HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys! Join us this week for a variety of activities in the Keys…Art Stroll, Womenfest, fishing and Community Clean up make up this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!
he Florida Keys / September 25 – 30
The peak of the fall birding season, this event includes an opening reception, dinner, presentations, Keys-wide field trips focusing on education and conservation as they relate to Keys birds and wildlife, and an environmental fair.
the Florida Keys / September 29
Visitors planning a special end-of-summer trip can explore Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park free, in honor of National Public Lands Day. Entrance fees at the two parks will be waived Saturday.
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 / September 15 – 30
A sanctioned event by the World Paddle Association, this three-race stand up paddle board series is to be held September 15,16 and 30. Prizes are to be awarded the overall series winner and prizes to each individual race winner. For more information and course maps, visit website for details.
Contact: Scott Baste 305-434-5930
Key Largo / September 28 – 30
The annual challenge requires anglers fish for trout and redfish. Proceeds benefit both local Rotary scholarships and Take Stock in Children, a statewide scholarship program for children in seventh through 12th grades. Entry fee is $125 per angler, $70 for young anglers (kids and juniors are combined).
Contact: Mike Shipley 305-304-0421
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
Marathon / September 29
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a free, full-filled day featuring a scavenger hunt, kids’ activities, guided beach walk, self-guided kayak tours, and dozens of booths by local resource management agencies, non profits, artists and more. Free lunch at noon while supplies last. Located at Curry Hammock State Park, 56200 Overseas Highway, near mile marker 56.
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 / September 28 – 29
In partnership with the Florida Keys Audubon Society and the Wildlife Refuge Center this event celebrates the the 14th Annual Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival with two guided birding and garden tours, Sept. 28 & 29 at 10 a.m.; Sept. 29, a butterfly tour given by the Miami Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association at 2 p.m.; Wine & Cheese Social followed by a presentation, Capturing Birds and Wildlife “Through the Lens,” by award winning nature photographers Dick Fortune and Sara Lopez at 5:30 p.m. Call to register.
Key West / September 29
The Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum, Fort East Martello, Harry S. Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens are to participate in the eighth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors for an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in history. Visit website for free admission tickets and details.
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 …
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