17 July 2019

Anglers from Mexico Take Top Spots in Keys’ Del Brown Permit Tournament

Alejandro Vega Cruz of Holbox, Mexico, caught and released seven permit to earn 1,100 points and the title of grand champion angler at the 2019 Del Brown Permit Tournament that ended Tuesday, July 16.
03 July 2019

Annual Coral Spawn Reproduction Represents Circle of Life Along Florida Keys Reefs

The hard corals of the Florida Keys reefs have spent eons developing a simple system to perpetuate the species, one of nature’s mysteries that works without human intervention or complete understanding.
25 June 2019

Hemingway Days 2019

Hemingway Days 2019
Schedule of Events: July 16-21
25 June 2019

Connect & Protect: Sustaining Awareness

As the Florida Keys ease into summer, a “Connect & Protect” initiative continues to encourage awareness of sustainable opportunities and memorable activities for visitors. Here are five points to boost your eco-awareness and inspire positive actions.
24 June 2019

Lobster Fans Can Feast in Key West Aug. 8-11

Lobster lovers can satisfy their crustacean cravings in Key West Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 8-11, during the 23rd annual Key West Lobsterfest. The flavorful festival celebrates the Aug. 6 start of the Florida Keys lobster season with a long weekend of tasty events, highlighted by an open-air lobster feast on the island’s famed Duval Street.
24 June 2019

Islamorada’s Open-Water Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Set for Sept. 14

As many as 460 solo and relay-team open-ocean swimmers will attempt to conquer the annual Swim for Alligator Lighthouse Saturday, Sept. 14, a unique endurance challenge in Atlantic Ocean waters off Islamorada.
19 June 2019

Hemingway Days Literary Events to Explore Legendary Author’s Work

In his classic novel “To Have and Have Not,” Ernest Hemingway painted a mesmerizing portrait of Depression-era Key West. During Hemingway Days 2019, scheduled Tuesday through Sunday, July 16-21, fans of the author’s work can enjoy readings, symposium presentations and film screenings on the island he called home in the 1930s.
13 June 2019

Bearded Hemingway Hopefuls to Vie for Look-Alike Title in Key West

It helps to have a ruddy complexion, a beard, a stocky build or any other attribute that increases a resemblance to legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, as many as 150 “Ernest” competitors and their fans are expected to converge on Key West for Sloppy Joe’s 39th annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest.
12 June 2019

Racers to Test Stamina in Key West’s Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and Paddle

Competitors on foot and on paddleboards can prove their stamina and salute Ernest Hemingway’s active outdoor lifestyle during a two-sport challenge Saturday, July 20 — the day before the 120th anniversary of the legendary author’s birth.