Mar. 21, 2018 – Dec. 17, 2018
History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself Free Speaker Series
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).
May. 28, 2018 – Sep. 3, 2018
History of Diving Museum Salutes Military with Free Admission
The History of Diving Museum, will once again be participating as a Blue Star Museum. Since the programs’ inception in 2010 HDM has collaborated with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, along with more than 2,000 museums across America. This unique platform offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Over 1,500 individuals have benefited by visiting the History of Diving Museum alone
Aug. 18, 2018 Support the Nationwide Annual Clear The Shelters Event! Key West 305-294-4857; Marathon 305-743-4800 Email Website The nationwide Clear the Shelters event is from 10am-6pm where we will be extending our hours to host an Adoption Event at BOTH our Key West and Marathon Campus. Adoption fees will be completely waived this day! Current adoption procedures & policies still apply. There will also be games, kids activities, a face painter, door prizes, food, a “Kissing” booth and fun for the whole family. Stop by either the Key West or Marathon shelter to meet some amazing animals and support the Florida Keys SPCA.
Aug. 31, 2018 – Sep. 2, 2018 Heroes Salute Tribute Weekend 1-877-484-9342 Email Website Each fall, Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key hosts an annual Heroes Salute program to honor military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical personnel; a special Labor Day Weekend event is planned to include an All-American barbecue, heroes tribute, country music concert and fireworks show.
Aug. 18, 2018 HAVANA NIGHTS with Rolando Rojas, Fernando Vargas and Catalina Londono Website Join the Havana spirit and Latin rhythms at the Key West Theater, get your tickets for this special night of dancing and listening to the sounds of old Havana. Cuba will provide the Mambo & ChaCha rhythms and the clavé beat. Rolando Rojas, Catalina Londono, and Fernando Vargas will provide the vocal energy. Mario Quintero, Luis Vera, Hiram Garzaro, and the one and only Kenny Fradley will provide the hot Latin music. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.
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.
Jul. 6, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019
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.
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