20 July 2021

Synchronized Spawning Creates New Life for Coral Reefs in the Florida Keys

Divers interested in viewing the underwater phenomenon of coral spawning can join Florida Keys dive operators during select coral spawning charters — twilight trips to shallow reefs on or around the full moons in August and September to watch the reproductive action along the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef.
14 July 2021

Florida Keys Launch Public Awareness Campaign Ahead of Spiny Lobster Sport Season

An extensive public awareness initiative has begun to help leisure Florida Keys travelers and residents have an enjoyable, safe and non-impacting experience during both the two-day lobster sport season and the traditional lobster harvesting season.
09 July 2021

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival Rescheduled to Sept. 18

?The Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival planned for Saturday, July 10, has been rescheduled because of poor visibility following the center of Tropical Storm Elsa’s July 6 passage west of Key West.
07 July 2021

Tropical Storm Elsa Passes Near Florida Keys Tuesday; Minimal Impacts Reported

Tropical Storm Elsa passed near the Lower Florida Keys and Key West Tuesday, July 6, leaving only minor impacts.
22 June 2021

July 4 Festivities and Fireworks to Sparkle Throughout Florida Keys

Independence Day celebrations throughout the 125-mile-long Florida Keys island chain salute the United States’ freedom — and the quirky independent spirit of the Keys — with local parades, picnics and parties topped off by fireworks displays.
07 June 2021

Team ‘High Class Hooker’ Wins Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

Team High Class Hooker scored an 18.8-pound dolphin fish to take first place in the 28th annual Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Dolphin Tournament that ended June 6.
03 June 2021

Florida Keys Summer Means New Outdoor Activities and Ways to Reconnect with Family and Friends

With a welcome resurgence of summer family travel, the Florida Keys & Key West continue to be in demand as a top bucket-list destination that’s known for wide open spaces, a variety of outdoor activities and scenic vistas of sea and sky.

01 June 2021

Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival to ‘Make Waves’ for Reef Protection

Divers and snorkelers can explore a portion of the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef while enjoying a sub-sea concert that promotes reef preservation Saturday, July 10, in the Lower Florida Keys.
18 May 2021

‘I Love Stock Island’ Festival to Blend Cuisine, Arts and Waterfront Heritage

Vibrant arts emporiums, a fast-growing culinary scene and a colorful working waterfront characterize Stock Island, the Florida Keys community on the outskirts of Key West. Visitors can explore the eclectic island — headquarters of the Keys’ commercial shrimping industry — during the I Love Stock Island Festival set for Wednesday through Sunday, June 16-20.
18 May 2021

Reconnect with the Natural World in the Florida Keys

To reconnect with the natural world of the Florida Keys, visitors can immerse themselves in the island chain’s many open-air areas where seclusion is intrinsic. Wander along sandy beaches, discover nature trails through hammocks and rainforest areas, or explore the clear blue waters surrounding the Keys.