HAPPENINGS in the Florida Keys!
Join us this week for a whole host of activities in the Keys…Stone Crab Season, Bike Fest Tours, and Key Players production of “Drinking Habits”- this weeks happenings in the Florida Keys!
The Florida Keys / October 15 – May 15
Stone Crab Season
Those succulent claws, brought to shore fresh daily from the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, will drip with mustard dip on the chins of hungry locals and visitors. A series of food festivals during the season celebrate the sustainable seafood resource throughout the Keys.
the Florida Keys / November 3 – 12
Join a hugely popular biking and resort camping experience, from Key Largo to Key West. Lodging, meals and plenty of sunshine, scenery and memories included. Event limited to first 200 participants and fills fast. Visit website for details.
Contact: Bubba 321-759-3433
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has two exclusive locations -Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
Islamorada / October 27
This is a multi-species, inshore and offshore boat tournament, hosted at La Siesta Resort and Marina. The format allows anglers to register as an individual or as a team on either a local professionally guided boat or private boat. Awards are given in both divisions based on total points for caught fish. Registration includes captains meeting, breakfast at the dock before fishing, goodie bag, fishing in the tournament, BBQ and awards after fishing. There is also to be a raffle during the BBQ! Bring the whole family to celebrate the festivities.
Contact: Scott Giberson 305-389-9752
Key Largo / November 2 – 17
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves. Tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Performances are to be held at the Key Largo Lion’s Club MM 99.6 Oceanside, behind Capital Bank (formerly TIB Bank). Shows start at 8 p.m., visit website for show dates.
Islamorada / November 2 – 4
Celebrities join other anglers to catch bonefish and redfish to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in the final event of the annual Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series.
Contact: Gary or Susan Ellis 305-664-2002
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
Marathon / November 2 – 3
It’s a weekend of Broadway’s best musical Tony Award winners and nominees. Evening performances Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include hors d’ oeuvres, dessert and a cash bar immediately following the show.
Marathon / October 31
Trick or Treat at Gulfside Village
Costumed goblins and ghouls can also trick-or-treat at the outdoor Gulfside Village shopping plaza, 5800 Overseas Highway. The annual community Halloween party is open to the public from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with refreshments and treats for young children, parents and grandparents to enjoy.
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts and Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Key West / January 01 to December 31
Enjoy a fabulous tour of Key West…with a twist. A gay twist that is! Get a unique tour of Key West and learn about our colorful history that includes the famous and the infamous. Departs from the City Hall Parking Lot, located on the corner of Angela and Simonton. Tickets $25. Can be purchased ONLINE or at the trolley, our G&L Visitor Center (located at 513 Truman), and many of our distinguished gay and lesbian guest houses.
Key West / March 17 – November 30
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). In a March kickoff event, anglers target 15 species and $5,000 in cash prizes is split between the top anglers.
Contact: Doris Harris 305-295-6601
Key West / November 1 – 4
Several thousand fans of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett, known as Parrot Heads, make an annual pilgrimage to the subtropical island that inspired many of Buffett’s hits. As well as sharing an appreciation for Buffett’s music and the tropical lifestyle it promotes, Parrot Head club members focus on charitable, environmental, educational and humanitarian activities.
Key West / November 4 – 11
High-speed offshore powerboats race in Key West Harbor and surrounding waters to continue Key West’s longstanding tradition in this 31st annual challenge, known internationally as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing. A portion of the 6.5-mile course runs through Key West Harbor, meaning smooth water where racers can achieve speeds above 140 mph and provide fans breathtaking displays of skill and power.
These are some of my favorite happenings this week and next in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …
Visit our blog next Monday with updated happenings in the Florida Keys…