This Weeks HAPPENINGS in the Keys with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!

HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!Dolphin Research Center and DiveBar Host Bridge Cleanup & Barbeque, Key West Fishing Tournament, and the 6th Annual Key West Art Garden and More!- All with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!


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

Quiet in the Upper Keys this week!


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 / June 14

Dolphin Research Center and DiveBar Hosting a Bridge Cleanup & Barbecue

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tom’s Harbor Bridge (MM 60.6, by Tom’s Harbor Channel), the public is invited to join a volunteer event to collect discarded trash, monofilament fishing line and other debris at the bridge. The cleanup is to begin at the parking area on the west end of the bridge on the ocean side at MM 60.6 from 3 – 5 p.m. All participants should wear clothes, hats and shoes that can get wet or dirty and bring a bug repellent, sunscreen and a cutting tool. Discarded monofilament line and all kinds of marine debris pose a huge threat to marine life. Florida manatees, dolphins, turtles, birds and other animals frequently become entangled in or ingest marine debris and can suffer life-threatening injuries. Contact: RSVP at 305-289-1121, ext. 229



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 / March 1 – June 30

Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Marky Pierson, Night Visions in Technicolor

Emerging local artist and graphic designer Marky Pierson is to exhibit new paintings and designs focusing on three distinct categories: ‘Conch Night’ Series featuring the Hemingway House, Custom House and Curry Mansion; ‘Squishy Femme’ Series explores soft, squishy and everything womanly; ‘Graphic Design’ Series features graphic posters of iconic Key West images and large format paintings inspired by vintage tourism posters. Custom House Museum is located at 281 Front Street, and open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Contact: 305-295-6616

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). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes. Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris


Key West / April 15 – July 31

6th Annual Key West Art Garden

The cost of admission to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden brings visitors an added value and wealth of beauty with 19 sculptures, each made of recycled materials, and some interactive, placed throughout the garden from local contemporary artists. Garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.





Key West / June 1 – September 30

Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Will Fernandez


For longer than a decade, Will Fernandez has been one of Key West’s most enchanting artists. He paints and sculpts almost entirely from memory and makes his works quite humorous and whimsical. In this exhibition, he displays a number of his impressionistic-style paintings, as well as a selection of his distinctive sculptures in stone, wood, clay and more. Custom House Museum is located at 281 Front Street, and open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact: 305-295-6616


Key West / June 11 – 15

Key West Pride

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Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! This five day celebration includes a film festival, dance parties, drag shows, bike tours, clothing-optional pool parties, water excursions, a street fair, Pride Pageants, and a ‘Pride in Our Community’ Parade down Duval Street. Contact: Guy Ross


Key West / June 13 – 15

Fifth Annual Key West Bacchanalia


A food and wine event with a twist – enjoy a Grand Tasting Village, Celebrity Cook-off, Burger Wars, Bulldogs BBQ, seminars, dinner and mixology competitions and more! A spectacular three-day fiesta of food, spirits and wine. Enjoy celebrity chefs, Bravo TV Top Chef stars, world-renowned mixologists, and some of the best rums, spirits, wine, beer and food from local restaurants, in one of the Keys’ premier foodie events. Contact: Aga and James Hilferty


Key West / June 13 – 15

Inaugural Mystery Writers’ Key West Fest

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Fans of mystery fiction can learn how their favorite authors craft tales of murder and mayhem at the Mystery Writers’ Key West Fest. Presented in part by the Mystery Writers of America, the festival features acclaimed authors sharing insights on intrigue with readers and offers aspiring writers a chance to pitch their plots to editors and e-book publishers. Presenters include Heather Graham, author of more than 100 novels and novellas in genres from romantic suspense to the occult; Don Bruns, renowned for his Caribbean-spiced mysteries; Jeremiah Healy, specializing in private-investigator books and legal thrillers; and Michael Haskins, author of the Key West-based Mick Murphy series. Events include meet-and-greet parties, panels on aspects of mystery writing and publishing, a noir film showing, book signings and more. In addition, only the truly clueless would skip the planned author-led foray into Key West’s mysterious nightspots.


Key West / June 14

Key West Island Swim: FKCC Swim Around Key West

Long distance solo swimmers and relay teams of two to six people, with or without fins, can compete in this United States Masters Swimming-sanctioned even, a 12.5-mile swim clockwise around the island of Key West. The clockwise route around the island takes swimmers through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, ending where they began at Smathers Beach. Open for all age groups. A swim meet is held June 15. Contact: Lori Bosco;


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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