Kickoff is 1/24 and fishing day is 1/25. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000.
Anglers compete for beautiful trophies and prizes in one of the most prestigious offshore tournaments in the Florida Keys, and this year is the third and final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship.
Anglers compete for beautiful trophies and prizes in one of the most prestigious offshore tournaments in the Florida Keys, and this year is the third and final leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship.
Hailed as "the most exciting piano trio in America" by The New Yorker Magazine, Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Fabio Bidini. They have earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloist virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon. Performance at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, (MM83). Tickets to be available onli
Hailed as "the most exciting piano trio in America" by The New Yorker Magazine, Trio Solisti is comprised of three brilliant instrumentalists - violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Fabio Bidini. They have earned a reputation for soulful and passionate performances marked by soloist virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing, and thrilling abandon. Performance at Island Community Church @ 7:30 PM, 83250 Overseas Highway, (MM83). Tickets to be available onli
In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion team (boat), first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate. Other awards are presented for the high-point angler, outstanding catch, largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish, most tagged sailfish and hard luck. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.
In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion team (boat), first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate. Other awards are presented for the high-point angler, outstanding catch, largest tuna, dolphin and kingfish, most tagged sailfish and hard luck. Proceeds benefit the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.
Join the Friday "Beer Mile" event, which is quite simple: 1 Mile and 4 Beers. Do you have what it takes? Saturday is the main event; there are to be cash prizes for the top 3 finishers for male/female in the half marathon and great awards for the top 3 finishers of the 10K.  In addition, prizes for those who place top 3 in their age groups for both races.  Register for all events online. Early-bird savings.
Join the Friday "Beer Mile" event, which is quite simple: 1 Mile and 4 Beers. Do you have what it takes? Saturday is the main event; there are to be cash prizes for the top 3 finishers for male/female in the half marathon and great awards for the top 3 finishers of the 10K.  In addition, prizes for those who place top 3 in their age groups for both races.  Register for all events online. Early-bird savings.
Remarkable performers will bring you the best and most exciting music from the world of opera. Performances by So Young Park, Federico De Michelis, Cesar Canon. Show starts 7:30 PM., at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, (MM83). Tickets to be available online.
Remarkable performers will bring you the best and most exciting music from the world of opera. Performances by So Young Park, Federico De Michelis, Cesar Canon. Show starts 7:30 PM., at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, (MM83). Tickets to be available online.
A free concert at the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada's Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Highlights include puppy parade (bring your dog!) and a petting zoo.
A free concert at the ICE Amphitheater at Islamorada's Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Highlights include puppy parade (bring your dog!) and a petting zoo.
This internationally acclaimed prize-winning New York-based string quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. Show starts 7:30 PM, at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway, (MM83). Tickets to be available online.
This internationally acclaimed prize-winning New York-based string quartet has become one of America's premier young performing ensembles. Show starts 7:30 PM, at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway, (MM83). Tickets to be available online.

Big Pine and the Lower Keys News

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FLORIDA KEYS — Encouraging environmentally responsible behaviors is a crucial element of the Florida Keys' commitment to protecting the region's natural resources, including the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef. Visitors can share in that commitment by following the "10 Keymandments." While the Bible's 10 Commandments advise people what NOT to do, the Keymandments advise travelers what they CAN do to have a meaningful, memorable vacation while respecting and helping
FLORIDA KEYS — Encouraging environmentally responsible behaviors is a crucial element of the Florida Keys' commitment to protecting the region's natural resources, including the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef. Visitors can share in that commitment by following the "10 Keymandments." While the Bible's 10 Commandments advise people what NOT to do, the Keymandments advise travelers what they CAN do to have a meaningful, memorable vacation while respecting and helping
Travelers are cautioned to take precautions to avoid illegal vacation rentals and/or internet-based scams aimed at those desiring to book vacation home rentals. Online rental scams and illegal rentals are a worldwide problem, according to authorities. In a typical scam, a deposit or full payment is taken via a mailed check, wire money transfer or PayPal. Individuals essentially are charged to stay in a rental property that does not actually exist. Fraudulent online listings often to appear
Travelers are cautioned to take precautions to avoid illegal vacation rentals and/or internet-based scams aimed at those desiring to book vacation home rentals. Online rental scams and illegal rentals are a worldwide problem, according to authorities. In a typical scam, a deposit or full payment is taken via a mailed check, wire money transfer or PayPal. Individuals essentially are charged to stay in a rental property that does not actually exist. Fraudulent online listings often to appear
FLORIDA KEYS -- Featuring vivid coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures, the Florida Keys offer a ready-made vacation paradise that attracts almost 800,000 snorkel and scuba aficionados each year who can't wait to get into the water and explore — even as first-timers. Snorkeling requires a mask, snorkel, fins for propulsion and inflatable snorkeling vest to enjoy a day of underwater sightseeing. Professional snorkel charters provide (and rent) equipment and offer simple instruction.
