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MARCH 20-27


Connections Project: Making Music in the Keys

Thursday, March 28, 5-7 PM

Lower Keys Chamber

31020 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine 

Three local musicians will perform in a Nashville-style writers’ round, taking turns singing their own songs and telling stories of living and working in the Keys. Free reception and also 58 unique canvases on display and available by donation.

Click HERE for more information.


Migration Mania & Great Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 23, 10 am - 2 pm

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

5210 College Rd., Key West

The day features three age-level egg hunts with 6,000 eggs for ages 0-3 at 11a.m., ages 4-6 at Noon, then ages 7-12 at 1 p.m.

There will be environmental education booths, children’s interactive playground, raffles, games, crafts, and face painting. All children will receive a raffle ticket for fun, kid-friendly prizes, and additional raffle tickets may be purchased for prizes ranging from gift certificates to local restaurants and fun water activities.

Click HERE for more information.

Island Fest Featuring the Taste of Islamorada

Saturday & Sunday, March 23-24, 10 am - 5 pm

Founders Park

mile marker 87 bayside, Islamorada

This fun annual Island Festival features a juried art show, a sand sculpture competition, the "What Floats Your Boat" homemade boat race, live music, great food, classic cars, and on Sunday, the annual "Taste of Islamorada" restaurant competition. 

Click HERE for more information.

Taste of Key West

Monday, March 25, 6 pm

Truman Waterfront Park

105 Front St, Key West

This free admission, open-air event features an assortment of beverages and palate-pleasing plates. Restaurants and food vendors from across the Lower Keys and Key West donate their culinary talents to create delectable small plates. Food ranges from seafood, tropical and Caribbean flavors, to European dishes, vegetarian offerings, and desserts. Buy tickets based upon what looks best! A large assortment of wines and beers will also be offered. 

Click HERE for more information.

Tennessee Williams Birthday Party

Tuesday, March 26, 5-7 pm

Tennessee Williams Museum

513 Truman Ave., Key West

The final, celebratory event of the Tennessee Williams Festival is the annual birthday party in his honor. This year marks the 113th anniversary of his birth. The public is welcome to celebrate with champagne and cake. 

Click HERE for more information.

Key West Sunset Celebration

Daily two hours prior to sunset

The Dock at Mallory Square, Key West

A nightly arts festival of arts and crafts exhibitors and psychics, street performers, food carts, and of course the thousands of tourists from around the world who visit this Key West art show. 

Click HERE for more information.


Anne McKee Artists Fund 2024 Grant Applications

Open through March 31

Anne McKee Artists Fund

The Anne McKee Artists Fund is proud to offer grant opportunities to individual visual, performing, and literary artists who reside in Key West and the Florida Keys. The Anne McKee Fund artist grant awards up to $2000 per person for project-based work. In addition, there are three youth-based scholarships, with categories for age 14 and over and 14 under youth, as well as the Jon McIntosh Student Grant for Artistic Advancement.

Click HERE for more information.


Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk

Thursday, March 21, 6-9 pm

151 Morada Way

between mile markers 81 and 82, Islamorada

On the Third Thursday of each month, Keys-inspired fine artists, vendors, residents, and visitors congregate on Morada Way in Islamorada to celebrate the arts and culture in the Florida Keys. 

Click HERE for more information.

Walk on White!

Thursday, March 21, 6-9 pm

White St., Key West

More than 25 businesses between the Armory at Southard and Dairy Queen on United have joined together. Walk on White is back with more energy than ever before. The Walk has transformed into not just a celebration of art, but a celebration of local businesses.

Participants now include home services, car detailing, restaurants, salons, various retail shops, fitness studios, medical centers, property management firms, and galleries. Every business is doing something special and preparing to welcome you with open doors!  

Click HERE for more information.


Underwater Photography Gallery

Thursday, March 21, 5-8 pm

22627 LaFitte Drive, Cudjoe Key

Michael and Suzanne Lombard have been diving and photographing underwater around the world for over 40 years. We support ocean conservation and recovery of threatened/endangered species such as manatees, turtles, sharks, dolphin, and other rare/ endemic aquatic life. . ​

Click HERE for more information.

Pat Ford Wildlife Photography Exhibit

Wednesday, March 27, 6-9 pm

Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

Islander Resort property, mile marker 82 oceanside

Renowned fishing, wildlife and sports photographer Pat Ford, known for his stunning photos of fish, birds and wildlife captured around the world and in the Florida Keys, will be in attendance and will speak about his wild adventures at the opening of his new photo exhibit

Click HERE for more information.


Key Largo's Latitude 25 Writers Group

Wednesday, March 27, 7 pm

Key Largo Library,

Tradewinds Shopping Center at MM 101.4, Key Largo

Attendees are encouraged to bring and share short pieces of writing.

Click HERE for details.

