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Feb 202015

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


 Posted by on February 20, 2015
Feb 162015

Delight in the work of artists and artisans and savor the sounds of bands performing at a festive event in  Key West. The Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair in the Key West Historic Seaport is March 7, with art exhibits 9:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. and music to about midnight. The event is based at  Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St. and the harborwalk  along the waterfront. Event information is on the website or 305-292-3302

 Posted by on February 16, 2015
Feb 162015

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.


 Posted by on February 16, 2015
Feb 122015

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  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

 Posted by on February 12, 2015
Feb 082015
For performances on eligible Fridays, Waterfront Playhouse in Key West offers Date Night discounts for two tickets.
The discount for two tickets purchased together is $10 per ticket.
Waterfront Playhouse offers other discounts.
  • $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

 Posted by on February 8, 2015