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May 022016

Restaurants in Key Largo are the backdrop for a slew of free live performances

Original Music Festival in Key Largo is May 12 to May 15 at different venues, including  Sundowners and Señor Frijoles, at mile marker 104.

Performers include Keith Johns from Miami, South Florida recording artist Taylor Loren, Julie Gribble, recording artist Brian White, Stephen Salyers, Maggie Baugh, Melody Guy, Texas lyricist Jim Halfpenny, Saints of Havana, Ocoee River Band and others.

Information about the festival and line-up of performances is on the festival website.


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May 022016

Performers showcase their talents at beaches, bars, resorts and other venues during the Key West Songwriter’s Festival. Most of the shows are free to attend, and some require purchased tickets. The festival features dozens of performers in about 60 shows May 4 to May 8. Venues include Pier House Resort, Inn at Key West, Westin Resort and others. Information is on the festival website.

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Apr 182016

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.

The Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada offers its art walk festivities 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. most third Thursdays. The events are presented by the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District, between mile marker 81 and mile marker 82,  phone 305-900-9023

In Key West, the  various art galleries and shops around White Street from Southard to United streets  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 may offer refreshments and free entertainment.


 Posted by on April 18, 2016
Apr 182016

Fresh produce, artisans and authors are among a diverse assortment of vendors at free bazaar events in Key West.

The Key West Artisan Market events are offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. occasional Sundays,  including April 3 and April 24.

The market is at The Restaurant Store and Cole’s Peace Bakery, 1111 Eaton St. in Old Town Key West. Bicycling is encouraged.

 Posted by on April 18, 2016
Apr 162016

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. Diving for a living is the topic April 20.

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

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 Posted by on April 16, 2016