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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.
Deck the halls and jingle your balls, it's time for Chief Peachy-Poo's Holiday Revue! Key West's smallest strongman and drag-tastic super star, Chief Peach, hosts two evenings of holiday cheer. Peach is joined by the Conch Republic's Queen of Burlesque, Tatah DuJour, along with Nick Mazza, and the Key West Burlesque Dancers to celebrate the season. The show will feature festive weekly guest performers including Sofia Luna, Aurora Natrix, and Cheeky Derrière. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts
Discovery Saturday from 10-11 a.m. is hosted by Mote Marine and includes a lesson for children to learn how corals grow and they will make their own reef using clay, pipe cleaners and beads. Space is limited. The Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on the third Saturday of each month. Located in NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex
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! Shopping Bazaar inside the dog park features entertainment, food vendors, a Kissing Booth, holiday gifts for that special snuggle bug 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 Pa
Lighted and decorated vessels from rowboats to tall ships proceed around Key West's Historic Seaport and harbor areas. Festivities are to begin at 6 p.m. with the children of Gerald Adams Elementary Steel Your Heart Band! 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 as vessels of all shapes and sizes dazzle the crowd.
Don your festive holiday running attire, affix your ruby-red nose, and join in the 11th Annual 5K Rudolph Red Nose Run, Saturday Dec. 15, starting and ending at the Southernmost Beach Café. Race day check-in starts at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. start. After the race, enjoy refreshments, fun, prizes and a huge silent auction.
The Key West Botanical Garden Society presents Master Gardener, Michelle Leonard-Mularz to begin its 6-month Speaker Series. Held at 1:30 p.m. in the Toppino Nature Chapel. Michelle will speak on "Gardening in the Keys and the Master Gardener Program." Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. All proceeds directly benefit the Garden's conservation program. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road, Stock Island.
Broadway star Terri White shares her personal journey to Broadway and back again. The evening intersperses personal stories and show tunes, triumphs and challenges. Accompanied by Pianist Megan Clay. Little Room Jazz Club, 821 Duval Street. Show starts 7 p.m.
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours from 3-6 p.m. each day showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day-of-tour. Proceeds benefit the foundation's museum and programs.
Locals and visitors come together to Experience the culture of the Florida Keys through dance, performances, food, and drink. All are welcome to join us on this beautiful beach, under a full moon, with a friendly atmosphere that helps compliment what is truly a "celebration of us". Everyone comes for the explosion of Sound and visual performances, but they all stay for the limbo! Tickets $12 pp.
The arrival of 2019 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.
For piratical partiers, a New Year's Eve salute to Key West's rowdy seafaring roots is scheduled at the island's Historic Seaport. At midnight, a winsome pirate wench is to descend from the top of the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannon blasts welcome 2018. Scallywags in attendance can expect live music all day, dancing and festivities at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.
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.
Anglers of all ages and abilities can target more than 40 species of fish in the Key West Fishing Tournament, a free-entry multidivision challenge that takes place Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2019. The tournament features divisions for men, women, junior anglers ages 10 to 15 and Pee Wees under 10 years old — making it ideal for extended families and multigenerational groups who want to share the angling experience.
Pole Vault in Paradise is a one-day competitive event open to pole vaulters of all ages and abilities. Spectators can watch as top athletes from around the United States join high school, college, and Masters pole vaulters. Admission is free, begins at 9 a.m. and continues throughout the day, at Truman Waterfront Park.
The 2019 topic is "Under the Influence." Literary aficionados from around the world are to gather for readings, discussions and lectures led by some of contemporary literature's most acclaimed writers. KWLS has assembled some of today's most dazzling writers for a journey through literary archetypes—from Shakespeare and Homer to African folktales and early 20th-century novels and comic-book heroes—as we seek to understand the nature of literary influence.
Art, food, wine, craft beer, shopping and entertainment. Free admission, from 10AM to 2PM at new location, Higgs Beach. January dates, 13 & 27. Bring your reusable bags.
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 $45 each, seating is limited. Tickets without transportation are $35 in advance and $40 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.
Recognized by Runners World magazine as one of the 10 great half-marathons of the winter season, the race follows a 13.1-mile course that includes Old Town Key West and the scenic waterfront. The race typically attracts American and international runners to compete in Key West's balmy January climate. Named as one of the United States' leading winter half marathons, Best Destination Half Marathons and Bucket List Best Half Marathons, is ranked among 13 must-do U.S. half-marathons by Competitor.c
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.
Fringe Theater presents this gripping drama of two writers who grapple with betrayal. Is ownership of a story in its living or in its telling? Key West Woman's Club, 319 Duval Street. Show starts 7 p.m.
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.
A Doll's House, Part 2 is the continuation of Henrik Ibsen's classic A Doll's House. Far from being dry or stuffy, ADH, Pt.2 is hilariously funny, whip-smart and resonant to our gender politics. The story picks up 15 years after Nora famously slams the door on her stifling marriage at the conclusion of A Doll's House. In Mr. Hnath's updated version, Nora is now a successful business woman, who finds her husband, daughter and wise-cracking maid to be as changed as she has become. Fireworks explod
The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs have created a unique sound that helped Air Supply become a staple of early-'80s radio, producing seven straight Top Five singles. The albums "Lost in Love", "The One That You Love", "Now & Forever", and "The Greatest Hits" sold in excess of 20 million copies during this era. In 2013, the duo was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame. Air Supply celeb
Mile 0 Fest Key West is a new music festival considered a "must see" in the burgeoning Red Dirt & Americana music scene. Take in big shows at Truman Waterfront Park Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art facility located blocks off the hopping streets of Duval, or get into a stripped down acoustic set with your favorite band leader at one of the theaters or bars off Duval. Many activities and memorable experiences await.
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.
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every three weeks (except Easter), at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: Feb. 10, 24.
Witness the most authentic ABBA show ever, delivered in exact replicas of ABBA's famous staging clothes exclusively approved by ABBA's clothing designer. Arrival from Sweden performs together with some of the finest symphony orchestras in the world and also with ABBA original musicians. ARRIVAL from Sweden is the only ABBA tribute band in the world that has been given an unreleased ABBA song, "Just A Notion" directly from Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts
Now in its third year at The Studios of Key West, event's doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar. VIP seating is available for $50. The auction preview will be from February 7 - 13 at The Studios of Key West. The highlight of this year's auction will be an original Sal Salinero painting valued at nearly $10,000. The McKee art auction raises mon
More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they've repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn't "just another" anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Showtimes 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.
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 $35 in advance and $40 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
An island tradition for over 50 years, this unique contest celebrates the historic importance of conch in the Keys and features contestants in several age categories attempting to make "music" with fluted conch shells. Contest located in the garden of the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street, free and open to all ages. Registration begins at 10 a.m., contest starts at noon.
A charity flats-and-fly-only tournament with a twist - in addition to catch and release, anglers earn extra points for tagging their caught fish. Held at the Key West Yacht Harbor Marina on Stock Island.
A cornerstone alternative band with roots in Jamestown, NY, the group has produced smash hits like Trouble Me, Because the Night, These Are Days, and many more. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Tickets available online starting at noon, 11/7/18.
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., every three weeks (except Easter), at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: March 10, 24.
Fringe Theater presents Lee Roy Reams as he brings his popular New York musical revue from Feinstein's 54 to Key West. One night only. Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street. Show starts 7 p.m.