It’s HAPPENING in the Florida Keys with KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts Villas & Marinas!

 

It’s HAPPENING in the Florida Keys:

Join us this week in the Keys… A Dolphin Rodeo, a fishing contest in the Middle Keys and theatre in Key West among other activities- make up this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!

the Florida Keys / October 15 – May 15

Stone Crab Season

 

Those succulent claws, brought to shore fresh daily from the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, will drip with mustard dip on the chins of hungry locals and visitors. A series of food festivals during the season celebrate the sustainable seafood resource throughout the Keys.

 

 

 

 

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 / April 20 – July 20

Ocean Life Lecture Series 2012

Presented by Friends of the Key Largo Cultural Center, visitors are welcome to participate in the new Ocean Life Lecture Series; topics include Sea Turtles (April 20); Coral Reefs & Human Systems (May 18); World Oceans Day (June 8); Florida Everglades (July 20). Meet-and-greet- reception is at 6 p.m., lecture begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 per adult, students are free. Held at the theater inside the Murray E. Nelson Cultural Center, MM 102.
Contact: Linda Kaplan 305-396-7000
Email: Linda@fklcc.org

 

Islamorada / May 16

History of Diving Museum presents: FREE Seminar Series

 

The History of Diving Museum continues its 2012 Immerse Yourself! series with a free special event: “Women Divers: A Military and Civilian Perspective.” This month’s seminar is presented by Karen Kohanowich, program officer of NOAA’s Undersea Research Program. Karen Kohanowich, CDR (ret), is a pioneer for her achievements in science, salvage diving, and underwater exploration. She will discuss the wide range of accomplishments of women in the sea, and provide an update on an exciting initiative taking place at NOAA’S Aquarius, an underwater ocean laboratory located at a depth of 60 feet in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Starts at 7 p.m. at Diving Museum, mile marker 83 in Islamorada. Immerse yourself in the fun!
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: info@divingmuseum.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

 

 

Marathon / May 6 – 11

Faro Blanco Invitational Tarpon Tournament

This angling challenge with a 26-year history of fish tales and foolery helps fund the Ronald McDonald Summer Camp program for disabled youngsters. Captains are drawn during the kickoff event, and anglers fish with a different captain each of the three days of fishing, in what is a hugely popular tournament format.
Contact: Bob Traa 609-645-1840 ext. 115

 

Marathon / May 11 – 12

6th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament

Several cash prizes are awarded to anglers in this one-day tournament. Top cash prize for the heaviest fish is $5,000, with prizes also presented to second- through fifth-place finishers. This event benefits Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys.
Contact: Christine Todd Young 305-797-5779
Email: ExecDirector@HabitatMiddleKeys.org

 

Marathon / May 12

4th Annual Battle In The Bay Dragon Boat Festival

 

Don’t miss this high-action racing event in Marathon for the ONLY beach-launch boat race of its kind. Bring a team or come and watch as boats race along a nearly 400-meter course parallel to Sombrero Beach. Free to watch races, family fun on the beach all day. Team registration open until April 14.
Contact: Karen Bowers 305-766-1053
Email: lunarchik@earthlink.net

 

 

 

The 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 / March 17 – 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). In a March kickoff event, anglers target 15 species and $5,000 in cash prizes is split between the top anglers.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-295-6601
Email: kwft@comcast.net

 

Key West / April 24 – May 12

Red Barn Theatre presents: Short Attention Span Theatre

What do you get when you take a company of actors, directors and producers and mix in fresh, new ten-minute plays? This evening of shorts typically includes world premiers, lots of laughs and incredible local talent. Visit website for show times and tickets.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: info@redbarntheatre.com

 

 

Key West / May 3 – 25

Waterfront Playhouse presents: World Premier of Home Exchange

 

What happens when you trade houses with total strangers and think you’ve discovered a murder plot? A producer of TV crime shows exchanges her Manhattan apartment with a couple from England. Once in the English cottage, she and her brother (her traveling companion) grow suspicious that something is about to happen to the British husband. A suspenseful comedy in the mold of ‘Deathtrap’ but with a bit of ‘Rear Window’ thrown in for fun. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

 

 

 

Key West / May 4 – 13

Waterfront Playhouse presents: Key West Mystery Fest

 

The Key West Mystery Fest is a 10-day festival of mysteries and mystery-related events highlighted by the world premiere of Home Exchange and will include a Clue Dinner Party (a progressive dinner based on the Clue board game), a Classic Mystery Movie Night at the Tropic Cinema, Mystery-themed “Behind the Scenes” at the Waterfront Playhouse, a “Monk Night” at the Tropic Cinema with Andy Breckman (creator of Monk) and Hy Conrad (writer/producer of Monk), a Mystery Writers Panel Discussion and Book Signing, a Mystery Short Story Contest and many other mystery activities. For a complete list of events, visit keyswestmysteryfest.com.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
Email: Box_Office@waterfrontplayhouse.org

 

Key West / May 10 – 13

Key West Paddleboard Classic

During this ocean paddleboard race, participants will enjoy a challenging 12-mile course over crystal blue waters, circling Key West through scenic mangroves, passing by the Historic Seaport district and more. The race begins and ends on Smathers Beach.
Contact: 305-797-1174

 

 

Key West / April 24 – May 12

Red Barn Theatre presents: Short Attention Span Theatre

 

What do you get when you take a company of actors, directors and producers and mix in fresh, new ten-minute plays? This evening of shorts typically includes world premiers, lots of laughs and incredible local talent. Visit website for show times and tickets.
Contact: 305-296-9911
Email: info@redbarntheatre.com

 

These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming 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 …

 

Visit our blog next Monday with updated happenings in the Florida Keys…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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