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Florida Keys Events

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.

Upper Keys

  • The Islamorada-based Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup features 25 guided anglers competing to catch and release the most tarpon over 4 feet in length on 16-pound tippet. A limited field of both guided and unguided anglers compete for tarpon and other species....

  • Sunday morning, all participants in the St. Paddy’s Day 5 & 10k receive a free beer after the run! Starting at 1 p.m. party with live Irish music from 1 to 4 p.m. by Ken & Carol, followed from 5 to 9 p.m. by McKimball......

  • Kick off spring with Island Grill’s Full Moon Beach Party beginning at 7:30 p.m. Two live bands, a DJ, electrifying dancers and food and drink specials. $18 tickets online or at the door. Mile marker 85.5 oceanside....

  • The 29th annual Bay Jam takes over the amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The art and music festival features a full days’ lineup of musicians along with art, craft and food vendors. Admission to the performances......

  • Dr. Crosby speaks on the scientific innovation that occurred in response to the Florida Keys coral stress event of 2023. Doors open at 5 p.m. for light appetizers and a cash bar. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. Register online in advance to secure your......

  • Renowned fishing, wildlife and sports photographer Pat Ford, known for his stunning photos of fish, birds and wildlife captured around the world and in the Florida Keys, will be in attendance and will speak about his wild adventures at the opening of his new photo......

  • The Swim America Florida Keys Open Water Swim raises funds that go directly to cancer research and patient care programs at Miami Cancer Institute. Each participating swimmer age 18 and over is asked to raise a minimum of $500, and those under 18, a minimum......

  • Parents, call ahead to reserve space for your child or children to participate in the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association’s Kids Fishing Expo. All boys and girls age 13 and under are welcome to participate, but must be accompanied by an adult. Kids can learn......

  • Learn about the important work in ocean research, coral restoration and more that takes place at Keys Marine Laboratory in Layton at the annual Open House. See the facilities in person, meet the scientists and learn about the variety of projects and collaborations currently going......

  • Join the History of Diving Museum team for a benefit concert, art exhibit and special musical tribute to musician, artist, and avid diver Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. Enjoy live music, an art sale, dinner, dancing and more from 5:30 to 9 p..m at......

  • Gear up for a night of Southern charm and elegance as Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys proudly presents its 21st annual cocktail party with a Kentucky Derby theme. Guests are encouraged to don their most dashing Derby attire. For ladies, that includes those......

  • The center welcomes Thomas Lockyear, manager of the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City, for a presentation on how the building of Tamiami Trail, the road across the Everglades, changed South Florida. Advance registration required. $10 for in-person attendance; $5 virtual. Doors open at......

  • The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District’s Third Thursday Art Walk in Islamorada is the organization’s landmark, monthly event. On the Third Thursday of each month, Keys-inspired fine artists, vendors, residents, and visitors congregate on Morada Way in Islamorada to celebrate the arts and culture......

  • This fundraising celebration honors the remarkable legacy of Henry Flagler with an evening filled with elegance. Guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special appearance by George Matthew, Henry Flagler’s grandson. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the museum, located at the Islander Resort, miles......

  • Hosted at the Islander Resort, mile marker 82 oceanside, this annual fundraising event for College of the Florida Keys is a fun evening with dinner, drinks, a live band and virtual silent auction. Costumes are encouraged, especially pirates and mermaids!...

  • Join in the fun at the brewery’s annual Fat Tuesday celebration. MEAT Eatery will be serving traditional Cajun cuisine and there will also be tacos from Taco Jalisco. Don’t miss the Girl Scout Cookies and Beer pairing — a flight of 5 beers paired with......

  • Join the brewery crew for a super fun day from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. filled with live music, food trucks, face painting, special release local beers, island vibes and good times. Iguana races take place at 5 p.m. with proceeds supporting Upper Keys Humane......

  • Islamorada Running Company kicks off the inaugural St. Paddy’s 5k and 10k run event along the Old Highway in Islamorada, followed by a party at Florida Keys Brewing Company, 81611 Old Highway. $40 for the 5k; $50 for the 10k....

  • The Wind Games are a three-day adventure at Whale Harbor filled with friendly competitions, live music and good vibes for all ages. Check-in, warm ups and an evening opening party take place Friday. A variety of fun and exciting races in the categories of kits,......

  • In this annual all-release competition, organized by the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, anglers target three species – bonefish, redfish and snook. The tournament benefits the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Foundation and the Guides Trust Foundation, organizations that provide funds to people in the local......

