Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
The lecture series for the Fall season kicks off virtually, from 6-7 p.m., with Everette Albury and Charles Pellicier. Both were born in 1928 in the remote Tavernier area which included a gas station, icehouse and sundry store, yet no formal schoolhouse. Join Everette and Charles as they regale attendees with their experiences growing up in what is now considered Historic Tavernier, the only historically-designated area in Monroe County outside of Key West. They will share stories of surviving h
Spread out over two weeks and across the Islamorada Brewery's taproom and beer garden for safe, laid back, themed fun! Enjoy specials on craft beer, cocktails and food, and compete for gift card prizes in the extended Oktobeergames.
Staged for over 60 years, this mid-Keys tournament is one of the Keys' oldest. Registration starts 4 p.m. Sept 24, at Florida Keys Country Club. Captain's meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Anglers fish 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday. Fish check-in, socially-distanced cocktail parties and awards ceremony to be held at Country Club.
9/26/2020 - 9/27/2020 Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania: Birding & Wildlife Adventure at Key West Tropical Forest
Join the flock and explore the natural wonder of the annual migration inside the tropical forest along with Mark Hedden, writer, photographer and birding guide. For the 12th year, learn as you enjoy the wonders of the annual migration at one of the Lower Keys iconic bird and butterfly hotspots. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Open 8 a.m. to 4p.m. each day. Event features outdoor events, safe, social distance protocols are in effect. Masks required of attendees.
Watersports enthusiasts on paddleboards and other self-propelled watercraft can race around the continental United States' southernmost island during the annual Key West Paddle Classic. Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the 12-mile challenge takes competitors past island landmarks such as the Southernmost Point marker, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and Mallory Square, site of Key West's nightly sunset celebration.
Part of the Keys History & Discovery Center's fall season of programming, Community Views is a narrated pictorial presentation sharing photos of early days in Upper Keys communities. The Oct. 7 program starts at 6 p.m. and will explore early Upper Matecumbe Key. Advance registration required. $5 for non-members and free for members with member discount code. Offered via GoToWebinar.
An elite collection of musicians feature live knee-slapping and foot-tapping performances. The four-day festival features music to excite all ages and tastes, offering attendees an intimate look behind the original hits of songwriters/performers from Nashville, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Florida, all excelling in country, folk, pop, rock and blues.
Aspiring anglers can learn, practice skills and go fishing at the award-winning weekend in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let's Go Fishing Foundation, the "No-Yelling School of Fishing" offers classroom presentations, two networking events, hands-on skill practice and optional charter boat fishing. Classes will be held at the waterfront Elks Lodge in Tavernier. No equipment or experience is necessary. Pre-registration required; limited spots, COVID-19 safe
Join the Lower Keys Guides' Association for this fundraising catch and release tournament whose target species are permit, bonefish and barracuda. This three-day event is open to all anglers and is a fundraiser for the Guides Trust Foundation, which provides funds to guides recovering from an illness or injury. The tournament kickoff on Thursday includes a silent auction and rules pick up. Fishing begins on Friday morning and wraps up on Saturday evening with an outdoor barbecue at the Sugarloaf
Join the Florida Keys SPCA to benefit the homeless animals of the Lower Keys! Their biggest celebration of the year is at the Key West Golf Course that includes dinner, a live & silent auction, entertainment, complimentary wine & beer with cash liquor bar. VIP tickets include a Champagne Reception starting at 5:30pm before the main event, passed appetizers, a sneak peek at one of the largest silent auctions on the island, reserved seating and VIP food stations. The VIP Reception begins at 5:3
Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature screenings and special events hosted at landmark venues throughout Key West, including the San Carlos Institute, Studios of Key West and Key West Theater. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories as well as social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers.
Every year visitors join Florida Keys residents for the Conch Republic Independence Celebration, a quirky event honoring the birth of the republic and its place in Keys history. The republic was founded in April 1982 to protest the installation of a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint that stopped traffic at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, the only road in and out of the Keys.