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Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com — The Tourism & Development council of the Florida Keys

Calendar of Events for August, 2017

  

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Islamorada / March 30 to September 04
History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit
Enjoy a special exhibit celebrating and honoring the Spiegel Grove, intentionally sunk 15 years ago off Key Largo. This exhibits highlights all who served on this great ship, missions it participated in, the efforts in preparing her for sinking and the environmental impact the artificial reef has had on the area. The exhibit is to be on display through Labor Day.
Contact: 305-664-9737

Key West / April 07 to November 30
Key West Fishing Tournament
More than 40 species of fish are targeted during these months, with divisions for men, women, junior anglers (ages 10 to 14) and Pee Wees (under 10 years old). The Key West Fishing Tournament strongly encourages the release of game fish. All participating anglers receive certificates noting their catches and qualify for a variety of prizes.
Contact: 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com

Key West / July 20 to December 31
Key Lime Pie-Making Class: Make Your Own Mini-Pie!
Go behind the scenes at Key West's sweetest spot for key lime pie and learn to make Key Lime Pie Co.'s award-winning recipe of all-natural ingredients. In this class held Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., each participant will make his/her own mini key lime pie of graham cracker crust, key lime filling, and whipped topping—tasting encouraged! Experience pie making in our live kitchen—under the tutelage of one of our seasoned pie makers—where thousands of delicious key lime pies are made every week! After creating your mini pie masterpiece, you can pack it up for later or relax and savor right away. Class is approximately 1 hour in duration; $20 per person. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Contact: 855-SWT-PETE

Islamorada / August 02 to August 30
August Movie Matinees at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
Every Wednesday in August cool off in the air conditioned movie theater inside the Discovery Center! Movie matinee begins at 2 p.m., and include those movies made in or about the Florida Keys. Members pay $5, non-members $10. Keys History & Discovery Center is located on property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, MM 82.

Key West / August 03 to September 23
Summer Exhibition at The Studios of Key West: Made in Havana/Made in Key West
This summer, many of Cuba's preeminent artists are featured at The Studios of Key West. Currently included are three who are in the prestigious Venice Biennale. The work of Robert Fabelo, Abel Barroso and Mabel Poblet will be shown here in the Sanger Gallery, alongside the work of several Key West and Cuban artists who have been inspired by the relationship between the islands. A special addition to the show is work by Carole A. Feuerman, a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. The Studios of Key West is located at 533 Eaton Street.

Key Largo / August 09
Reef Environmental Education Foundation presents: Lionfish Jewelry Workshops
Want to learn abut lionfish while making jewelry? Enjoy a 7 p.m. lecture from REEF about the background of the invasion, biology/ecology of lion fish, its impacts, current research findings, collecting tools and techniques and more. Jewelry created at the workshop will be ready to take home that evening. Fee is $30 per person, includes materials, food/beverages.

Key West / August 10 to August 13
21st Annual Key West Lobsterfest: A Crustacean Celebration!
Events include a Thursday night lobster boil, Friday night Duval Crawl, Saturday street fair with lobster-inspired culinary creations and a free concert, and a luscious lobster brunch Sunday. The festive feast celebrates the start of the Florida Keys lobster season.
Contact: 305-744-9804

Islamorada / August 12 to August 13
History of Diving Museum presents: Vintage Weekend Wonders
Saturday's event is at the Lookout Lodge, MM 87.7 at 1 p.m., enjoy Sea Hunt episodes, a barbecue and a chance to dive vintage scuba gear. Sunday's event continues at the History of Diving Museum, MM 82.9, with free photo scanning and restoration. Restore any family, wedding, military, as well as old underwater photos. Take a step back in time!
Contact: 305-664-9737

Marathon / August 12
Summer Golf Tournament at Florida Keys Golf & Tennis Club
Join a two-player, 18-hole scramble format, scratch event open to all players. Prizes to be determined based on number of participants! Tee times start at 9AM. Entry fee $100/team includes greens fees & power cart, prizes & snack. Call Pro Shop by Aug. 11 to sign up! Club is open to the public.
Contact: 305-743-3433

