Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys
As part of the Into the Stars headlining tour, the New Orleans-based, eight-piece American rock band The Revivalists are to perform at Coffee Butler Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront Park, 35 East Quay Rd. The soulful alt-rock anthems on their latest album translate into a live powerhouse of a performance, complete with soaring pedal steel guitar, pounding percussion, irresistible horns and topped off with charismatic front man David Shaw's undeniable voice. Special guests include Steph
Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.
A tournament honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, funds from this event benefit a namesake community scholarship fund. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, cash prizes and $25,000 to the angler with the dolphin that beats the state record. Hosted at Tavernier Creek Marina, entry fee for adults is $185, $50 for juniors.
A grand prize of up to $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. Cash prizes for second- and third-place as well. Other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.
For enthusiastic tarpon anglers, silver kings mean springtime. This high-energy, three-evening tournament mandates that teams fish with a different captain each evening. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential "hot spots" are shared among all anglers.
This is a fun and festive one day fishing tournament for the heaviest dolphin. New and seasoned anglers are welcome! Over $8,000 in cash and prizes have been awarded in past events. All registration fees are tax deductible as allowable by law and will be used directly to build four new affordable homes in Marathon. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys. The Captain's Meeting is Friday, followed by a day of fishing on Saturday. There are four angler categories: Pro, Weekend War
Keys History & Discovery Center Presents lecture series continues through May. Tonight's featured topic is 'Environmental Threats to Florida's Iconic Crustaceans' with Dr. Phil Gravinese, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mote Marine Laboratory. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins 6 p.m. Non-members: $10, includes light appetizers. A cash bar is available. Reservations should be made in advance, call or email.
Unless Matzy Moses successfully navigates the corruption and gang warfare of 1930's New York City, she will lose everything. Based on the life and times of the playwright's mother, audiences call The Pickpocket's Daughter, "A first class thriller with loads of laughs." Shows Thu-Sat May 14-16 & May 21-23, 8 p.m.
Enjoy the food, entertainment and ambiance of Key Largo during this singers and songwriters event. Multiple "on the water" venues feature Nashville's hit songwriters and musicians as well as unique local entertainers. Presented by the Upper Keys Business Group.
This unique team tournament in the heart of tarpon season, with two to four anglers per team/boat, allows anglers to fish three nights with three different captains at three different bridges: Bahia Honda, Long Key and the world-famous Seven Mile Bridge(s). Proceeds from this charity tournament benefit Ronald McDonald House.
Special flies, skillful, accurate casts and a bit of luck are the recipe to win this prestigious challenge limited to 25 anglers. Competitors use a tournament-furnished tippet not greater than 16-pound test. Eligible tarpon must weigh at least 70 pounds to score weight points.
This tournament is headquartered at Skippers Dockside Restaurant, behind the Holiday Inn. Anyone, including captains and mates, are eligible to participate. Junior anglers must be under the age of 16 on the first day of the tournament. First-place team is awarded $20,000 cash. Prize monies are given the top six teams, including $10,000 to second place, $5,000 for third place, daily-angler, lady-angler, junior-angler cash prizes and more.