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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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April 01 to September 30,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Key West or Bust, A History of Tourism
April 01 to September 30
The Florida Keys have historically been an alluring travel destination for travelers around the world. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, tourism in Key West was the lynchpin in warding off bankruptcy. This exhibit explores the history of tourism in the Florida Keys from the 1920s until the 1980s while focusing specifically on transportation, accommodation, travel brochures and postcards. Custom House Museum is located at 281 Front Street, and open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: 305-295-6616


April 06 to November 30,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
April 06 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; Doris 305-295-6601
Email: kwft@comcast.net

April 15 to July 31,  in Key West
6th Annual Key West Art Garden
April 15 to July 31
The cost of admission to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden brings visitors an added value and wealth of beauty with 19 sculptures, each made of recycled materials, and some interactive, placed throughout the garden from local contemporary artists. Garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Email: mmcrae@kwbgs.org

May 16 to September 30,  in Key West
Custom House Museum presents: Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism
May 16 to September 30
The Florida Keys have historically been an alluring travel destination for travelers around the world. With the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s, tourism in Key West was the lynchpin in warding off bankruptcy. This exhibit will explore the history of tourism in the Florida Keys from the 1920s until the 1980s while focusing specifically on transportation, accommodation, travel brochures and postcards. Exhibit runs through September.
Contact: 305-295-6616


June 01 to September 30,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Will Fernandez
June 01 to September 30
For longer than a decade, Will Fernandez has been one of Key West's most enchanting artists. He paints and sculpts almost entirely from memory and makes his works quite humorous and whimsical. In this exhibition, he displays a number of his impressionistic-style paintings, as well as a selection of his distinctive sculptures in stone, wood, clay and more. Custom House Museum is located at 281 Front Street, and open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact: 305-295-6616


July 26 ,  in Key Largo
July's Great Annual Fish Count Dive Day
July 26
Volunteer divers and snorkelers can help identify and document fish diversity and population trends in marine ecosystems. The GAFC serves to introduce and inspire recreational divers and snorkelers to participate in REEF's year-round Volunteer Survey Project, and raise awareness among both the diving community and general public about marine habitats and trends in fish populations. Boats depart at 8 a.m. from Ocean Divers; participants in fish surveys can receive special savings.
Contact: Ocean Divers 305-451-5765
Email: reefhq@reef.org

July 26 ,  in Key Largo
Pirates on the Water REEF Fun-Raiser
July 26
From 4-9 p.m., at Caribbean Club (MM 104), enjoy live music, silent auction and a 50/50 raffle, as well as fun hermit crab races, beverages and grilled foods. All activities help raise monies to fund Reef Environmental Education Foundation programs, dedicated to the preservation of our ocean's resources. REEF is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists.
Contact: 305-852-0030


July 27 ,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
July 27
Bring the family and come visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a steer, pigs, goats, sheep, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, kinkajous, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge and donations are appreciated. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


July 27 to July 28,  in Islamorada
2014 IFC RedGhost Stalk
July 27 to July 28
Staged by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the 2014 RedGhost Stalk is an all-release tournament for young adult anglers (ages 17-25) and junior anglers (ages 9-16) that focuses on catch-and-release fishing for redfish and bonefish on fly, spin or bait. The event is a fundraiser for the Islamorada Fishing and Conservation Trust.
Contact: Brooke Black 305-393-5249
Email: bdenkert@gmail.com

July 29 to August 03,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Key West Summer Stage "The Whale"
July 29 to August 03
This is the story of a 650 pound, grief-stricken, guilt-racked man seeking reconciliation with his estranged daughter. At times hilarious, and others heart-breaking, the play stars one of Key West's comic gems, Chad Newman, in a rare but riveting dramatic performance, supported by Melody Moore, Quincy Perkins, Julia Tetreault, and Tammy Shanley. Winner of the Lortel, Obie, and Drama Desk Awards last year.
Contact: 305-296-9911


Calendar of Events for July
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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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