Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys
Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys
|January 01 to August 31, in Key West|
Key West Fishing Tournament
January 01 to August 31
Anglers of all ages and abilities can target more than 40 species of fish in the Key West Fishing Tournament, a free-entry multidivision challenge that takes place Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2019. 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.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-923-5934
|June 03 to September 02, in Islamorada|
History of Diving Museum Salutes Military with FREE Admission
June 03 to September 02
History of Diving Museum is once again participating as a Blue Star Museum. Since the programs’ inception in 2010 HDM has collaborated with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, along with more than 2,000 museums across America. This unique platform offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and up to five family members, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day. Over 1,500 individuals have benefited by visiting the History of Diving Museum alone.
|June 03 to December 31, in Islamorada|
Diving With a Purpose, 15 Year Odyssey: Restoring Our Oceans, Preserving Our Heritage
June 03 to December 31
Multiple groups such as Diving With a Purpose, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Biscayne National Park, and more have spent 15 years working together to showcase cultural and natural resources throughout the country. They focus in the protection, documentation, and interpretation of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African-Americans. This new exhibit at the History of Diving Museum, mile marker 82.9, highlights several shipwrecks and aircraft and the archaeological processes used to study them.
|June 26 to June 27, in Islamorada|
IFC Captains Cup Dolphin Tournament
June 26 to June 27
Just three fish are all that's needed to capture the winner-take-all grand prize of up to $25,000, but the aggregate weight of the three dorado must be the highest in this boat team tournament.
Contact: Islamorada Fishing Club 305-664-4735
|June 27 , in Key Largo|
Free Fish ID Class
On the last Thursday of each month, underwater photographers and local naturalists Carlos and Allison Estape present a different informative and educational lesson about how to identify fish species found in the Florida Keys and throughout the Caribbean. Marine life enthusiasts of all levels are invited to attend. Class is free and open to the public. Starts at 7PM, REEF Interpretive Center, 98300 Overseas Hwy., mile marker 98.3 in the median.
|June 28 to June 30, in Key West|
Mystery Fest Key West
June 28 to June 30
Renowned mystery writers, aspiring authors, true crime experts and fans meet in America’s southernmost city. The Fest features a who’s-who of award-winning and bestselling mystery/suspense authors and true crime experts, Mystery Fest Key West is a fun and fascinating meet-and-greet where writers can catch up with old friends and readers can meet leading authors, collect signed books and participate in workshops, panels, and presentations where the most devious of minds explain why—and how—they do it.
|June 29 , in Key West|
Mango Fest Key West 2019
Mango Fest of Key West features all things mango including mango tasting, mango trees and mango daiquiris. The culinary competitions between local chefs and residents alike showcases the colorful abilities of what the mango, also known as the king of fruit, has to offer. The Vendor Village gives art collectors and foodies the experience of a festival atmosphere. Music is provided along with live radio broadcasts. From 10AM to 3PM, Bayview Park, 1400 Truman Ave.
|June 29 , in Big Pine|
Bubbles & Bids
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.
|June 30 , in Big Pine|
Mango Fest Key West, Matt's Sunday Brunch
As part of this year’s Mango Fest Key West, Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen & Bar is hosting a special Sunday Brunch with all of your breakfast favorites, plus a few mango-centric menu items. Festival fundraising directly benefits the local children involved with the Key West Police Athletic League, so you can feast guilt-free for a great cause. Make reservations online.
All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.