Regattas, Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, All with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!

 

This week’s HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!!! Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, Key West or Bust and a Regatta Race in Key West plus more…… All with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!

 LOBSTER SEASON!!!!!!

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 20

History of Diving Museum presents: Journey to the Bottom of the Sea

 

The History of Diving Museum at MM 83 continues the free, “Immerse Yourself!” series, to begin at 7 p.m., with a very special event: “Journey to the Bottom of the Sea,” presented by the museum’s founder and Women’s Diving Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Sally Bauer. 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.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: joe@divingmuseum.org

 

 

  Key Largo / August 21

FL Keys 100 Fish ID Challenge: Identifying 100+ Fish Species on 1 Dive

Join Keys-based underwater photographers Carlos and Allison Estape in the quest to become a Century Club Diver, and identify 100+ species on 1 dive! Lecture will discuss fish biodiversity in the Florida Keys, how to do a Century Dive, the top fish biodiversity dive sites in the Upper Keys for a Century Dive, and a thorough dive briefing on how to do a Century Dive on Alligator Ledge. Free and open to the public,from 7-8:30 p.m. at REEF headquarters, in the median at MM 98.3.
Email: reefhq@reef.org

 

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

 

 

Key West / August 7 – 10

Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration!

 Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.
Contact: 305-744-9804

 

 

Key West / August 10

Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff’s Animal Farm

 Bring the family and come visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a steer, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge and donations are appreciated. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters complex.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300

 

Key West / August 14 – 17

Tropical Heat

Tropical Heat offers All Male-All Adult fever-pitch revelry on the island whose openness and respect for diversity have made it a world-renowned gay vacation destination. The festival includes more than a dozen intriguingly decadent events ranging from drag shows to themed pool parties and gatherings at island clubs.
Contact: 305-294-4603; 800-535-7797
Email: guyaross@kwbgonline.org

 

 Key Largo / August 16

Anything that Floats Regatta Race

 

Grab your oars and anything that floats and enjoy this family-fun festival – an on-the-water race of vessels crafted from items around the house – on Blackwater Sound, mile marker 104 bayside. A captains party is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 15. Saturday is race day, with team check-in beginning at 2 p.m. Race events begin at 3 p.m. and are free to enter and watch. Waterfront bars and restaurants offer excellent viewing areas for observing the race and enjoying a Keys sunset, with live music and more fun to follow.
Contact: 305-451-4502
Email: events@fkrm.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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