Key West Museums, Heroes Tribute and the Marathon Games- all this week are HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!
the Florida Keys / August 23 – 25
The event provides a cultural pass for South Florida residents and visitors to experience the rich history of Key West by offering free or reduced admission to more than 20 participating museums, including Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Pigeon Key, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Aquarium, Key West Art and Historical Society at Custom House and many more. Attendees must log onto www.wlrn.org and click on the “Florida Keys & Key West Museum & Attractions Weekend” banner to print out the free weekend pass.
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
Islamorada / August 21
The History of Diving Museum at MM 83 continues the free, “Immerse Yourself!” series, to begin at 7 p.m., with a special event: From Jules Verne to James Cameron: A Short History of Diving in the Movies. Museum director Thomas Lockyear is to discuss the influences of diving on cinematic culture and technology, exploring films from Thunderball to the new Avatar 2. The Museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. Extended hours on the night of the program until 7pm. Enjoy the Museum’s exhibits before the event.
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 / August 30 – September 1
Each fall, Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key hosts an annual Heroes Welcome program to honor military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical personnel; a special Labor Day Weekend event is planned to include an All-American barbecue, heroes tribute, country music concert and fireworks show. For all available Marathon accommodations, rates, activities and details, visit website.
Marathon / August 31
Bring your chairs, blankets, and enjoy the day participating in games, such as an adult Obstacle Course (must be 16 years or older); Children’s Obstacle Course (children of all ages); food and cold beverages all day. At 8 p.m., view a short movie premier of the “The Marathon Games, Round One,” a recap of a stylized Marathon-based competitive reality show that took place June 22-29 among a group of local and nationwide competitors in some of the Keys’ favorite sporting and water recreation events.
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 20
Lionfish Safe Handling & Capture Workshop
Members of the dive public are invited to attend a free lionfish safe handling and capture workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West (35 East Quay Road). Learn about lionfish biology, research, and safe capture and handling techniques. This free workshop is required for a Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary permit to remove lionfish from Sanctuary Preservation Areas with hand nets.
Key West / August 29 – September 2
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on to be tap at this “tasty” annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the great activities on tap.
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 …