03 August 2021

Key West BrewFest Set for Sept. 2-6

Fans of beers and ales can sample about 150 of them while also discovering the flavors of the continental United States’ southernmost island, during a festival “brewed” especially for Labor Day weekend visitors.
28 July 2021

Herman Lucerne Memorial Tournament Scheduled Sept. 17-19

The Herman Lucerne Memorial Backcountry Fishing Championship is to return to Islamorada Friday through Sunday, Sept. 17-19. During the one-of-a-kind event, participating anglers spread out to explore the Florida Keys backcountry’s labyrinth of canals, water trails and mangrove mazes in search of seven species.
27 July 2021

Sarah Fangman: Steward of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Sarah Fangman, superintendent of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is a Minnesota native whose impressive career as a marine scientist has spanned the United States. She’s conducted more than 600 dives in Keys sanctuary waters, holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton master captain’s license and is certified as a submersible pilot.
26 July 2021

Florida Team Wins Key West Marlin Tournament After 15-Year-Old Scores Release

When the Stock Island Marina Village Key West Marlin Tournament ended Saturday off the Florida Keys, a 15-year-old angler’s marlin release put his team at the top of the leaderboard despite two other teams scoring marlin releases as well.
22 July 2021

Look-Alikes Compete ‘Ernestly’ in Key West’s Hemingway Days Contest

Some 140 men, most with white or graying beards, stocky builds and a resemblance to Ernest Hemingway are in Key West this week — drawn by the chance to compete in the 2021 Hemingway Look-Alike Contest that began Thursday night.
21 July 2021

Hawks Cay Resort to Host ‘Florida Keys Heroes Tribute’ Labor Day Weekend

The 12th annual Florida Keys Heroes Tribute Labor Day weekend at Hawks Cay Resort, Villas and Marina is to honor “heroes in action,” men and women members of the military, fire rescue, police and medical personnel who serve and sacrifice for the nation. The event is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Sept. 3-5.
21 July 2021

Hawks Cay Resort to Host ‘Florida Keys Heroes Tribute’ Labor Day Weekend

The 12th annual Florida Keys Heroes Tribute Labor Day weekend at Hawks Cay Resort, Villas and Marina is to honor “heroes in action,” men and women members of the military, fire rescue, police and medical personnel who serve and sacrifice for the nation. The event is scheduled Friday through Sunday, Sept. 3-5.
20 July 2021

Synchronized Spawning Creates New Life for Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
14 July 2021

Florida Keys Launch Public Awareness Campaign Ahead of Spiny Lobster Sport Season

An extensive public awareness initiative has begun to help leisure Florida Keys travelers and residents have an enjoyable, safe and non-impacting experience during both the two-day lobster sport season and the traditional lobster harvesting season.
12 July 2021

Key West to Kick Off Tropical Heat Revelries Aug. 11-15

The LGBTQ-friendly island of Key West is known for its year-round subtropical weather, but temperatures are predicted to increase dramatically Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 11-15. The cause is the annual Tropical Heat celebration, an adventurous long weekend of all-male adult fun.