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Sep 122014

Stroll among art galleries and shops at free art walk events in The Florida Keys.

The art walk festivities in Key West and Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m.

In Key West, the  Studios of Key West and various art galleries and shops participate in  The Walk On White Gallery Walk  most third Thursdays of the month,  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Some of the venues offer refreshments and free entertainment. The  Studios of Key West is at  600 White Street, 305-296-0458

The Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada offers its art walk festivities most third Thursdays. The events are presented by the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, between mile marker 81 and mile marker 82,  phone 305-664-9100

 Posted by on September 12, 2014
Sep 122014

kl festVarious singer-songwriters are featured at an assortment of venues accessible for the Key Largo Songfest.

The event presented by The Downtown Key Largo Association,  is  October 11, October 12 and October 13 at different venues in Key Largo.

Information is featured on the event website.

 Posted by on September 12, 2014
Sep 082014

ff festFree events, including the wildly popular Fantasy Fest Parade, are part of Fantasty Fest in Key West.

The Fantasy Fest theme is Animeted Dreams & Adventures. Free events include the street fair on Duval Street October 24 noon to 10 p.m.  and the Fantasy Fest Parade rolling along Duval Street  7 p.m. October 25.

The assortment of activities is featured on the Fantasty Fest website, 305-296-1817

 Posted by on September 8, 2014
Aug 192014

i divingIf you’re touring a diving-theme attraction in Islamorada with a bunch of pals, there’s  a potential opportunity for a group discount.

With an eligible gang of at least 10 people, the Diving Museum offers $3 off the regular adult entry fee, per person.

For guests not part of a group, the website sometimes features a coupon for $2 off the entry fee.

The museum staff recommends that groups phone for reservations, 305-664-9737

 Posted by on August 19, 2014