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.
21 February 2018

Outdoor Fest to Spotlight Florida Keys' National Wildlife Refuges March 10-17

Nature, wildlife and adventure enthusiasts can discover the unique plant, bird and animal species and habitats that make up the Florida Keys ecosystem Saturday through Saturday, March 10-17, during the third annual Outdoor Fest. 
15 February 2018

600 Key West Couples Stage Valentine's Day Re-creation of WWII-Era Kiss

On Valentine's Day in Key West, an estimated 600 couples re-created the "most famous kiss in American history" -- the iconic smooch between a sailor and a nurse in New York’s Times Square, immortalized in a photograph as they celebrated the end of World War II.
14 February 2018

Tennessee Williams Birthday Events to Recall Late Playwright in Key West

Tennessee Williams first visited Key West in 1941, subsequently buying a house where he resided until his death in 1983. Fans of the Pulitzer  Prize–winning playwright can celebrate his legacy Feb. 28 through April 9 with cultural and creative events on the island he called home.
12 February 2018

Key West’s Conch Shell Blowing Contest to Test ‘Mollusk Musicianship’

New Orleans might have its jazz and Memphis its blues, but Key West is home to a musical art form all its own: conch shell blowing. Everyone from novices to “pucker pros” can attempt to prove their prowess at the offbeat skill during the island city’s 56th annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest, scheduled at noon Saturday, March 3.
09 February 2018

GardenFest to Spotlight Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Feb. 17-18

Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine crafts during GardenFest Key West 2018, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18.
08 February 2018

‘Sun & Fun’ Highlight the Sombrero Beach Run Weekend March 2-4

Florida Keys sunshine, athletic action and family fun attract hundreds of avid runners and walkers from the U.S., Canada and Europe for the annual Sombrero Beach Run weekend, set for Friday through Sunday, March 2-4.
08 February 2018

New Florida Keys Accommodations, Activities and Attractions Await Meeting Participants and Groups

In the Florida Keys & Key West it’s easy for groups to unplug. The popular 125-mile-long subtropical island chain continues to be enhanced as a destination for meetings and corporate and incentive groups. New offerings include a soon-to-open all-inclusive bungalow resort in Key Largo, increased airline options, tours and team-building adventures.

07 February 2018

'Connections Project' Debuts to Celebrate Florida Keys Arts Community

As well as being connected by the iconic Overseas Highway, the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain also is connected by a vibrant community of artists. From now through May 8, art lovers can view a 24-foot mural featuring the work of close to 400 creative spirits during a series of six exhibitions throughout the Keys. 
06 February 2018

Georgia and Florida Keys Anglers Win Cuda Bowl

Scott Christian of Alpharetta, Georgia, released 246.75 inches of barracuda to win the fly division of the 2018 Cuda Bowl Tournament that ended Feb. 3 in the Lower Florida Keys. Guided by Captain John Benvenuto of Key West, Florida, he earned the title of divisional grand champion.