06 December 2019

Lower Keys Nautical Expo to Feature On-the-Water Wares Jan. 11-12

Boaters, anglers, divers, snorkelers, kayakers, paddleboarders and others who enjoy the Florida Keys marine environment can find supplies for their seafaring pursuits at the Big Pine & Lower Keys Nautical Expo set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11-12.
03 December 2019

Top College Athletes to Meet at Orange Bowl Swim Classic in Florida Keys

Hundreds of college swimmers from around the country, some who have pursued Olympic gold, are to meet and compete in a popular monthlong winter training session in Key Largo that culminates in the open-to-spectators Orange Bowl Swimming Classic Friday, Jan. 3.
02 December 2019

Key West Home Tours to Honor 60 Years of Preservation

Architectural highlights on the continental United States’ southernmost island range from charming 19th-century cottages to ornate period mansions decorated with intricate wooden “gingerbread” trim. Visitors can explore homes embodying this stylistic heritage as well as contemporary gems during weekend home tours in December 2019 and January, February and March 2020.
26 November 2019

Eighth Annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival to Take Center Stage in Islamorada Jan. 17-19

Three days of flavorful traditional bluegrass, old time, soulgrass, “newgrass” and Americana bands are to attract thousands of music lovers to the Baygrass Bluegrass & Craft Beer Festival. The event is set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 17-19, in Islamorada.
25 November 2019

Florida Keys Celtic Festival to Feature Live Music, Culture and Fun Jan. 10-12

Celtic history, culture, food and music are to be featured at the Florida Keys Celtic Festival, a favorite Middle Keys event for families, scheduled Friday through Sunday, Jan. 10-12, 2020.
21 November 2019

Florida Keys New Year’s Eve to Feature Offbeat 'Drops,' Fireworks and Festivities

New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Florida Keys traditionally feature balmy temperatures and a warm welcome for revelers fleeing colder climes. From beachside fireworks where overcoats and gloves aren’t allowed to wacky takeoffs on the traditional ball drop in New York’s Times Square, the island chain offers visitors a wealth of ways to welcome 2020.
20 November 2019

Steward of the Keys: Matt Sexton

Matt Sexton, 34, a “retired” professional kiteboarder, owns and operates the new Grassy Flats Resort & Beach Club that opened last spring. With a zero-waste program and on-site sustainable amenities, the resort features a bar hand-tooled from locally salvaged wood surrounded by aeroponic tower gardens for flowers, luffas and garnishes; uses biodegradable and plant-based soaps and detergents and accessible water filtration systems; and bans single-use plastics and Styrofoam.
15 November 2019

Eleven-Day 'Uncorked' Food and Wine Festival Kicks Off in Upper Florida Keys Jan. 9

Discover the flavors of the Florida Keys in two of the island chain’s regions during the 2020 edition of “Uncorked: The Key Largo and Islamorada Food and Wine Festival,” an 11-day culinary and cocktail extravaganza Thursday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 19.
14 November 2019

Holiday Events Sparkle Throughout the Florida Keys & Key West

Sunny holidays bring warmth and good cheer to the Florida Keys & Key West throughout the 125-mile-long island chain. From Key Largo to Key West, the 2019 holiday season — filled with spirited events such as lighted boat parades, historic inn tours, only-in-the Keys frivolity and waterfront celebrations — sparkles with island festivities.
13 November 2019

Festival to Celebrate Stock Island’s Seafaring Spirit, Arts and Cuisine

The seafaring spirit, culinary diversity, recreational opportunities and artistic enterprises of Stock Island, the Florida Keys community adjacent to Key West, are to be on display Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13-15, for attendees of the fourth annual I Love Stock Island Festival.