FLORIDA KEYS -- Featuring vivid coral reefs teeming with exotic sea creatures, the Florida Keys offer a ready-made vacation paradise that attracts almost 800,000 snorkel and scuba aficionados each year who can't wait to get into the water and explore — even as first-timers. Snorkeling requires a mask, snorkel, fins for propulsion and inflatable snorkeling vest to enjoy a day of underwater sightseeing. Professional snorkel charters provide (and rent) equipment and offer simple instruction.

Key West Events Calendar

The Official Florida Keys and Key West Web Site is your Premier Travel Guide to the Florida Keys: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Lower Keys, Key West. Accommodations, Real Estate, Diving & Snorkeling, Fishing & Boating, Museums & Tours, Restaurants & Bars, Theaters & Art Galleries, Events and more. Brought to you by the Monroe County Tourist Development Council.

The second Key West Artisan Market of the season will include culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, the Key West Writer's Guild Local Author's Nook, live music by 104.9 The X, craft beer, wine and art in Garage Mahal and food concessions. Artisan Market dates have been set for Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every three weeks (except Easter), at The Restaurant Store. Bring your own bags.
This event is one of a kind! Imagine running through the southernmost island in the United States while enjoying a break from the ordinary. The Southernmost Marathon & Half promises just that- 26.2 or 13.1 miles of ocean and gulf views, as well as iconic Key West landmarks. A full weekend of events including a 10k and 5k are planned.
Charming holiday spirit abounds in this annual parade in the southernmost city in the continental U.S. Local flavor prevails with marching bands, school groups, motorized and non-motorized floats and lively community participation. Catching the tossed candy is a highlight for kids. The route begins at Bayview Park and the best viewing spots are along Duval Street and Truman Avenue.
The Lighted Bike Ride helps to gather the needed toys for the struggling, working families of Key West for the holidays. At the Holiday Helpers Store, eligible parents walk through the store, empowered by the ability to pick free, new toys their children will want instead of just allocating non-specific toys to parents. The ride is a family event beginning with a registration/checkin at 6 p.m. with the Lighted Bike Ride beginning at 7:00 p.m. Families and individuals with lighted and decorated
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mix
Enjoy what organizers expect to be the cocktail, culinary and cultural extravaganza celebrated annually each fall in Key West Florida. Appealing to  industry insiders, consumer cocktail and culinary lovers alike, the event is to encompass product innovation, education, and of course, a good time filled with entertainment camaraderie and just good fun.  Tastings, celebrity bartender competitions and more. Visit website for details.
Experience non-stop racing action as Sea-Doo, Yamaha, and Kawasaki personal watercraft racers take to the water averaging 75 mph. This race is the final round in 2017 and serves as the overall championship for the PRO Enduro and International Amatuer Championship. Jetcross Jet Ski stand up races will also be a part of this family friendly event free to the public.
Enjoy an enchanted evening to include trolley transportation between several participating inns, each decorated for the holidays. Treats and libations are offered at each inn. Event-goers also can provide their own transportation or bicycle to the inns. Contact the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West to purchase tickets, priced at $30 per person.
Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey's grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he and his band Mofro have sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance and at times to tears. Show starts 8 p.m.
Make holiday shopping fun! Enjoy cookies and coffee as you stroll through a friendly, festive indoor market. Over 20 artisans present unique and locally produced gifts: jewelry, textiles, home accessories and quality crafts. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 533 Eaton Street.
Lighted and decorated vessels from rowboats to tall ships proceed around Key West's Historic Seaport and harbor areas. Parade is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Holiday revelers can watch and applaud from bars, restaurants and resorts in and around the Historic Seaport.
The Key West Triathlon and Expo expects to host a maximum of 1,000 participants and some of the sport's best known triathletes; TRIKW allows you to bask in the warm weather and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean while the rest of the country is experiencing winter. Olympic and Sprint distances.
