Florida Keys
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March 02,  in Key West
57th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest
March 02
An island tradition for over 50 years, this unique contest celebrates the historic importance of conch in the Keys and features contestants in several age categories attempting to make "music" with fluted conch shells. Contest located in the garden of the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street, free and open to all ages. Registration begins at 10 a.m., contest starts at noon.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: oldisland@comcast.net

March 31,  in Islamorada
BayJam 25
March 31
This music and art festival features local and guest artists performing on the shores of Florida Bay at the ICE Amphitheater at Founders Park, mile marker 87 on U.S. 1. Attendees can savor the sounds from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the hammock-like performance center set against the aqua waters of Florida Bay. Admission is free, donations are encouraged. Proceeds go to student art and music scholarships.


March 15 to March 16,  in Key West
59th Annual Key West Home Tours
March 15 to March 16
Tour a series of elegant and unique private homes of Key West, ranging from exquisite restorations to creative renovations, and interior design that complements each. February and March tours are offered 10 am to 4 pm each day. Transportation between homes is not provided. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on tour days. Proceeds benefit the foundation's Oldest House Museum, grant and scholarship programs.
Contact: 305-294-9501
Email: tickets@oirf.org

March 01 to March 03,  in Marathon
13th Annual Sombrero Beach Run
March 01 to March 03
Each year, several hundred racing circuit runners are attracted by a weekend filled with sunshine and athletic fun. Stocked with food, drinks, music and entertainment, the event is to be staged at Sombrero Beach at the end of Sombrero Beach Road, mile marker 50. Awards are given to overall finishers in the 10k run, 5k run and 5k walk.
Contact: 305-743-4582 or 305-289-9868
Email: sombrerobeachrun@bellsouth.net

March 09 to March 10,  in Marathon
Original Marathon Seafood Festival
March 09 to March 10
One of the middle Keys' signature family events, delicacies from the waters of the Florida Keys highlight this annual munch-fest at Marathon Community Park, mile marker 49 oceanside. Sponsored by Organized Fishermen of Florida and Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Live music, vendor booths, sweets, treats and beverages make for a delectable weekend. An open-air boat show is to be staged at entrance to the festival.
Contact: 305-743-5417
Email: info@floridakeysmarathon.com

March 02 to March 09,  in Key Largo
Jimmy Johnson's Quest for the Crest Championship Fishing Week
March 02 to March 09
Hosted by Jimmy Johnson, two-time Super Bowl winning coach and former head coach at the University of Miami, this prestigious billfish championship benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a South Florida-based cancer-related research, diagnosis and treatment facility. All anglers on the winning boat receive authentic, custom-designed Jimmy Johnson's NBC Championship rings.
Contact: 305-255-3500
Email: info@jjfishweek.com

March 05 to March 08,  in Islamorada
Jim Bokor’s Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Redfish Shootout
March 05 to March 08
Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament's new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.
Contact: Brooke Black
Email: bdenkert@gmail.com

March 24,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
March 24
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


March 04 to March 07,  in Key West
March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament
March 04 to March 07
A charity flats-and-fly-only tournament with a twist - in addition to catch and release, anglers earn extra points for tagging their caught fish. Held at the Key West Yacht Harbor Marina on Stock Island.
Email: Ldbooker@gmail.com

March 10,  in Key West
Visit the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm
March 10
Looking for a fun place to take the kids? The Sheriff's Animal Farm is open 1 - 3 p.m. Bring the family and come visit the animals at the farm, including miniature horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, Kinkajous, Sloths, a Lemur, Kramer the Emu, a family of Patagonian Cavys, a skunk, an opossum, tortoises and turtles, snakes and many more. It is free of charge, but donations are welcomed because that is how the farm is sustained. The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff's Office Headquarters complex. Open the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


March 22,  in Key West
12th Annual Florida Keys SPCA Spring Social
March 22
Enjoy a paw-tastic experience to help raise funds to benefit a Keys-based animal shelter; event is open to the public, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Key West Golf Course. Highlights include a VIP champagne reception prior to the main event, a first class dining experience with tables of food from restaurants all over Key West and parking provided at Florida Keys Community College with HTA Trolley service to and from the event. Also features a silent auction, live auction, raffles, complimentary beer & wine, music and more. VIP and General Admission tickets online or call.
Contact: Tiffany Burton (305) 294-4857
Email: tiffany@fkspca.org

