Monday HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Villas & Marinas


Now that  we’ve welcomed in the New Year, the Keys are the place to be! This week’s happenings include a sailfish challenge, art, theater, and a visit with Governor Bob Graham. See a sampling of this week’s special activities below:

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

16th Annual Key Largo Sailfish Challenge -Key Largo, January 06 to January 08

Heralding the height of sailfish season, each year this boat tournament as part of the acclaimed Redbone@Large series is characterized by friendly but serious competition, professionalism and camaraderie among anglers who put their 20-pound test line skills to task. Up to four anglers per boat can register for the event, hosted at Sundowners, MM 104 bayside. Cash prizes and trophies await the first- through third-place teams. Entry fee for the first angler is $525, each additional angler is $475, and the fourth angler is no charge. Auctions and raffles are to highlight the event, whose proceeds benefit the Coral Shores High School band program.
Tammie Gurgiolo 305-240-9337

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

Family Fun Day at Dolphin Research Cente Marathon, January 10

Family Fun Day at Dolphin Research Center. Free Admission for Florida Keys Residents and two-for-one admission for visitors. Watch dolphins and sea lions in action. Splash in the sprayground. Call (305-289-1121, Ext. 258,) for more information. Email:

Marathon Community Theater presents: The Dixie Swim Club , Marathon, January 05 to January 28

-Five southern women, all friends since their college swim team days, gather every year for a long weekend, sans husbands or kids. This comedy follows the directions their lives takes them, and that true friendship lasts forever. Performances are Thurs – Sat evenings, at 8 p.m. Anyone purchasing two tickets to a play on any Thursday, other than opening night, will receive $5 off the price of the two tickets. Both tickets must be purchased and paid for in one transaction. This offer is not valid with any other discounts. Visit website for more information and tickets.
Contact: 305-743-0994

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

Artists in Paradise Gallery presents: VaEtta Baldwin- Big Pine & the Lower Keys / January 01 to January 15

VeEtta Baldwin is the new window showcase artist, displaying her “Art in the Square” work in the front window of the Artists in Paradise Gallery in the Winn Dixie Plaza on Big Pine Key. There will be watercolors and scratch art on clayboard. More of VeEtta’s artwork is displayed on two separate walls inside the gallery which is open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Stop in to browse several artwork pieces from Florida Keys artists.
Contact: Dale Malone 305-872-9404

Harry S. Truman Little White House presents: Governor Bob Graham-  Key West, January 7,

The Governor who saved the Little White House, Bob Graham, will be speaking for the first time on the lawn of the Little White House. The presentation, hosted by the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, will begin at 4 PM. Bob and Adele Graham will host a cocktail party afterwards inside the Little White House to raise money for the Foundation. Tickets are available for the presentation and the cocktail party. Tickets available at
Contact: 305-294-9911

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 happenings with us …

Visit our blog next Monday with updated happenings in the Florida Keys…









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