Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys
Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys
|April 04 to November 30, in Key West|
Key West Fishing Tournament
April 04 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
|April 29 to May 23, in Key West|
Red Barn Theatre presents: Venus in Fur
April 29 to May 23
This smash Broadway hit is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex that's guaranteed to mesmerize. An actress comes late to an audition for a less-than impressed director, but she soon turns the session into a tango for dominance.
|May 07 to May 23, in Marathon|
Marathon Community Theater presents: The Fox on the Fairway
May 07 to May 23
The president of the Quail Valley Country Club is in a difficult position. His newly hired hand is in love with the waitress at the club house. But, more important to him, the golfer he thought would play for his club was recruited by his cocky and arrogant opponent and the huge bet he foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Another great farce by Ken Ludwig.
|May 12 to October 30, in Key West|
"A Sense of Place - Richard Kemble 1932-2007" Exhibition at Historic Gato Building
May 12 to October 30
Creative audiences can enjoy an opening reception on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street. Parking is free. Exhibition is to be displayed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 30, featuring Kemble's Intaglio, Woodcuts, Sculptures, Ink on Paper, Collages and Oil Pastels.
|May 22 to May 25, in Key West|
Sunset Celebration Welcomes Tall Ships
May 22 to May 25
Visitors to Key West's famed Mallory Square can enjoy an attraction beyond the waterfront pier's famed nightly Sunset Celebration: touring the U.S.C.G.C. Eagle, a historic 295-foot sailing barque used as a Coast Guard training vessel. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service. The presence of the Eagle, called "America's tall ship," highlights a long weekend blending seafaring tradition with performances, artistry and more. Friday through Sunday, the fun is to extend from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and feature free tours of the Eagle. Events are to conclude when the Eagle departs Mallory Square Monday, May 25.
|May 22 to May 23, in Key West|
Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational
May 22 to May 23
In this challenge headquartered at Conch Republic Seafood Company, more than $15,000 awaits the angler scoring the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches. Many additional prizes await other top anglers, and there is no limit on the number of participating boats. Registration is Friday, at Conch Republic Seafood Co.,631 Greene St. Fishing Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Contact: John Stuempfig 305-304-7674
|May 24 , in Key West|
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
Open between 1 - 3 p.m., the Sheriff's Animal Farm invites you to bring the family and visit the animals at the farm, including horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, a Kinkajou, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge (donations are welcome). The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. The Animal Farm is open every second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300
|May 24 , in Key West|
Waterfront Playhouse presents: Here's To Us
The grand finale of the 75th Season Celebration will feature a cast of 20 performing numbers from the Waterfront's hit musicals over the years; a tribute to great moments from Waterfront Playhouse musicals. Showtime 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
|May 25 , in Islamorada|
Memorial Day Service
The Matecumbe Historical Trust will hold their annual Memorial Day Service at 9 a.m. at the Islamorada Hurricane Monument, Mile Marker (MM) 81.8 Overseas Highway. The monument was dedicated in 1937 to honor the Veterans and civilians killed in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The ceremony will begin with an introductory presentation, followed by the invocation by Pastor Tony Hammon of Island Community Church, Presentation of Colors, the National Anthem, a brief history of the Hurricane Monument, the laying of the memorial wreath and a benediction. The service is open to the public. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend in observance of Memorial Day.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940.
|May 30 , in Key West|
Key West Ladies' Dolphin Championship
Female anglers can vie for $10,000 in cash and prizes during the 2015 Mercury Marine Ladies Dolphin Championship. Scheduled Saturday, May 30, the event offers prizes for the winning boat team and top five individual anglers. The angler who catches the heaviest dolphin during the daylong tournament earns a $3,000 cash purse. The second-place angler is to receive $1,500 cash, while $500 awaits the third-place finisher and prizes reward the fourth- and fifth-place participants. Proceeds are to benefit the Jose Wejebe "Spanish Fly" Memorial Foundation.
Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364
|May 31 to June 05, in Islamorada|
Don Hawley Tarpon Fly Tournament
May 31 to June 05
The world's top fly-rod anglers endure a five-day test of patience and finesse, fishing Keys waters using fly tackle and either a 12- or 16-pound tippet. Named for the late fly fisherman and conservationist Don Hawley, the tournament benefits the Guides Trust Foundation, assisting professional fishing guides and supporting backcountry fishery conservation programs.
Contact: Betsy Bullard 305-587-1460
All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.