Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys
Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys
|January 20 to December 21, in Islamorada|
History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself! 2016 Lecture Series
January 20 to December 21
Celebrate the museum's 10th anniversary by attending a free lecture series held at the museum, located at MM 82.9, every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Adventurers from treasure hunters to aquanauts help tell the story of mankind's attempts to explore, understand and venture under the sea. The evening lectures are informal, informative and provide a valuable educational resource at the museum, an acclaimed facility dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of relics and artifacts related to diving and its heritage.
|April 08 to June 07, in Key West|
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Roberta Marks
April 08 to June 07
"Roberta Marks: a Retrospective," a cohesive exhibition of nearly thirty years of her mixed media work, is to be on display at the Custom House Museum. Marks, whose work has won many awards and is widely collected and featured at numerous museums and galleries throughout the country, creates mixed media pieces via photographs, paintings, collages and constructions that investigate the mystery of being. Her constructions, fabricated using found, bought or gifted objects and materials, are portrayed as stage sets, representing the artist's existence and personal landscape. The exhibit will open on Friday, April 8 from 6:00-7:30, with special member VIP entry at 5:30 pm.
Contact: 305.295.6616 x 112
|April 09 to November 30, in Key West|
Key West Fishing Tournament
April 09 to November 30
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: Rob Harris 305-587-6718
|April 13 to April 30, in Key West|
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Enchanted April
April 13 to April 30
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they could never have expected. Tickets available online.
Contact: 305-294-5015 Box Office
|April 15 to July 31, in Key West|
Key West Art Garden 2016
April 15 to July 31
Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; an opening reception is planned April 23 from 12-3 p.m., to meet the artists, enjoy a self-guided tour of the Art Garden, light refreshments. Entrance is free.
|April 22 to May 01, in Key West|
34th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
April 22 to May 01
With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
|April 26 to May 14, in Key West|
Red Barn Theatre presents: The Cripple of Inishmaan
April 26 to May 14
The people of Inishmann learn that a Hollywood director is coming to a neighboring island to film a documentary. No one is more excited than Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him.
|April 28 to May 08, in Marathon|
Marathon Community Theater presents: Taking My Turn
April 28 to May 08
Taking My Turn is the award-winning, critically acclaimed musical by the same team that collaborated on the hit show The Me Nobody Knows. Taking My Turn was one of the first musicals to deal with aging. The spoken words were collected from interviews with people "in their prime," which became the basis for the non-linear book. Visit website for show times and matinees.
|April 28 to May 01, in Key West|
Key West Paddle Classic
April 28 to May 01
Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.
Contact: Sue Cooper 305-304-4259
|April 30 to May 01, in Islamorada|
History of Diving Museum presents: Bob Croft, Father of Freediving
April 30 to May 01
"Testing the Waters: My Career as an Underwater Research Subject" will be presented and will focus on Croft's career as a test subject and collaborative investigator for the US Navy. Croft, who is considered to be the father of American freediving, was the first person to dive beyond 200 feet while breath holding. He is credited with perfecting "air-packing," a technique that is commonly used by modern free divers. Presentation April 30 is 2-3 p.m., with a 3-5 p.m. book signing; Sunday, all-day book signing. Museum is located at 82990 Overseas Highway, mile marker (MM) 83.
|April 30 to May 01, in Marathon|
Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
April 30 to May 01
Over $30,000 is cash and prizes awaits the top anglers with the largest bull and cow combined, while other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.
Contact: Jack Carlson 305-481-0495
All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.