01 June 2022

July 4 Festivities for the Family Planned Throughout Florida Keys

Local parades, beach parties and on-the-water fun topped off by fireworks displays are to highlight Independence Day celebrations throughout the Florida Keys. As well as an annual salute to the United States’ freedom, some activities surrounding the July 4 holiday also illustrate the island chain’s quirky independent spirit. Highlights include:
11 May 2022

Florida Keys BrewBQ and Craft Beer Festival Set for July 16-17 with Tasty ‘People’s Choice’ Picks

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Strategically planned between seafood seasons in the Florida Keys, the second annual Florida Keys BrewBQ festival is back Saturday and Sunday, July 16-17, with a new “People’s Choice” division to encourage hungry meat lovers to cast their votes during the summertime family weekend.
10 May 2022

Florida Keys Dive Trip Giveaway to Commemorate ‘Sink Anniversary’ of Spiegel Grove

On May 17, 2002, a retired 510-foot Navy Landing Ship Dock named Spiegel Grove was sunk off Key Largo to become the backbone of a new ecosystem 6 miles offshore, providing sanctuary to hundreds of aquatic species.
05 May 2022

June 4 Coralpalooza to Combine Diving in Three Keys Regions and Land-Based Fun

In recognition of World Oceans Day promoting ocean preservation, Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation is hosting its annual Coralpalooza Saturday, June 4, featuring in-person reef diving spanning from Key Largo to Key West.
02 May 2022

Florida Keys’ Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament Attracts Over 600 Anglers

More than 600 anglers on nearly 80 boats hit the waters off the Florida Keys during May’s opening weekend for the annual Tom Thumb Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament, one of the Middle Keys’ most popular fun-fishing events.
22 April 2022

Keys Video Advisory - Earth Day Celebrated in Florida Keys with Sea Turtle Release

Staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital released a rehabilitated green sea turtle back to the ocean to mark Earth Day Friday.
19 April 2022

Marathon’s Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament Set For April 29 Through May 1

The 16th annual Tom Thumb Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament is to challenge anglers in the Middle Keys Friday through Sunday, April 29 through May 1, with cash and prizes that grow with increased participation.
11 April 2022

Commemorate Earth Day 2022 in the Florida Keys

Every day is a reason to celebrate the beauty of the planet throughout the Florida Keys, full of natural wonders set against scenic backdrops of earth, sea and sky. The waters surrounding the island chain, including the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, are protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
02 April 2022

Florida Keys Seven Mile Bridge Run Attracts 1,500 Competitors

A footrace over the Florida Keys Overseas Highway’s longest bridge drew 1,500 participants Saturday, all competing for the fastest time in the 41st annual Seven Mile Bridge Run. Pennsylvania resident Collin Wainwright claimed his second overall men’s title during Saturday’s race. The 26-year-old from Springfield finished first, with a time of 38 minutes and 6 seconds.
27 March 2022

Video Advisory - Rescued Bottlenose Dolphin Doing Well in Florida Keys

A juvenile dolphin airlifted to the Florida Keys from his rehabilitation center in Texas is doing well and getting acclimated to new surroundings and people, according to marine mammal experts at Dolphin Research Center.