Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. $5 admission per person; hours open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, at Bayview Park, Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive.
Florida Keys Community Concert Band continues its 2020 season at Islamorada Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided. Starts at 4:00 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. 'What a Wonderful World' celebrates the beauty of our planet with international music, song and dance.
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center from 10-11 a.m., hosted by Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, a prime birdwatching location. Children will learn how migrating birds rely on the rich resources of the island chain during their seasonal journeys. Free admission, free parking. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Dis
Priscilla and Grant will present a program of medieval and renaissance music that highlights the versatility of the wind player. From lively estampies to virtuosic recorder solos by Jacob van Eyck to Playford dance tunes, we will take a journey through the many styles of solo wind playing. Performance 7 p.m., at The Parish Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Admission $30, $15 for students in advance, online. At the door, cash only.
The Key West boxing tradition that dates back to Ernest Hemingway is to be celebrated, when aficionados can watch 11 fights in an open-air waterfront setting at the island's East Quay Wall at 301 E. Quay Road. The evening's anticipated highlights include a three-round boxing match between Scott Diaz and Jude Brogli, a five-round kickboxing challenge pitting Gabriel Alvarez against Chase Brooks and a three-round MMA competition between Oscar Lacayo and Chris Gonzalez.
Tara Mandala Key West meditation group and St. Paul's Episcopal Church invite the public to help celebrate at the church's 401 Duval St. location on the corner of Eaton St. The seven-day Tibetan festival will be led by eight visiting Tibetan monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery—students of H.H. Dalai Lama— and includes noontime dharma talks, a Tibetan Marketplace, classes in the Tibetan Arts, varying music and dance demonstrations of Tibetan culture, and the monks' week-long creation of a Med
The free presentation is to be held at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Hwy, at 6:30 P.M. The audio visual presentation is from the late Irving Eyster archives, and will show many of the industries and businesses from the past going back to the early 1800's through today. Many fortunes were made and lost in the Florida Keys. Indians had trade here long ago. Stories include the wreckers, the salt industry, the tobacco factories in Key West, pineapple farming, coconuts and turtles, spong
Dubbed "almost too much fun for old guys to handle," the tournament is locally referred to as the Flutie, welcomes anglers age 50 and over. Proceeds benefit "Catch the Cure" for Cystic Fibrosis and the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens, providing life services to Monroe County's adult intellectually disabled residents.
Women and girls from around the world are to meet on the playing field for hard-fought sporting action. Each year, nearly 30 teams from across the United States, Mexico, Central America, Sweden and India participate.
The table will be set on a historic dock surrounded by fishing boats that ply Gulf waters for conch, pink shrimp, spiny lobster, yellowtail, hogfish, and a fresh catch of countless other types of seafood. The day, the first day of kingfish season, starts in Safe Harbor with a reception on the Fishbusterz dock with host fisherwoman, Colleen Quirk. Guests will be shuttled to the Bama Shrimp Dock, where the meal will be prepared by a trio of chefs known for doing great things with the Florida Keys'
The Key West Art & Historical Society, Great Events Catering, and Isle Cook Key West team up to present the fourth annual Conch Revival Picnic, an informal Conch heritage dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs Martha Hubbard and Dave Furman featuring a variety of classic Key West/Conch recipes set to take place, from 6- p.m. on the grounds of the Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters. Tickets —$45 for Members, $55 for Non-members, kids under 12 are free.
A group of Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery have visited Key West for a stop on the Sacred Art Tour -- public is invited to meet them at the Tropic for a Tibetan Reception and the showing of an inspiring movie of the Tibetan people, their rituals, and their culture. A reception from 6:30-7 p.m. with tea and cookies is followed by a screening of 'Kalachakra: The Enlightenment' with a Q&A session with the monks. Admission $20 per person