Florida Keys
Calendar of Events for July  
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July 11,  in Big Pine
36th Annual Underwater Music Festival
July 11
The nationally-acclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The marine musical event is set 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and staged by Keys radio station US1 Radio 104.1 FM. The music is broadcast underwater via Lubell Laboratory speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef.
Contact: 305-872-2411
Email: [email protected]

July 25,  in Key West
28th Annual Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & Paddleboard Race
July 25
This is the original and oldest ongoing 5K Run in Key West and takes place as part of the the annual Hemingway Days Festival. The race course is a scenic flat course that runs past Key West's most famous landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home, the iconic Southernmost Point and the famous Green Parrot Bar. Visit website for more details.
Contact: Barb Wright at 305-240-0727
Email: [email protected]

July 22 to July 25,  in Key West
Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament
July 22 to July 25
Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
Email: [email protected]

December 01 to July 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
December 01 to July 31
Anglers of all ages and abilities can target more than 40 species of fish in the Key West Fishing Tournament, a free-entry multi-division challenge that takes place Dec. 1 to July. 31, 2020. The tournament features divisions for men, women, junior anglers ages 10 to 15 and Pee Wees under 10 years old — making it ideal for extended families and multigenerational groups who want to share the angling experience.


June 01 to July 31,  in Key West
Key West Art in the Garden
June 01 to July 31
The 10th annual Key West ART in the GARDEN opens June 1 at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works are earth-friendly in the selection of materials (including recycled and natural material) and themes. Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island through July 31, 2020, 10am-4pm seven days a week.


July 21 to July 26,  in Key West
Hemingway Days
July 21 to July 26
Writers, anglers and fans of the late author Ernest Hemingway’s work are to converge on Key West for the annual Hemingway Days celebration. The festival honors the legacy of the American literary giant who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s. Scheduled highlights include a virtual symposium with presenters including Ernest’s grandson John Hemingway.


July 10 to July 12,  in Big Pine
27th Annual Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament
July 10 to July 12
Angling teams targeting dolphin fish can vie to “catch” cash and prizes totaling more than $35,000. Largest dolphin weighing over 50 pounds can win $20,000. Proceeds of this annual family-oriented tournament benefit the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce.


July 18 to July 19,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum Celebrates PADI Women Dive Day
July 18 to July 19
Join the History of Diving Museum to celebrate PADI Women Dive Day. There will be a 10:30AM presentation with marine archaeologist Laurel Seaburn at the Museum. The cost to attend the presentation is $20 and includes admission to the Museum. HDM members are free!  Later this evening, HDM and Key Dives will team together for a night dive followed by a toast to ladies in diving.  Sunday, everyone is invited to participate in guided tours that will highlight the ladies that have shaped and continue to shape the diving world. Call or email to register for Museum events. Call Key Dives at 305-664-2211 to reserve space on Saturday, July 18, night dive.
Contact: RSVP to Emily Kovacs
Email: [email protected]

July 29 to July 30,  in Florida Keys
Lobster Two-Day Sport Season
July 29 to July 30
Mini-Season dates are scheduled the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year. Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be at work during the Lobster Mini-Season to ensure that safe boating and lobster regulations are obeyed. Begins 12:01AM on day one and ends midnight on day two. Click link for important spiny lobster regulations for 2020 season, and for information about no-take areas in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.


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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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