Still Celebrating After the 4th with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas

 

This week’s  HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!!!-Fishing,  Mel Fisher Days, Dolphin Tournament, and celebrating the artist Wil Fernandez! 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

Key West / July 10 – 13

Mel Fisher Days

This annual celebration brings together Mel Fisher fans and treasure-hunting enthusiasts in a celebration of the anniversary of Fisher’s discovery of the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Fisher and his crew uncovered a $450 million cache of Atocha treasure and artifacts in July 1985 after a 16-year search. The galleon sank approximately 35 miles southwest of Key West during a 1622 hurricane. Fisher’s son Kim Fisher leads the continuing search for Atocha artifacts and treasures that still remain undiscovered. Festival highlights include a dock party with the salvage crew, behind-the-scenes tours of the Fisher family’s private artifact conservation lab, a team treasure hunt and a rollicking street party that recalls Mel’s exuberant spirit.
Contact: 305-296-6534

 

Islamorada / July 11 – 13

Islamorada Dolphin Tournament

Hosted by the Islamorada Charterboat Association, this annual event features $15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. Competition is open to all anglers and there is no limit on the number of anglers that can participate.
Contact: Dianne Harbaugh 305-522-4868
Email: ditournaments@aol.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

 It’s quiet on the Middle Keys this week!

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 1 – September 30

Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Key West or Bust, A History of Tourism

 

The Florida Keys have historically been an alluring travel destination for travelers around the world. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, tourism in Key West was the lynchpin in warding off bankruptcy. This exhibit explores the history of tourism in the Florida Keys from the 1920s until the 1980s while focusing specifically on transportation, accommodation, travel brochures and postcards. 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 / May 16 – September 30

Custom House Museum presents: Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism

 

The Florida Keys have historically been an alluring travel destination for travelers around the world. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, tourism in Key West was the lynchpin in warding off bankruptcy. This exhibit will explore the history of tourism in the Florida Keys from the 1920s until the 1980s while focusing specifically on transportation, accommodation, travel brochures and postcards. Exhibit runs through September.
Contact: 305-295-6616

 

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 / 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 305-295-6601
Email: kwft@comcast.net

 

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.
Email: mmcrae@kwbgs.org

 

 

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

 

Big Pine & the Lower Keys / July 12

30th Annual Underwater Music Festival

 

The nationally-acclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Themed “Diving with the Stars,” the marine musical event is set 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and staged by Keys radio station US1 Radio 104.1 FM. The music is broadcast underwater via Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef.
Contact: 305-872-2411
Email: executivedirector@lowerkeyschamber.com

 

 

Key West / July 13 – 16

Del Brown Permit Tournament

Anglers fly-fish on the flats in a challenge that honors the late angling pioneer Del Brown, who caught and released more than 500 permit off the Keys. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete as well. The tournament angler who catches the highest total inches of permit on fly on the flats earns the title of grand champion. Awards also await the grand champion guide, runner-up grand champion and the angler who catches the event’s largest permit.
Contact: Loren Rea 305-360-6969
Email: loren@keywestdesign.com

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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