Official Florida Keys Tourist Council Calendar of Occasions

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Current Florida Keys Events

Due to the coronavirus crisis, numerous near-term unique events in the Florida Keys have actually been, or are most likely to be, canceled or adapted to virtual environments. Greatest danger continues to be big in-person events where it is tough for people to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and participants take a trip from outside the area.

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  • Jan 20, 2021-Apr
  • 30, 2021 Secret West
  • Arts & Culture Fringe Theater 2021 Season Email Site Fringe Theater’s 2020-21 season was developed with three things in mind: safety, creativity and flexibility. One-person shows are to be presented online and in-person, and readings are complimentary and online. Check out website for existing productions and readings.

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  • Mar 30, 2021 -May 3, 2021 The Lower Keys Arts & Culture Links Project Mural:’A Mosaic of the Keys’Site The Connections Job mural, titled “A Mosaic of the Keys” is comprised of specific 6-by-6-inch canvases that were embellished by regional artists and creative locals, with the completed pieces organized into the vibrant mosaic. Art lovers can see the mural throughout a Keyswide “roadway show” trip, presently at Huge Pine Key’s Artists in Paradise Gallery.

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  • Apr 1, 2021-Apr 29, 2021 Key West The Studios of Secret West provides: April Exhibitions Website 4 exhibitions fill the Studios ‘galleries this month. Discover the innovative works of Olga Manosalvas, known for her colorful paintings and sculptures; Former Artist in House and watercolor artist, Scott Ponemone; professional photographer Kyla Piscopink; and regional author Rita Troxel. View galleries personally or online. Galleries open Tue-Sat., 12-4 p.m., complimentary of charge.

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  • Apr 16, 2021-Apr 25, 2021 Secret
  • West Conch Republic Independence Event Website Fans and buddies of the Florida Keys’Conch Republic can celebrate the profane “nation’s” 39th birthday with activities including a tall ship pirate adventure, conventional shrimp boil, sunset boat parade, tour of the USCGC Ingham drifting maritime museum, “wearable art” style show benefit, street fair on Key West’s Duval Street, “rum fight,” cruising expeditions, “Art of White wine” gallery walk, premium supper and absinthe tasting, sundown cruises and a cruising race that salutes the Florida Keys’ seafaring heritage. The yearly Conch Republic Independence Celebration celebrates the Keys’ symbolic 1982 secession from the United States and reinvention as the eccentric republic. Organizers are to promote coronavirus safety procedures throughout the celebration, consisting of obligatory masking and social distancing.

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  • Apr 17, 2021 The Florida Keys Fee-Free Day at Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks to Honor National Forest Week Site Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks will waive their entryway charge on this first day of National forest Week, part of a continued dedication to increase access, promote leisure opportunities, enhance visitor centers and save natural and historical treasures in national parks for the benefit and satisfaction of the American individuals. Everglades National forest typically charges $30.00 per vehicle or vessel, $25.00 per bike, and $15.00 per individual for pedestrians, bicyclists and paddle-craft, for a 7-day pass. Dry Tortugas National Park typically charges $15.00 per individual over the age of 16, which is good for 7 days. Fees are generally included in the ticket prices for ferry and seaplane tours, but they will not be included on charge complimentary days.

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  • Apr 17, 2021 Marathon 40th Annual Seven Mile Bridge Run Site The annual race is staged on the longest of 42 bridges along the Florida Keys’popular Overseas Highway. The special race is one of the most popular running occasions in the southeast United States, having attracted runners from worldwide.

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  • Apr 19, 2021-Apr 26, 2021 Key West Arts & Culture Painting Bootcamp
  • with Rick Worth Site Provided by the Studios of Secret West, 533 Eaton St., Secret West artist Rick Worth returns with Painting Boot Camp, the class that welcomes you to paint along, detailed, developing your own work of art. This season, in order to permit safe distancing, class will be held in the morning, outdoors in TSKW covered courtyard. Have fun, find out vital abilities, and leave with a new painting each week. All levels, materials included. Classes readily available Mondays only, spaces restricted. Class cost of $135 applies.

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  • Apr 21, 2021 -Apr 23, 2021
  • Key West
  • Arts & Culture Afro Roots Fest Key West Website Afro Roots World Music is one of the longest-running occasions of its kind. The festival began at Tobacco Road, and has actually been staged at various areas throughout South Florida. Afro Roots, now local, covers from Jupiter to Secret West. At 5:30 and 9 p.m. every day, live music is to be staged at The Green Parrot – 601 Whitehead St.; musical acts consist of Cortadito with special visitor Tomas Diaz (April 21); Guerra Grooves (April 22) FABI World Music with unique guest ITAWE (April 23).

