03 January 2023

Divers Help Florida Keys Coral Restoration

Conservation-minded divers interested in aiding in reef restoration in the Florida Keys can join marine scientists during hands-on coral restoration dive trips. These ecotourism experiences enable Keys visitors to connect with the area’s underwater ecosystem and actively play a role in protecting coral reefs for future generations.
03 January 2023

Mile 0 Fest to Celebrate ‘Red Dirt’ and Americana Music in Key West

Performances by American Aquarium, Ian Munsick, Pat Green, the Randy Rogers Band, Shane Smith & the Saints and other leading Americana and “Red Dirt” musical acts are among the anticipated highlights for audiences Tuesday through Saturday, Jan. 24-28, at Key West’s Mile 0 Fest.
01 January 2023

‘Red Shoe Drop' Highlights Florida Keys New Year's Eve Celebrations

New Year's Eve revelers in subtropical Key West enjoyed several offbeat warmer-weather takeoffs on New York City's traditional Times Square "ball drop" -- including the 25th annual "drop" of a drag performer dubbed “Sushi” in a super-sized red high-heel shoe.
29 December 2022

Legendary Key West Drag Performer Plans 25th and Final NYE Shoe ‘Drop’

 After 25 years of “dropping” in a giant red high-heeled shoe on New Year’s Eve, elaborately dressed as legendary Key West drag queen “Sushi,” Gary Marion is hanging up the heel.
22 December 2022

South Florida Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Three Masterworks Performances in Key West

South Florida Symphony Orchestra, launched 25 years ago in Key West under the direction of resident Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso, is celebrating its 2022-23 season with three performances in the island city.
22 December 2022

Handmade Wares by Acclaimed Artisans to Highlight Key West Craft Show

On the island that has nurtured creative spirits from John James Audubon to Mario Sanchez, attendees can explore the work of approximately 100 national and regional artisans Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28-29, during the 37th annual Key West Craft Show.
22 December 2022

Key West Food and Wine Festival to Tempt Appetites Jan. 25-29

A subtropical setting and a celebration of cuisine and libations await attendees Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 25-29, when the Key West Food & Wine Festival is staged in the continental United States’ southernmost island city.
20 December 2022

Key West Home Tours to Celebrate 63 Years of Preservation

Architectural highlights on the continental United States’ southernmost island range from small 19th-century cottages to ornate period mansions decorated with intricate wooden “gingerbread” trim. Visitors can explore homes embodying this stylistic heritage as well as contemporary gems during weekend home tours in December 2022 and January, February and March 2023.

19 December 2022

Key West to Host Annual Kelly McGillis Classic International Flag Football Championship

Women and girls from around the United States and the world are to gather in Key West for hard-fought sporting action during the 2023 Kelly McGillis Classic International Women’s & Girls’ Flag Football Championship. Scheduled Tuesday through Monday, Jan. 24-30, the adrenaline-packed event features pre- and post-tournament activities and three days of competition.
19 December 2022

New Year’s Eve ‘Drops,’ Festivities and Fireworks to Dazzle Florida Keys Revelers

New Year’s Eve partiers unwilling to endure cold-weather festivities, such as the traditional “ball drop” in New York’s Times Square, can find exuberant celebrations and far warmer temperatures in the Florida Keys.