Literary Walking Tours

Sundays & Wednesdays at 10 am

Sponsored by Key West Literary Seminar

Tours begin at Key West Public Library

700 Fleming St., Key West

Join us each week for a stroll through downtown Key West, illuminating stories of writers that have called our island home. The tour features the former homes and favorite haunts of Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, and more.

Click HERE for details.


Waterfront Farmers Market

Thursday, March 21, (Every Thursday), 2-7 pm

Farmer's Market

Truman Waterfront Park, Key West

(end of Southard Street)

Culinary, beverages, produce, seafood, apparel, gifts, and art.

For more info contact

Artisan Market

Sunday, March 24, 10 am - 2 pm

Key West Wildlife Center parking lot

1801 White St., Key West

Local artisans include culinary, textile, jewelry, wood, artists & crafters, curiosities, Local Author’s Nook, live variety show, fresh produce and lots of great, fresh food. Each week is a different theme focused on island living and local charities. 

Full details, click HERE.


Octopus Biology and Behavior

Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm

History of Diving Museum

82990 Overseas Hwy., Islamorada

Join Chelsea Bennice as she takes us through her fascinating research of the biology, behavior, and lives of the octopuses of South Florida. This presentation will be in-person at the Museum.

Click HERE for details.

Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture

Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 pm

Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges Nature Center

30587 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key

Dr. Chris Malinowski, Director of Research and Conservation with Ocean First Institute, will discuss some of the most important conservation issues impacting coastal ecosystems, through the lens of his research on species including sharks, groupers, snook and sheepshead

Click HERE for details.

Stories and Art in Nature with  Kristie Killam 

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 pm

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

MM 102.6, Oceanside, Overseas Highway, Key Largo

Join retired park ranger Kristie Killam for an evening of inspiring nature stories. Kristie will share her beautiful photos and videos and bring you a behind the scenes tour of creatures, foliage and landscapes.

Click HERE for details.


Women’s Film Festival: One Sings, the Other Doesn't

Wednesday, March 20, 6 pm

The film looks at the lives of Pomme, an aspiring singer, and Suzanne, a struggling mother, as they search for their own identities in 1970s France. Following each screening, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions during post-film QA sessions.

The 4th annual Women's Film Festival is presented in collaboration with the National Organization for Women Key West chapter.

Writers on Bicycles with talkback

Friday, March 22, 6 pm

Writers on Bicycles" is a delightful one-hour film about Key West as seen through the eyes of its many writers, living and deceased. It is also a look at a cross-section of American writers through the prism of the unique town in which they live and work. In 2012, Carey and Jane Winfrey began videotaping more than 30 Key West writers about what has made this island community such a literary magnet.

Tropic Cinema

416 Eaton St., Key West

For more information, click HERE.


Keys Choral Arts: Spring Concert

Friday, March 22, 7 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

401 Duval St., Key West

Keys Choral Arts invites you to its Spring Concert with musical selections about love, joy, honor and remembrance. The concert will feature a special arrangement of Jimmy Buffett songs arranged by Michael Robinson. 

For more information, click HERE.

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock n’ Roll

Wednesday, March 20, 8 PM

From the progenitors of Rock and Roll in the 1940s, through the glory years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, up until MTV in the early '80s, Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll uses fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to such important and iconic rock stars/groups/genres.

Paradise Big Band, Treasures II

Sunday, March 24, 8 PM

Under the baton of Joe Dallas Jr, the band remains a truly "local" organization consisting of professional and semi-professional musicians from the Lower Keys and primarily Key West. In the interest of enhancing both solo and ensemble performances, the band regularly features outstanding guest artists from New England, New York City and Pittsburgh. 

Tennessee Williams Theatre

5901 College Rd., Key West

For more information, click HERE.

Old Dominion

Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 7:30 pm

Coffee Butler Amphitheater 

Truman Waterfront Park

21 Quay Rd., Key West

The Old Dominion quintet brings the "No Bad Vibes" Tour to Key Wes

For more information, click HERE.

Adam and Paul: Dueling Pianos

Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, 8 pm

Helmerich Theater

4-Hands! 176-Keys! 1 Champion! It’s a show and a competition when New York City’s dueling pianists and singers Adam La Salle and Paul Rigano get together for a rib-tickling showdown performing the songs of Billy Joel, Elton John, Carole King, Van Morrison, The Eagles, Queen, ColdPlay, Maroon 5, Neil Diamond and so much more!

Salon Concert With Derek Lassiter, Pear

Thursday, March 28, 8 pm

Sanger Gallery

As a vocalist and composer, Derek Lassiter has been a mainstay in the Bay Area arts scene for nearly three decades, fusing elements of soul, jazz, R&B and gospel.

The Studios of Key West

533 Eaton St., Key West 

For more information, click HERE.

