Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
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A host of elite Nashville songwriters are to liven up Key Largo stages during this Columbus Day weekend festival that features music in genres including jazz, blues, rock and roll, country and contemporary pop. In addition, music lovers can enjoy the stories behind yesterday's favorites and today's popular hits.
Join a five-event, Keys style Pentathlon, featuring swimming, kayaking, standup paddling, driving frozen "golf" balls and a footrace. Intrigued? Hosted by the Florida Keys Country Club, proceeds from this uniquely Keys event are to support local nonprofits, including the Florida Keys SPCA. Up to five-person team athletes can register. Starts at 8 a.m.
Known locally as the "Fall All-Tackle," the three-day fishing challenge attracts energized newcomers to face seasoned veterans, in a competitive format since 1970. Up to 25 participants can fish in the tournament. One angler per boat pairs with a licensed captain to vie for division winners' trophies. The three largest bonefish and three largest permit are to be scored by length, not weight.
The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is to screen a rotating selection of Bogie classics and a group of movies celebrating the life and films of the man the American Film Institute named "America's greatest male screen legend." The festival, hosted by the screen legend's son, Stephen Bogart, is the only event of its kind, and is backed by the Bogart Estate. The 2017 theme is scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 'Casablanca.'
Each month's third Wednesday features this free-admission presentation series, starting at 7 p.m. Museum exhibits are open late (entry fee applies). This month's topic of "Florida Public Archeology Network" is presented by Mallory Fenn.
Key West, known for its rich and diverse subtropical marine and bird life, welcomes a larger and furrier species. "Bears," "cubs" and their buddies are to prowl the island during a long weekend of activities in the popular LGBT vacation destination. A jam packed schedule of pool parties, tea dances, dance parties and amazing festivities of the gayest city in the world, the tropical paradise known as Key West! Shane Tate and Bear World Magazine have joined together with the Island House Resort.
This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant masquerade competitions including one for pets, a headdress ball, exuberant promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island-style bands and lavish floats. The 2017 festival theme is "Time Travel Unravels."
Held in Key West's historic Bahama Village neighborhood, the lively Goombay is known for its island-style food, arts and crafts, nonstop live entertainment and dancing in the streets. Visitors can experience sights, sounds and flavors recalling Key West's Bahamian heritage. FREE event, noon to midnight both days.
Female fishing fans can learn or polish angling skills during the award-winning weekend seminar. More than 8,000 female graduates have immersed themselves in the annual lighthearted yet skill-heavy curriculum to learn and hone abilities in offshore, bottom, inshore and fly fishing.
While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, "Walk on the Ocean", "All I Want", "Something's Always Wrong", and "Fall Down", new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as "California Wasted" which continues to climb the charts. Show starts 8 p.m.
For lectures, doors open at 5 p.m., with lecture starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for non-museum members, which includes museum admission, light appetizers and cash bar. Free for museum members. All lectures are at Keys History & Discovery Center, 82100 Overseas Highway, MM 82 in Islamorada, on the property of the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost.