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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 Florida Keys are an island oasis nestled in a sea of water. The Study of Water reveals four differing artistic expressions and intimate connections with water. Throughout the exhibition, each artist provides individual interpretations and personal associations with water. The works collectively reveal how......

  • Learn about the history between Upper and Lower Matecumbe Keys, an area known as the Fill. The Fill has an interesting and storied past. Through an audio-visual presentation you will learn when Henry Flagler filled in the area for the railway, the building of the......

  • Female fishing fans can learn or polish angling skills during the award-winning weekend seminar. More than 8,000 female graduates have immersed themselves in the annual lighthearted yet skill-heavy curriculum to learn and hone abilities in offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing....

  • Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual “par-tee” on the water. 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. Teams of......

  • Named after the man known affectionately as “Mr. Everglades,” the event is headquartered at the Islander Resort. Anglers target fish in multiple species only in the boundaries of Everglades National Park, fishing areas that Lucerne favored. Anglers are challenged to catch at least one Tarpon,......

  • The makeup date for Afro Roots Fest Islamorada Day 2 is to happen at the Florida Keys Brewing Company, 81611 Old Highway. Scheduled to appear are the Bad Apples Brass Band and Pokito. The Bad Apples Brass Band is a fun and funky New Orleans......

  • Individuals, two- and four-person relay teams have up to seven hours to complete the eight-mile roundtrip course. The course features an in-water start and a beach finish, ending shoreside during this tropical open-water swimming event....

  • Teams of up to four anglers compete for top prizes, and the total combined weight of three fish determines the winning team. If up to 25 boats register, first-prize cash winnings can reach $25,000....

  • Intended for novice anglers, this weekend is about learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition with the Ladies Let’s Go Fishing university organizers. Species include legal inshore and offshore fish. Charter a professional boat or fish on your own boat. This is a casual tournament with......

  • Anglers can join a new fun fishing tournament to help raise funds for the Alligator Lighthouse Restoration Project. Online registration is to open May 1, 2022....

  • Indian Key is designated it a Florida State Historic Site. Naturalist John James Audubon sketched birds here and Dr. Henry Perrine, a botanist, attempted to demonstrate the area’s adaptability for growing plants that would be of economic benefit to the United States. Join a celebration......

  • This annual challenge appeals to “tarpon addicts,” and both experienced and novice anglers apply to compete in what is referred to locally as the “Wimbledon of tarpon fishing.” Headquartered at the Lorelei Restaurant and Marina, the all-release event is limited to 25 anglers by invitation......

  • Divers and snorkelers can support a Florida Keys charity while they “egg-splore” the clear, warm waters off Islamorada. The Easter “egg-stravaganza” is hosted by Captain “Cottontail” Spencer Slate, who dons a giant bunny suit and dive gear and hides brightly colored eggs for eager bounty......

  • Lectures cover a range of topics and are offered with both live in-person and virtual participation options. This month’s topic is “Archaeology, Adaption, and Resilience in the Keys” with Sara Ayers-Rigsby, Director of Southeast and Southwest Regions for the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Presentations begin......

  • Hosted by the Florida Keys Elks Lodge, this annual event welcomes female angler teams to compete for the highest aggregate weight of three dolphin fish, as well as junior anglers under 16 years of age. Cash and prizes are awarded to first- through third-place finishers,......

  • Enjoy an outdoor bird walk of Green Turtle Hammock with a local birding expert. Program begins at 8:30 a.m., at the nature preserve, mile marker 81.2 bayside. For members, cost is $5, non-members $15. Reserve a spot in advance....

  • Up to 25 of the world’s top fly-rod anglers endure a five-day test of patience and finesse, fishing Keys waters using fly tackle and 12-pound tippet. Named for the late fly fisherman and conservationist Don Hawley, the tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional......

  • Join Long Key State Park, at mile marker 67.5 from 2-2:30 p.m. Meet six of the Florida Keys’ native crabs while joining a park ranger for an easy stroll along Long Key State Park’s beautiful nature trail. How might our world look without these cleaning......

  • Enjoy a relaxing evening from 6-9 p.m. perusing local fine art, imbibing local craft beer and wine, listening to music, and seeing your favorite people! MWACD is a non-profit in the heart of Islamorada, between mile markers 81 and 82, with Morada Way Clay, Jessica......

  • Fishing for a cause! Honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, this tournament benefits a namesake community scholarship fund that has distributed over $170,000 to date. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, the event features cash prizes and $25,000 to the angler with......

