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Local Events in Key Largo

No matter when you visit the Florida Keys, there are plenty of local events going on. The Keys are known for their laid-back spirit of having fun. As Jimmy Buffett says, “changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes!” We’ve included a list of local events below, primarily in the Upper Keys. We also threw in a couple of popular annual events held in the Lower Keys and Key West. If you plan to drive down to Key West during your visit and would like additional recommendations, please feel free to ask our friendly front desk.


Florida Keys Bicycle Poker Run – March

St. Paddy’s Day Party (Islamorada) – March

Marathon Seafood Festival – March

Bay Jam Annual Outdoor Music Fest (Islamorada) – April

Florida Keys Island Fest (Islamorada) – April

Dolphins Plus’ Mother’s Day Celebration (Key Largo) – May

Key Largo Original Music Festival  – May


Beer, Blues & BBQ Festival (Islamorada) – June

Cuban American Heritage Festival (Key West) – June

Mini Lobster Season – July

4th of July Fireworks on Blackwater Sound (Key Largo) – July

Underwater Music Festival (Big Pine/Lower Keys) – July

Hemingway Days (Key West) – July

Anything That Floats Race & Regatta (Key Largo) – August

Reef Crawl (Key Largo & Islamorada) – August

Start of Regular Lobster Season – August–March


Key Largo Lionfish Derby – September

Key Largo & Islamorada Backcountry Roundup Fishing Tournament – September

Key West Brewfest – September

Humphrey Bogart Film Festival (Key Largo) – October

Fantasy Fest (Key West) – October

Boot Scootin’ Backyard BBQ (Islamorada) – November

Super Boat International World Championship Race (Key West) – November


Islamorada Sailfish Tournament – December

Florida Keys Holiday Festival (Islamorada) – December

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound (Key Largo) – December

Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival – January

Uncorked Food & Wine Festival (Key Largo & Islamorada) – January

Key Largo Rotary’s Brew on the Bay Craft Beer Festival – January

Baygrass Bluegrass Festival(Islamorada) – January

Annual Beach Luau (Key Largo) – February

For more information on upcoming events and activities in the Florida Keys, visit the following sites:

The Florida Keys & Key West

The Florida Keys

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce

Islamorada Chamber of Commerce

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