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Aug 232016

Free entry and 2-for-1 deals are offered at participating attractions in the Florida Keys August 26 to 28.

Information about Museums and Attractions Weekend in the Florida Keys is on the WLRN public radio and television website.

Participating attractions are offering free entry or BOGO deals, which offer two tickets for the price of one. To nab the deals, print a “pass” from the WLRN website.

Venues include these and others




 Posted by on August 23, 2016
Aug 222016

Snag $2 off the entry fee to a diving-theme attraction in Islamorada.

The deal is on featured on the Diving Museum website.

For the discount, print out the coupon or mention it.

For information,  phone 305-664-9737 or email

Regular prices are $12 for ages 12 and older, $6 for ages 5 to 11, $9 for veterans and students with identification, and $11 for veterans and seniors.

 Posted by on August 22, 2016
Aug 212016

Everglades National Park in South Florida and Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys are offering free entry days for National Park Service’s birthday.

The birthday event is August 25 to August 28.

Some national parks, including Dry Tortugas and Everglades, typically require an entry fee, except on free entry days. Some national parks are always free.

National Parks in Florida include :

These are the 2016 free days at U.S. National Parks in Florida:

  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24: National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Photo/National Park Service website


 Posted by on August 21, 2016
Aug 152016

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

The popular ArtWalk festivities in Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Island Time Trolley offers free transportation to ArtWalk from select inns and resorts in the Upper Keys. Information is online or 954-830-4545

The Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada is between mile marker 81 and mile marker 82,  305-900-9023




 Posted by on August 15, 2016
Aug 142016

Free programs at an attraction in Islamorada feature speakers discussing interesting topics related to the ocean and diving.

The  free events at the Diving Museum are 7 p.m. most third Wednesdays of the month.  Tech diving is featured August 17.

The diving museum is 82990 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-664-9737

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 Posted by on August 14, 2016
Aug 122016

Registering online is requested  for folks interested in free seminars that are part of REEF Fest in Key Largo.

The seminars focusing on varied sea life and reef topics are  at the government building, 102050 Overseas Highway. Register online.

REEF Fest is September 29 to October 2. The event is presented by Reef Environmental  Education Foundation and includes social and diving activities.

Phone 305-852-0030 or email at


 Posted by on August 12, 2016
Aug 122016

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.  Entry to the Eco-Discovery Center is always free.



 Posted by on August 12, 2016
Aug 062016

Lovable features about the Florida Keys include its artistic vibe, and that includes art in public places.

Paintings, sculptures and other works of art are displayed indoors and outdoors at public places, including fire stations and other buildings.

Information is on the website art in public places florida keysfor the Florida Keys Council of the Arts.


 Posted by on August 6, 2016