Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys
Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys
|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
|February 28 to April 09, in Key West|
Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration
February 28 to April 09
A kickoff party is to be staged at the home of the Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit founders Dennis Beaver and Bert Whitt Feb. 28, and the festival, a 6-week commemoration of the literary icon who lived on the island for thirty-four years, is to continue into April and boasts a full roster of writing and painting contests, film and poetry forums, curator tours of the Tennessee Williams Museum at 513 Truman Avenue, a March 26th birthday party for the playwright, and 2 one-act theatre productions of the Pulitzer-Prize-winner's work. Presented by the newly-merged Tennessee Williams Key West Exhibit and the Key West Art & Historical Society.
Contact: Shawn Cowles 305.295.6616 ext 1
|March 03 to March 31, in Islamorada|
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents "29 Points of Interest" Historic Trolley Tour
March 03 to March 31
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. 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. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free. Tour dates are March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940
|March 08 to March 25, in Islamorada|
Art Guild of the Purple Isles presents: 52nd Annual Members' Judged Show
March 08 to March 25
View and cast your vote! Each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Florida Keys History & Discovery Center at The Islander Resort, MM 82, Islamorada, original works of art are to be displayed by local artists. Art Guild of the Purple Isles is the center for visual art activities in the Upper Keys endeavoring to make art a prominent part of the community.
|March 19 , in Key West|
Remembering Lenny Bernstein: Larger than Life, the Documentary
Leonard Bernstein had a talent for wowing young fans with his flamboyant style and flair for pedagogy. His creative gifts knew few bounds, as he moved easily between podium, piano and television screen. Indeed, no other musician had ever captivated such a broad spectrum of the American public as Bernstein did.The movie, which is being sponsored by Kenny Weschler, is free and open to the public. Starts at 7:30 PM at the synagogue, 750 United St.
|March 20 to April 07, in Key West|
Red Barn Theater presents: Native Gardens
March 20 to April 07
Discover a hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in the play blossoming in major theaters around the country. Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose. Featuring Bob Bowersox, Rebecca Gleason, Luis Febo, and Morgan Fraga. Show times anda tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
|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).
|March 23 , in Key West|
Key West Theater presents: Three Dog Night
These legendary music icons are celebrating nearly 5 decades, and claim some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. songs like "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)", "Joy to the World", "Black and White", "Shambala" and "One" serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT's continuing popularity. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.
|March 23 , in Key West|
11th Annual Florida Keys SPCA Spring Social
Enjoy a paw-tastic experience to help raise funds to benefit a Keys-based animal shelter; event is open to the public, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Key West Golf Course. Highlights include a VIP champagne reception prior to the main event, a first class dining experience with tables of food from restaurants all over Key West and parking provided at Florida Keys Community College with HTA Trolley service to and from the event. Also features a silent auction, live auction, raffles, complimentary beer & wine, music and more. VIP and General Admission tickets online at keystix.com.
Contact: Tiffany Burton (305) 294-4857
|March 24 , in Key Largo|
Keys Community Concert Band presents: Florida Heritage in Story and Song
Musical highlights as well as poetry reader, and the Dulcimer Ensemble. A free concert at the Murray Nelson Gov't & Cultural Center, MM 104. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Musical highlights as well as poetry reader, and the Dulcimer Ensemble.
|March 24 to March 25, in Islamorada|
27th Annual Florida Keys Island Fest
March 24 to March 25
Music, art, food and fun complement this annual art show with nearly 100 artists and crafters, live music and a "Taste of the Islands" foodie competition. Free admission, festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder's Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key. On-site parking for a $5 donation. Sponsored by the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce.
Contact: Chamber of Commerce 305-664-4503
|March 25 , in Key West|
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Jose Franch Ballester & Michael Brown
Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Michael Brown, piano The New York Times has declared Michael Brown "a young piano visionary," praising him for ""a magnificent performance" and a "powerful technique and a vivid imagination." The multi-award-winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester is considered one of the best classical soloists and chamber music artists of his generation. This collaboration will feature Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Written in Key West in 1941, this Sonata is one of Bernstein's first published pieces of music. Show starts 4 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
|March 27 to March 28, in Key West|
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Remembering Lenny
March 27 to March 28
A performance of Bernstein's CONCH TOWN, an unfinished ballet written during Leonard Bernstein's first stay in Key West. The piano four hand version, recently discovered, will be performed with a discussion of how CONCH TOWN was the foundation of so much music that Bernstein wrote throughout his career followed by several people who knew Lenny sharing personal remembrances. The evening events are to be held at The Studios of Key West.
|March 28 , in Key West|
Tennessee Williams Theater presents: Little River Band
Bringing their vocal and musical energy along with some cool arrangements to their timeless classic hits, each show creates new memories for the audience. Through the '70's and '80's, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like: "Reminiscing," "Cool Change," "Lonesome Loser," "The Night Owls," "Take It Easy On Me," "Help Is on Its Way," "Happy Anniversary," "We Two," "Man On Your Mind," "The Other Guy," and "It's A Long Way There." Show starts 8 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theater located at 5901 College Road.
|March 29 to April 04, in Key West|
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Avenue Q
March 29 to April 04
Once is never enough with Avenue Q! Since the show was such a tremendous hit in the 2016/17 season, the Waterfront is bringing back this monster hit for 3 weeks only. Avenue Q is the winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a recent college grad. He and his friends struggle to find decent jobs, stable relationships and a purpose in life in a musical that is hilariously timeless.
|March 30 to March 31, in Key Largo|
REEF Lionfish Derby for Divers presented by Whole Food Markets
March 30 to March 31
Teams of up to four divers compete for cash and prizes. Derby divers who successfully remove invasive lionfish from sanctuary waters can win for most, largest and smallest lionfish. Friday, March 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., REEF HQ 98300 Overseas Hwy. Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains, and all team members are encouraged to attend. Sunrise, Saturday, March 31 at Sharkey's Pub & Galley, teams may begin collecting lionfish. All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station by 5 p.m., scoring and public lionfish tastings, and Awards will immediately follow scoring.
Contact: REEF 305-852-0030
|March 30 , in Key West|
Studios of Key West presents: Ellen Cherry, Portraits in Song
The soulful and charismatic "song and story alchemist" - a 2014 Studios Artist in Residence - returns to Key West for a performance that unveils a series of portraits of powerful women in history. Show starts 8 p.m.
|March 31 , in Key West|
Studios of Key West presents: ImprovBoston
New England's leading comedy school and theater for 30+ years, ImprovBoston's alumni have been featured on The Daily Show, America's Got Talent, and Last Comic Standing, to name a few. They show you what the big deal is, and play a bit with the locals, fresh off their workshops this week. Show starts 7 p.m.
All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.