13 December 2017

Big Pine & Lower Keys Nautical Expo to Offer Maritime Merchandise Jan. 13-14

Attention, water enthusiasts: boats, motors and nautical items galore are to be available at the 14th annual Big Pine & Lower Keys Nautical Expo. A popular annual “pop-up” outfitter of supplies for a wide variety of water activities, the open-air market is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-14. 
06 December 2017

Offbeat ‘Drops’ and Fireworks to Mark Florida Keys New Year’s Eve

From beachside fireworks to wacky takeoffs on the traditional ball drop in New York’s Times Square, the Florida Keys offer visitors a wealth of ways to welcome 2018. And because “winter” in the subtropical island chain means balmy breezes rather than blizzards, revelers can leave heavy coats and boots behind as they head out to celebrate wearing light dresses or shorts and sandals.
17 November 2017

2018 Florida Keys Fishing Tournament Highlights

More than 40 species of fish are targeted during the multimonth tournament, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 15) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). 
07 November 2017

Atlanta/Key West Duo Wins Sugarloaf Showdown in Lower Florida Keys

Four barracuda and one bonefish, all released while fly-fishing, earned first-place honors for Captain John Benvenuto of Key West, Florida, and angler Scott Christian of Atlanta, Georgia, at the recent Sugarloaf Showdown.
07 November 2017

Spirited Holiday Events Await Visitors in the Florida Keys & Key West

From Key Largo to Key West, the 2017 holidays are sprinkled with spirited activities and stylish only-in-the-Keys events featuring decorated boats, bicycles and a bodacious high-heeled shoe.
03 November 2017

Lower Keys Island Art Fest to Blend Seasonal Cheer and Community Spirit

Local artisans’ wares, live music and edible temptations await visitors at the annual Big Pine & Lower Keys Island Art Festival scheduled Saturday, Nov. 25, in a show of seasonal spirit in the midst of ongoing recovery from Hurricane Irma. 
19 October 2017

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Fall 2017

Recovery continues in the Florida Keys & Key West after Hurricane Irma’s Sept. 10 passage through the 125-mile-long island chain. Despite the storm, the Florida Keys’ resilience is demonstrated by the number of new and enhanced lodging facilities, attractions and other offerings opening or planned. Here are some highlights of what’s new in the Keys.

13 October 2017

Sugarloaf Showdown to Lure Anglers to Lower Keys Nov. 2-4

Anglers are to pit their skills against the Lower Florida Keys’ wiliest in-water inhabitants during the fourth annual Sugarloaf Showdown, a fundraising fishing tournament scheduled Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 2-4.
06 October 2017

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Reopens Oct. 5

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, encompassing 300 acres on Windley Key at mile marker 84.9 near Islamorada, reopened Thursday, Oct. 5, for day use.
25 September 2017

After Irma, Florida Keys to Reopen to Visitors Oct. 1

After the Florida Keys were impacted by Hurricane Irma Sept. 10, local government officials announced Monday that the island chain would reopen to visitors Sunday, Oct. 1.