Islamorada Calendar Events

  • 1/22/2020 Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Winter Lecture Series
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This week's topic, Restoring the Keys Flats Fishery, is to be presented by Dr. Ross Boucek, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cash bar and snacks. Lecture is 6-7 p.m., including time for questions. Reservations should be made in advance. Lecture series runs October through May.

  • 1/24/2020 - 1/26/2020 Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Second in the Gold Cup series. Anglers put 20-pound line and light-tackle skills to the test during the two-day challenge against the high-flying acrobatic fish, known for tail-walking the waves. Only circle hooks can be used. "The Presidential" typically awards sophisticated sculpture trophies to top anglers who release the most sailfish.

  • 1/25/2020 Matecumbe Historical Trust presents 'Historical Trolley Tour Through Time'
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. Guided trolley tours depart at 10 a.m. from the Whale Harbor Restaurant. The one-hour, colorful and much acclaimed historical tours feature 29 points of interest on the islands of Islamorada. Tickets may be purchased on site or call in advance. Adults are $20, children six and under are free.

  • 1/25/2020 33rd Annual George Poveromo's Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    The Seminar Series featuring George Poveromo along with teams of top national and regional angling authorities follows a "No Holds Barred" format that requires experts to reveal their prime fishing spots, the best times to fish them and the best baits and lures to use! Attendees receive five hours of fishing instruction, plus chances to win prizes and a Florida Keys fishing trip. Staged at Coral Shores High School Performing Arts Center, mile marker 89.9 in Tavernier, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • 1/27/2020 - 1/30/2020 Tibetan Monks' 2020 Sacred Arts Tour, Upper Keys
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery return to the Upper Keys to share their ancient cultural teachings, artistic expressions and unique vocal chants with sacred instruments. A series of events include a Tibetan marketplace with handcrafted items.

  • 1/28/2020 Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Rising Star Concert
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Each year the Florida Keys Concert Association presents a "Rising Star" in the classical music field.  Meet Pianist Youlan Ji, born in 1999 in Beijing, China.  At the age of four, she began studying the piano with her mother, and between the ages of nine and twelve, continued her piano studies with Professor Yuan Ling at the Affiliated Middle School of Central Conservatory of Music at Beijing.  In 2012, Youlan moved to New York to attend the Juilliard School's Pre-College Division, where she con

  • 1/29/2020 - 1/30/2020 IFC Sailfish Tournament
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Presented by the Islamorada Fishing Club, the event is the last leg this year of the three-pronged Florida Keys Gold Cup Championship series and typically draws a field of up to 30 boat teams of elite sport fishermen. Kickoff is 1/29 and fishing day is 1/30. A total cash payout for a full field at the IFC Sailfish Tournament could reach $30,000.

  • 1/31/2020 - 2/1/2020 Swamp Guides Ball
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Sponsored by the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, this all-release event offers team and individual awards to anglers for bonefish, redfish and snook. Anglers fish the shallows of the Florida Keys and the saltwater fringes of the Everglades. Social events are to be headquartered at the Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar.

  • 2/4/2020 - 2/5/2020 Poor Girls Sailfish Tournament
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This regional charity competition raises monies to spay and neuter feral cats in the Upper Keys. Trophies are awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams, grand champion and runner-up grand champion anglers as well as for the largest dolphin fish, kingfish and tuna, among others.

  • 2/4/2020 Florida Keys Concert Association presents: The Dash Duo, with Kassia Ensemble String Quartet
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Founded in 2010, the Dash Duo, husband and wife trumpeters, has delighted audiences across the United States with their virtuoso performances. Joined by the Kassia Ensemble String Quartet, performance is at Island Community Church, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets online.

  • 2/5/2020 Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Winter Lecture Series
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This week's topic, Bad Guys, Bullets and Boat Chases presented by Author and retired law enforcement officer Bob Lee. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cash bar and snacks. Lecture is 6-7 p.m., including time for questions. Book signing to follow. Reservations should be made in advance. Lecture series runs October through May.

  • 2/7/2020 - 2/9/2020 Islamorada Women's Sailfish Tournament
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    In this light-tackle challenge, awards await the grand champion team (boat), first runner-up and second runner-up team, captain and mate. Other awards are presented for the high-point angler; outstanding catch; largest tuna, dolphin fish; kingfish; and hard luck. Proceeds benefit Keys charities.