Middle Keys

  • Enjoy an evening of music and fine food with classical guitarist Mateo Jampol. Tickets are $65 each before sales tax and include a tropical three-course meal prepared by local Chef Jamie Pruitt and a Champagne Toast to end the evening’s festivities. Doors open 5 p.m.,......

  • Military, fire rescue, police and medical personnel are to be honored with specially priced rooms at Hawks Cay Resort and recreational programs as part of an annual Heroes Salute Labor Day weekend. Highlights of the patriotic, “heroes in action” weekend include a family fun night,......

  • Located at Marathon Community Park, the smoked barbecue and craft beer festival-style event is to feature mouth watering BBQ, and tons of delicious craft beers to wash it down.  Highlights also are to include an amateur BBQ cooking competition with prizes, vendors, boats, live music, kids’......

  • Enjoy a family friendly Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with old fashioned fun, food, drinks, vendors and the famous Barracuda Races! Event celebrates the City of Key Colony Beach’s birthday, and its incorporation as a city. Admission and parking is free, at the......

  • Marathon Garden Club is to host its first butterfly garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for participants to tour four Marathon-area certified butterfly gardens. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased with a tour map at the Club, 5270 Overseas Highway,......

  • Fish for a cause! Join this festive one-day fun fishing tournament for the heaviest mahi mahi. The entire event is a fundraiser to help Habitat Middle Keys build 11 additional affordable homes in Marathon. This angler tournament includes four prize categories: Professional, Weekend Warrior, Ladies......

  • A grand prize of up to $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. Cash prizes for second- and third-place as well. Other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and......

  • Enjoy a night of entertainment during the 28th annual fundraiser and variety show. Silent auction begins 6 p.m., show starts 8 p.m. Tickets online or at box office, $45 per person, Sunday matinee includes silent auction starting at 1 p.m., with a 3 p.m. showtime,......

  • Anglers can not only showcase their fishing talents but help make a difference in people’s lives. This fun sailfish competition is to raise funds for a Keys charity, Mission Fishin’ that helps foster children, children with special needs and their families. Thursday kickoff event is......

  • It’s expected to be a smorgasbord of tropical plants, “used treasures” as part of a rummage sale, a plant sale and raffle, even baked goods and honey! Attendees can find Keys and South Florida natives, bamboo, palms, heliconias, bromeliads, crotons, orchids and unusual, rare tropicals.......

  • Kira Kraftzoff,  Sergio Drabkin, Mischa Degtjareff and Kirill Timofeev – the four gentlemen of the Rastrelli Cello Quartet began working together in 2002 and have devoted themselves ever since to exploring and experiencing the cello’s world of sound. They are committed to tradition, but completely......

  • One of the best string quartets in the world. Nelson Lee (violin), Meg Freivogel (violin),  Liz Freivogel (viola) and Daniel McDonough (cello) have performed across Europe and North America, as well as Carnegie Hall,  Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.  Tickets $30. Performance begins at......

  • Voyage Through the Americas features unique combinations of piano, cello and percussion, and will take the listener on a sizzling journey through both hemispheres. Tickets $30. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Marathon High School Performing Arts Center....

  • Always popular with concert audiences in the Keys, Frederick Moyer returns for another of these stunning performances. During more than thirty years as a full-time concert virtuoso, he has appeared as piano soloist with numerous world-renowned orchestras in all parts of the globe. Tickets $30.......

  • This incredible trio of Lisa Stepanova (piano), Itamar Zorman (violin) and  Michael Katz (cello) is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, lauded for its passionate playing and imaginative ideas. Tickets $30. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Marathon High School Performing Arts Center....

  • Samantha Hankey, mezzo soprano; Weston Hurt, baritone; Amy Owens, soprano; Angel Romero, tenor; Richard Fu, pianist will delight your ears and hearts with wonderful arias and duets from your favorite operas. Tickets $30. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Marathon High School Performing Arts Center....

  • An estimated field of 1,500 runners are to participate in the annual foot race across the longest segmental bridge in the world. The April contest has become one of the most popular running events in the southeastern United States. Registration is online only....

  • One of the middle Keys’ signature family events, delicacies from the waters of the Florida Keys highlight this annual munch-fest at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Sponsored by Organized Fishermen of Florida and Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Live music, vendor booths, sweets, treats......

  • Toast to the New Year with complimentary champagne and the resort’s famous anchor drop from the iconic Faro Blanco lighthouse at midnight! Dinner at Lighthouse Grill is to be served 5-9 PM. Reservations are highly encouraged. Enjoy DJ music, dancing, photo booth & more, from......

