9th Annual 4th of July Harbor Walk, July 4

Date: July 04, 2017 Time: 12:00 Noon   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 […]

Fourth of July Picnic at Casa Marina Resort, July 4

Date: July 04, 2017 Time: 5:00 pm Now in its 33rd year, The Fourth of July Picnic is a Key West tradition for generations of locals and visitors alike. Live local music by Skipper Kripitz & Friends, the All-American picnic, family friendly games and contests, raffles, a silent auction and a spectacular view of the […]

Fireworks Show on Blackwater Sound in Key Largo, July 4

Date: July 04, 2017 Time: 10:00 pm Blackwater Sound provides the perfect nighttime mirrorlike surface to make the annual fireworks display seem like a 3-D viewing experience designed to dazzle. The show is to take place on the bayfront in Key Largo at 10 p.m., July 4. The best seating can be found at Jimmy […]

The Dan Band at Key West Theater, July 1st

Date: July 01, 2017 Time: 6:30 pm 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 Phillips movies, STARSKY & HUTCH and THE HANGOVER. What started as a drunken […]

The Redland Rock Pit Abandoned Dogs Project Saving Endangered Dogs

by Denise Carey-Costa Redland, Florida is described as an area of many farms, and a mecca for agriculturists, botanists, and naturalists from around the world. The area is so wildlife friendly it has been designated as a Wild Bird Sanctuary.   But for all its natural beauty, there is a sinister side to Redland. Heartbreaking acts […]

Fifth Annual Key Lime Festival, July 1st – 4th

July 01 – July 04, 2017 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 […]

Key West Africana Festival, June 22 – 25

June 22 – June 25, 2017 Three-day destination retreat, festival and academic conference focusing on Thought, Culture and Wellness within the African Diaspora. Thought: Workshops on topics of cultural, physical and spiritual wellness. Culture: Music, art and cultural tourism, exploring Afro-Caribbean culture in Key West. Wellness: Workshops on healthy living, physical wellness and relationship wellness. […]

Puffy Paws Kitty Haven – ‘World’s Greatest Cat House’

by Denise Carey-Costa Puffy Paws Kitty Haven is a no-kill cat hospice and rescue shelter located in Englewood, Florida. They humorously bill themselves online and on Facebook as the “World’s Greatest Cat House.” And indeed, they are. The founders and operators, Rick and Chrissy Kingston, work very hard, day in and day out caring for […]

Breezy’s Legacy: Hope for Central Florida’s Injured and Orphaned Animals

by Denise Carey-Costa On Monday night, May 22nd, 2017, a severe thunderstorm blew across the Orlando, Florida area. Above the sound of thunder and pelting rain, the mewing of a tiny kitten was heard. Two good Samaritans ran outside in the storm with flashlights in hand to find a newborn kitten, no more than 2 […]

2017 Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament in Islamorada, June 19 – 23

June 19 – June 23, 2017 2017 will mark the tournament’s 54th anniversary. The tournament will be held June 19th through June 23rd in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The tournament will fish out of the Lor-e-lei restaurant and marina in Islamorada. The tournament is limited to 25 anglers. Awards will be given for various […]