Lower Keys Island Art Festival to Offer Artisan Gifts and Holiday Spirit

BIG PINE KEY, Florida Keys — Subtropical temperatures, holiday-themed festivities and unique gifts handcrafted by local and regional artists are among the attractions for people planning a Thanksgiving weekend getaway in the Lower Florida Keys. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, visitors can show their holiday spirit, enjoy live music and choose […]

Jimmy Buffett's 'Parrot Head' Fans to Flock to Key West for 25th Annual Convention

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Several thousand “Parrot Head” fans of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett are heading to Key West to celebrate Buffett’s signature sound on the island credited with inspiring it. The 25th annual Parrot Heads in Paradise Meeting of the Minds convention, titled “Here We Are,” is set for Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 2-6. […]

Key West's Fantasy Fest Parade to Parody Election Antics Oct. 29

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Political party animals are expected to unleash their wildest fantasies on Key West’s legendary Duval Street Saturday, Oct. 29, during the lavish annual Fantasy Fest Parade. The highlight of Key West’s Oct. 21-30 Fantasy Fest costuming and masking celebration, the parade falls just days before America’s hotly contested presidential election. […]

Athletes to 'Haunt' Key West in Oct. 16 Halloween Half Marathon

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Vampires, werewolves, goblins, witches and other fearsome Halloween creatures can show their “powers” on Key West’s picturesque streets during a pre-holiday athletic challenge. The annual Halloween Half Marathon & 5k is scheduled Sunday, Oct. 16, for those haunted by the need to prove their stamina and speed. Many participants wear […]

'Zombies' to Prowl Key West Shoreline and Streets Oct. 23

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Zombies are sometimes portrayed staggering through dark landscapes with chalk-white faces and tattered garments. In Key West, however, the so-called “walking dead” are to become the bicycling dead Sunday, Oct. 23, during the eerie annual Zombie Bike Ride. A pre-Halloween tradition for visiting and local families and groups, the ride […]

New Resorts, Marine Coral Trail, Culinary Options Highlight What's New in the Florida Keys & Key West for Fall 2016

FLORIDA KEYS —The Florida Keys & Key West continue to unveil upscale resorts, with six properties and nearly 460 units soon to be added to the 125-mile-long island chain’s accommodations inventory. New seasonal airlift into Key West is also coming. United Airlines is scheduled to launch seasonal service from Newark, New Jersey, and from Chicago […]

Humphrey Bogart Film Festival to Star in Key Largo Oct. 12-16

KEY LARGO, Florida Keys — Film buffs can celebrate an iconic performer who appeared in more than 75 movies during a 50-year career at the fourth annual Key Largo-based Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, set for Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 12-16. Commemorating Bogart’s life, his films and the golden era of cinema, the 2016 edition honors […]