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October 01 to October 31, in Florida Keys

National Arts & Humanities Month
A unique opportunity to experience the arts and culture throughout the Florida Keys through this collective celebration of culture in America, whether it's attending a theater production, strolling through a gallery, enjoying outdoor art or catching a musical or symphony performance.
October 03, in Key West
Andy Thurber Opening Reception
Join one of Key West's Caribbean figurative art galleries for folk artist Andy Thurber's opening reception, from 5-9 p.m., located at 606 Greene Street.
October 04, in Key West
Upper Duval Art Stroll & Full Moon HOWL
From Monkey Apple Art Factory at 1022 Duval to the 1200 block, shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues will be open 7 to 9 p.m. with food and drink specials, music, hospitality, arts and entertainment and special deals.
Contact: Judi Bradford (305) 304-4190
October 10, in Key West
Broadway, Our Way Concert
Presented by Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota, the production includes selections from a wide variety of musicals. To be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval Street, show starts 8 p.m. General seating tickets at door, $20.
Contact: 941) 957-0404
October 15 to May 15, in Florida Keys
Stone Crab Season
Those succulent claws, brought to shore fresh daily from the waters surrounding the Florida Keys, will drip with mustard dip on the chins of hungry locals and visitors.
October 23 to October 24, in Key West
Goombay Festival
The rich Caribbean tradition that flavors Key West’s culture is to be celebrated during the annual Goombay Festival. The exuberant street party showcases island arts and crafts, music and food in the heart of Key West’s historic Bahama Village neighborhood. Goombay weekend marks the beginning of Fantasy Fest, the island city’s masking and costuming gala scheduled Oct. 23-Nov. 1.
October 23 to November 01, in Key West
31st Annual Fantasy Fest
An outrageous, 10-day celebration featuring costume competitions, promenades, street fairs and a grand parade with marching groups and lavish floats.
Contact: (305) 296-1817
October 30, in Key West
"Dressed To Thrill" Costume Party
“Dressed to Thrill” costume judging & party for men co-sponsored by the Key West Wreckers at Island House, starts at 9 p.m. Imagine a costume party in your favorite dungeon. Win cash and prizes for best costume in each of three categories.
October 31, in Key West

Fantasy Fest Parade
Fantasy Fest’s 2009 pre-parade activities are to begin at noon on Halloween with the open-air Duval Street Promenade. Promenade vendors are to offer masking and costuming finery and accessories as well as food and libations. At 7 p.m., parade grand marshall Bridget Marquardt and the parade’s participants are to unleash their inner “Villains, Vixens, and Vampires” as they depart from a lineup area at the intersection of Southard and Whitehead streets.

November 05 to November 08, in Key West
18th Annual Meeting of the Minds
More than 3,000 fans of the legendary singer, songwriter and bestselling author Jimmy Buffett will flock to Key West to celebrate their hero’s music and the lifestyle it promotes. Visit 'Parrotheads in Paradise' web site for details.
November 07 to November 14, in Florida Keys
Bubbafest Bike Tours
New in the Florida Keys, join a biking and resort camping experience, from Key Largo to Key West. Lodging, meals and plenty of sunshine, scenery and memories included. Event limited to first 125 participants. Visit Web site for details.
Contact: Bubba (321) 759-3433
November 08 to November 15, in Key West
Key West World Championship Race
High-speed powerboats continue Key West’s longstanding tradition in a challenge described as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing.
Contact: (305) 296-6166
November 21, in Key West
WomanKind’s 9th Annual Survivors Reunion Concert
The Survivors, a tropical fusion band popular in Key West during the 80s, return from around the country to perform for one night. Guests can dance in the sand on Higgs Beach and enjoy a BBQ dinner. Band to play from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call for details.
Contact: 305-295-8255
November 29 to December 06, in Key West

Pirates in Paradise 2009
Historic Key West and Fort Taylor transform into a pirates' stronghold with over 150 pirate entertainers. Tall ships, sea battles, arts and crafts, pirate sails, a living history encampment and nonstop entertainment!
Contact: (305) 296-9694


December 04 to December 05, in Key West

FKCC Keys Chorale Holiday Concerts
This annual event will feature the Magnificat by Monteverdi, and Laud to the Nativity by Respighi. The second half of the concert will feature holiday favorites for the entire family. Showtime 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday 2 p.m. matinee at Tennessee Williams Theatre. Call for ticket prices.
Contact: (305) 295-7676


