Arts Directory

Festivals

ART UNDER THE OAKS

360-8556 MM 89.5 Overseas Hwy., Plantation Key, FL 33070

Annual outdoor fine arts & crafts show held in January "under the oaks" at the San Pedro Church. Information as well as the application for artists wishing to participate may be found on our website.

BAY JAM MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

451-4747. Founder's Park, MM 87 Overseas Hwy., Plantation Key, FL

Annual festival presented by the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce takes place in April.

BIG PINE & LOWER KEYS ISLAND ART FESTIVAL

305-872-2411 1-800-872-3722 Fax 305-872-0752 31020 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Everyone is invited to ring in the holiday season and celebrate our local arts & crafts at the Annual Lower Keys Island Art Festival in December on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, MM 31 in Big Pine. Enjoy live music, original Island art and a wide array of crafts . . . all just in time for Christmas gift-giving. Free admission and parking.

CIVIL WAR DAYS AT FORT TAYLOR

293-3678 Fax 292-6881 POBox 58, Key West, FL 33041

Join us for Civil War reenactments at Fort Taylor Historic State Park, annually in February.

FANTASY FEST

296-1817 Fax 294-3335 PO Box 230, Key West, FL 33041-0230

Annual Fantasy Fest. An outrageous, 10-day celebration featuring costume competitions, promenades, street fairs and a grand parade with marching groups and lavish floats. October every year.

FLORIDA KEYS ART GUILD FINE ART SHOWS

743-9404 Fax 743-9813 P.O. Box 501382, Marathon, FL 33050

Non-profit membership organization for visual artists and artisans working in 2 and 3 dimensional media. Meets Nov.-April, second Tuesday each month, Elks Club, U.S. 1 & 81st St. Marathon. Activities include outdoor juried shows, bus trips, newsletters, workshops, paint-outs, demonstrations, speakers at meetings, and social activities.

FLORIDA KEYS BIRDING & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

872-0774 Fax 872-2154 179 Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Held each year in September-October since 1998, this event is the only organized Keys wide birding and wildlife festival.

FLORIDA KEYS CELTIC FESTIVAL

Marathon Community Park, MM49 US1 Oceanside, Marathon, FL 33050

Take a much needed break after the holidays and journey to the tropical Florida Keys. Great Live Celtic Bands, Highland Athletics, Pipes & Drums, Celtic Food, Beer and Celtic Merchandise vendors! Children's Glen with activities for the wee ones! January every year.

GOOMBAY FESTIVAL

896-5514 1107 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040

The rich Caribbean tradition that flavors Key Wests 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 Wests historic Bahama Village neighborhood. Goombay weekend marks the beginning of Fantasy Fest, the island city's 10-day masking and costuming gala.

HEMINGWAY DAYS FESTIVAL

888-315-1296 P.O. Box 4045, Key West, FL 33041-4045

Every July, Key West celebrates Ernest Hemingway's birthday with a 10-day festival with events such as Look-a-Like Contest, Twilight Party, 5K Run, Street Fair, Regatta, Short Story Competition, Marlin Tournament, Literary Events, and more!

HUMPHREY BOGART FILM FESTIVAL

305-451-1414 Fax 305-451-4726 106000 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037

The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, one of the MovieMaker Magazine's Top 10 Outside the Box Film Festivals, is presented by the Humphrey Bogart Estate and the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce.

ISLAND ROOTS HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Key West, FL 33040

This festive collaboration between Key West and Green Turtle Key ("Sister Island" in the Abacos) celebrates the heritage of these two island cities. Every year April / May

KEY LARGO PIRATES' FEST

394-3736 Fax 453-9661 P.O. Box 3006, Key Largo, FL 33037

Pirates will invade Key Largo each year in October during 3 days of fun, food, music and various events. This event focuses on the life and times of Black Ceasar.

KEY LARGO SINGER'S & SONGWRITER FESTIVAL

522-1300 Fax 453-9661 P.O. Box 3006, Key Largo, FL 33037

Get your dancin' shoes on and get on down to Key Largo for this annual 10-day event held in May. Over 15 stages feature some of the hottest singers and songwriters around!

KEY WEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

797-7225 1107 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040

Celebrate African-American Heritage: Enjoy the street fair- great live music, song, foods, crafts and more! Every year in June.

KEY WEST ARTISAN MARKET at The Restaurant Store

305-294-7994 Fax 305-296-7233 1111 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040

Monthly Artisan Market:The parking lot is transformed into a showcase of art, photography and unique local handicrafts made exclusively in the Keys in one convenient location. Guests will be able to taste and buy local specialties including fresh Coles Peace bakery items, expanded farmers market fruits and vegetables, shrimp, smoked meats, cheeses, wine, honey, salt and spices, olive oil, honey, bacon jam and other culinary delights. Also concessions of wine and a broad craft beer selection offered to sample and buy.

KEY WEST CRAFT SHOW

294-1243 P.O. Box 614, Key West, FL 33041

Held in January, The Key West Craft Show is a two day juried outdoor craft festival. This nationally recognized Craft Show brings over 100 fine and skilled craft artists to this beautiful historic area of Key West.

KEY WEST LITERARY SEMINAR

888-293-9291 Fax call first 718 Love Lane, Key West, FL 33040

Annual January literary gathering, blending serious literary discussion and festive Key West parties. Small writers workshops accompany each year's seminar. The summer office(Apr.-Nov.) is 1950 Sussex Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

MORADA WAY - ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT

151 Morada Way - MM 81.5, Islamorada, FL 33036

In the heART of Islamorada, along the Old Highway Oceanside. Third Thursday ArtWalks and the Culinary Lab showcase our talented creative community and the Morada Way U Art School @ the Oasis (151 Morada Way) offers many arts & culture studio groups to the community and visitors. Stop by, stroll flowering tree covered streets and visit galleries, boutiques and outstanding restaurants. Enjoy the vibe of Morada Way!

OLD ISLAND DAYS ART FESTIVAL

294-1241 Fax 294-1372 Key West Art Ctr., 301 Front St., Key West, FL 33040

Oldest high-quality juried & judged art show in the Keys, held in February

PIGEON KEY ART FESTIVAL

289-0025 Fax 289-1065 P.O. Box 500130, Marathon, FL 33050

Highly rated juried and judged fine arts show held yearly in February.

PIRATES IN PARADISE FESTIVAL

296-9694 402 Applerouth Lane, #2A, Key West, FL 33040

At Truman Waterfront Commons and other historic venues throughout Old Town Key West. Tall Ship Sea Battles and Pirate Sails aboard WOLF, Maritime Arts & Culture, Pirate Village Market, Holiday Bazaar & Pub.

SCULPTURE KEY WEST

295-3800 P.O. Box 1058, Key West, FL 33040

Non-profit organization showcasing contemporary sculptural installations by local, national and international artists throughout the historic environment of Key West. Sculpture on the island is year round!

SUNSET CELEBRATION AT MALLORY SQUARE

292-7700 Fax 294-5144 P.O. Box 4837, Key West, FL 33041-4837

Join us at Mallory Square Pier on the waterfront for family fun, browse dozens of local artists and performers at this outdoor party which begins two hours before sunset and continues for two hours after the sun sets. Rated Floridas #1 free event!

UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL

872-2411 Fax 872-0752 P.O. Box 430511, Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Annual Festival held in July at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary/Looe Key Preservation Reserve.