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Independence Day Celebrations

Independence Day Celebrations May 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
Beach-goers and boating enthusiasts can flock to the sparkling waters surrounding the Florida Keys during the annual Independence Day celebrations along the 110-mile chain of islands. Throughout the Keys, beachside fun for families coincides with spectacular fireworks shows, and here are some of my favorite...

Key West is a Drag

Key West is a Drag May 1, 2011 | Events | Read More
KEY WEST, Fla. — The weekend after the royal wedding, “Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge,” ruled on Key West’s famed Duval Street — while riding on a decorated bed on wheels during the madcap Conch Republic Red Ribbon Bed Race. Actually Kate was Lucas Czajkowski (pronounced Cha-cow-ski), who...

Viva La Cuba!

Viva La Cuba! April 22, 2011 | Events | Read More
Revelers in Cuban attire are to conga from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico Friday night, May 27, to celebrate Key West’s rich and colorful Cuban heritage. Located just 90 miles from Cuba, Key West was the site of a flourishing cigar industry in the mid to late 1800s, when...

Summertime Events in the Florida Keys

Summertime Events in the Florida Keys April 15, 2011 | Events | Read More
There’s always something happening in the Florida Keys & Key West, from festivals focusing on the area’s literary history and indigenous seafood to events that celebrate the Keys’ underwater paradise. Here’s a few of the most fun, quirky and characteristic of the Conch Republic: June...

Key Largo is Conch-a-Licious

Key Largo is Conch-a-Licious April 12, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Upper Florida Keys are to showcase their “conch” spirit during the third annual Key Largo Conch Republic Days set for Wednesday, April 27, through Sunday, May 1. Kicking off the celebration overflowing with frivolity, fun and feasting is a planned raising of the flag — symbolizing Key...

Fun Fish Tournament Celebrates 25 Years in May

Fun Fish Tournament Celebrates 25 Years in May March 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
In the Florida Keys, the most difficult fishing challenge is choosing what kind of fishing to do. Reefs are crowded with snapper and grouper, in spring and summer the deep water yields dolphin fish and anglers can cast to the silver kings in near-shore shallows and flats. This May, one of Key Largo’s...

Dragon Boat Racing Sweeps Marathon in May

Dragon Boat Racing Sweeps Marathon in May February 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
Clear, warm waters off Sombrero Beach transform into a swift racecourse for the Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival set for Saturday, May 14.  Marathon’s Sombrero Beach offers spectators a pristine setting and a unique direct-from-the-beach launch for the sleek, 40-foot-long race boats whose elaborate...

Mutts Howl for March Woofstock Music Fair

Mutts Howl for March Woofstock Music Fair February 7, 2011 | Events | Read More
Dog owners and dog lovers can take a “paws” for the cause at the second annual Woofstock Music Fair at Islamorada’s Founders Park, mile marker 87. The far-out festival is set for Saturday, March 19. Highlights of the free-admission event include a blessing of the pets for those who...

Garden Walk Features Florida Natives

Garden Walk Features Florida Natives February 7, 2011 | Events | Read More
Stroll among native plants and lush landscaping while getting ideas for your own tropical gardening during the annual Garden Walk presented by the Upper Keys Garden Club Friday, Feb. 25. Encompassing Tavernier, Plantation Key and Islamorada, the garden walk includes four private gardens and one resort...

January Hosts a Tide of Seafood Festivals

January Hosts a Tide of Seafood Festivals January 13, 2011 | Events | Read More
Just eat it. Local seafood is abundant, affordable and just plain awesome.  Florida Keys festivals celebrate crustaceans, conch and crispy, fried fish fingers among loads of other succulent favorites. Here are a few upcoming feasts you don’t want to miss. January 15 The sixth annual Florida Keys...