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Key West Events

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

Events in Key West for July, 2017

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April 06 to July 31,  in Key West
Key West Art Garden 2017
Florida Keys artists and sculptors are featured in this open-air exhibit at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore a unique blend of sculptured art with Mother Nature that enhances both. The Key West Art Garden showcases local artist's art work made mostly out of recycled materials displayed as part of nature within the beautiful grounds of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Art displayed throughout the garden allows visitors to reignite their sense of exploration finding each treasure and appreciating the workmanship in the nature and art. An opening reception to meet the artists and unveiling is to be held on Wed., April 26 from 4-6 p.m. with art walk to follow.
Contact: 305-296-1504
Email: kwbgs@kwbgs.org
April 07 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: 305-923-5934
Email: director@keywestfishingtournament.com
July 01 to July 04,  in Key West
Fifth Annual Key Lime Festival
A wacky talent show, pie-eating and cooking contests and other tasty temptations await Key West visitors during the fourth annual Key Lime Festival. A Key Lime martini Sip and Stroll, Key lime rum sampling and distillery tour as well as a new Key Lime Pie Hop are among events to kickoff the four-day tasty fest.
July 01,  in Key West
Key West Theater presents: The Dan Band
Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film OLD SCHOOL, performing his now-infamous foul-mouthed rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart", as well as his other appearances in Todd Pillips movies, STARCHY & HUTCH and THE HANGOVER. Show starts 6:30 p.m.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@keywesttheater.com
July 04,  in Key West
33rd Annual July 4 Beachfront Picnic and Fireworks Celebration
Event to benefit the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys Inc. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, for food, live music and beach dancing, family games, a silent auction and more. Fireworks are to begin at 9 p.m. A traditional All-American picnic buffet offers hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, watermelon and drink for $25 per adult, $15 per child ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger, admission included. General admission tickets, excluding food and beverage, are $10 per person. Also available are deluxe VIP beachfront seats priced at $150 per person with first-class service and a lavish buffet. The Casa Marina Resort is located at 1500 Reynolds St. on the Atlantic Ocean.
Contact: 305-320-0676
July 04,  in Key West
Rotary Club of Key West Annual Fireworks Show
Since 1976, the Rotary Club of Key West has presented the island's annual fireworks show. Staged from the Edward B. Knight Pier (formerly called White Street Pier) overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where White Street meets Atlantic Avenue, fireworks are to begin at 9 p.m. Attendees can purchase food, drinks, burgers and hot dogs to benefit the Rotary Club's scholarship funds at a booth across from the pier on Atlantic Avenue.
Contact: 305-304-6963
July 04,  in Key West
9th Annual 4th of July Harbor Walk
Join the Bar Stroll in Red White and Blue, honoring local active military and Key West's penchant for fun. Starts at noon; come early, meet and greet, enjoy the scenic Key West Harbor, and enjoy the entertainment. A $25 entry fee includes a commemorative t-shirt and a ticket to present at nine local establishments along the Harbor Walk for a free beverage or food item. Bar Stroll will begin at Lagerheads Beach Bar and Grill, 1 Simonton St, on the beach. Tickets sold there, or pre-register via email.
Contact: Rick Dostal 305-766-0239
Email: captrick@earthlink.net
July 06 to July 29,  in Key West
Christopher Peterson's EYECONS
A master of impersonations, both visually and vocally, with impeccable comic timing. The show is all LIVE, no lip-sync. Thrill to his parodies of Marilyn Monroe, Carol Channing, Madonna, Joan Rivers, Reba McEntire, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Eartha Kitt, Cher, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, even Lady GaGa. Show dates are online. Show times 9 p.m., at La te da 1125 Duval St.
Contact: 305-296-6706
July 08 to July 11,  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 513 permit on fly tackle off the Florida Keys in his lifetime. The tournament is based out of Hurricane Hole Marina.
Contact: Loren Rea 305-360-6969
Email: loren@keywestdesign.com
July 08,  in Key West
Puddles Pity Party at Key West Theater
The "sad clown with the golden voice" has captivated audiences and media from around the world, including America's Got Talent. Today, the softhearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people. Show starts 8 p.m.
Contact: 305-985-0433
Email: info@keywesttheater.com
July 13 to July 15,  in Key West
Mel Fisher Days
Come commemorate the anniversary of Mel Fisher's famous 16-year search for the Spanish galleon Atocha and the discovery of the Atocha Mother Load . Annual Dock Party at Schooner Wharf Bar on Saturday, July 15th, with tours of salvaging vessels, raffle, silent and live auctions and live entertainment. Private tours of the Fisher Family Conservation Laboratory July 13 & 15. Contest: Enter to win an Atocha Coin July 13-15. Laboratory July 13 & 15. Contest: Enter to win an Atocha Coin July 13-15! Proceeds from these events are to benefit Wesley House Family Services, Inc.
Contact: 305-296-6533
July 18 to July 23,  in Key West
Hemingway Days
The 37th annual celebration of the legendary author's work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, fishing tournament, 5k Run and Paddleboard Race, 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 19 to July 22,  in Key West
Havana Club Key West Marlin Tournament
Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival, 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.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
Email: tim.greene@keywestmarlin.com
July 20 to December 31,  in Key West
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
July 22,  in Key West
25th Annual Hemingway 5K Sunset Run/Walk & 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