19 October 2017

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Fall 2017

Recovery continues in the Florida Keys & Key West after Hurricane Irma’s Sept. 10 passage through the 125-mile-long island chain. Despite the storm, the Florida Keys’ resilience is demonstrated by the number of new and enhanced lodging facilities, attractions and other offerings opening or planned. Here are some highlights of what’s new in the Keys.

18 October 2017

Key West Film Festival to Showcase Cinema Nov. 15-19

Movie aficionados can enjoy more than 30 films from genres including narrative features, documentaries, foreign language, and LGBTQ- and Florida-focused themes during the sixth annual Key West Film Festival.
17 October 2017

Festival to Showcase Stock Island’s Seafaring Heritage, Cuisine and Community

The seafaring tradition, culinary riches and vibrant creative enterprises of Stock Island, the Florida Keys community adjacent to Key West, are to be on display Friday through Sunday, Dec. 8-10, for attendees of the I Love Stock Island Festival.
13 October 2017

South Florida Angler Wins Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Permit Championship

Frank Delucas of Plantation, Florida, was named grand champion among the dozen elite anglers who competed at the Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Permit Championship that ended Oct. 11.
13 October 2017

Super Boat World Championships to Test Racers’ Skill in Key West

High-speed action and high-level competition are to keep spectators’ adrenaline pumping at the Key West World Championships set for Sunday through Sunday, Nov. 5-12.
13 October 2017

Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship Kicks Off Nov. 30 with Islamorada Sailfish Tournament

For over 50 years, the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament has marked the start of the renowned triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. This year’s event is to challenge anglers Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 3.
13 October 2017

Sugarloaf Showdown to Lure Anglers to Lower Keys Nov. 2-4

Anglers are to pit their skills against the Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest in-water inhabitants during the fourth annual Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4.
10 October 2017

Lavish Parade to Highlight Key West’s Fantasy Fest Oct. 28

Spectators can marvel at huge and extravagant floats, masked and costumed characters, and elaborately garbed marching groups Saturday, Oct. 28, during the Bud Light Fantasy Fest Parade through Key West’s historic downtown. 
09 October 2017

Key West’s Headdress Ball Set to Dazzle Audiences Oct. 26

Merrymakers can show off their most creative, extravagant and colorful masks and headdress regalia at the 35th annual Headdress Ball set for Thursday, Oct. 26, at the new Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park.
06 October 2017

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Reopens Oct. 5

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, encompassing 300 acres on Windley Key at mile marker 84.9 near Islamorada, reopened Thursday, Oct. 5, for day use.