Arts & Culture
24 June 2019
Lobster Fans Can Feast in Key West Aug. 8-11
Lobster lovers can satisfy their crustacean cravings in Key West Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 8-11, during the 23rd annual Key West Lobsterfest. The flavorful festival celebrates the Aug. 6 start of the Florida Keys lobster season with a long weekend of tasty events, highlighted by an open-air lobster feast on the island’s famed Duval Street.
29 May 2019
The Keys Can’t-Miss List: Marathon Restaurants
Planning a summer getaway to Marathon and the middle Florida Keys? Check with local residents to find out which eateries they recommend to visiting family, friends and newcomers eager to discover the islands’ eats. Here’s a handful of recommendations to help you maximize enjoyment with minimal research.
14 May 2019
Andreas Franke to Premiere New ‘Sinking World’ Art Exhibit at Vandenberg 10-Year Anniversary
Austrian art photographer Andreas Franke is to premier a second series of his famed “The Sinking World” on the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg during the shipwreck’s 10-year sinking anniversary celebration set for May 23-27 in Key West.
23 April 2019
Afro Roots Fest to Celebrate World Music in Islamorada and Key Largo
Music and culture are to take center stage for Upper Keys audiences during the annual Afro Roots Fest, set for May 26 in Islamorada and June 29 in Key Largo. The festival spotlights acclaimed performers from the Caribbean, the Americas and Africa during events that transcend genre and appeal to a wide range of listeners.
09 April 2019
Celebratory Florida Keys Events Highlight Second Half of 2019
The second six months of each year in the Florida Keys & Key West are always festive, with lively and offbeat events throughout the 125-mile-long island chain. There are always only-in-the Keys activities for visitors eager to enjoy marine life and the unique environment, fresh dock-to-dish seafood and luscious cuisine and the engagingly laid-back atmosphere of the Keys.
05 April 2019
Key West’s Truman Symposium to Spotlight Fire Prevention and Historic Preservation
Behind-the-scenes tours of Florida’s only presidential museum, discussions of former President Harry S. Truman’s efforts to promote fire safety and historic preservation, and presentations by experts await attendees at the 17th annual Truman Legacy Symposium in Key West.
03 April 2019
Five Outdoor Bayside Stages to Backdrop Key Largo Original Music Fest May 16-19
An elite collection of musicians from Tennessee to Texas is to gather in the Florida Keys for the Key Largo Original Music Festival, scheduled Thursday through Sunday, May 16-19. The four-day-festival’s live, knee-slapping and foot-tapping performances are designed to excite all ages and tastes.
15 March 2019
Afro Roots Fest to Highlight Cuban Rhythms in Key West April 18-20
Audiences can celebrate world music with an emphasis on Cuban rhythms during the annual Afro Roots Fest showcase in Key West. Music and film events are planned Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20, in multiple venues around the Florida Keys island that lies just 90 miles from Havana.
29 January 2019
Visual Artistry Thrives in Four Florida Keys Shows
The Florida Keys are renowned for having a large population of visual artists, while creative spirits from other places come to experience the ever-changing tropical light and depict a uniquely engaging locale.
23 January 2019
Key West Theater Evolves as Island Cultural Hub
Key West Theater, undergoing a dramatic transformation as a cultural hub for the island city’s arts and music community, has put Key West on the radar of top musicians, comedians, artists and entertainers.