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  • Apr 22, 2021 Key West Earth Day at Secret West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Site Enjoy extended hours and free admission! The Garden is extending its closing time and offering free admission between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Earth Day is celebrated around the world and the day is set aside to promote environmental protection and the principle of peace. The Key West Tropical Forest, developed in 1936, is likewise commemorating its 86th Anniversary and is honored to be the steward of securing the environment in its 15-acre endangered ecosystem. The Garden is located at 5210 College Roadway on Stock Island.

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  • Apr 23, 2021-Apr 25, 2021 Key
  • Largo REEF Annual Earth Day
  • Lionfish Derby Site Are you an Apex Predator or a Reef Protector? Participating teams select to complete in one of these 2 divisions for the prize classification of Most Lionfish. The “Pinnacle Predator” Division is for more competitive groups aiming for higher prize money. The “Reef Defender” Department is for the more casual teams. All teams contend together for prizes granted to Smallest and Largest Lionfish caught. Minimum 2-person teams, as much as 4 individual teams qualified to participate. Early-Bird registration is $75 per team on or before April 10, 2021; $100 per team on or prior to April 23, 2021 by 4 p.m.

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  • Apr 23, 2021 Secret West Elton Live: The Ultimate Elton John Homage Site The Ultimate Elton John Tribute Act uses the most total and authentic recreation of Sir Elton John’s noise and phase efficiency on the planet. Their programs are the most accurate duplication that Elton John fans worldwide have actually concerned enjoy and delight in. Does open 7 p.m. Program starts at 8 p.m. at Key West Theater, 516 Eaton St. Seating is restricted and follows masking and social distancing protocols inside the theater.
  • Apr 25, 2021 – Apr 28, 2021 Islamorada Fishing
  • Herman Lucerne Memorial Tarpon Cup
  • Site
  • This is an old-fashioned, ‘downtown Islamorada’ type of competition, to be headquartered at the Islander Resort. True to the Herman Lucerne spirit of inclusiveness, the Tarpon Cup includes both a Guided and Unguided division. Teams are limited to 20.

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  • Apr 27, 2021 -Might 1, 2021 Secret West Fourth Annual Mile 0 Fest Key West Site This yearly fest brings the very best of Americana and Red Dirt Music to the island paradise for 5 full days of bands, acoustic jams and songwriter swaps. Event organizers are to have safety procedures in location per COVID-19 guidelines.

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  • Apr 28, 2021 The Florida Keys’Delicate Balance of Nature ‘Lecture Series: The Florida Panther Site The elusive Florida panther is the peak predator for the southeastern United States. Dr. Frank Ridgley DVM, is the head of Zoo Miami’s Preservation and Research study Department and a research associate at Florida International University. His talk will focus on the strategies used by state and federal firms to open the tricks of this endangered big cat so that it can be better safeguarded. He will likewise attend to a few of the ongoing dangers to its future survival. Sponsored by the Pals of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and Dagny Johnson Secret Largo Hammock Botanical State Park (Person Support Organization). Discussion from 7-8:30 p.m. To attend this online event, registration is needed. There is no charge to attend the lectures, limited to 100 individuals.
  • Apr 30, 2021 – May 2, 2021 Marathon Fishing
  • Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin Competition
  • Website
  • Approximately $30,000 in cash and prizes wait for top anglers, with a number of prizes awarded to anglers capturing the largest dolphin fish, wahoo, tuna and tripletail. A guaranteed grand reward of $10,000 cash is to go to the group that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. Nevertheless, according to organizers, the top reward payout increases as more boats sign up.
  • Apr 30, 2021 – Might 2, 2021 Islamorada Fishing
  • Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo
  • Email Site
  • Fishing for a cause! Honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, this tournament benefits a name neighborhood scholarship fund that has actually distributed over $170,000 to date. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, the event features cash prizes and $25,000 to the angler with a dolphin fish that beats the state record.

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  • Apr 30, 2021 Secret West Arbor Day at Key West Tropical Forest & Arboretum Schedule trip 305-296-1504 Site The Garden is providing free admission all day. The Garden’s plant Nursery will be open for plant sales from 9am to Midday and will provide a 50% discount rate on Crabwood, Coffee colubrina and Princewood trees. A ceremonial “Arbor Day” tree planting will occur at 1pm. Assisted Docent tours will be provided at 10:30 am and 1pm. Groups will be limited to 10 individuals and masks will be required. Registration for the tours can be made beforehand


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