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Oct 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 October 12, 2014
Oct 082014

Pets are the highlight of a Fantasty Fest event.

The Pet Masquerade is  October 22.  The event is free for spectactors.

Participants vying for prizes pay a  $25 fee, with proceeds for the Lower Keys Friends of Animals.  The categories include exotic, theme adaptation and look-alike.

Registration is at 4 p.m. for participants and the event is at 5:30 p.m.

The event is as Casa Marina Resort 1500 Reynolds St., Key West.

Various Fantasy Fest events are free.

 Posted by on October 8, 2014
Oct 062014

The Key West Express ferry offers a discount for folks who reserve round trip tickets early. The boat ferries travelers from Key West to Fort Myers Beach. Round trip tickets purchased at least eight days early are $119 Mondays to Thursdays, a savings of $30 Round trip tickets purchased at least eight days early are $134 for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, a savings of $15 Round trip tickets purchased at four days early are $134, a savings of $15 The discount tickets are not be refundable. For information reservations, phone 888-539-2628

 Posted by on October 6, 2014
Oct 052014

Theater-goers in Key Largo who purchase tickets early save $2.

The offer is for three short plays presented by The Key Players October 16-18.

Tickets are $18 if purchased early at participating merchants or $20 online and at the door.  The show is at the government building mile marker 102, Key Largo.

Information is on the The Key Players website,  954-453-0997






















 Posted by on October 5, 2014
Oct 052014

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. A free shuttle is offered for guests to hop between participating venues.

Information is featured on the event website.

 Posted by on October 5, 2014