  • 2/9/2020 - 2/10/2020 Islamorada Bartenders Sailfish Open
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Headquartered at the Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar, this fun fishing event is only for actively employed bartenders and restaurant employees. Trophies are awarded to individual anglers as well as the bar a team represents, with the huge perpetual trophy going to the winners along with bragging rights for the year.

  • 2/9/2020 Islamorada Moose Lodge Annual Bra Walk
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Join us on our march against cancer! From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The walk/ registration begins at The Whistle Stop from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Entry fee is $25 and includes your poker hand. This is a "poker/pub run" style event where you will draw cards at additional locations. Finish line festivities will be held at the Islamorada Moose Lodge with music, food, libations, auctions, raffles, and more! Don your best bras! Prizes will be awarded for best bra woman and man, best couple, best team and also for

  • 2/11/2020 Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Canellakis/Brown Duo
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Cellist Nicholas Canellakis and pianist/composer Michael Brown combine masterpieces from the standard repertoire with original compositions and arrangements.  Hailed as "a pair of adventurous young talents" (Time Out New York), these artists with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center have been captivating audiences with their superb musicianship and thrilling performances. Performance at Island Community Church. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets online.

  • 2/19/2020 Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Winter Lecture Series
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This week's topic, Florida's First Ladies, is to be presented by Author Peggy Macdonald. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cash bar and snacks. Lecture is 6-7 p.m., including time for questions. Reservations should be made in advance. Lecture series runs October through May.

  • 2/19/2020 History of Diving Museum's Immerse Yourself! Free Lecture Series: Mount Pelee's Sunken Ships
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    When Mt. Pelee on the Island of La Martinique in the French West Indies erupted, many ships at anchor in St. Pierre Bay were immediately burned and sunk. Learn about the fate of the island and its inhabitants. Presented by John Christopher Fine, author. Free presentation begins 7 p.m. Museum exhibits open until 5 p.m.

  • 2/20/2020 Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    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 MM 81 and 82, as well as "culinary art" and live music from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.

  • 2/22/2020 - 2/23/2020 Upper Keys Gigantic Nautical Flea Market
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    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. Saturday hours 8AM - 5PM, Sunday 9AM - 3PM. Free Parking at Coral Shores High School. Admission donation $5 for 18 and above.

  • 2/25/2020 Florida Keys Concert Association presents: Lincoln Trio
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Grammy-nominated Chicago-based Lincoln Trio is made up of Desiree Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano, and was chosen to celebrate the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration with President Barack Obama. They will delight sophisticated music lovers, young admirers of contemporary programs and students discovering chamber music for the first time. Performance at Island Community Church. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets online.

  • 2/28/2020 - 2/29/2020 Costa Backcountry Fly Championship Series
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Tournament anglers are to compete to catch the most inches of snook and redfish on fly in a challenge where 1 inch equals one point. Awards are to be given to the grand champion and runner-up, and to the anglers who catch the largest snook and redfish. The field is limited to 30 boats.

  • 2/29/2020 Free Outdoor Pops-in-the-Park Band Concert: Wild Kingdom
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Florida Keys Community Concert Band Presents its 2019-2020 season at Islamorada Founders Park, Bayside, MM 87, Plantation Key. Performances are outdoors; no chairs provided. Starts at 4:00 p.m. Admission free for all concerts.

  • 3/3/2020 Florida Keys Concert Association presents: An Evening of Opera Highlights
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    A cast of great singers with piano accompanist, will delight your ears and heart with wonderful arias and duets from your favorite operas.  FLKCA's opera highlights evenings are among the most highly anticipated events of the season. Performance at Island Community Church. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets online.

  • 3/4/2020 Keys History & Discovery Center presents: Winter Lecture Series
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    This week's topic, Above & Beyond: JFK and the Florida Pilots During the Cuban Missile Crisis, is to be presented by Author Michael Tougias. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with cash bar and snacks. Lecture is 6-7 p.m., including time for questions. Lecture series runs October through May.

  • 3/19/2020 Morada Way Arts & Cultural District's Third Thursday Art Walk
    on January 22, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Third Thursday ArtWalks are held every month throughout the year, offering attendees live music, food and, of course, original art and hand-crafted jewelry, as well as pottery, sculptures and more! This monthly event, from 6-9 p.m., is a focal point of artistic expression, culinary and cultural awareness to the Upper Keys. Stroll through the Art District, sip some craft beers, eat local food, along a quarter-mile span of the Old Highway between the historical 1935 Hurricane Monument and the ico