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Calendar of Events for the Florida Keys

Event calendar courtesy of - The Tourism & Development Councel of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for August
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April 09 to November 30,  in Key West
Key West Fishing Tournament
April 09 to November 30
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: Rob Harris 305-587-6718

August 20 to September 23,  in Key Largo
Coral Spawning Night Dives
August 20 to September 23
Each year, corals spawn around the full moons of August and September. The exact spawning dates are unknown but these planned dives offer an opportunity to see this amazing spectacle of nature. Contact Amoray Dive Resort for departure times and prices. Dive dates are as follows: Aug. 20, Aug. 26, Sept. 17, Sept. 23.
Contact: 305-451-3595

August 25 to August 28,  in Florida Keys
National Parks’ 100th Birthday Celebration: Free Park Admission
August 25 to August 28
The National Park Service reaches a 100-year milestone Aug. 25, 2016, kicking off a second century of stewardship of America's national parks. Florida Keys visitors can learn, discover, enjoy and be inspired by Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, both accessible from the island chain. Ferries and seaplanes leaving from Key West for the Dry Tortugas will waive park entrance fees of $10 per visitor. Car entrance fee for Everglades National park is normally $20 per car.

August 26 to August 28,  in Florida Keys
Special Museums and Attractions Weekend
August 26 to August 28
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 27 ,  in Key West
Conch Heritage Picnic Dinner
August 27
Enjoy a heritage dinner presented by The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West featuring a cornucopia of classic Key West/Conch recipes. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the historic Key West Armory building, 600 White St. In addition to the dinner, attendees can enjoy classic conch games like bocce and dominoes along with a series of tasting competitions, featuring family recipes as prepared by local professionals and amateurs, with participants judging. Tickets are $35 per person, can be purchased online in advance.
Contact: KWAHS 305.295.6616 x 111

Calendar of Events for August
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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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