March 03,  in Marathon
62nd Annual Key Colony Beach Days
March 03
Participants and visitors can enjoy this family event set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of Key Colony Beach City Hall, the day features vendors, food, live music and more. A Shriner's pancake breakfast starts at 8 a.m., a parade is set for 11:30 a.m. Free admission, free parking, old fashioned fun.
Email: info@kcbca.org

March 09 to March 30,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents Historical Trolley Tour of Islamorada
March 09 to March 30
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. from the Islamorada Moose Lodge, MM 81.5. The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free. Held each Saturday in March.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940


March 01,  in Islamorada
17th Annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys Annual Cocktail Party
March 01
The popular annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, "Hard Hats and High Heels," is to be held from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Florida Keys Conference Center inside the Islander Resort, MM82.1, oceanside. Enjoy a night of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction, dessert and dancing beneath the stars. A VIP reception is to kick off the evening, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Cheeca Lodge and Spa (limited tickets) Tickets for the main event cocktail party are $150 per person or $250 per couple and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets for the VIP reception and main event can be purchased in advance online.
Contact: RSVP tickets 305-453-7855
Email: director@habitatupperkeys.org

March 30,  in Key Largo
Keys Community Concert Band presents: Swaying Sounds of Paradise
March 30
A free concert at the Murray Nelson Government Center outdoor Peace Park in Key Largo. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band. Theme is Florida Heritage in History and Song.
Contact: 305-853-7294
Email: keyscommunityconcertband@yahoo.com

March 16,  in Key West
Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center's Discovery Saturday: Life on the Reef
March 16
Discovery Saturday from 10-11 a.m. is hosted by Mote Marine. Activities will focus on creatures living on the coral reef and children can take the Ocean Pledge to help protect the Florida Keys reefs. Space is limited. The Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center, operated by Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, hosts Discovery Saturday for children in kindergarten through fifth grade on the third Saturday of each month. Located in NOAA's Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West, the Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges.
Contact: Register at 305-809-4750
Email: FKEDC@noaa.gov

March 30 to March 31,  in Key West
NAS Key West 2019 Southernmost Air Spectacular
March 30 to March 31
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels will be taking to the skies at Naval Air Station Key West. The 2019 theme is "Women in Aviation" with a focus on the "Future of Flight." Organizers expect highlights to include civilian performers like an all-female parachute jump team, the Misty Blues, Patty Wagstaff flying an Extra 330SC, Ashley Shelton, Wing Walker and the world famous Shockwave Jet Truck. Gates open 9 a.m., air show starts at 10:30 a.m., Blue Angels fly at 2:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Contact: Emma Edgar Harlow 305-293-2503
Email: mwrnaskw@gmail.com

March 07,  in Key West
Rams Head Productions presents: 10,000 Maniacs
March 07
A cornerstone alternative band with roots in Jamestown, NY, the group has produced smash hits like Trouble Me, Because the Night, These Are Days, and many more. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m., at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Tickets available online starting at noon, 11/7/18.
Contact: Box Office 305-985-0433


March 10 to April 07,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market
March 10 to April 07
Browse among culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, live music, craft beer, wine and art and food concessions. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a NEW location this year, at Higgs Beach. Bring your own bags. A fantastic, family-friendly, free event. Dates: March 10 is Bikes, Trikes & Boards, focused on alternative ways of getting around in our community; March 24 is Art of the Art Edition; April 7 is Ocean Awareness.


March 17,  in Key West
Rams Head Presents Bret Michaels at the Key West Theater
March 17
As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day he's a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a super cross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison front man, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes. Tickets available online or at Key West Theater box office, 512 Eaton St.
Contact: Box Office 305-985-0433
Email: boxoffice@thekeywesttheater.com

March 03,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio
March 03
Bound by their Israeli roots, pianist Alon Goldstein, cellist Amit Peled, and clarinetist Alex Fiterstein formed the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio in 2005. Today, the ensemble’s performances reflect both the special gifts and originality of the three artists as soloists as well as their marvelous sense of ensemble and love of chamber music. The New York Times praised the ensemble for displaying “the kind of spotless technique that keeps the attention focused on the score rather than the vagaries of the performance.” Show starts at 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.


