The Upper Keys: Islamorada and Key Largo
Mar. 30, 2017 – Sep. 4– History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit 305-664-9737 Enjoy a special exhibit celebrating and honoring the Spiegel Grove, intentionally sunk 15 years ago off Key Largo. This exhibits highlights all who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts in preparing her for sinking and the environmental impact the artificial reef has had on the area. The exhibit is to be on display through Labor Day.
Jul. 19, 2017 & August 16th, 2017
Immerse Yourself! Free Lecture Series
Every third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a free presentation! Starts at 7 p.m. This month’s topic is Mooring Buoys and Benefits, featuring speakers John and Jody Halas. The History of Diving Museum is located at mile marker 83. Exhibits are open
Third Thursday ArtWalks are held every month throughout the year, offering attendees live music on three stages, performance artists and, of course, original art and hand-crafted jewelry, as well as pottery, sculptures and more! This monthly event has become a focal point of artistic expression and cultural awareness to the Upper Keys. As the Art District’s business partners remain open during these Third Thursday Art Walk evenings, this indoor/outdoor street festival has become the talk of the Keys, drawing multitudes of people from all over South Florida and beyond each month. The crowds stroll through the Art District, which spans a quarter of a mile of the Old Highway between the historical 1935 Hurricane Monument and the iconic Green Turtle Inn and includes the intersecting street now known as Morada Way, between MM 81 and 82.
The Middle Keys-
Quiet in the Middle Keys This Week
The Lower Keys- Key West
Jul. 6, 2017 – Jul. 29, 2017
Christopher Peterson’s EYECONS
A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.
Apr. 6, 2017 – Jul. 31, 2017
-Key West Art Garden 2017
Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore a unique blend of sculptured art with Mother Nature that enhances both. The Key West Art Garden showcases local artist’s art work made mostly out of recycled materials displayed as part of nature within the beautiful grounds of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Art displayed throughout the garden allows visitors to reignite their sense of exploration finding each treasure and appreciating the workmanship in the nature and art. An opening reception to meet the artists and unveiling is to be held on Wed., April 26 from 4-6 p.m. with art walk to follow.
Apr. 7, 2017 – Nov. 30, 2017 – Key West Fishing Tournament 305-923-5934 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.
Jul. 20, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017
Key Lime Pie-Making Class: Make Your Own Mini-Pie!
Go behind the scenes at Key West’s sweetest spot for key lime pie and learn to make Key Lime Pie Co.’s award-winning recipe of all-natural ingredients. In this class held Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., each participant will make his/her own mini key lime pie of graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped topping—tasting encouraged! Experience pie making in our live kitchen—under the tutelage of one of our seasoned pie makers—where thousands of delicious key lime pies are made every week! After creating your mini pie masterpiece, you can pack it up for later or relax and savor right away. Class is approximately 1 hour in duration; $20 per person. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Jul. 18, 2017 – Jul. 23, 2017
(305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); 797-0579 (literary) Website
The 37th annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, fishing tournament, 5k Run and Paddleboard Race, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a birthday “party” commemorating Ernest’s July 21st birthday.
Jul. 22, 2017
25th Annual Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race
Barb Wright at 305-240-0727 Email Website
This is the original and oldest ongoing 5K Run in Key West and takes place as part of the the annual Hemingway Days Festival. The race course is a scenic flat course that runs past Key West’s most famous landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home, the iconic Southernmost Point and the famous Green Parrot Bar. Visit website for more details.
Jul. 19, 2017 – Jul. 22, 2017
Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament
Tim Greene 305-304-0317 Email Website
Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West’s annual Hemingway Days festival, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total.
Jul. 22, 2017
Join a Coral Restoration Workshop
Join the Coral Restoration Foundation and the Amoray Dive Resort to see how coral reefs are being revitalized and restored through the “planting” of threatened coral species. Your day will begin with a brief presentation and history of coral reef degradation and what the Coral Restoration Foundation and the Amoray Dive Resort are doing to help. Following the morning presentation, there will be on-land, hands-on practice and a 2-tank dive trip: the first location is to our expansive, acre-sized coral nursery in the open ocean, home to over 400 coral “trees”. The second location is to visit restored reefs to collect valuable data, or to plant corals, for restoration on select reefs! Whatever you do, you will play an important role in an unprecedented, large-scale restoration effort in the Florida Keys! Space limited.
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