March 20, 2014

Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk

Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 – formerly named Industrial Road – as well as “culinary art” and live music from 6-9 p.m. In addition to individual artists, participating galleries include the Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Bluewater Potters. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.

Start: March 20, 2014 6:00 pm
End: March 20, 2014 9:00 pm

March 15, 2014

Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; Viva Florida! Concert

A free concert at the Capital Bank Amphitheater at Islamorada’s Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts.

Start: March 15, 2014 4:00 pm
End: March 15, 2014 9:00 pm

March 11, 2014

Jim Bokor’s Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish & Redfish Shootout

Anglers vie for top-honor trophies for catches of bonefish and redfish in this newly formatted event, appealing to a broader spectrum of anglers. Divisions in the tournament’s new format include bait, artificial and fly. Awards also are to be given for total release points for each species and to the high-point angler for each day. To be counted toward bonefish and redfish trophies, each fish caught and released must be at least 18 inches in length. An overall grand champion is to be named for both bonefish and redfish in the three categories.

Start: March 11, 2014 8:00 am
End: March 14, 2014 5:00 pm

March 9, 2014

Second Sunday Pickin’ in the Park

Enjoy an open Bluegrass Jam for all ages and skill levels. Come to listen, pick or just enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the park. From 1-5 p.m., at Southwinds Park, MM 82.1.

Start: March 9, 2014 4:00 pm
End: March 9, 2014 8:00 pm

February 22, 2014

19th Annual Upper Keys Gigantic Nautical Flea Market

Find hundreds of marine- and watersports-related vendors offering wares to thousands of buyers seeking deals on new and used boats, marine equipment, electronics, fishing tackle, dive gear, nautical arts and crafts, and more. Located at Founders Park, MM 87 bayside, on Plantation Key.

Start: February 22, 2014 8:00 am
End: February 23, 2014 5:00 pm

February 20, 2014

Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk

Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 – formerly named Industrial Road – as well as “culinary art” and live music from 6-9 p.m. In addition to individual artists, participating galleries include the Redbone Gallery, Gallery Morada, Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery and Bluewater Potters. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.

Start: February 20, 2014 4:00 pm
End: February 20, 2014 8:00 pm

Backcountry Fly Championship

Tournament anglers are to compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly in a competition where one inch equals one point. Awards are to be given for grand champion, runner-up to grand champion, and largest snook, redfish and tarpon. The field is limited to 30 boats.

Start: February 20, 2014 8:00 am
End: February 22, 2014 5:00 pm

February 15, 2014

Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park; Pet Parade Concert

A free concert at the Capital Bank Amphitheater at Islamorada’s Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided, bring blankets. Starts at 4 p.m. Admission free for all concerts. Presented by Keys Community Concert Band

Start: February 15, 2014 4:00 pm
End: February 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Fifth Annual “Chili in the Keys” Regional Cookoff

The public is welcome to attend and vote for the best chili at this tasty event, daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; local restaurant and amateur chefs ratchet up the rivalry for the best chili, and the ICF Florida state and world cook-off champions and contestants compete for the finest title. Attendees can sample tastes of all chili entrants; held at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, on the Old Highway at MM 81 oceanside. Live musical entertainment also is planned. This event is dog-friendly. No admission fee. The chili-chowing competition helps benefit local charities.

Start: February 15, 2014 8:00 am
End: February 16, 2014 5:00 pm

February 9, 2014

Second Sunday Pickin’ in the Park

Enjoy an open Bluegrass Jam for all ages and skill levels. Come to listen, pick or just enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the park. From 1-5 p.m., at Southwinds Park, MM 82.1.

Start: February 9, 2014 8:00 am
End: February 9, 2014 5:00 pm
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