March 17,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Amernet String Quartet
March 17
Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet String Quartet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets and are Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami. Their sound has been called “complex” but with an “old world flavor.” Strad Magazine described the Amernet as “…a group of exceptional technical ability.” Performances take place at 4 p.m. at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St.


March 31,  in Key West
Key West Impromptu Concerts presents: Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo
March 31
The Lomazov Rackers Piano Duo garnered wide attention as the Second Prize Winners of the Sixth Biennial Ellis Duo Piano Competition in 2005. Since then, they have performed as recitalists and in concert with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, including performances at the Kiev International Music Festival (Ukraine), Varna International Piano Festival (Bulgaria), Moulin d’Andé Arts Festival (France), Burgos International Music Festival (Spain) and Infiorata di Genzano (Italy) in addition to appearances in every region of the United States. Performances take place at 4 p.m. at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 401 Duval St.


March 07 to April 06,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theater presents: La Cage
March 07 to April 06
La Cage… is a bevy of sight, gags, wildly drawn characters, and rompery, truly the fabric of a farce. Here amidst the age-old triangle of mother, father and child we find a real family.  Georges and Albin, partners for over 20-years, learn Jean-Michel, Georges' son from a one-night fling, is engaged to be married to Anne. George and Albin are the owners of the infamously bawdy and risqué St. Tropez nightclub, La Cage aux Folles. When Anne's parents arrive to meet Jean-Michel’s parents, the farce and fun begins. Anne's father is the Director of the conservative ‘Tradition, Family, and Morality’ Party, and committed to closing down St. Tropez’s immoral businesses, one of which is La Cage aux Folles. Show times 8 p.m.


March 07 to April 06,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Watercolor Society presents: 37th Annual Judged Exhibition
March 07 to April 06
View over 60 paintings in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and more. The artwork is for sale with 20 percent of sales going to Marathon Community Theater as a gesture of "Artists helping the Arts." The exhibit opens for daytime viewing on Thursday, March, 7 and can be viewed from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday thru April 6, and during evenings before the curtain and during intermission of the Marathon Community Theatre's Performance of “La Cage aux Folles.” Take a chance on winning one of two original framed watercolors donated by acclaimed artists. Tickets are 6 tickets for $5- 13 tickets for $10- and 30 tickets for $20. Your ticket gives you a chance to win "Fading Away" by artist Nancy Murphree Davis and "The Guardian" by West Palm Beach Artist Charles Passarelli. Drawing is on Wednesday, April 10 and each paintings will be shipped free of charge anywhere in the USA to the 2 different winners, need not be present to win.


February 23 to March 30,  in Key West
Key West Burlesque presents: Backroom Burlesque
February 23 to March 30
 Key West Burlesque is back and better then ever! It has found its home at the Back Space inside of SideBar, 504 Angela Street. Join the excitement two nights  a week (Fri & Sat) for this amazing show. February 23 & March 2, enjoy 'Backroom Rhapsody: A Tribute to Queen,' a dazzling extravaganza of song and dance that can’t be missed. The show incorporates several of the legendary bands greatest hits and unforgettable songs into a high energy, glamour filled production with an all-star cast that includes Tatah DuJour, Moana Amour, and the Key West Burlesque Dancers. March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 'Lets Misbehaves: A Titillating 1920's Style Revue' features a rotating cast of weekly guest performers including Sofia Luna, Moana Amour, and Cheeky Derrière. Tickets sold online.
Contact: 305.294.0555


March 28 to March 29,  in Islamorada
Reef Environmental Education Foundation presents: Free Lionfish Collection and Handling Workshop & Dives
March 28 to March 29
The classroom portion covers the background of the invasion, lionfish biology and ecology, impacts, current research findings, and hands-on lessons in how to safely collect and handle lionfish using hand nets, pole spears and ZooKeeper Lionfish Containment Units. Participants who complete the classroom session will have the opportunity to obtain a permit to collect lionfish using hand nets in Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs) within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Following the classroom session, divers and snorkelers join an accompanying boat charter to practice the collection and handling techniques. The workshops and dives are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Classroom lecture and demonstration from 6PM-8PM Thurs., March 28 at REEF Headquarters 98300 Overseas Hwy, in Key Largo. Registration starts at 5:30PM. Friday, March 29, two tank dive with Key Dives, in Islamorada. Check-in Time at 8AM at dive shop. The workshop and dives are free and have limited availability. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


