Florida Keys
Calendar of Events for August  
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August 28 to August 30,  in Florida Keys
Florida Keys & Key West Museums and Attractions Weekend
August 28 to August 30
The event provides a cultural pass for South Florida residents and visitors to experience the rich history of Key West by offering free or reduced admission to more than 20 participating museums, including Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Pigeon Key, History of Diving Museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, Key West Aquarium and many more. Attendees must log onto www.wlrn.org and click on the "Florida Keys & Key West Museum & Attractions Weekend" banner to print out the free weekend pass.

August 20,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
August 20
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 - formerly named Industrial Road - as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Email: Moradawaysusi@gmail.com

August 19,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum presents: Ian Koblick
August 19
The History of Diving Museum at MM 83 continues the free, "Immerse Yourself!" series, to begin at 7 p.m., with a special event: "Diving Before There Were Rules" presented by aquanaut and explorer Ian Koblick . The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Extended hours on the night of the program until 7 p.m. Enjoy the Museum's exhibits before the event.
Contact: 305-664-9737
Email: programs@divingmuseum.org

August 06 to August 07,  in Key Largo
Hooked on Kids Charity Fishing Tournament
August 06 to August 07
Enjoy an incredible day of flats fishing in the gorgeous waters of the Florida Keys. All tournament activities take place at the Marriott Key Largo Bay. Group rates available. Captain's party with dinner and silent auction on Thurs., fishing Friday with awards to follow.
Contact: 954-983-4360
Email: ledens@bbiteam.com

August 06,  in Key West
Antonia's Dinner Concert presents Classical Guitarist Mateo
August 06
Experience an intimate evening of hearing this virtuoso guitar soloist while enjoying the gourmet cuisine at Antonia's Dinner Concert. "World Class Concert..." (Miami Herald) Dinner seating at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays. 615 Duval St.
Contact: Reservations 305.771.0280

August 30,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society and Key West Concerts presents “Music at Martello Series”
August 30
Pro surfer-turned musician Donavon Frankenreiter is to send out his breezy, laid-back vibes and upbeat lyrics at historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Frankenreiter will perform from nearly ten years of solo hit recordings, including his May 2015 release "The Heart". Also featured: Australian pop singer Cody Simpson. Advance purchase tickets $25; $30 at the door. Children under 12 free. Parking available for $5, free bike parking. Doors open 4:30 p.m.
Contact: 305.295.6616 x 106

August 15,  in Key Largo
Anything that Floats Race
August 15
Grab your oars and anything that floats and enjoy this family-fun event - an on-the-water race of vessels crafted from items around the house - on Blackwater Sound, mile marker 104 bayside. Waterfront bars and restaurants offer excellent viewing areas for observing the race and enjoying a Keys sunset, with live music and more fun to follow.
Contact: 305-451-4502
Email: events@fkrm.com

August 06 to August 09,  in Key West
Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration!
August 06 to August 09
Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.
Contact: 305-744-9804

August 14 to August 16,  in Key West
Second Annual Mystery Writers' Key West Fest
August 14 to August 16
This year's event— open to authors, aspiring authors and non-writing mystery-buffs alike— features international bestselling and global multi-award winning author Jeffery Deaver and includes multiple workshops, presentations and panel events with other renowned crime fiction and true crime authors and one-on-one consultations with publishing industry experts. Also featured is the presentation of the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award.
Contact: 305-587-9393
Email: info@mysterywriterskeywestfest.com

August 15,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Sharks on the Reef
August 15
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (35 East Quay Road, Key West) from 10-11 a.m. Learn some cool facts about sharks, see how sharks find food, and play a game of Shark on the Prowl! Free admission, free parking. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West.
Contact: 305-809-4750
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov

August 25 to August 28,  in Key West
Living History Programs at Dry Tortugas National Park
August 25 to August 28
Celebrate the birthday of the National Park System with living history demonstrations at Dry Tortugas National Park, located approximately 70 miles west of Key West, accessible by private or charter boats, ferry or seaplane which offer daily departures from Key West. Park Visitors will step back into 1861 as they explore the park and experience re-enactors scattered about the island engaged in activities typical of daily life at Fort Jefferson for residents of the island during the Civil War era. As an added bonus, Monday is a National Park fee-free day; entrance will be free August 25 in celebration of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.
Contact: Ferry 305-294-7009; Seaplane 305-293-9300

August 20 to August 23,  in Key Largo
Upper Keys Reef Crawl
August 20 to August 23
See the beautiful reefs of the Upper Florida Keys. Be amazed by the abundant sea life on sites from Key Largo to Islamorada. Share in the fun, sun and camaraderie as you dive, snorkel, kayak & paddle the amazing reefs along the way. Take part in hands-on seminars by the Coral Restoration Foundation and REEF Organization. Enjoy local entertainment, cuisine & Keys flair. VIP cards available for access to specials, discounts and events.

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