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
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
|March 21 to December 17, in Islamorada|
History of Diving Museum presents: Immerse Yourself Free Speaker Series
March 21 to December 17
The History of Diving Museum presents the annual presentation series that spotlights a new topic the third Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m. Exhibits and museum store stay open late (normal museum admission applies).
|April 13 to May 15, in Key West|
Collections, Key West presents: Visual Stories
April 13 to May 15
Local artists and artisans of the Lower Keys are coming together for an end of the season show; Visual Stories. Lizzie Devries' figures made of historic shutters will mix with local exotic hardwood furnishings created by Jimmy & Karen Wray', while Craig Sasser tells nostalgic stories of the Keys. Pamela McLeod comes back to the art scene after an imposed halt by Ms Irma, she will be showing her jewelry and new sculpture designs. As a special treat, world traveler, Louis Wray will share with us his traversing talents via a photographic journey. Opening set for Friday, April 20 5-8 p.m., 6810 Front St., Stock Island.
Contact: Call for hours 305-923-4778
|April 17 to May 05, in Key West|
Red Barn Theater presents: Cry It Out
April 17 to May 05
Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor, Lina, also a new mom, for coffee. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during nap times...while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie's yard. This comedy with dark edges takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. Show times and tickets online. Red Barn Theater is located at 319 Duval St.
|April 19 to April 28, in Key West|
Fringe Theater presents: Conch Republic Re-Visited, by Gayla Morgan & Monnie King
April 19 to April 28
Ever wonder just how the Conch Republic was born? Four actors tell the tale in this fast-moving comedy that is filled with music, confetti, and flags - which actually IS a lot like how the Conch Republic WAS born! Find out why we seceded where others failed! Shows 7 p.m., 4/19-22, 4/24-28 at The Studios of Key West. 533 Eaton Street.
|April 20 to April 29, in Key West|
36th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
April 20 to April 29
With activities such as a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
|April 25 to April 26, in Key West|
Tennessee Williams Theater presents: Kinky Boots
April 25 to April 26
Kinky Boots is Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Show times 8 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theater, 5901 College Rd.
|April 27 to April 29, in Key West|
Key West Yoga and Wellness Fest
April 27 to April 29
Honoring body, mind and spirit, use the beauty and magic of the Keys as a muse to explore inner beauty, of each other and the world around us. The Festival brings together yogis and wellness-conscious individuals to share and learn from one another as we forge our own paths to living a full and joyful life. Four Festival events include the Main Event at the spectacular Truman Waterfront Amphitheater. The Fest closes with a celebration at the Southernmost Mansion. Exclusive travel packages, VIP passes and event tickets online.
Contact: (305) 587-9115
|April 28 , in Key West|
Key West Paddle Classic
Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.
Contact: Sue Cooper 305-304-4259
|April 28 , in Islamorada|
20th Annual Afro Roots World Music Festival
Afro Roots Fest is coming to the Morada Bay Arts & Cultural District (151 Morada Way) to feature live music, African dance and percussion workshops, a global instrument show-and-tell program for kids and families, vendors, and more. From 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., live acts include Nag Champayons, Cortadito and Grupo Barrio Abajo. Suggested donation is $10; all-ages welcome. Co-sponsored by Keys ICE (Islamorada Community Entertainment), the Morada Way Arts Cultural District, and the Florida Keys Brewing Company.
|April 29 , in Key West|
Key West Theater presents: Kevin Nealon (2 Shows!)
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds. Shows at 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
All events are subject to change. Contact the event coordinators for the most current dates and times.