Ray and peter


Ray & Peter: A Day at the Theater w. Ray Fogg & Pete Jarvis

Saturday, March 23, 8 pm

Singer-songwriters Ray Fogg and Pete Jarvis have been friends for 25 years, occasionally sharing the stage with their zany antics. The intimate show will feature each of their songs as well as combining on a number of songs from Pete's days performing and writing with the late Wayne Hammond as the Pete & Wayne Show!


Wednesday, March 27, 8 pm

Algorhythm features Trevor Young of SOJA, Kevin Offitzer of Stick Figure, and Kyle Wareham of Three Legged Fox 

Key West Theater

512 Eaton St., Key West

For more information, click HERE.

Thanks for the Memories

Bobby Nesbitt & Carmen Rodriguez

Monday and Tuesday, March 25-26, 7:30 pm

Truman Little White House

201 Front Street, Suite 111, Key West

Bobby Nesbitt and Carmen Rodriguez return to the Truman Little White House in their new show “Thanks For the Memories—A Celebration of the USO.” The popular duo will be celebrating the legendary entertainers “the soldiers in greasepaint” who entertained the boys overseas, stars such as Al Jolson, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, and of course Bob Hope.

For more information, click HERE.

Jazz In The Gardens on Sundays

Sundays, 5-7 pm

The Gardens Hotel

526 Angela St., Key West


Murder on the Orient Express

Tuesdays - Saturdays, through April 6, 8 pm

Waterfront Playhouse

Mallory Square, Key West

A snowdrift stops a luxurious train in its tracks… an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, and the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer –this is Ken Ludwig’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

For more information, click HERE.


Thursdays - Saturdays, through April 6, 8 pm

Marathon Community Theatre

5101 Overseas Hwy. Marathon

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. The original storybook heroines are none-too-happy with the way they’ve been portrayed in today’s pop culture so they’ve tossed their tiaras and have come to life to set the record straight. 

For more information, click HERE.

The Last Five Years

Daily through March 29, 7 pm

Fringe Theater, The Armory

600 White St., Key West

A poignant and devastatingly honest look at love and loss between two artists whose first date and last goodbye take place over five years. The musical's innovative structure takes us through their story from start to finish (and finish to start). This show has strong language and adult themes.

For more information, click HERE.

The Thanksgiving Play

Tuesdays through Saturdays, through March 30, 8 pm

Red Barn Theatre

319 Duval St. Rear

A group of terminally "woke" teaching artists scramble to create a pageant that somehow celebrates both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. A hilarious, clever and delicious roasting of good intentions and absurd assumptions.

For more information, click HERE.


Watercolor Art Adventure 

Wednesday, March 20, 12-3 pm

Every Wednesdays


Spend an afternoon unlocking your inner artist with award winning watercolorist, Ann Lynch.

For more information contact Ann at 305-731-8683 or email

Poppies in the Field Painting Class

Monday, March 25, 6-8 pm

Big Pine Key Moose Lodge

3681 Wilder Rd, Big Pine Key

All materials and instruction included. Poppies are painted in an 11 x 17 canvas. Class is limited so soon up early.

Please register and/or view more information HERE.

Watercolor Mondays

Mondays, 10 am-1 pm

with Karen Beauprie

Key West Art Center

301 Front St., Key West

Mondays in February. All skill levels welcome. Seats limited.

Please register and/or view more information HERE.

Classes and Workshops in March

Studios of Key West

533 Eaton St., Key West

View and sign up for classes HERE.

Zen by Karen Moore Jewelry

Create with Karen: Bracelet Making & ZEN Jewelry Pop-up Shop

Once a month, Sunday 8am-2pm

Great Lakes Coffee, 7009 Shrimp Road


ZEN Jewelry Pop-up at the Perry Hotel

Once a month, Sunday 10a-4pm

inside the lobby, 7001 Shrimp Road

Find all the ZEN jewelry event details HERE.

Weekly Classes

Sacred Space

529 Southard St., Key West

Visit Sacred Space for full schedule of classes.

Sign up for classes HERE.

By Annamarie Giordano

Life Drawing Classes - Key West 

Tuesdays, 11 am-2 pm

Life Drawing Classes, Key West

3 hours of continuous drawing. Reservations required. Please email or call 609-884-3474.

Classes - Sandra Trupcevic-West

Artist & Instructor Sandra Trupcevic-West

Fridays - TSKW 4-5pm 

533 Eaton St., Key West

Fridays - Stone Soup Gallery, 6-8pm

802 White St., Key West

Wednesdays -Parmer’s Resort 2-4 pm

565 Barry Ave., Little Torch Key

For information: 816-547-3449 or


Dance Classes With Lucy Carleton

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 & 6 pm

Dance classes

Williams Hall, 729 Fleming St., Key West

Fridays, 7 p.m.

Salsa lessons

Coffee Mill, 804 White St., Key West


Private lessons available. for up-to-date schedule

Sponsors and Supporters of The Florida Keys Council of the Arts