Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys
Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys
|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).
|September 20 to September 23, in Key Largo|
September 20 to September 23
Join Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in a celebration of marine conservation. Morning activities include ocean adventures of kayaking, snorkeling and diving, all alongside marine life experts. Afternoons feature free seminars from renowned experts in a variety of marine topics. Evenings boast food, drinks and fun with friends old and new. All events are open to the public.
|September 21 to September 23, in Islamorada|
Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship
September 21 to September 23
Named after the man known affectionately as "Mr. Everglades," the event is headquartered at the Islander Resort, located at mile marker (MM) 82.1. Anglers are challenged to target seven species of fish in two days during this one-of-a-kind tournament, staged in the boundaries of Everglades National Park, fishing areas that Lucerne favored.
|September 21 to September 23, in Big Pine|
Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania Birding & Wildlife Adventure
September 21 to September 23
Join the flock and explore more about the natural wonder of migration by attending one of the events offered by the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden College Road, Stock Island in partnership with the Nation Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key. Early Bird walks, bird and butterfly ID sighting tours, and Saturday September 22nd evening presentation by Dr. Kenneth D. Meyer, Ph. D., Executive Director, Avian Research and Conservation Institute on the topic - "Remote tracking as a research tool: Solving migration and hurricane mysteries to advance the conservation of imperiled birds" at the Key West Botanical Garden Nature Chapel. All activities $5 per person, Key West Botanical Garden Members are free.
|September 22 , in Islamorada|
Smithsonian Magazine's Free Museum Day
Keys History & Discovery Center and the History of Diving Museum are to open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders. Keys History & Discovery Center is a world-class museum that preserves and shares the incredible history of our Upper Keys community and explores the unique ecology of the region. The HOD Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, displaying, and interpreting artifacts, antiques, books, documents, photographs, and oral history relative to man's attempt to explore, understand and venture beneath the sea. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 22. One ticket is permitted per email address.
|September 22 , in Florida Keys|
National Park Service's National Public Lands Day: Free Park Admission
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 per visitor. Car entrance fee for Everglades National park is to be waived. 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.
|September 28 to September 30, in Key Largo|
Take Stock in Children Backcountry Challenge
September 28 to September 30
For nearly 20 years this annual tournament has offered anglers the opportunity to win coveted trophies for trout, snook and redfish. A popular auction showcase and Sunday evening dinner are open to the public. Proceeds support local vocational scholarships for all ages, and Take Stock in Children scholarships for financially challenged Upper Keys students.
Contact: Dennis Caltagirone 305-331-0525
|September 28 to September 29, in Islamorada|
Conch Scramble Charity Golf Tournament
September 28 to September 29
Floating greens, golf boats and biodegradable fish food balls highlight the annual "par-tee" on the water during the popular Conch Scramble charity golf tournament. Fans of golf and boating can expect to have a "hole" lot of fun honing their swings and raising money for charity one shot at a time. Up to 50 teams can enter this one-of-a-kind golf experience.
Contact: Michelle Abramoff 305-509-0315
|September 30 , in Key West|
Rams Head presents: Louie Anderson (Two performances!)
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three¬-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics? named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand¬-Up Comedians of All Time." His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Showtimes 6:30 & 9 p.m. at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.
All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.