Join Us for July in the Florida Keys -or as we call it -“Paradise!”

The Upper Keys



Jul. 21, 2018
Celebrate PADI Women’s Diving Day with History of Diving Museum
305-664-9737 Website
Enjoy a morning casual “Diving Divas” presentation by Dr. Sally Bauer, founder of the History of Diving Museum: What has been the popular image of women in diving? How has it changed? From mythical mermaids and a damsel in distress, to Ama pearl divers and well educated scientific divers. Then, it’s an afternoon of fun dives along Florida Keys reefs with Islamorada Dive Center! Space is limited, register today.

Jul. 26, 2018
FREE Fish Identification Class!
305-852-0030  Website
Want to improve your fish identification knowledge? Join REEF each month for a free fish identification class in REEF’s Interpretive Center, led by REEF volunteers and professional underwater photographers, Carlos and Allison Estape. For this month’s class, Carlos and Allison will be covering Gobies found in the Tropical Western Atlantic region. Starts at 7 p.m. at the REEF Campus, MM 98.3 in the median.


Jul. 19, 2018
Third Thursday Art Walk
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, culinary 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.

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


quiet time in the Middle Keys


Lower Keys

Jul. 21, 2018
26th Annual Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race
Barb Wright at  305-240-0727  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, 2018 – Jul. 21, 2018
Sloppy Joe’s 38th annual “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
The look-alike challenge takes place at Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval St., frequented by Hemingway when he lived and wrote on the subtropical island throughout the 1930s. The contest’s preliminary rounds are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 19 and 20, and the newest “Papa” is to be chosen during a final round beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21.

Jul. 18,2018 – Jul. 21, 2018
Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament
Tim Greene  305-304-0317  website
Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 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.


In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Ernest Hemingway look-alikes push fake bulls on Duval Street during the “Running of the Bulls,” Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Key West, Fla. The event is a spoof of its namesake challege in Pamplona, Spain, and is a facet of the island’s annual Hemingway Days festival that concludes Sunday, July 22. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Jul. 17, 2018 – Jul. 22, 2018
Hemingway Days
(305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); 797-0579 (literary) Website
The 38th 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. 16, 2018 Location: Key West
Retrospectacular’s Mid-Month Murder Mystery Mondays Dinner
305-570-3000 Website
Help solve the mystery! Enjoy a 3-course meal, drinks, live Jazz-age entertainment, costume prizes and more. Interactive mystery theater staged from 6-8:30 p.m., at First Flight Restaurant & Brewery, 301 Whitehead St. Tickets $95 per person.

Jul. 16, 2018 NEW DATES: Key West Theater presents: Howie Mandell (2 Shows!) Website   Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company ALEVY PRODUCTIONS, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS and Mobbed for FOX, among others. He currently serves as a judge on NBC’s hit summer talent competition series, America’s Got Talent, now in its 11th season with this being Mandel’s seventh season on the series. Shows at 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Jul. 15, 2018 – Jul. 18, 2018  Del Brown Permit Tournament  Loren Rea 305-360-6969 Website  Anglers fly-fish on the flats in a challenge that honors the late angling pioneer Del Brown, who caught and released 513 permit on fly tackle off the Florida Keys in his lifetime. The tournament is based out of Hurricane Hole Marina.


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)


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.


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