HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys…
Join us this week for a variety of activities in the Keys…Ocean Life Lecture Series, Key Largo Food and Wine Festival, and Hemingway Days are all among this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!
the Florida Keys / July 25 – 26
Spiny Lobster Mini-Season
Each year, the lobster mini-season falls on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. The 2012 mini-season opens at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday and closes at midnight on Thursday. Regular lobster season always begins Aug. 6 and closes March 31.
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has two exclusive locations -
Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
Key Largo / July 27 – August 5
A wine lovers’ event featuring wine dinners, free-pour wine events, progressive dinners and a great time – what better reason to uncork in Key Largo? Key Largo’s culinary experts step up to the “palate” to present nearly 30 tasty food, wine and spirits events all over the island.
Contact: Sue Finney 305-394-3736
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
Quiet and peaceful in the Middle Keys this week!
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Key West / January 01 to December 31
Enjoy a fabulous tour of Key West…with a twist. A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Departs from the City Hall Parking Lot, located on the corner of Angela and Simonton. Tickets $25. Can be purchased ONLINE or at the trolley, our G&L Visitor Center (located at 513 Truman), and many of our distinguished gay and lesbian guest houses.
Key West / March 17 – 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). In a March kickoff event, anglers target 15 species and $5,000 in cash prizes is split between the top anglers.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-295-6601
Key West / July 17 – 22
The 32nd celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, a theatrical premiere, short story competition, fishing tournament, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a pre-birthday “party” commemorating Ernest’s July 21st birthday.
Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); 294-0320 (literary)
Key West / July 24
Symphony of the Americas Summerfest Concert
Impromptu Classical Concerts presents this annual Summerfest performance, dubbed a cultural exchange that features the Mission Chamber Orchestra based in Rome. The chamber orchestra’s musical range is from Baroque to Contemporary, but under the baton of Symphony Artistic Director, James Brooks Bruzzese, old masters such as Bach and Corelli, Borodin and Mendelssohn will fill the sanctuary. A special highlight of the 2012 Summerfest program will be a world premier by Italian composer and pianist, Lorenzo Turchi-Floris. Show begins at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church on Duval Street. Tickets to the concert are $20, free to all students and available at the church door the evening of the performance.
These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …
Visit our blog next Monday with updated happenings in the Florida Keys…