Key West Events
All Key West events calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
|Events in Key West for June, 2013|
|April 06 to November 30, 2013 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).
Contact: Rob Harris 305-587-6718
|May 04 to July 31, 2013 in Key West|
Key West ART Garden
Come enjoy large outdoor masterpieces made by local artists, located at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Each piece is crafted from recycled materials and fits into the natural beauty and backdrop of the Gardens. The special exhibit runs through July. Located at 5210 College Road.
|May 31 to June 01, 2013 in Key West|
Yamaha Dolphin Masters Invitational
In this challenge headquartered at Key West's Historic Seaport, more than $13,000 awaits the angler scoring the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches. Many additional prizes await other top anglers, and there is no limit on the number of participating boats.
Contact: John Stuempfig 305-304-7674
|June 05 to June 09, 2013 in Key West|
Key West Pride
Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! This five day celebration includes a film festival, dance parties, drag shows, bike tours, clothing-optional pool parties, water excursions, a street fair, Pride Pageants, and a 'Pride in Our Community' Parade down Duval Street.
Contact: 800-535-7797; 305-294-4603
|June 07 to June 09, 2013 in Key West|
Fourth Annual Key West Bacchanalia
A food and wine event with a twist - join Keys celebrity chefs as they face off in culinary competition with a great cause in mind. Benefits support the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Visit site for details, schedules and tickets.
Contact: Aga and James Hilferty 305-766-3356
|June 08 in Key West|
VFW Fishing Tournament
This is a family-oriented tournament with cash prizes for Dolphin, Wahoo, Snapper and Grouper, along with prizes for heaviest fish by a lady angler and heaviest fish by a juvenile angler. Heaviest Dolphin is worth $2500. The entry fee is $175 per boat (4 anglers) and includes 4 tournament tee shirts, 4 tickets to the captains meetings, 4 tickets to the awards barbeque and a chance to win some great door prizes. All proceeds benefit disabled and/or needy veterans in Monroe County. Hosted by VFW Post # 3911, and Oceanside Marine. Registration/rules are to be available at Key Bait and Tackle, Key West Marine Hardware, West Marine, Murray Marine, Oceanside Marina and VFW #3911.
Contact: Pete Thomas 305-509-7244
|June 10 in Key West|
Waterfront Playhouse Presents: Howard Livingston and the MM24 Band
Star of Key West Time, Howard Livingston and his Mile Marker 24 band will bring down the house with their legendary island tunes. Show time 8 p.m.
Contact: Box Office 305-294-5015
|June 13 to June 16, 2013 in Key West|
Key West West Africana Festival
Explore music, art, and Key West's Afro-Caribbean culture during a three-day destination retreat focusing on thought, culture and wellness. The festival is to integrate Key West's Bahama Village, the island's African refugee cemetery and the historic Henrietta Marie salvaged slave ship. Join scholars as they discuss their research and wellness experts present their practice areas. Conference headquarters is scheduled to be Crowne Plaza La Concha Hotel. Registration is $100 per person.
Contact: Chris Norwood
|June 15 in Key West|
Discovery Saturday Educational Series: Guard the Fort
Presented by the Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center, this family-friendly and educational series invites kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 10-11 a.m. to play games and make crafts while learning about a new topic of interest and the marine ecosystems of the Keys. 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. Admission is free and free parking is available.
|June 19 in Key West|
South Florida Symphony Orchestra presents: American in Paris
Celebrating Pride Month, this performance showcases violinists Whitney LaGrange and Benjamin Breen; Amy Kimball, viola; Arthur Cook, cello; enjoy an evening of string quartet. Performance begins at 7 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theatre. Tickets available at keystix.com.
Contact: Box Office 305-295-7676
|June 20 in Key West|
Free Lionfish Safe Handling and Capture Workshop
Members of the dive public are invited to attend this free lionfish safe handling and capture workshop at 7 p.m. at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center in Key West (35 East Quay Road). Learn about lionfish biology, research, and safe capture and handling techniques. This free workshop is required for a Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary permit to remove lionfish from Sanctuary Preservation Areas with hand nets.
Contact: 305-809-4700 x230
|June 21 in Key West|
Viva 500: The Hidden History of the Dry Tortugas, 1513-2013
On June 21, 1513, explorer Ponce de Leon and his shipmates discovered a group of islands they named Las Tortugas (The Turtles) for the scores of sea turtles there. On the 500th anniversary of that discovery, visit the seven tiny coral-and-sand islands now known as Dry Tortugas National Park, lying 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, and learn about the archaeology and history of the remarkable spot during this special quincentennial event. Boat reservations to the Dry Tortugas can be made with Yankee Freedom. Admission to the park is included in ferry cost. Event is to be staged on the parade grounds of Ft. Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact: Yankee Freedom 305-294-7009
|June 21 to June 23, 2013 in Key West|
Key West Gator Club Dolphin Derby
A grand prize of $5,000 cash is to be awarded the boat team with the largest aggregate weight in dolphin during the derby's two fishing days, with teams allowed to enter one qualifying fish each day. Second- and third-place teams will earn $2,500 and $1,000, respectively. Individual anglers can compete for trophies, prizes and cash totaling more than $15,000 in the tournament's divisions for male, female and junior participants.
Contact: Tim Greene 305-304-0317
|June 22 to June 23, 2013 in Key West|
Key West Island Swim: FKCC Swim Around Key West
This United States Masters Swimming-sanctioned event is a 12.5-mile swim clockwise around the island of Key West that is open for all age groups. A swim meet is held June 23.
Contact: Lori Bosco 305-809-3562
|June 22 in Key West|
7th Annual Midsummer’s Night Dream and Spectacle
Midsummer's Night Dream and Spectacle is a night of artistic expression, music, feasting, dancing, singing, and theatrical antics celebrating the art and artists of the Keys. Co-produced by Michael Shields' Java Studios and The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, the event benefits the Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Admission is $15 for adults; children under age 12 are admitted free. From 5 to 11 p.m., all ages welcome.
|June 22 in Key West|
Viva 500: The Hidden History of the Dry Tortugas
In celebration of the 500 years since Ponce de Leon's discovery, a series of archaeological lectures is planned at the Eco Discovery Center from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 33 East Quail Road.
|June 28 to June 29, 2013 in Key West|
Mercury Marine Ladies Dolphin Championship
Female anglers have seven ways to win, and $10,000 cash and prizes await -- the one-day tournament offers a top boat prize and awards to the top five anglers. A $3,000 prize is awarded the heaviest single dolphin, second place receives $1,500 and third place $500. A boat prize of $2,500 is to be awarded the team for the heaviest aggregate weight of two dolphin. Entry fee is $400, and tournament proceeds benefit the Jose Wejebe Foundation.
Contact: Lee Murray 305-296-0364