27 March 2018

Florida Keys’ Conch Republic to Commemorate ‘Secession’ April 20-29

Activities including a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships and a “drag” race for female impersonators await visitors April 20-29, when irreverent “patriots” stage the 36th annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration. The offbeat festival commemorates the Florida Keys’ symbolic secession from the United States. 
22 March 2018

Celebrations Highlight Earth Day 2018 in the Florida Keys & Key West

Every day is full of natural wonders throughout the Florida Keys, known for their sweeping, scenic backdrops of earth, sea and sky.
14 March 2018

Key West’s ‘Remembering Lenny’ to Highlight Leonard Bernstein Centennial

“West Side Story” composer Leonard Bernstein’s “Key West–side story” is to be spotlighted for music lovers during “Remembering Lenny” and other offerings exploring the American musical icon’s work and the ways the island city influenced it. Spearheaded by Key West’s Impromptu Classical Concerts organization, the events celebrate the centennial of Bernstein’s 1918 birth.
13 March 2018

Sandman Wins Jimmy Johnson Billfish Championship in Key Largo

Team Sandman, led by Captain John Dudas of Miami, tallied 13 sailfish releases to take top honors at the two-day Billfish Championship, a main event of the Jimmy Johnson Fishing Championship Week that ended Saturday in the Florida Keys.
13 March 2018

Key West Ocean Fest to Benefit Florida Keys’ Coral Reef Environment

Ocean enthusiasts and eco-travelers can salute the unique marine environment of the Florida Keys island chain, which includes the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, Saturday, April 14, during Mote Marine Laboratory’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration.
13 March 2018

Final Sail Tournament Set for April 17-21 in Key West Waters

Anglers seeking sailfish can compete for substantial cash prizes in the Final Sail Tournament scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, April 17-21. The tournament is the grand finale of the Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series, a prestigious competition for elite billfishing teams that consists of four South Florida tournaments.
08 March 2018

Six Months After Irma, Florida Keys Tourism Rebounds

The island chain has been open to visitors since Oct. 1, 2017, just three weeks after Hurricane Irma passed through the area. Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by the storm

08 March 2018

Food Lovers Can Savor Creative Cuisine at Taste of Key West April 16

For decades Key West has been renowned for the creativity of its artists, and culinary artists are no exception. From 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 16, foodies can savor artistic cuisine from the island city’s top chefs during a palate-pleasing extravaganza called Taste of Key West.
08 March 2018

Islamorada's Outdoor 'Bay Jam' Returns to Its Florida Keys Roots April 8

Favorite Florida Keys performers representing a wide array of genres are to play from midday into the evening Sunday, April 8, at Islamorada’s annual Bay Jam. The festival’s 24th iteration is expected to reflect its beginnings as a primarily local music festival, according to Keys musician Robbie McClung, one of the event organizers.
26 February 2018

State of the Florida Keys Tourism Industry After Hurricane Irma

Key Largo and Key West were least impacted by Hurricane Irma, which struck the Keys Sept. 10, 2017, as were most hotels and businesses on the bayside, or gulfside, in Islamorada and Marathon. The Florida Keys & Key West have been open to visitors since Oct. 1, just three weeks after the hurricane.