Bring your dogs, wear a t-shirt with a picture of your kitty with pride, or walk with a paddle displaying your pet's photo! Holiday Bazaar inside the dog park features entertainment, food vendors, photos with Santa, gifts for that special person on your list and more! A unique opportunity to support the lifesaving mission caring for the Keys' community's homeless animals, the event supports the Florida Keys SPCA. Check in is 9 a.m. Event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Higgs Beach, at the Higgs Dog P
Internationally known musician, writer, and producer, McKeown returns to The Studios to present selections from According to Us (written in part during her 2016 residency) as well as selections from her musical Miss You Like Hell. Performance at 8 p.m., 533 Eaton Street.
From 1-3 p.m., kids and adults can visit the furry, fluffy and feathered residents of the Animal Farm and petting zoo and get a photo taken with Santa. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Animal Farm is situated at the county's detention center just outside Key West at 5501 College Road. This event is free and open to the public. The Sheriff's Animal Farm is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Grab a large helping of holiday cheer with this hilarious, madcap comedy! It's a cross between A Christmas Carol and Noises Off. Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre's annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual. "Inspectin
Join the Symphony to commemorate its 20th season at the historical and beautiful Hemingway House. Immerse yourself in the writings of Hemingway as the Symphony brings to life four of his beloved stories in the four movements of the Tales of Hemingway concerto. From 6-8 p.m., at 907 Whitehead Street. Meet Grammy Award winners cellist Zuill Bailey and composer Michael Daugherty and the lead dancers of the Siudy Flamenco Dance Theater. Tickets $100 pp. Purchase tickets online.
Put on your stockings and pull out your sugarplums for Key West Burlesque's "Sugar Rum Cherry: A Burlesque Nutcracker." This naughty holiday 2-act reverie features your favorite local performers, international burlesque superstars, and amazing aerial acrobats as they visit the land of libations. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Performance at Key West Theatre, 512 Eaton Street.
Enjoy an enchanted evening to include trolley transportation between several participating inns, each decorated for the holidays. Treats and libations are offered at each inn. Event-goers also can provide their own transportation or bicycle to the inns. Contact the Lodging Association of the Florida Keys and Key West to purchase tickets, priced at $30 per person.
Zuill Bailey, cellist extraordinaire, returns to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra led by Founder|Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso. Bailey's rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry, and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. Bailey performs the wondrous Tales of Hemingway concerto for cello and orchestra for which he won the Best Classical Instrument Solo Grammy Award
Browse the vibrant open-air bazaar filled with Keys artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople and performers. Admission is free and the market is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every third Sunday of each month. Bring your own bags.
Key West Art & Historical Society is to host this second annual event, from 5-9 p.m. at the historic Custom House Museum, to feature Key West's finest artisans, musicians and choirs, along with a spectacular holiday light show. Highlights of the evening gathering are to include performances by musicians and choirs, local artisans showcasing their wares, a light show and "selfies" with Santa. Open and free to the public.
Back by popular demand! John Vessels and Jay Schwandt bring Lillian Baxter back to Key West in this all-new "one woman" show. Lillian Baxter is sweet, funny, and capable of knocking your socks off when she belts out a song! Cabaret comedy with beautiful renditions of the American songbook. Enjoy an upbeat show about life just left of the spotlight. Limited Seating. Shows 12/21-24, 12/26-31 at Little Room Jazz Club. 821 Duval Street. House opens at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m.
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3-7 p.m. each day showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 day-of-tour. Proceeds benefit the foundation's museum and programs.
The arrival of 2018 is to be heralded on the island's Duval Street with the "drop" of a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, to the flat roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval. Thousands of spectators gather on Duval for the annual gala, emceed by a rooftop host starting at 10 p.m. and featuring dancing in the street and a countdown to midnight recorded on a huge clock.
Frost-free Key West becomes a "wiener wonderland" when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a noontime New Year's Eve stroll through the island's picturesque downtown. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.
The Southernmost City celebrates with a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St. Seconds before midnight, the high heel bearing a lavishly gowned and coiffed Sushi is to be lowered from the second-story balcony of the complex toward the cheering crowds below. As midnight strikes and the New Year officially begins, she will land and gleefully pop the cork on a ceremonial bottle of champagne.