December 05, in Key West
Key West Holiday Parade
Local leaders, civic clubs and churches share their holiday spirit by parading through historic Key West.
Contact: (305) 809-3700
December 11 to December 12, in Key West
Historic Lighted Inn Tours
Discover the history and holiday spirit of Key West by touring beautifully decorated historic inns. The tours include creative offerings by local chefs, artists, writers and performers.
Contact: (305) 295-1334
December 12, in Key West
Key West Lighted Boat Parade
Decorated and lighted boats cruise through Key West Harbor and the waters of the Historic Seaport. The Gerald Adams Elementary School Steel Your Heart Band kicks off the festivities at 6:00 pm with a set of holiday tunes and standards on stage at Schooner Wharf, followed by the high energy Robert Douglas Band with Raven Cooper. Sponsored by Schooner Wharf Bar.
Contact: (305) 292-3302
December 18 to December 19, in Key West
Historic Lighted Inn Tours
Discover the history and holiday spirit of Key West by touring beautifully decorated historic inns. The tours include creative offerings by local chefs, artists, writers and performers.
Contact: Contact: (305) 295-1334
December 30, in Key West
Key West Pops Orchestra presents: Home For the Holidays
Alumni vocal and instrumental soloists are set to return to the Pops for this 7:30 p.m. performance at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 401 Duval Street; including Clinton Curtis, Daniel Curtis, Ralph Garcia, Stephanie Leone, Lina Robles, Carmen Rodriguez and Joe Lowe. Tickets $20, students & military $15, kids under 12 free.
Contact: (305) 296-6059
December 31, in Key West

Key West New Year's Eve Celebrations
The Southernmost City celebrates with a conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St.; a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St.; and a pirate wench descending from a tall ship mast in the island city's Historic Seaport. Call (305) 296-2388, (305) 293-9800 and (305) 292-3302.

January 07 to January 10, in Key West
28th Annual Key West Literary Seminar
The seminar’s 2010 topic is “Clearing The Sill of the World,” a celebration of 60 years of American poetry in honor of Richard Wilbur.
Contact: (888) 293-9291
January 09 to April 24, in Key West
Sculpture Key West 2010
Outdoor sculpture exhibition at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and West Martello Tower. Cutting edge sculptures made by artists from around the world.
Contact: 305-295-3800

January 16, in Key West
5th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
A family-friendly event with local fresh Keys seafood, drinks, marine-related crafts, youth activities, and live music. Free admission; hours open from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Bayview Park at Truman Avenue and Eisenhower Drive.
Contact: Vicki 305-872-9026 or Dawn 305-292-4501

January 16 to April 16, in Key West
Sculpture Key West
This stunning art exhibit showcases the work of leading contemporary sculptors at West Martello Tower, Fort Zachary Taylor State Park and the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Visit Web site for more information.
January 18 to January 22, in Key West
Premier Racing presents: Key West 2010
Nearly 300 racing yachts compete for class championships in this international midwinter sailboat regatta.
Contact: (781) 639-9545
January 22 to January 24, in Key West
Hog's Breath King Mackerel Tournament
Anglers are to use fast boats to target the voracious king mackerel, also known as kingfish, for cash prizes.
Contact: (305) 296-0364
January 23, in Key West
Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction
Nearly 100 artists are to exhibit and auction their work to raise money for the fund that provides project-based grants to Keys artists. Artwork includes original paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber art, ceramics and more. East Martello Museum, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
January 30 to January 31, in Key West
25th Annual Key West Craft Show
Juried artisans and crafters display their talents at a popular show on lower Whitehead and Caroline Streets in historic Old Town.
Contact: (305) 294-1241

February 12 to February 14, in Key West
Civil War Heritage Festival
Re-enactments, military parades, sea battles with schooner ships, and more await for this unique historical event.
Contact: 305-292-6850
February 25, in Key West
Friends of the Key West Library Bi-annual Fund Raiser
A catered affair with entertainment, to be held at the Studios of Key West, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., cost $100 per person. Call for details.
Contact: Brewster Chamberlin 305-293-0713
February 27 to February 28, in Key West

Old Island Days Art Festival
The 45th annual juried fine art show is set on lower Whitehead Street in historic Old Town. The highly acclaimed show features oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography and other offerings by artists from around the United States.
Contact: (305) 294-1241

April 10 to April 17, in Florida Keys
Bubbafest Bike Tours
New in the Florida Keys, join a biking and resort camping experience, from Key Largo to Key West. Lodging, meals and plenty of sunshine, scenery and memories included. Event limited to first 125 participants. Visit Web site for details.
Contact: Bubba (321) 759-3433
April 28 to May 02, in Key West

Key West Songwriters’ Festival
The 15th-annual showcase of musical magic features America’s foremost performing songwriters, with concerts staged in intimate, audience-friendly island settings.
Contact: (305) 304-0814

May 13 to May 16, in Florida Keys
Marathon Community Theater presents: Deathtrap
The longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway, Deathtrap is a story where everyone has a hidden motive. Just when you think you have it figured out, the rug flies right out from under you. Showtime 8 p.m., matinee 3 p.m.
Contact: (305) 743-0408
May 29 to June 06, in Key West

Pridefest Key West 2010: Diversity In Paradise
Event honoring diversity, openness and freedom in the city that is consistently recognized as one of the world's top gay and lesbian vacation destinations.
Contact: (305) 292-3223

June 12, in Key West
The Original FKCC Swim Around Key West
Sponsored by the Bone Island Masters Club, this USMS-sanctioned event is a 12.5 mile swim clockwise around the island of Key West. Age groups 18 through 65 and older can register. Visit Web site for details.
Contact: Lori Bosco (305) 809-3562

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