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Key West Events

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

Events in Key West for July, 2015

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April 04 to November 30,  in Key West
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: Rob Harris 305-587-6718; Doris 305-295-6601
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
May 12 to October 30,  in Key West
"A Sense of Place - Richard Kemble 1932-2007" Exhibition at Historic Gato Building
Creative audiences can enjoy an opening reception on Tuesday, May 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., at the Historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street. Parking is free. Exhibition is to be displayed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 30, featuring Kemble's Intaglio, Woodcuts, Sculptures, Ink on Paper, Collages and Oil Pastels.
Contact: 305-295-4369
July 01 to July 25,  in Key West
Red Barn Theatre presents: Key West Summer Stage
The summer heats up in July as TheatreXP kicks off its 5th season of Summer Stage at the Red Barn Theatre in Key West.Highlights include A Streetcar Named Desire, Life and Death, a theatre symposium and the brande new Key West Radio Theatre, that brings to life some of the classic serials and programs of the golden age of radio live on stage.
Contact: Box Office 305-296-9911
July 02 to July 30,  in Key West
Antonia's Dinner Concert presents Classical Guitarist Mateo
Experience an intimate evening of hearing this virtuoso guitar soloist while enjoying the gourmet cuisine at Antonia's Dinner Concert. "World Class Concert..." (Miami Herald) Seating at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays. 615 Duval St. Dates: July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Contact: Reservations 305.771.0280
July 03 to July 05,  in Key West
The Key Lime Festival
A wacky talent show, pie-eating and cooking contests and other tasty temptations await Key West visitors during the third annual Key Lime Festival. A Key Lime Martini and Margarita Sip and Stroll will kickoff the weekend-long event.
July 04,  in Key West
Rotary Club of Key West presents 40th Annual Fireworks and Cookout
Key West residents and visitors can again look forward to a fireworks show, cookout and a 5K race. Rotary Club of Key West/Crimestoppers 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of White St. and Atlantic Blvd. $25 pp, pre-register online. Daytime activities at Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, across from the White St. Pier, at 2:30 p.m., food & beverages available. Beginning at 5 p.m., Rotary will be selling burgers, hotdogs as well as seafood by Pirate Seafood. Live music also highlights the event. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m., synchronized with music.
July 04,  in Key West
31st Annual Hospice of the Florida Keys & Visiting Nurse Association Picnic
Benefits Hospice of the Florida Keys and the Visiting Nurse Association takes place at the luxurious Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Collection, located at 1500 Reynolds St. overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The celebration is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9 p.m., courtesy of the Key West Rotary Club. Live music, a silent auction and lots of children's games round out the fun-filled family festivities.
Contact: Casa Marina 305-294-8812
July 09 to July 12,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Days
Mel Fisher fans, past and present crew members, Fisher family members and treasure-hunting enthusiasts celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fisher's discovery of the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha. Events include a treasure hunt on land with a $5,000 cash prize, a Rockin' Block Party on Duval St. with a free music concert, Pirate Pub Crawl and Ball, Bingo Brunch, Poker, Dock Party, Diver Reunion, Lifetime Achievement Award and more.
Contact: 305-296-6534
July 11 to July 14,  in Key West
Del Brown Permit Tournament
Anglers fly-fish on the flats in a challenge that honors the late angling pioneer Del Brown, who caught and released more than 500 permit off the Keys. Professionals and guides are allowed to compete as well.
Contact: Loren Rea 305-360-6969
Email: loren@keywestdesign.com
July 12,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents Chamber Music Series
Enjoy the last concert of the summer solstice season with Russian Soul, to headline Svetlana Smolina and Friends, performing passionate trios of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tchaikovsky displayed unusually wide stylistic and emotional range, from salon works to symphonies. Rachmaninoff portrayed one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music. Starts 7 p.m., The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street.
Contact: Box Office 305-295-7676
Email: info@southfloridasymphony.org
July 17,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony presents Chamber Music Series
Gracing the Key West stage with the last of four concerts in its Summer Chamber Music Series, the South Florida Symphony presents Svetlana Smolina and Friends in "Russian Soul". Features Smolina's brilliant mastery of the keys, joined by talented friends Yves Dharamraj playing the cello and Irina Schuck at the violin. Starts 7 p.m., at The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street.
Contact: Box office 305-295-7676
Email: info@southfloridasymphony.org
July 18,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Cool Crustaceans!
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to join the free, fun-filled Discovery Saturday at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (35 East Quay Road, Key West) from 10-11 a.m. With lobster season around the corner, it's a great time for kids to explore the life of lobsters, shrimp, and crabs. Play a game of Crab Soccer and make a lobster hat to take home! Free admission, free parking. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West.
Contact: 305-809-4750
Email: rachel.pawlitz@noaa.gov
July 21 to July 26,  in Key West
Hemingway Days
The 35th annual celebration of the legendary author's work and lifestyle features literary readings, Running of the Bulls, short story competition, fishing tournament, Sloppy Joe's Look-Alike Contest and a birthday "party" commemorating Ernest's July 21st birthday.
Contact: (305) 296-2388 (Look-Alike); 797-0579 (literary)
July 22 to July 25,  in Key West
Bacardi Oakheart Key West Marlin Tournament
Anglers ply the waters once fished by novelist Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total. For anglers, the Key West Marlin Tournament provides a chance to emulate Ernest's passion for deep-sea fishing.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
Email: tim.greene@keywestmarlin.com
July 23 to July 25,  in Key West
Sloppy Joe's 35th annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest
The look-alike challenge takes place at Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St., frequented by Hemingway when he lived and wrote on the subtropical island throughout the 1930s. The contest's preliminary rounds are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 23 and 24, and the newest "Papa" is to be chosen during a final round beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25.
July 25,  in Key West
Hemingway 5K Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race
This is the original and oldest ongoing 5K Run in Key West and takes place as part of the the annual Hemingway Days Festival. The race course is a scenic flat course that runs past Key West's most famous landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home, the iconic Southernmost Point and the famous Green Parrot Bar. Visit website for more details.
Contact: Barb Wright at 305-240-0727
Email: barb@keywestspecialevents.com