March 29 to March 30,  in Key Largo
REEF presents: Winter Lionfish Derby Weekend
March 29 to March 30
Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains, and all team members are encouraged to attend, 6:30 - 7:30pm, at REEF headquarters, 98300 Overseas Hwy. The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat. Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed. Saturday, March 30th at Sharkey’s Pub and Galley Restaurant Teams may begin collecting lionfish at sunrise. All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station by 5 p.m. (dock at Sharkey's Pub & Galley) From 5-6 pm: Scoring and public lionfish tastings. Awards will immediately follow scoring. Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, games, raffle prizes and other activities will start at 5PM. Sharkey's will be offering lionfish tastings and drink specials open to public. Registration cost: $120 per team (minimum 2 people per team, maximum 4 people)


March 15,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents An Evening with Tennessee Williams 
March 15
Acclaimed mixologist Philip Greene is to share an evening of anecdotes, literary excerpts, and craft cocktails in celebration of Tennessee Williams. Raise a glass to a literary giant from 7-9 p.m. at Key West Theater as Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes special guest Philip Greene and his spirited presentation “An Evening with Tennessee Williams.” The acclaimed mixologist, cocktail columnist, and co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans will mix and share recipe demos of Williams’ favorite drinks and the folklore behind them along with preferred selections enjoyed by his friends F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, and Ernest Hemingway.
Contact: Dani Holliday 305-296-6616 x 114


March 16,  in Big Pine
4Ocean Beach Cleanup at Bahia Honda State Park
March 16
Join the 4ocean Community Cleanup Team and work alongside the dedicated staff of Bahia Honda State Park! Please bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes, and share this event with your ocean-loving friends and family! Parking fee will be waived from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. 4ocean will provide hemp bags and gloves for all of the volunteers to use during the cleanup. Visit environmental education organizations in the Education Village, giving you the chance to learn more about how you can join the 4Ocean movement in your community! During the event, the 4ocean Pop-Up Shop will be open from 9:30AM to 12PM. Shop bracelets, water bottles and 4ocean cleanup exclusive apparel.


March 02,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Artist Studio Tours
March 02
One of most popular annual events, the Artists Studio Tours takes you to the neighborhoods of Key West with a carefully curated collection of creative work spaces. Spend the afternoon exploring the creative corners and hidden art spaces of Old Town. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $20 members, $25 non-members. The Studios of Key West offers studio space, lectures, workshops, residencies, partnership projects and nurtures the creation of work; their mission is to build audiences and support the advancement of established and emerging creative people in the Florida Keys.


March 18,  in Big Pine
Full Moon Kayak Excursion with Florida Keys Wlidlife Society
March 18
Join a Full Moon Kayak Excursions off Big Pine Key. This is a relaxing, easy 2-hour paddle along the mangrove shoreline of No Name Key.  From 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by Big Pine Kayak Adventures, this is a fundraiser for the Florida Keys Wildlife Society/Friends Group for the National Wildlife Refuges. Experience this incredible wildlife encounter which includes kayak, gear, and experienced guide. Cost $25 per person. Reserve early.


March 17,  in Islamorada
Fish On! Local Guides Teach Kids to Fish
March 17
Families can join a FREE event sponsored by the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association. From 10AM - 2PM at Founders Park Beach Pavilion, mile marker 87, local captains teach young anglers how to flycast, spincast,  tie flies, throw a cast net, pole a boat, and introduce them to the Florida Keys catch-and-release fishing lifestyle. Boys and girls are welcome to learn from the pros,  experience the thrill of learning techniques and the Florida Keys lifestyle of catch and release fishing. Competition winners in the casting and skiff poling events will receive awards. All boys and girls are welcome to come and learn from the pros, experience the thrill of learning the techniques involved in landing the “big one!” Kids will compete in age-division spin and fly casting competitions as well as skiff poling. Free hotdogs, hamburgers, and drinks will be available for all participants. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to make reservations. Early registrants will receive free prizes.
Contact: RSVP Captain Xavier Figueredo 305-393-1779


March 05 to March 16,  in Key West
Alligator Alley: A New Play by Michael Marrero
March 05 to March 16
Oscillating between bitingly funny and charmingly heartwarming, this play follows two childhood friends as they navigate the dystopian sprawl of Florida City and the wilds of the Everglades. The play centers on the headstrong Mayar, who relies on both her sense of humor and her close friend, Becca, as she attempts to escape her current surroundings and start a new life outside of Florida City. Tickets $60 Preferred, $44, $35 members. Show dates & times: Tue-Fri Mar 5-8 & Wed-Sat Mar 13-16, shows at 8 p.m.


