The 4th of July HOLIDAY Week in the Florida Keys

The Upper Keys

Mar. 21, 2018 – Dec. 17, 2018
   History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself Free Speaker Series
305-664-9737 Website
  The History of Diving Museum presents the annual presentation series that spotlights a new topic the third Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m. Exhibits and museum store stay open late (normal museum admission applies).

 

The Middle Keys

Jul. 4, 2018 Location: Marathon
Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show
305-743-5417  Website
For one of the Keys’ largest and longest fireworks displays, families gather for a day of activities in Marathon including a patriotic parade that begins around 10:30 a.m. and proceeds from Marathon High School on Sombrero Beach Road (MM 50 oceanside) to free-admission Sombrero Beach, where a daylong celebration features food, drink, kids’ crafts and entertainment, capped off after dark with fireworks.

  Lower Keys

Jul. 12, 2018 – Jul. 14, 2018
Mel Fisher Days
305-296-6533 Website
Come commemorate the anniversary of Mel Fisher’s famous 16-year search for the Spanish galleon Atocha and the discovery of the Atocha Mother Load . Annual Dock Party at Schooner Wharf Bar, with tours of salvaging vessels, raffle, silent and live auctions and live entertainment. Proceeds from these events are to benefit Wesley House Family Services, Inc.

Daron Erznoznik blows into a sculptor’s rendition of a saxophone at the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival Saturday, July 13, 2013, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Big Pine Key, Fla. About 200 snorkelers and divers gathered to listen to a local radio station’s broadcast that was piped beneath the sea. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

July 7, 2018
34th Annual Underwater Music Festival
305-872-2411 Website
The nationally-acclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 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.

 

Jul. 6, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019 L
Islands, Imagination and Instance: Florida Keys Folk Art Exhibit
305-295-6616 ext 112 Website
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates historic and contemporary folk artists of the Florida Keys and the islands’ influence on their work. The new exhibit opens Friday, July 6, with a special reception held from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street. Discover how folk artists Stanley Papio, Makiki, Mario Sanchez, Jack Baron, Ronny Bailey, Frank Balbontin, Papito Suarez, and others celebrated and expressed their cultural identity through community aesthetics, and view the paintings, sculptures and wood carvings that reveal how the flora and fauna (islands), the originality (imagination), and atmosphere (instance) of the Florida Keys have shaped them artistically.


Jul. 5, 2018
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Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.

 

Jul. 4, 2018
Celebrate Independence Day with a Party at the Perry
(786) 862-6636 Website
No entry fee, open to the public! Celebrate Independence Day at The Perry Hotel from 2-8 p.m. Splash around the waterfront pool, enjoy live music, and food and drink specials from both Salty Oyster Dockside Bar & Grill and Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar. Inflatables, poolside games, 4th of July favors and more make The Perry the perfect pre-party for the entire family.

Jul. 4, 2018
Rotary Club of Key West Picnic & Annual Fireworks Show
Jessica Cranney 305-773-4016 Website
Now in its 33th year, the 4th of July Picnic is a Key West tradition for generations of locals and visitors alike. The Rotary Club of Key West will hold the picnic at the Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St., at 5 p.m., along with the Key West Fireworks Celebration at 9 p.m. at the Edward B. Knight Pier (White Street Pier). Live local music, the All-American Picnic, family friendly games, along with a spectacular view of the fireworks, makes the picnic the place for you! Attendees can purchase food, drinks, burgers and hot dogs to benefit the Rotary Club’s scholarship funds. Admission and VIP tickets available.

 

Jun. 30, 2018 – Jul. 4, 2018
Sixth Annual Key Lime Festival
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A wacky talent show, pie-eating and cooking contests and other tasty temptations await Key West visitors during the annual Key Lime Festival. Four days of culinary events for every taste are planned, including favorites from past years like the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll, and new favorites for Key Lime lovers like The Key Lime Pie Hop.


Jan. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2018
  Key West Fishing Tournament
  Doris Harris 305-923-5934  Website 
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.

 

 

 

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