Florida Keys
Calendar of Events for August  
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August 19 to August 20,  in Islamorada
Inaugural Islamorada Grand Prix of the Sea
August 19 to August 20
Don't miss as Powerboat P1 brings AquaX and Superstock races to Islamorada! Experience non-stop racing action as Sea-Doo, Yamaha, and Kawasaki personal watercraft racers, along with P1 Panther race boats, compete at speeds averaging 75 mph. This event is family friendly and free to the public.
Contact: (407) 985-1938

August 10 to August 13,  in Key West
21st Annual Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration!
August 10 to August 13
Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.
Contact: 305-744-9804

August 25,  in Florida Keys
National Park Service Birthday Celebration: Free Park Admission
August 25
Florida Keys visitors can learn, discover, enjoy and be inspired by Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, both accessible from the island chain. Ferries and seaplanes leaving from Key West for the Dry Tortugas will waive park entrance fees of $10 per visitor. Car entrance fee for Everglades National park is normally $20 per car. During fee-free days, the 124 national parks that charge entrance fees waive them for all visitors. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

August 31 to September 04,  in Key West
Eighth Annual Key West Brewfest
August 31 to September 04
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.
Contact: 800-354-4455
Email: info@keywestbrewfest.com

August 09,  in Key Largo
Reef Environmental Education Foundation presents: Lionfish Jewelry Workshops
August 09
Want to learn abut lionfish while making jewelry? Enjoy a 7 p.m. lecture from REEF about the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lion fish, its impacts, current research findings, collecting tools and techniques and more. Jewelry created at the workshop will be ready to take home that evening. Fee is $30 per person, includes materials, food/beverages.

August 19,  in Marathon
Support the Nationwide Annual Clear The Shelters Event!
August 19
The nationwide Clear the Shelters event is from 10am-6pm where we will be extending our hours to host an Adoption Event at BOTH our Key West and Marathon Campus. Adoption fees will be completely waived this day! Current adoption procedures & policies still apply. There will also be games, kids activities, a face painter, door prizes, food, a "Kiss-A-Bully" booth and fun for the whole family. Stop by either the Key West or Marathon shelter to meet some amazing animals and support the Florida Keys SPCA.
Contact: Key West 305-294-4857; Marathon 305-743-4800
Email: tammy@fkspca.org; tara@fkspca.org

August 31,  in Key Largo
Free Fish ID Class – Participate In The Great Annual Fish Count!
August 31
Participate by learning how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys reefs and submitting a REEF fish ID survey. Join Allison & Carlos Estape at REEF Headquarters (MM 98.3) at 7 p.m. to learn how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys Reefs. On your next dive/snorkel trip, fill in a REEF Volunteer Fish Survey and become a citizen scientist by submitting your sightings to REEF's Global Fish Survey Database.
Contact: Allison Estape 305 794 5081

August 03 to September 23,  in Key West
Summer Exhibition at The Studios of Key West: Made in Havana/Made in Key West
August 03 to September 23
This summer, many of Cuba's preeminent artists are featured at The Studios of Key West. Currently included are three who are in the prestigious Venice Biennale. The work of Robert Fabelo, Abel Barroso and Mabel Poblet will be shown here in the Sanger Gallery, alongside the work of several Key West and Cuban artists who have been inspired by the relationship between the islands. A special addition to the show is work by Carole A. Feuerman, a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. The Studios of Key West is located at 533 Eaton Street.

August 02 to August 30,  in Islamorada
August Movie Matinees at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
August 02 to August 30
Every Wednesday in August cool off in the air conditioned movie theater inside the Discovery Center! Movie matinee begins at 2 p.m., and include those movies made in or about the Florida Keys. Members pay $5, non-members $10. Keys History & Discovery Center is located on property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, MM 82.

August 16,  in Islamorada
Immerse Yourself! Free Presentation Series at History of Diving Museum
August 16
Every third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a free presentation! Starts at 7 p.m. This month's topic is the Marathon Turtle Hospital, with Bette Zirkelbach. The History of Diving Museum is located at mile marker 83. Museum exhibits are open late (entry fee applies)
Contact: 305-664-9737

August 12 to August 13,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: Vintage Weekend Wonders
August 12 to August 13
Saturday's event is at the Lookout Lodge, MM 87.7 at 1 p.m., enjoy Sea Hunt episodes, a barbecue and a chance to dive vintage scuba gear. Sunday's event continues at the History of Diving Museum, MM 82.9, with free photo scanning and restoration. Restore any family, wedding, military, as well as old underwater photos. Take a step back in time!
Contact: 305-664-9737

August 12,  in Marathon
Summer Golf Tournament at Florida Keys Golf & Tennis Club
August 12
Join a two-player, 18-hole scramble format, scratch event open to all players. Prizes to be determined based on number of participants! Tee times start at 9AM. Entry fee $100/team includes greens fees & power cart, prizes & snack. Call Pro Shop by Aug. 11 to sign up! Club is open to the public.
Contact: 305-743-3433

August 26,  in Marathon
Summer Golf Tournament at Florida Keys Golf & Tennis Club
August 26
Join a two-player, 18-hole better-ball format, open to all players. Prizes to be determined based on number of participants! Tee times start at 9AM. Entry fee $100/team includes greens fees & power cart, prizes & snack. Call Pro Shop by Aug. 25 to sign up! Club is open to the public.
Contact: 305-743-3433

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