March 01 to March 31,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Tom Majors, Tribute to Wood
March 01 to March 31
As an island community, Key West enjoys a particular closeness to nature, in all its beauty and occasional peril. Palm trees and banyans define our look, cypress groves protect us, and hardwoods remind us of long gone tropical hammocks. The Tom Majors Tribute to Wood is a month-long, island-wide celebration of the creative potential of wood, and its ability to point the way to a more harmonious relationship to the natural world. It is conceived and coordinated by The Studios of Key West, in partnership with artists and organizations across the island.


March 09,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Laughter in the Time of Cholera, An Evening with Dave Barry, Mike Peters and Mike Luckovich
March 09
Current politics and events keep editorial comics on their toes. Three of the greats – who happen to be old pals – share their thoughts and pen a few sketches in an uproarious evening that proves it’s better to laugh than cry. Afterward, Barry, Luckovich and Peters join guests at an intimate dinner party two blocks away (ticketed separately) to talk further. Located at Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St.; 6pm lecture & demo, $75, $65 mbrs.; 8pm Arts & Eats dinner, $175 (includes lecture).


March 31 to April 01,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society presents: Underwater, Two One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams
March 31 to April 01
Continuing to present lesser-known works by the great American playwright, KWAHS presents the rarely performed comedy Lifeboat Drill and steamy threesome Kingdom of Earth - two intriguing plays with characters trapped, both physically and metaphorically, by rising waters. With Alaina Albertson, Michael Catlege, Kitty Clements, Arthur Crocker and Jeffrey Johnson. Directed by Stephen Kitsakos. Tickets $60 Preferred, $45 General. Showtimes 7 p.m.


March 07,  in Key West
Carlo Mejía exhibition “Under the Mayan Stars”
March 07
Lovers of art and culture are invited to a “First Thursday” event from 6-8PM to welcome multi-award winning artist Carlo Mejía, whose exhibition “Under the Mayan Stars” runs February 21 through March 21 in the Zabar Lobby Gallery of the Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street in Old Town. Mejía, a Salvadorian exile of Mayan descent whose works have been collected world-wide – even by the late pioneering artist Pablo Picasso - creates gripping painted porcelain creations and works on wood, ingres paper, and other mediums that characterize the ancient Mayan quintessence, evoking the complexities and mysteries of a sophisticated society whose reverence for both the natural and super-natural worlds was vividly expressed in its passion for artistry.
Contact: Elena Devers 305-296-0458
Email: elena@tskw.org

March 15 to March 16,  in Big Pine
5th Annual Run With Deer 5K Run/Walk
March 15 to March 16
Pre-Registration & Packet Pickup Friday, March 15 from 5-7PM at New Refuges Nature Center, 30587 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key. Saturday, March 16, race starts at 8AM, at new nature center. Participation fee for ages 14 and up, $20; $25 on race day. Participants 13 and under $10, $15 on race day. Register online. Proceeds benefit The Florida Keys Wildlife Society - The Florida Keys Wildlife Society helps the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges carry out their mission to protect the habitat and wildlife of the Florida Keys.
Contact: Nancy Chatelaine 305-731-6362


March 02,  in Key West
The 4th Annual Smallest Parade in the Universe
March 02
Artists will create a “float” that is 18” tall, wide, and long to compete for a $1000 first prize, $500 second prize and $250 third prize! At the end of the parade there will be a performance and a live auction selling off the hand-made floats. The delightful little indoor parade of small floats benefits The Monroe Association for ReMARCable citizens. The "parade" begins at 6:00PM at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., with a preview of the artist-built floats from 5:00 - 6:00PM. Complete with a “police escort” and a bobble-head grand marshal, tabletop sized floats will be rolling down a make-believe Duval Street. Tickets sold online.


