Nov 182014
 


Various  boat parades add holiday sparkle in the Florida Keys — offering an opportunity for free festivities and fun.

Savor the sights and music  from shore, an excursion boat or your own boat.

  •  December  13, 7:30 p.m.  —— Key Largo Boat Parade  Suggested venues for watching include  various restaurants and lounges at mile markers 103 and 104. The parade is free to enter
  • December 13, evening  ——   Boot Key Harbor Boat Parade, Marathon.  Suggested sites for watching include Lazy Days South, Marathon Marina, Sombrero Dockside Lounge and Burdine’s Waterfront, around MM 47-50
  • December 14  6 p.m. —— Key Colony Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Marathon area  from the 7th Street canal along canals and cuts. Suggested sites for watching include  Sadowski Causeway at MM 53.5 and the dock area behind City Hall and the post office. An after-party with awards for captains and crews is at Key Colony Inn with a free buffet and cash bar, 305-743-7214
    December 13, 7 p.m.  —— Lower Keys Lighted Boat Parade, All boats are welcome to enter the parade  Santa and Mrs. Claus are to lead the parade, which begins at Kiki’s Sandbar on Little Torch Key. Recommended sites for watching include Pine Channel Causeway or Kiki’s Sandbar,  305-923-5370
  • December 13, 8 p.m.  ——-  Schooner Wharf Bar & Galley/Ultimat Vodka Lighted Boat Parade in Key West Tiny rowboats, tall ships and everything in between sail around Key West’s Historic Seaport and harbor areas. Before the parade, at 6 p.m., Gerald Adams Elementary School’s Steel Your Heart Band and a family band, The Doerfels, entertain spectators. Watch from bars, restaurants and resorts in and around the Historic Seaport, 305-292-3302
 Posted by on November 18, 2014
Dec 062011
 

For spectators on land, enjoy the Lighted Boat Parade in Key West along the Harbor Walk.

The free event kicks off with holiday music by an elementary school’s Steel Your Heart band at the Schooner Wharf Bar at 6 p.m. December 10. The parade featuring decorated sail boats and motor boats is at 8 p.m.

Schooner Wharf Bar is at 202 William St. 305- 292-3302

 

 Posted by on December 6, 2011
Nov 012011
 

Enjoy a free parade of power boats and other power boat events in Key West. 

The parade of  boats on Duval Street is at 4 p.m. Sunday November 6.

For the various power boat races,  spectators may watch free from  public areas including Mallory Square.

 The  Key West World Championship is November 6 to November 13.

  On non-race days, enthusiasts may see boats and meet crews at the race area at the Truman Waterfront on Southard Street. Entry is $5 on non-race days.

 

 Posted by on November 1, 2011
Feb 222010
 

Various types of boats and  boat-related items are featured at this free family-friendly event in Key West.

Items for sale include marine equipment, art and apparel. Entertainment also is featured.

boatshowThe Key West Boat Show & Nautical Market is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 27 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 at Truman Waterfront off Southard Street.

Information is available on the Key West Boat Show and Nautical Market website. Phone 305-393-6099.

 Posted by on February 22, 2010
Feb 192009
 

fishinggear1 That’s the name of the annual free event put on by the Upper Keys Rotary Club: Gigantic Nautical Flea Market in Islamorada.

This year’s event will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Founder’s Park, Mile Marker 8 Bayside. There will be a free shuttle from Coral Shores High School at MM 90.

This year, the Rotary will also serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast for $5.

The event features deals on every boat part, piece of fishing gear and other marine paraphernalia you can imagine, including boats, scuba gear and fishing gear. Proceeds go toward college scholarships.

 Posted by on February 19, 2009