Florida Keys
Calendar of Events for August  
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August 31 to September 02,  in Marathon
Heroes Salute Tribute Weekend
August 31 to September 02
Each fall, Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key hosts an annual Heroes Salute program to honor military, fire and rescue, law enforcement and medical personnel; a special Labor Day Weekend event is planned to include an All-American barbecue, heroes tribute, country music concert and fireworks show.
Contact: 1-877-484-9342
Email: matt.lawrence@hawkscay.com

August 09 to August 12,  in Key West
22nd Annual Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration!
August 09 to August 12
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 12,  in Key West
Summertime at the Family-Friendly Sheriff's Animal Farm!
August 12
Looking for a fun place to take the kids? Gather at the Sheriff's Animal Farm, open 1 - 3 p.m. Bring the family and come visit the many animals at the farm. 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 house is held the second and fourth Sundays of the month.
Contact: Farmer Jeanne Selander 305-293-7300


August 30 to September 03,  in Key West
Ninth Annual Key West Brewfest
August 30 to September 03
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.
Contact: 800-354-4455
Email: info@keywestbrewfest.com

August 16,  in Islamorada
Third Thursday Art Walk
August 16
Third Thursday ArtWalks are held every month throughout the year, offering attendees live music on three stages, performance artists and, of course, original art and hand-crafted jewelry, as well as pottery, sculptures and more! This monthly event has become a focal point of artistic expression, culinary and cultural awareness to the Upper Keys. As the Art District's business partners remain open during these Third Thursday Art Walk evenings, this indoor/outdoor street festival has become the talk of the Keys. Stroll through the Art District, sip some craft beers, eat local food, along a quarter-mile span of the Old Highway between the historical 1935 Hurricane Monument and the iconic Green Turtle Inn and includes the intersecting street now known as Morada Way, between MM 81 and 82.


August 18,  in Marathon
Support the Nationwide Annual Clear The Shelters Event!
August 18
The nationwide Clear the Shelters event is from 10am-6pm where we will be extending our hours to host an Adoption Event at BOTH our Key West and Marathon Campus. Adoption fees will be completely waived this day! Current adoption procedures & policies still apply. There will also be games, kids activities, a face painter, door prizes, food, a "Kissing" booth and fun for the whole family. Stop by either the Key West or Marathon shelter to meet some amazing animals and support the Florida Keys SPCA.
Contact: Key West 305-294-4857; Marathon 305-743-4800
Email: tammy@fkspca.org; tara@fkspca.org

August 18,  in Key West
Florida Keys Eco-Discover Center's Discovery Saturday: Civil War-Era Forts
August 18
Discovery Saturday from 10-11 a.m. features learning about will learn about the garrisons through activities hosted by Fort Zachary Taylor State Park rangers. 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

January 01 to August 31,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
January 01 to August 31
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: Doris Harris 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

August 03 to August 05,  in Florida Keys
Special Museums and Attractions Weekend
August 03 to August 05
Organized by WLRN, South Florida's National Public Radio affiliate, in partnership with the Florida Keys tourism council, the sixth annual Florida Keys & Key West Museum and Attractions Weekend event provides free or value-added admission passes to participating museums and attractions in the island chain. The program is essentially a cultural pass for South Florida residents and visitors to discover the history of the Florida Keys by offering free- or reduced-admission incentives to experience more than 20 participating museums and attractions. Register free online, download and print your pass.


August 18,  in Key West
HAVANA NIGHTS with Rolando Rojas, Fernando Vargas and Catalina Londono
August 18
Join the Havana spirit and Latin rhythms at the Key West Theater, get your tickets for this special night of dancing and listening to the sounds of old Havana. Cuba will provide the Mambo & ChaCha rhythms and the clavé beat. Rolando Rojas, Catalina Londono, and Fernando Vargas will provide the vocal energy. Mario Quintero, Luis Vera, Hiram Garzaro, and the one and only Kenny Fradley will provide the hot Latin music. Doors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.


August 20,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust presents Historian Tom Hambright
August 20
Guest speaker will be Monroe County Historian Tom Hambright who will give a power point presentation on Keys History. Some of the Keys people Tom will talk about are: Commodore David Porter and the founding of Key West and his fight with the pirates, Count Karl Von Cosel and the corpse of his true love that he lived with for seven years and Legendary Keys politician Bernie C. Papy who served as State Representative from Monroe County for 26 years. In the tradition of the late, Paul Harvey, Tom will add a "Rest of the Story" to these historic events. Tom is from central North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian University in Boone, North Carolina with a degree in education and history. He served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years retiring in 1981 with rank of Lieutenant Commander. He then worked for the Key West Art and Historical Society as curator of exhibits until December 1985 when he became Monroe County Historian at the Monroe County Public Library in Key West. The presentation is free and open to the public. Held at Island Community Church starting at 6:30 pm.
Contact: Barbara at 305-393-0940


August 30,  in Big Pine
Barrel of Monks Beer Dinner
August 30
Don't miss Matt's Stock Island Kitchen & Bar's Barrel of Monks Beer Dinner in the Grand Suite, as part of Key West Brewfest. Call to reserve your seat today! Seating is limited to 30 tickets.
Contact: Tickets 786-862-6640


August 26,  in Big Pine
National Dog Day, Celebrate at The Perry Pup Wash
August 26
This National Dog Day, we're celebrating with our very own Perry Pup Wash. Come pamper your precious pooch and enjoy a day of good, clean fun next to Salty Oyster and The Perry's dog parks, featuring dog washes with soap provided by Key West Aloe, a Florida Keys SPCA meet and greet, Yappy Hour at Salty Oyster, and more! Proceeds go to PAWS Chicago and HOB Middle School.


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