March 13,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center Presents: Ten Foods That Define Florida
March 13
Join Historian and Professor Gary Mormino as he explores Florida’s food history and answers burning questions. What are the most iconic foods that define the Sunshine State? Key lime or sweet potato pie? Was the Cuban sandwich invented in Tampa but perfected in Miami? How does one explain the rise of the grouper sandwich? What has happened to our once vaunted oyster industry? Did Georgia, the Carolinas or Texas simply export its barbecue into Florida or does the Sunshine State have its own BBQ heritage? The lecture is at the Keys History & Discovery Center at MM 82 on the property of the Islander Resort in Islamorada. Cost for non-members is only $10, thanks in part to grant funding from Florida Humanities Council. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
Contact: 305-922-2237
Email: info@keysdiscovery.com

March 27,  in Key West
Trident True presents: Southernmost Veteran’s Tribute
March 27
Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board the U.S. Coast Guard’s Ingham ship, a national historic landmark and memorial museum, to honor our veterans and raise funds to provide 25 local veterans with a day aboard local charter fishing boats. There will be live music by local musicians, magic by Frank Everhart, and demonstrations by U.S Navy SEALS. Raffle drawings will include fishing charters, water sports, sunset sails, and much more. Cost is $75 per person, includes 1 drink with hors d’oeuvres. The Ingham is located in the Truman Waterfront Park. Event held from 5PM - 9PM. Tickets available online. Trident True is a nonprofit organization offering nationwide events and fundraisers supporting our U.S. military veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life.
Contact: Allison Calhoun 720-822-9802
Email: allison@tridenttrue.org

March 29,  in Key West
American Bombshells Concert
March 29
Join a spectacular Key West concert featuring the American Bombshells, the country's best patriotic show. Enjoy a magical evening on the grounds of the Truman Little White House. The American Bombshells, a modern day twist on the Andrews Sisters, serve as Ambassadors of America's Gratitude, traveling the globe with an All-American show that dazzles in three part harmony. Don't miss THE American Bombshells as we honor our Military and Veterans! Show starts 8 p.m., at Harry S. Truman Little White House. Tickets sold online.


March 23,  in Big Pine
Bubbles & Bids
March 23
An evening dedicated to a great cause, held at the Perry Hotel Key West’s Salty Oyster from 4–6 p.m. Enjoy a silent auction featuring gift baskets, gift certificates, vacations, and more. All proceeds from silent auction and a percentage of special craft beers purchased are to be donated to the Domestic Abuse Shelter of the Florida Keys. Open to the public.


March 19 to April 26,  in Key West
'Visions of Cuba' Cuban Art Exhibit at the Gato Building
March 19 to April 26
This collective exhibition of contemporary Cuban Art, curated by Alaen Ledesma Fernandez, represents the artwork of more than 50 prominent Cuban artists who now live in cities throughout the world, many of whom attended the ISA, Institud Superior of Art in Havana, and have participated in the Havana Biennial. The Gato Building itself is steeped in Cuban Heritage, originally a Cuban Cigar Factory. “Visions of Cuba” showcases a variety of community artists, ranging from students to professionals, and promotes the significant cultural connection between Cuba, Key West, the Gato and artists. View the exhibit inside the Gato Building, open daily Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Contact: 305-295-4369
Email: info@keysarts.com

March 20 to March 30,  in Key West
Fringe Theater presents: The Clean House
March 20 to March 30
Enjoy this quirky comedy, a Pulitzer Prize nominated play written by contemporary American playwright Sara Ruhl, that takes place in “metaphysical Connecticut.” It is a concoction of real and surreal story lines that take the audience on a fantastical journey that searches for meaning among life’s messier moments. The ensemble of diverse and whacky characters drives the play’s action which stops periodically to allow the characters to say things directly to the audience. Showtime 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. (The Parish Hall sits at the back of the property.) Tickets $35 general admission, $45 reserved seating. Seating is limited. Tickets are available online.
Contact: 305-731-0581


March 27,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center Presents…A Grab Bag of Old Florida Stories
March 27
Spend an evening with Professor and Performance Storyteller Caren S. Neile as she shares stories of the pirate Black Caesar and Robert the Doll. Live the legends of the Florida Keys and other parts of this extraordinary state including the Barefoot Mailman, Addison Mizner and the Ashley gang. The presentation will include modern technology with good old-fashioned storytelling and the human brain. Attendees have a chance to share their own Florida stories and to pick up a signed copy of Florida Lore. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Contact: 305-922-2237
Email: info@keysdiscovery.com

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