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Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for July
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January 01 to August 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
January 01 to August 31
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

March 21 to December 17,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself Free Speaker Series
March 21 to December 17
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).
Contact: 305-664-9737


May 28 to September 03,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum Salutes Military with Free Admission
May 28 to September 03
The History of Diving Museum, will once again be participating as a Blue Star Museum. Since the programs' inception in 2010 HDM has collaborated with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, along with more than 2,000 museums across America. This unique platform offers free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel and up to five family members, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Over 1,500 individuals have benefited by visiting the History of Diving Museum alone.
Contact: 305-664-9737


July 17 to July 22,  in Key West
Hemingway Days
July 17 to July 22
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.
Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); 797-0579 (literary)


July 18 to July 21,  in Key West
Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament
July 18 to July 21
Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in 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.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
Email: tim.greene@keywestmarlin.com

July 19 to July 21,  in Key West
Sloppy Joe's 38th annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
July 19 to July 21
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.


July 21 ,  in Islamorada
Celebrate PADI Women's Diving Day with History of Diving Museum
July 21
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.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: programs@divingmuseum.org

July 21 ,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents "29 Points of Interest" Historic Trolley Tour
July 21
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. from the Islamorada Moose Lodge at 81573 Old Highway in Islamorada.The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940


July 21 ,  in Key West
26th Annual Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race
July 21
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.
Contact: Barb Wright at 305-240-0727
Email: barb@keywestspecialevents.com

July 26 ,  in Key Largo
FREE Fish Identification Class!
July 26
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.
Contact: 305-852-0030
Email: events@reef.org

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All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.

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