Islamorada / August 16
Immerse Yourself! Free Presentation Series at History of Diving Museum
Every third Wednesday of the month, enjoy a free presentation! Starts at 7 p.m. This month's topic is the Marathon Turtle Hospital, with Bette Zirkelbach. The History of Diving Museum is located at mile marker 83. Museum exhibits are open late (entry fee applies)
Contact: 305-664-9737

Key West / August 16 to August 20
Tropical Heat
The Key West Business Guild presents this all-male celebration that typically includes pool and dance parties, on-the-water adventures and a fashion show that raises money for a local non-profit organization.
Contact: 305-294-4603

Marathon / August 19
Support the Nationwide Annual Clear The Shelters Event!
The nationwide Clear the Shelters event is from 10am-6pm where we will be extending our hours to host an Adoption Event at BOTH our Key West and Marathon Campus. Adoption fees will be completely waived this day! Current adoption procedures & policies still apply. There will also be games, kids activities, a face painter, door prizes, food, a "Kiss-A-Bully" booth and fun for the whole family. Stop by either the Key West or Marathon shelter to meet some amazing animals and support the Florida Keys SPCA.
Contact: Key West 305-294-4857; Marathon 305-743-4800
Email: tammy@fkspca.org; tara@fkspca.org

Islamorada / August 19 to August 20
Inaugural Islamorada Grand Prix of the Sea
Don't miss as Powerboat P1 brings AquaX and Superstock races to Islamorada! Experience non-stop racing action as Sea-Doo, Yamaha, and Kawasaki personal watercraft racers, along with P1 Panther race boats, compete at speeds averaging 75 mph. This event is family friendly and free to the public.
Contact: (407) 985-1938

the Florida Keys / August 25
National Park Service Birthday Celebration: Free Park Admission
Florida Keys visitors can learn, discover, enjoy and be inspired by Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, both accessible from the island chain. Ferries and seaplanes leaving from Key West for the Dry Tortugas will waive park entrance fees of $10 per visitor. Car entrance fee for Everglades National park is normally $20 per car. During fee-free days, the 124 national parks that charge entrance fees waive them for all visitors. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for things such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

the Florida Keys / August 25 to August 27
Special Museums and Attractions Weekend
Organized by WLRN, South Florida's National Public Radio affiliate, in partnership with the Florida Keys tourism council, the sixth annual Florida Keys & Key West Museum and Attractions Weekend event provides free or value-added admission passes to participating museums and attractions in the island chain. The program is essentially a cultural pass for South Florida residents and visitors to discover the history of the Florida Keys by offering free- or reduced-admission incentives to experience more than 20 participating museums and attractions. Register free online, download and print your pass.

Marathon / August 26
Summer Golf Tournament at Florida Keys Golf & Tennis Club
Join a two-player, 18-hole better-ball format, open to all players. Prizes to be determined based on number of participants! Tee times start at 9AM. Entry fee $100/team includes greens fees & power cart, prizes & snack. Call Pro Shop by Aug. 25 to sign up! Club is open to the public.
Contact: 305-743-3433

Key West / August 31 to September 04
Eighth Annual Key West Brewfest
More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.
Contact: 800-354-4455
Email: info@keywestbrewfest.com

Key Largo / August 31
Free Fish ID Class – Participate In The Great Annual Fish Count!
Participate by learning how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys reefs and submitting a REEF fish ID survey. Join Allison & Carlos Estape at REEF Headquarters (MM 98.3) at 7 p.m. to learn how to ID fish seen on Florida Keys Reefs. On your next dive/snorkel trip, fill in a REEF Volunteer Fish Survey and become a citizen scientist by submitting your sightings to REEF's Global Fish Survey Database.
Contact: Allison Estape 305 794 5081