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Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for February
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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
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

January 23 to May 03,  in Islamorada
Arts Council Presents the Connections Project 2019 TOUR
January 23 to May 03
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has launched its seventh annual Connections Project Keyswide road show featuring a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. Currently in Islamorada, at Ocean Sotheby's International Realty, its upcoming exhibition opening dates and venues are  Feb. 12 at Royal Furniture in Marathon, March 1 at Marathon’s Shady Palm Gallery, March 15 at Big Pine Key’s Artists in Paradise Gallery, April 9 at Royal Furniture in Key West and May 3 at the Gato Building in Key West. Receptions with wine and hors d'oeuvres are open to the public. After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three at any reception or online. Once the road show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist’s thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from the Connections Project directly benefit Keys artists and arts organizations.


February 09 to February 23,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust's “29 Points of Interest” Historical Trolley Tours
February 09 to February 23
Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. from the Islamorada Moose Lodge at 81573 Old Highway in Islamorada.The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. A monitor is located at the front of the trolley showing photos of the past as you see them as they are today. Tour dates: Feb. 9, 16 & 23. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $15, children six and under are free.
Contact: Barbara Edgar 305-393-0940


February 10 to February 24,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market
February 10 to February 24
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: Feb. 10, 24.


February 13 to March 30,  in Key West
Key West Burlesque presents: Backroom Burlesque
February 13 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 16, 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.Ticket Prices are $35 VIP seating next to the stage; $25 High cocktail table and bar stool; $20 Standing room.  
Contact: 305.294.0555


February 21 ,  in Key West
Studios of Key West presents: Annual Starlight Ball
February 21
Costumes are encouraged, or just dust off your old tuxedo; we expect Hollywood Stars, celestial bodies, and the occasional extra-terrestrial. Plus plenty to eat and drink, and a dance floor that’s out of this world! From 7-10 p.m., at Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. Tickets $100 for members; $125 for 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.
Contact: 305-296-0458


February 21 ,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
February 21
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, as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. A great pre-holiday celebration. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.


February 22 to April 30,  in Key West
Artist Paul Arsenault Exhibit at Custom House Museum
February 22 to April 30
Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society, the work of artist Paul Arsenault is to be featured at a special opening reception on February 22 from 6–7PM in the Bumpus Gallery at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front St. “Coastal Trade: Bounty, Booty, and Boats of the Gulf and Glades from Naples to Key West” is an exhibit of over 30 of Arsenault’s paintings that are a window into the pioneering days of southwest Florida’s maritime trading networks, presented along with artifacts from Arsenault’s personal collection and the Society’s archives. Exhibit runs through April 30.
Contact: 305-295-6616 x112
Email: cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org

February 23 to February 24,  in Islamorada
Rotary Gigantic Nautical Flea Market
February 23 to February 24
Thousands of bargain hunters are expected to browse and buy fishing gear, rods, reels, line, lures and tools. Hours are 8AM - 5PM Saturday, 9AM to 3PM Sunday. Event is staged at Founders Park, MM 87. Free Parking at Coral Shores High School (MM 90). Free shuttle to the park. A $5 per adult suggested donation on entry.


February 23 to February 24,  in Key West
54th Annual Old Island Days Art Festival
February 23 to February 24
The 54th annual juried outdoor fine art festival features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other offerings by more than 100 artists from around the United States and beyond. The event takes place on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town.
Contact: 304-294-1243


February 25 ,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Spanish Brass
February 25
Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe. The group has been compared to the famed 1970’s Canadian Brass for their amazing musicianship, brilliant color and comedic moments on stage that endear them to audiences. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Marathon High School. Tickets $30 pp.


February 26 ,  in Islamorada
Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Spanish Brass
February 26
Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. They have played in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals around the globe. The group has been compared to the famed 1970’s Canadian Brass for their amazing musicianship, brilliant color and comedic moments on stage that endear them to audiences. Show starts 7:30 p.m., Island Community Church. Tickets $30 pp.


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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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