Happenings,This Week in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!

Sanctuary Classic Fishing and Photo Contest,  and “A Sense of Place – Richard Kemble 1932-2007” in Key West this week in the Florida Keys this week with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas!

The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys / June 28– September 7
Sanctuary Classic Fishing and Photo Contest
A free fishing and photo contest that celebrates recreational fishing in America’s national marine sanctuaries and promotes conservation-focused fishing practices. Participating anglers around the country can submit qualifying fishing photos to the Sanctuary Classic website. One winner is selected weekly who best exemplifies themes such as biggest and smallest looking fish, best conservation message, most unique looking fish, most family-oriented photo, best display of responsible fishing values and more. Prizes are awarded each winner.

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 Largo Events Calendar
Key Largo celebrates music and film with the Original Music Festival and the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival. Not your typical regatta, the Anything that Floats Regatta Race is great fun for participants and spectators. Search events by month for your visit to Key Largo.

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Islamorada Events Calendar
The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District hosts art walks showcasing local fine art, food and music. Islamorada is home to fishing tournaments throughout the year and concerts at the Founder’s Park amphitheater. Check out events taking place in Islamorada for your next trip.

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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 Events Calendar
For more than 30 years, runners from all over the world have dashed across the Seven Mile Bridge for the annual run, which takes place in April. Dragon boat races take place off Sombrero Beach in Marathon. Find these and other family events for your next visit to Marathon.

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Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals

Lower Keys Events Calendar
The Underwater Music Festival takes place off of Looe Key and is a Lower Keys tradition for more than 30 years. Big Pine Key is also home to The Original Big Pine & Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament. Find events for your next visit to Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys.

Key West Events Calendar
Key West is home to one-of-a-kind events you will not find elsewhere. From the Conch Shell Blowing Contest to the Ernest Hemingway Look-alike Contest, Key West celebrates its heritage and uniqueness with year-round events. Search events by month for your next Key West vacation.

Key West / April 4– 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: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

Key West / May 12– October 30
“A Sense of Place – Richard Kemble 1932-2007” Exhibition at Historic Gato Building
Creative audiences can enjoy an opening reception on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street. Parking is free. Exhibition is to be displayed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 30, featuring Kemble’s Intaglio, Woodcuts, Sculptures, Ink on Paper, Collages and Oil Pastels.
Contact: 305-295-4369

Key West / August 13– 16
Tropical Heat
The Key West Business Guild presents this all-male celebration that typically includes pool and dance parties, on-the-water adventures and a fashion show that raises money for a local non-profit organization.
Contact: 305-294-4603

Key West / August 14– 16
Second Annual Mystery Writers’ Key West Fest
This year’s event— open to authors, aspiring authors and non-writing mystery-buffs alike— features international bestselling and global multi-award winning author Jeffery Deaver and includes multiple workshops, presentations and panel events with other renowned crime fiction and true crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Also featured is the presentation of the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award.
Contact: 305-587-9393
Email: info@mysterywriterskeywestfest.com

Key West / August 15
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Sharks on the Reef
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (35 East Quay Road, Key West) from 10-11 a.m. Learn some cool facts about sharks, see how sharks find food, and play a game of Shark on the Prowl! Free admission, free parking. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West.
Contact: 305-809-4750
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov

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