Middle Keys

  • Rules of this high-energy three-evening tournament mandate that each team fishes with a different captain each outing. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential “hot spots” are shared among all anglers. The tournament’s opening and closing events take......

  • This popular dolphin tournament with check-in on Friday and fishing Saturday pays out over 8 thousand in cash and prizes to the top four adults with the heaviest fish. Junior anglers age 15 and under vie for rod and reel combos....

  • Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters welcomes all with free admission from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday evening for a New Moon Celebration with live music, happy hour beer and wine prices and appetizers....

  • Learn about solar eclipses and how to view them safely from a NASA ambassador and a representative from the Florida Keys Astronomy Club. With the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8, even though the Keys are not in the path of totality, everyone will still......

  • Marathon Garden Club’s annual House & Garden Tour takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, the tour features 3 luxury oceanfront homes on Key Colony Beach and one on Stirrup Key. Participants are also invited to stop by the garden club’s......

  • Pigeon Key has scheduled a Movie by the Sea for Friday night, March 1, featuring Moana, the epic adventure of an energetic teenage girl who is keen to set sail on a mission to save the people of her island. Combo Pigeon Key Express train-plus-movie......

  • The aquarium holds its first New Moon party Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with free admission. Enjoy live music, beer and wine at happy hour prices and appetizers....

  • There are no groundhogs in the Florida Keys, but there are conchs! Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters celebrates “Ground Conch” Day by consulting with its resident mollusk meteorologist in its shallow water tank. If it sees its shadow, there will be 6 more weeks of winter......

  • Cirque Ma’Ceo is an equine spectacular showcasing the most beautiful horses and human artists performing mesmerizing aerial dancing combined with exotic horses in a high energy acrobatic stunt show. Performances at begin at 7 p.m. nightly at San Pablo Catholic Church, 871 122nd Street. Ticket......

  • Now in its second year, this spectacular race event from Race World Offshore offers excitement and heart-pounding action in the Gulf of Mexico, with viewing of the entire race course available from the pedestrian-friendly Old Seven Mile Bridge. The race is the kick-off event in......

  • The annual ONE WEEKEND ONLY Variety Show and Silent Auction takes place each evening Feb. 8, 9 and 10, featuring actors, dancers and singers from the theatre and the Marathon community. Doors open each night at 5 p.m. for the silent auction, followed at 7......

  • February’s free fishing seminar, hosted by The Tackle Box and presented by JohnnyJigs Custom Saltwater Jigs and Tackle, teaches you all about the gear and techniques for slow pitch jigging. Doors open at 5:30; seminar starts at 6 p.m....

  • The concert association presents two performances by this energetic, young, prize-winning ensemble is on a meteoric rise. They are currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet program. They are as exciting to watch as they are to hear. The first performance......

  • Recognized as one of the world’s finest piano ensembles this delightful piano trio is based in Copenhagen, Denmark and consists of Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer and South Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong on violin and Soo-Kyung Hong on cello. The first performance is 7:30 p.m. Monday,......

  • Each year the series brings a future star of the classical music world. Eric Lu won First Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018 at the age of 20, then signed an exclusive contract with Warner Classics, and has since collaborated with some......

  • The comedy classic, Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, plays at the theatre Jan. 11 through 27th. This story is sure to leave you smiling all night long. Ticket price is $28 pre-tax. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Jan. 27th,......

  • Join rangers at Curry Hammock State Park for a First Day Hike! The hike does not start at the main park entrance. Meet the ranger at 10 a.m. 1 mile south of the entrance on the Gulf side of at 56199 Overseas Highway. The hike......

  • Mark the occasion with a chef-made prix fixe dinner menu at Lighthouse Grill from 5 to 10 p.m. featuring pork tenderloin, mushroom Wellington and lobster thermidor. Dinner reservations are required. After dinner, there is to be a “dropping the anchor” from the lighthouse celebration with......

  • You’re invited to spend an evening solving a mysterious crime while sipping on your beverage of choice. The fun begins at 7 p.m., presented by Keys Mystery Theatre. Tickets are $35, available at the Crane Point gift shop. 5550 Overseas Highway....

  • Marathon Community Cinema is pleased to welcome everyone back to the movies with a free small popcorn with the purchase of any beverage. This applies to the 7 p.m. showings of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on Dec. 29, 30 and 31 and the Sunday......

