13 December 2017
BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys — 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.
The bargain-lover’s event typically features merchandise for sailors and boaters, anglers, kayakers, fans of the Florida Keys’ underwater realm and others who enjoy experiencing the island chain’s unique seafaring environment.
More than 150 vendors are expected to display and sell their wares at the event, to be held on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, mile marker 31 oceanside on Big Pine Key.
Dive and snorkel equipment, fishing gear, boating supplies and nautical-themed merchandise of all kinds are to be among the items on hand for purchase. Attendees also can find items to enhance a comfortable coastal lifestyle as well as colorful clothing, jewelry and other unique wares created by talented Keys artisans.
In addition to the offerings for sale, the family-friendly event includes live music by local and regional musicians and bands. Attendees can savor Keys-style and casual food and beverages purchased from on-site vendors, and multiple raffle giveaways are scheduled to round out the fun.
Proceeds from the Big Pine Nautical Expo are to benefit the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce.
Admission and parking are free. Coolers and picnic baskets are not allowed.
Event information: lowerkeyschamber.com or 1-305-872-2411
Lower Keys visitor information: fla-keys.com/lowerkeys or 1-800-872-3722
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