22 June 2020

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West: Welcome Back and Bring a Mask

The Florida Keys & Key West reopened to visitors June 1, with officials urging everyone to take personal health actions to protect against the spread of COVID-19. A Keyswide county ordinance requires that facial coverings must be worn by visitors and residents while in business establishments and other public settings, as well as outdoors when social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.
19 June 2020

Sea Turtle Released in Florida Keys to Join Tour de Turtles Race (Video Advisory)

 A rare hybrid hawksbill-green sea turtle, rehabilitated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, was fitted with a satellite-tracking transmitter and released from a Florida Keys beach Friday to join the Tour de Turtles, a marathon-like “race” that follows the long-distance migration of sea turtles over three months.
17 June 2020

Key West Marlin Tournament Offers Anglers Big Rewards for ‘Big Game’

Legendary author Ernest Hemingway fished for “big game” in Key West waters during the 1930s, and contemporary anglers can follow his lead Wednesday through Saturday, July 22-25.
17 June 2020

Explore Creativity at Two Middle Keys Art Emporiums

Visitors seeking the work of visual artists can find it literally from one end of the Florida Keys to the other. Galleries abound — whether tropically themed exhibit halls, artist cooperatives or working studios where one can watch the creative process.
17 June 2020

Key West Food Tours: Al Fresco Sampling and Walking

Want to take a walk through Key West history, learn about the island’s unique culture, how its heritage was influenced by the nearby Bahamas, and top off the experience with a refreshing signature Florida Keys dessert?
17 June 2020

Key West Installs New Permanent Rainbow Crosswalks

Key West city workers installed four permanent rainbow crosswalks Monday, June 15, at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets in the heart of the island’s LGBTQ entertainment district. Spanning all four corners of the intersection, the crosswalks feature long bands of all six colors of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of LGBTQ unity.
05 June 2020

Silver Airways to Resume Key West Air Service from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando and Tampa

Beginning June 15, Silver Airways is to resume nonstop service to Key West from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando and Tampa international airports on 46-seat ATR42-600 aircraft.
03 June 2020

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to Encourage Reef Protection

Conservation-minded divers and snorkelers can enjoy a unique underwater concert that supports reef protection Saturday, July 11, in the Florida Keys, home to the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef.
02 June 2020

Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament to Challenge Angling Teams July 10-12

Dolphin fish are the target and teams can vie for more than $35,000 in cash and prizes during the 27th annual Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Dolphin Tournament.

01 June 2020

Florida Keys Officials Reopen Island Chain to Visitors

The Florida Keys reopened to visitors Monday, June 1, after being closed to nonresidents since March 22 to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 during the global pandemic.