  • The annual Festival of Trees is to take place at the Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Highway. Holiday trees are festively displayed, and decorated by members of the Zonta Club of Marathon, a humanitarian service organization. Visitors and residents can view and bid to purchase......

Lower Keys

  • Staged in the Listening Room at the Key West Theater, the intimate evening of bump and grind beauties stars Tatah DuJour, Mona Amour, and the Key West Burlesque dancers, and is co-hosted by local comedian, Gwen Filosa. Special guest performances by Sheba Queen of the......

  • For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. Does......

  • This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant masquerade competitions including one for pets, a headdress ball, exuberant promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island-style bands and lavish floats. The 2022 theme is ‘Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos.’...

  • A live storytelling competition featuring a line up of notable Key Westers, each with a story based on the theme “My Roots.” Hilarious, heartbreaking and just plain weird, each story will keep you on the edge of your seat! Doors and a rooftop bar open......

  • Book your tickets for this extraordinary three-night event, including an option for a VIP experience with an exclusive, up-close-and-personal concert setting featuring songwriting legends in country music. A musical experience like no other, Legends of Music Row is to be hosted by Country Music Hall......

  • Come dressed in your favorite shade of ocean blue and dance and swim with the night away with the mermaids of Key West Mermaid Festival in a beautiful lagoon-style waterfall pool.  This MERvelous family-friendly event will benefit the nonprofit Reef Relief and their mission to......

  • Since 1976, the Rotary Club of Key West has presented the island’s annual fireworks show. Staged from the Edward B. Knight Pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at 1800 White St., fireworks are to begin at 9 p.m. Attendees can purchase drinks and food including burgers......

  • Your 4th of July Weekend party starts at 4 p.m. Join us to kick off the holiday weekend in style with the famous Key West band, The Swayzees! Drink specials, pool fun & of course a BBQ spread. Staged at The Marker Key West Harbor......

  • In the first of three tournaments in the annual Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series, also called The Trilogy, anglers target tarpon, permit and bonefish to achieve the coveted “flats grand slam.” The event raises funds for the fight against cystic fibrosis....

  • The popular festival for lesbians and their friends is designed to allow singles, couples and groups of women to experience the atmosphere of openness and acceptance that has made Key West an internationally acclaimed lesbian and gay vacation destination....

  • Enjoy film screenings, live and silent auctions, a speakers symposium, banquet dinner and more. Meet the Fisher family and their favorite treasured authors of books exploring the shipwrecks treasures for which Mel Fisher is famous for. Complete events schedule online. Events are both free and......

  • Fans of beers and ales can sample about 150 of them while also discovering the flavors of the continental United States’ southernmost island. Activities ‘on tap’ include brew-focused dinners, pool parties and brunches, the lavish BrewFest Tasting Festival held Saturday on Key West’s South Beach......

  • This inaugural food, drink and music festival is to feature top class whiskey, a range of tastings, whiskey walks, workshops, brunches and plenty more. Events to be staged at the Sunset Green Event Lawn, Gates Hotel, 3824 N. Roosevelt Blvd....

  • The summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste. Exhibition at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St....

  • Artist Susan Sugar invites students to the beach for a five-session plein air watercolor workshop at dusk. Students will meet at Ft. Zachary Taylor State Park, 601 Howard England Way. Limited to 10 students, $300 pp. Register online. Presented by The Studios of Key West....

  • Set for 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lagerheads Beach Bar, the cutest little beach bar at the end of 0 Simonton Street. The shallow beach is perfect for a day of sandcastle building, or relaxing in the Key West sunshine. The event admission is......

  • Explore the juicy truth about tropical fruits.The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation welcomes locals and visitors of all ages, to be held on the grounds of the Harry S. Truman Little White House, 111 Front Street, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be......

  • Seafood lovers can chow down on Florida’s clawless lobster during a tasty “feast-ival” that features a savory schedule of events ranging from a traditional lobster boil to a lively street fair starring the sensational crustacean prepared in a variety of ways. The flavorful festivities celebrate......

  • Enjoy five days of sizzling happenings in the island city whose openness and respect for diversity have made it a world-renowned gay vacation destination. The festival’s intriguing events range from pool parties to a sunset cruise to late-night gatherings at the island’s LGBTQ bars and......

  • Rescheduled due to weather, Reef Relief invites the public for a night of live music, games and a silent auction. From 5-8 p.m., Lagerheads Beach Bar and Watersports, at 0 Simonton St. Reef Relief is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving and protecting the......