Lower Keys

  • Dave Feder has carved out a niche of his own, playing a signature blend of Flamenco-infused Folk music. His laid-back style easily disguises his virtuosity on the nylon string Flamenco Guitar. Three decades of island-living in the Florida Keys has influenced Feder’s breezy, approachable, and......

  • The Black Tie Benefit in Key West raises funds for Wesley House Family Services. This evening of Tropical Elegance takes. Ticket purchases and full details are to be available soon for this evening of tropical elegance. Beachside Resort & Residences, 3841 N Roosevelt Blvd....

  • The inaugural Key West Sailfish Tournament is expected to bring world-class teams for a two-day shootout-style event, battling it out for the top of the leaderboard and prize money. Tournament activities will be held at Dante’s Key West Pool Bar & Restaurant, 955 Caroline St....

  • For years, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts has gathered mini-canvases from area artists to create one large Keys art mural/mosaic its annual Connections Project. This year, the council created five separate murals and, at each opening reception in each region of the Keys,......

  • Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World, Live! in this “roarsome” interactive show for all the family. Discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex,......

  • During the First Thursday Open House event, the Studios keep the lights on late and throw the doors open to celebrate the newest work in its galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third......

  • A staged reading of a musical adaptation of Henry James’ novella, “The Aspern Papers.” The story, originally set in 1888 Venice, has shifted to contemporary Key West. The piece asks how we contend with the art and accomplishments of flawed people. How do we appreciate......

  • Enjoy this spring festival that includes three age-level egg hunts: Age infant to 3 at 11 a.m.; 4 to 6 at Noon; and age 7 to 12 at 1 p.m. There will also be environmental education booths, the children’s interactive playground, raffles, games, crafts and......

  • Key West Artisan Market celebrates all things beer & Easter with the ‘Let’s Get Hoppy’ Edition March 31 from 10 am to 2 pm at Higgs Memorial Beach, Key West. Bring the kids for the annual free Easter Egg hunt — kids 12 and under......

  • The third race of the 39th annual Wrecker’s Cup Race Series to Sand Key kicks off Sunday at 1 p.m. The all-in-fun race series recalls the tradition of the wreckers from Key West in the 1800s. All sailing vessels, local sailors and visiting yachtsmen are......

  • Enjoy a fabulous musical evening featuring local and out of town talent singing some of their favorite show tunes from their “trunk material.” Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $30. 407 Wall Street at Mallory Square....

  • Keys Choral Arts invites you to its Spring Concert with musical selections about love, joy, honor and remembrance. The concert will feature a special arrangement of Jimmy Buffett songs arranged by Michael Robinson. Tickets $30, available online. The program takes place at 7 p.m. at......

  • In addition to the traditional Easter Egg Roll on the lawn, guests will enjoy arts and craft activities, live music, refreshments, photos with the Easter Bunny, and each child will leave with a commemorative wooden Easter egg. The event is free for all ages. 9......

  • South Florida Symphony Orchestra transports you to the high-octane spirit of 1940s Times Square in Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” from the hit Broadway musical On the Town, and a visit with Clarinet Concerto, Zwilich’s stirring elegy on 9/11. Then, be seduced at a Spanish tavern......

  • The final, celebratory event of the Tennessee Williams Festival is the annual birthday party in his honor. This year marks the 113th anniversary of his birth. The public is welcome to celebrate with champagne and cake at the Tennessee Williams Museum from 5 to 7......

  • The film “Joan Baez, I am Noise” is part of the annual Women’s Film Festival. At the end of a 60-year career, legendary singer and activist Joan Baez takes an honest look back and a deep look inward as she tries to make sense of......

  • This free admission, open-air event features an assortment of beverages and palate-pleasing plates. Restaurants and food vendors from across the Lower Keys and Key West donate their culinary talents to create delectable small plates. Food ranges from seafood, tropical and Caribbean flavors, to European dishes,......

  • The film “One Sings, the Other Doesn’t” is part of the annual Women’s Film Festival, with 6 p.m. screenings each Wednesday in March. The film looks at the lives of Pomme, an aspiring singer, and Suzanne, a struggling mother, as they search for their own......

  • The Old Dominion quintet brings the “No Bad Vibes” Tour to Key West March 22nd, 23rd and 24th, along with supporting acts Frank Ray, Greylan James & Kassi Ashton. Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows nightly at 7:30 p.m. 21 Quay Rd....

  • The film is part of the annual Women’s Film Festival, with 6 p.m. screenings each Wednesday in March. A New Leaf stars Walter Matthau as Henry Graham, who lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him that his lifestyle has consumed all......