Enjoy a front-row seat for the famous "Lowering of the Wench" at Schooner Wharf Bar! This special adults-only event features complimentary beer, wine, champagne, well drinks, soda, and water and delicious hot and cold hors d' oeuvres! From 9:30 PM- 12:30 AM; tickets for purchase are limited so reserve early.
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.
Art of the Art is a unique opportunity to meet our local artists and learn how they make and design their craft. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to ride bikes or the bus which conveniently stops in front of the Restaurant Store. Parking is available in the Old Town Parking Garage at 300 Grinnell Street. Please bring your own bags.
Now in their 54th year and cited as being one of the most influential UK pop/rock bands of all time, a mid-'60s rock group who wrote gorgeous melodies. Dominated by Colin Blunstone's breathy vocals, choral backup harmonies, and Rod Argent's shining jazz- and classical-influenced organ and piano, the band sounded utterly unique for their era. To this day, they're known primarily for their three big hit singles, "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and "Time of the Season", however they have released
The 2018 topic is "Writers of the Caribbean." Literary aficionados from around the world are to gather for readings, discussions and lectures led by some of contemporary literature's most acclaimed writers. The island nations of the Caribbean have produced some of the most powerful and exciting writers of our time. For the 36th annual Key West Literary Seminar, we look across the waves to the vital literature that has emerged from this region.
Big fish, big money! Come fish for some of the largest kingfish in Florida Keys waters in this new tournament. Fishing headquartered at Stock Island Marina. First prize could earn $15,000 cash, based on a 50-boat field.
Tour elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and the interior design that complements each. January tours are offered 3 to 7 pm each day. Transportation between homes is available via Conch Train for $40 each, seating is limited. Tickets without transportation are $30 in advance and $35 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. $5 admission per person; hours open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at Bayview Park, Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Admired, vilified, de-humanized. Six women with one thing in common. Marriage to a man called Henry. This re-telling of the lives of the wives of King Henry VIII views history through a modern lense. Cleverly constructed. Skillfully arranged. Based on the lives of the wives of King Henry VIII.! Limited Seating. Shows at 7 p.m., Parish Hall at St Paul's Church. 401 Duval Street.
Women and girls from around the world are to meet on the playing field for hard-fought sporting action. Each year, nearly 30 teams from across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Sweden and India participate.
"1776" is the Tony Award winning musical which brings history to life as it dramatizes America's contentious Founding Fathers and their determination to do the right thing for a fledgling nation. Engaging, witty and passionate, this Broadway musical takes audiences back to the long, hot Philadelphia summer of 1776 when John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia bid members of the Second Continental Congress to proclaim independence from the ty
Top chefs and restaurateurs display culinary creativity and the Keys' indigenous cuisine in a flavorful schedule of events for food lovers. Highlights include the lively "Old Town Uncorked," neighborhood wine strolls, food and wine pairings, intriguing seminars, winemaker dinner series and a grand tasting.
Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor and activist. Born in Coney Island, New York in 1947, Arlo is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease, and America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist Woody Guthrie. Arlo has become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and var
Culinary & Wine Show features local chef specialties, exotic cheeses, wine tasting and dozens of great vino by the bottle and case. Guests are encouraged to ride bikes or the bus which conveniently stops in front of the Restaurant Store. Parking is available in the Old Town Parking Garage at 300 Grinnell Street. Please bring your own bags.
Shallow water flats anglers and guides are invited to hook-up and fight their barracuda rivals. Event is to be headquartered at Hurricane Hole Marina, Stock Island. Prizes and trophies are to be awarded for top angler and guide in light tackle spin and fly divisions.
She has sold over six million records and has had gold and platinum successes (including fourteen top ten hits, twelve recorded albums and four Female Vocalist of the Year awards). Her duet partners have included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams and The Beach Boys. Show starts 8 p.m.
Two feisty retirement community residents pass the time getting to know each other over a series of contentious card games. What's revealed surprises them both! Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize. Limited Seating. Shows 7p.m., 2/15-18, 2/21-24 at Parish Hall at St Paul's Church. 401 Duval Street.
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and interior design that complements each. February and March tours are offered 10 am to 4 pm each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
Sesame Street meets The Exorcist in this outrageous comedy. Hand To God tells the story of an awkward Texas teen named Jason, who spends his afternoons at his local church, practicing for the Christian Puppet Ministry run by his widowed mother. All hell literally breaks loose, however, when Jason's puppet Tyrone takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play, Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of fai