Calendar of 2018 Events

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  • January

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    Florida Keys Seafood Festival
    January 13, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    January 14, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Bayview Park
    Truman Avenue and Jose Marti Drive
    Key West

    Come ready for good eats at the 13th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival, sponsored by the Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association. The event celebrates the fishing community and provides scholarships to college bound children of commercial fishermen. Stop by for the sanctuary booth and other activities, including live music, local arts and crafts, and kid's games. 

    Lower Keys Nautical Flea Market
    January 14 – 15, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Chamber of Commerce
    31020 Overseas Hwy,
    Big Pine Key

    The Nautical Flea Market is packed with nearly 200 vendors selling everything imaginable for fishing, boating, snorkeling, diving… anything having to do with the water. There are also craft vendors, food and beverages, live music, and raffles. For more information: 305-872-2411

    Discovery Saturday: Lionfish, Beautiful, but Bad
    January 20, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Sanctuary Science Seminars
    January 23-February 27, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
    33 East Quay Road
    Key West

    Hurricane Irma’s impact on the Florida Keys is the topic of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s annual Tuesday night lecture series. Registration for the lectures is available at Florida Keys Community College or by email at admissions@fkcc.edu. A photo ID is required, and there is a $20 tuition fee for course CRN 21126 that covers all six evenings of the series.  

     

  • February

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    Discovery Saturday: Lionfish, Beautiful, but Bad
    February 17, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Sanctuary Science Seminars
    January 23-February 27, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
    33 East Quay Road
    Key West

    Hurricane Irma’s impact on the Florida Keys is the topic of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary’s annual Tuesday night lecture series. Registration for the lectures is available at Florida Keys Community College or by email at admissions@fkcc.edu. A photo ID is required, and there is a $20 tuition fee for course CRN 21126 that covers all six evenings of the series.  

     

    Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
    February 20
    Hyatt Place
    1996 Overseas Highway
    Marathon

    Draft meeting agenda (including start time) will be posted on the Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings and Announcements webpage.

    Upper Keys Rotary Nautical Flea Market
    February 24 - 25
    Founders Park
    87000 Overseas Highway
    Islamorada

    The Nautical Flea Market is a super place to get great bargains on boating fishing, diving, and nautical themed gear. The event raises money for college scholarships for Upper Keys youth.

     

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    Marathon Seafood Festival
    March 10, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    March 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Community Park
    Marathon

    The Original Marathon Seafood Festival is truly a family friendly event featuring fresh-caught local keys seafood, live entertainment, 220+ vendors, as well as an expanded boat show, and plenty of rides and games for children. Admission is $5, kids under 12 free. Look for our sanctuary booth.

    Discovery Saturday: Reef Relief
    March 17, 10 - 11 a.m.

     

  • April

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    Mote’s Ocean Fest
    April 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
    35 East Quay Road
    Key West

    Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco­travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory's annual event, Mote’s Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration. Proceeds and donations support Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef restoration and research programs.

    Discovery Saturday: Fort Zachary Taylor
    April 21, 10 - 11 a.m.

    Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
    April 17
    Hyatt Place
    1996 Overseas Highway
    Marathon

    Draft meeting agenda is also posted on the Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings and Announcements webpage.

  • May

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    Discovery Saturday: Turtle Hospital
    May 19, 10 - 11 a.m.

     

  • June

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    Discovery Saturday: National Weather Service
    June 16, 10 - 11 a.m.

  • July

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    Underwater Music Festival
    July 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Looe Key
    The annual Underwater Music Festival, supported by US 1 Radio, Lubell Labs and Looe Key Reef Resort emphasizes reef preservation, with the radio broadcast offering tips on ways divers and snorkelers can minimize impacts on the Keys' marine environment. Hundreds of boats converge at Looe Key to enjoy this quirky event. Broadcast worldwide, this provides significant promotion for our local tourist industry.

     

    Discovery Saturday: Fort Zachary Taylor
    July 21 10 - 11 a.m.

  • August

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    Discovery Saturday: Fort Zachary Taylor
    August 18, 10 - 11 a.m.

     

    Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
    August 21
    Hyatt Place
    1996 Overseas Highway
    Marathon

    Draft meeting agenda is also posted on the Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings and Announcements webpage.

  • September

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    Discovery Saturday: Dolphin Research Center
    September 15, 10 - 11 a.m.

  • October

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    Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
    October 16
    Hyatt Place
    1996 Overseas Highway
    Marathon

    Draft meeting agenda (including start time) will be posted on the Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings and Announcements webpage.

     

    Discovery Saturday: Mosquito Control
    October 20, 10 - 11 a.m.

     

  • November

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    Discovery Saturday: Reef Relief
    November 17, 10 - 11 a.m.

  • December

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    Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
    December 11
    Hyatt Place
    1996 Overseas Highway
    Marathon

    Draft meeting agenda (including start time) will be posted on the Sanctuary Advisory Council Meetings and Announcements webpage.

     

    Discovery Saturday
    December 15, 10 - 11 a.m.