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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 August, 2016

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April 09 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
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
August 06,  in Key West
10th Annual Midsummer Night's Dream & Spectacle
Celebrate the most magical night of summer at the historic Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd, in Key West. Come be a part of this playful and spontaneous celebration - a wonderland of costumed revelers, interactive art projects, feasting, dancing, and multiple stages featuring poets, musicians, storytellers and theatrical antics will celebrate the magic of summer and the power of dreams. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door; children 12 and under admitted free.
Contact: 305-394-3804 Michael Shields
Email: javastudios@gmail.com
August 11 to August 14,  in Key West
20th 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
August 11 to August 14,  in Key West
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
August 13,  in Key West
A Night of Key West Soul with Lofton "Coffee" Butler & Friends
The Key West Theater will proudly present the long awaited encore performance of "A Night of Key West Soul" with the famous Lofton "Coffee" Butler. Born and raised in Key West, Coffee has performed here all his life retiring in 2005. Key West Soul artists all born and raised on the island include the smooth vocals of Cliff Sawyer will melt all over the stage. The "King of Key West Soul", Robert Albury will cover the famous sounds including his idol Louis Armstrong. Clayton Lopez and his talented sister Mina along with Calvin LopezDoors open 7 p.m., show starts 8 p.m.
August 20,  in Key West
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Forts, Cannons and Navies
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. Join our special guests from Ft. Zachary Taylor. Learn all about the forts built here and how the Navy has changed the Keys. 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: lisa.symons@noaa.gov
August 21,  in Key West
Ramble Room "Live" with Finnegan Bell
Ramble Room Recording Studios at the Key West Theater will be hosting an exclusive concert experience featuring local and national artists that will showcase their original music in an intimate setting. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts 7 p.m.
August 27,  in Key West
Conch Heritage Picnic Dinner
Enjoy a heritage dinner presented by The Key West Art & Historical Society and Isle Cook Key West featuring a cornucopia of classic Key West/Conch recipes. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the historic Key West Armory building, 600 White St. In addition to the dinner, attendees can enjoy classic conch games like bocce and dominoes along with a series of tasting competitions, featuring family recipes as prepared by local professionals and amateurs, with participants judging. Tickets are $35 per person, can be purchased online in advance.
Contact: KWAHS 305.295.6616 x 111