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Apr 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.

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

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 12, 2015
Apr 102015

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 April 10, 2015
Apr 062015

Kids, veterans and active duty armed forces personnel are eligible for free entry to Keystock Music Festival, featuring rock band Grand Funk Railroad and other popular performers in Key West.

Keystock Music Festival is 5:15 p.m. May 2 at Truman Waterfront.

Grand Funk Railroad, known for such hits as “We’re an American Band.”

General tickets are $25. Entry is free for active military members, veterans and spouses, and kids to age 16.

For information, phone 305-745-1079. For general tickets,


 Posted by on April 6, 2015
Mar 292015

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 for adults 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 fares are not refundable, and the monetary balance may be used for travel another time. For information,  phone 888-539-2628 or log on to the website.

 Posted by on March 29, 2015
Mar 282015

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.

 Posted by on March 28, 2015
Mar 242015
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 March 24, 2015