30 June 2023

PBS Documentary and Podcast Airing to Mark Florida Keys’ July 3 Bicentennial

An encore broadcast of a South Florida PBS television documentary and the final episode of the Florida Keys Traveler 2023 podcast — both commemorating the Keys’ 200th “birthday” — are to air and be posted respectively on the bicentennial date Monday, July 3.
22 June 2023

Festival to Celebrate Stock Island’s Seafaring Spirit, Arts and Cuisine

Just across Cow Key Channel from Key West, Stock Island is the heart of the Florida Keys’ commercial shrimping industry, alive with colorful marinas, eclectic arts emporiums and inviting waterfront bars and restaurants. The island’s seafaring spirit, culinary diversity and creative offerings are to entice attendees to the annual I Love Stock Island Festival scheduled Wednesday through Sunday, July 12 to 16.
22 June 2023

Family-Friendly Fourth of July Festivities Planned Throughout Florida Keys

Local parades, beach parties, glittering fireworks and the creation of the world’s largest Key lime pie are to highlight Independence Day celebrations throughout the Florida Keys.
20 June 2023

What’s New in the Florida Keys & Key West: Environmental Offerings, Accommodations and a Bicentennial Celebration

The Florida Keys & Key West are celebrating a bicentennial, or 200th anniversary, with heritage activities throughout Monroe County. Events commemorate the Florida Territorial Legislature’s July 3, 1823, establishment of the county, which contains the entire Florida Keys.
08 June 2023

Florida Keys to Celebrate Monroe County’s 200th Anniversary July 3

Florida Keys visitors and residents are to commemorate the island chain’s bicentennial Monday, July 3, during a “Florida Keys 200” event showcasing the creation of the world’s largest Key lime pie and a spectacular laser light show and fireworks extravaganza.
22 May 2023

Reef Protection to Highlight Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival July 8

 A one-of-a-kind underwater concert is to promote reef protection as it entertains divers and snorkelers Saturday, July 8, in the waters off the Lower Florida Keys.
26 April 2023

Lower Keys Adolphus Busch Shipwreck Turns 25

Among the Florida Keys’ dozens of shipwreck and artificial reef sites is a Lower Keys gem — the 210-foot Adolphus Busch Sr. wreck. Intentionally sunk Dec. 5, 1998, the vessel marks 25 years underwater in 2023.
20 April 2023

Four Florida Keys Events to Celebrate Island Chain’s Bicentennial

Florida Keys visitors and residents can commemorate the subtropical island chain’s bicentennial with events including a sunset celebration on the Middle Keys’ Old Seven Mile Bridge, a gala sea-to-table dinner in Islamorada, a family-style waterfront picnic in Key Largo and Lower Keys festivities and fireworks highlighted by the creation of the world’s largest Key lime pie.
20 April 2023

Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament to Challenge Anglers June 2-4

More than $35,000 in cash and prizes awaits anglers targeting dolphin fish in the 30th annual Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Dolphin Tournament. The contest is scheduled Friday through Sunday, June 2-4, with events headquartered at Kiki’s Sandbar, 183 Barry Ave. on Little Torch Key.