Spring Art Show Planned for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Key Largo

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — The Florida Keys Art Guild is to hold an open-air art showcase Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, at Waldorf Plaza, located at mile marker (MM) 100 in Key Largo.

Set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, the free-admission show is to feature the work of a variety of artists and artisans in diverse mediums. Painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelry designers, artists in glass and others are to display their creative wares at the annual … Read the rest

Island Fest Sets a Tropical Vibe in Islamorada March 31 – April 1

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Live beachfront music, mouthwatering food and an acclaimed juried arts and crafts show are sure to whet the entire family’s appetites for the 21st annual Florida Keys Island Fest.

The free-admission event is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1, rain or shine at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87 bayside on Plantation Key. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a full day’s fun.

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Get Your Groove on at Islamorada’s Woofstock March 10

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Dog and music lovers can take a “paws” for the cause at the third annual Woofstock Music Fair set for Saturday, March 10, at Islamorada’s Founders Park, mile marker 87.

Highlights of the far-out and free-admission festival include an 11:30 a.m. blessing of the pets for those who bring their favorite four-legged friends, K-9 search and rescue demonstrations and an animal adoption village with local rescue groups. In addition, during a Rescue Me Mutt Strut, dogs … Read the rest

Florida Keys Lighted Boat Parades

Boat parades from Key Largo to Key West are to illuminate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay as the island chain celebrates the holidays. Vessel decorations typically range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season.
Boat parades from Key Largo to Key West are to illuminate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay as the island chain celebrates the holidays. Vessel decorations typically range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season. See our press release for full schedule of parades.
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Holiday Boat Parades to Light up Florida Keys Waters

FLORIDA KEYS — To help Santa navigate his stopover in the Florida Keys, large and small boats are to be lighted and decorated to illuminate the waterways and enliven the Keys’ holiday season.

Boat parades are planned throughout the island chain, featuring vessel decorations that range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season.

Visitors can view the processions from shore or excursion boat, or even deck out their own craft and become part of the merriment.… Read the rest

Islamorada’s Holiday Festival Set for Dec. 2

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Despite subtropical air temperatures in the 70s, the forecast calls for snowflakes during the seventh annual Florida Keys Holiday Festival set for 4-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Islamorada’s Founders Park, mile marker 87 bayside.

The festival centerpiece, a 35-foot-tall holiday tree with “magical” snow blowing from its branches, is to be lighted at 6 p.m. while carolers sing. Mitten-clad children can delight in a 20-ton snow mountain — the island event’s most anticipated crowd-pleasing highlight.… Read the rest

Costumed Critters to Frolic Oct. 26 at Fantasy Fest Pet Masquerade

KWP01KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Dressed-up dogs, frolicking felines and other party animals are to steal the spotlight Wednesday, Oct. 26, during the annual Pet Masquerade and Parade in Key West.

The wacky costume contest for domestic pets and their people is a highlight of the island city’s 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival. Set for Oct. 21-30, the exuberant extravaganza is themed Aquatic Afrolic in celebration of all aspects of the ocean realm.

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Discover Historic Islamorada on Two-Wheel Tours Sept. 3-5

ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys — Bicyclists, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs can learn about the early years of the Upper Keys while enjoying exercise and sunshine during the Islamorada Historical Bicycle Tour offered Saturday through Monday, Sept. 3-5.

The free, two-hour Labor Day Weekend tour starts at 10 a.m. each day next door to the Hurricane Monument at mile marker (MM) 81.6, where riders meet guide Mark Terrill. Participants are advised to rent a bike or bring their own, and bring … Read the rest