Key West Fishing Tournament and Lobsterfest this week are just a few of this weeks HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!
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 / August 8 – 11
In the summer of 1993, the first REEF fish surveys were conducted by a group of pioneering volunteers. Twenty years later, REEF’s Volunteer Survey Project and other REEF initiatives are leading the way as innovative and effective marine conservation programs. To celebrate, REEF will be hosting 4 days of diving, learning and parties. Highlights include diving oportunities each day, as well as seminar offerings such as Intro and Advanced Fish ID, Lionfish Collection, Artificial Reefs in the Keys, Grouper Moon and special talks given by REEF Co-Founders Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach. An open house at REEF HQ is also planned, with a celebration banquet on Saturday night. More details are to be announced, including the complete schedule, seminar registration, hotels with special rates, diving charters, and social gatherings. Visit REEF website for details.
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 times in the Middle Keys
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 / April 6 – 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).
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718
Key West / August 1 – 30
Lucky Street is filled with paintings, wall sculptures, and photos displayed in a grid format throughout the gallery, inviting viewers to easily compare various works by artists to decide on a favorite. Take the time to explore the grids by a fabulous group of local artists. The ?Gridlock? Exhibition will be on display from Aug. 1 – 30, with Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 540 Greene Street. Lucky Street will be closed for the month of September, and will reopen October 1, 2013.
Key West / August 8 – 11
Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.
Key West / August 8 – 9
Captain Tony Tarracino, was an American icon, saloonkeeper, boat captain, gambler and Mayor of Key West. He has been called arguably the city’s most beloved resident. Reporters sought him out, movies were made about his life, and Jimmy Buffett sang about him in “Last Mango In Paris.” This festival is a celebration of Tony’s life, featuring trivia events, live music and an exclusive viewing of “Captain Tony Years,” the movie. Don’t miss this incredible documentary of Captain Tony as seen through his eyes.
Key West / August 10
This year’s symposium, entitled Florida Keys 500, will focus on that Spanish colonial period in the Florida Keys. Experts from across South Florida will share their research on topics that include Native American lifestyles, the 1622 Fleet of sunken treasure ships, the stories behind the names of the individual keys, and the search and discovery of slave ships. A historical Spanish Map exhibit will also be on display. Guest speakers include Michelle Williams (Florida Public Archaeology Network), Ray Blazevic (local history explorer), Corey Malcom (Mel Fisher Maritime Museum), and Jim Clupper (Florida Keys historian). The symposium concludes with a showing of WPBT’s “Sunken Stories” which features the underwater archeological work of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. To be located at the Westin Resort located at 245 Front Street. Doors open at 9 a.m. with presentations scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lecture series is free and open to the public.
Contact: Corey Malcolm (305) 294-2633 ext.22
These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re comig 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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