This Week’s Happenings in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Villas & Marinas

 The Poker Run,  Lionfish Tournament, and Morada Way Walk…..all this week- HAPPENING in the Florida Keys! 

The Florida Keys / September 19 – 22

41st Annual Phil Peterson’s Key West Poker Run

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It’s an All-American event as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the U.S. travel the Keys’ scenic Overseas Highway – designated Florida’s only All-American Road – from mainland Florida to Key West to raise money for charity. Winner takes all, and can win a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle or cash. Stops are arranged throughout the Keys with a final celebration in Key West. New this year: Poker Run stops are to be open for riders starting Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22; more Keys-wide events to be planned for the entire week; cash prize to the person wearing the oldest official Phil Peterson’s Poker Run T-shirt.
Contact: 800-545-2561 or 305-235-4023

 

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 / September 10 – 13

Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish Tournament

The Islamorada Invitational Fall Fly Bonefish tournamentis not only the Keys oldest bonefish fly tournament. It’s the most prestigious bonefish fly tournament in the world. Past grand champions include Flip Pallot, Billy Pate, Carl Hiaasen and Andy Mill.
Contact: Paul Nute 917-412-0136
Email: paulnute@yahoo.com

Key Largo / September 14

Lionfish Derby for Divers

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Teams of up to four divers compete for up to $3,500 in cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win for most, largest and smallest lionfish. The Upper Keys derby is held at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Visit REEF website to register; teams of up to four people can join. Registration fee is $120, and includes one pair of puncture-resistant gloves and four drink tickets per team. Divers can participate in a derby from their own private vessel or join a professional dive operator’s charter. A mandatory captains meeting is Friday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030
Email: reefhq@reef.org

 

Islamorada / September 19

Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk

Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 – formerly named Industrial Road – as well as “culinary art” and live music from 6-9 p.m. In addition to individual artists, participating galleries include the Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Bluewater Potters. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Contact: 305-664-9100
Email: moradawayarts@gmail.com

 

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 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

Key West Fishing Tournament

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
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

 

 

 

 

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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