Performers showcase their talents at beaches, bars, hotels and other venues during the Key West Songwriter’s Festival. Many of the shows are free to attend, and some require purchased tickets. The festival features about 150 artists in about 40 shows May 6 to May 10. Venues include Pier House Resort, Inn at Key West, Westin Resort and others. Information is on the festival website.
Jewelry, paintings, sculptures, performers and vintage vehicles are featured at Florida Keys Island Fest. Entry is free.
The event is March 28 and March 29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87.
Kids’ activities include painting a dolphin statue, hula hoop events and building sand sculptures.
Entry is free, and parking is a $5 donation. Organizers suggest attendees bring portable lawn seats and blankets.
Information is online or 305-664-4503
Island-style treats and other foods and beverages from dozens of area restaurants are showcased at Taste of Key West.
Entry is free, and guests purchase $1 tickets to be spent on food and beverage purchases. Individual items typically require three to eight tickets. Wine glasses are $6.
Taste of Key West is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 13 at the Waterfront Pier overlooking Key West Harbor at the end of Southard Street. Parking is free, and walking or biking is recommended. Free shuttle service from various sites is provided by Old Town Trolley Tours. For information, phone 305-296-6196
Free programs featuring speakers discussing topics of ocean and diving themes are presented at an attraction in Islmorada.
The free events at the Diving Museum are 7 p.m. most third Wednesdays of the month.
The diving museum is 82990 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-664-9737
The art walk festivities in Key West and Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m.
In Key West, the various art galleries and shops around White Street 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 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
Fun activities for kids are featured during free events at an eco-theme attraction in Key West.
The activities are 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. most third Saturdays of the month.
The venue is the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road, Key West, 305-809-4750
The events are tailored for youngsters in kindergarten to fifth grade.
- $25 tickets for previews
- $5 discount for seniors age 65 and older
- $20 discount for active military personnel
- $20 discount for full-time students younger than 25
- 10 percent to 20 percent off for eligible groups
Restrictions and exceptions may apply.
Waterfront Playhouse is at 312 Wall Street, Key West, 305-294-5015