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Events in the Florida Keys for May, 2024
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April 24 to May 11,  in Key West
Waterfront Playhouse: Lost in Yonkers
Neil Simon's story, set in 1942 Brooklyn, of two brothers, Jay and Arty, who must learn to live with their stern Grandma, their Aunt Bella, and their Uncle Louie, a henchman for some gangsters. Showtimes at 8 p.m. with a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee on May 4. Tickets $40 to $85. 407 Wall Street at Mallory Square.

April 27 to May 01,  in Marathon
Tarponian Tournament
Rules of this high-energy three-evening tournament mandate that each team fishes with a different captain each outing. Teams also rotate among the three major bridge channels in Marathon, so any potential “hot spots” are shared among all anglers. The tournament's opening and closing events take place at Florida Keys Steak & Lobster House, mile marker 48 bayside. Call 267-210-1952 for information.

May 01,  in Key West
The Gates Hotel: Rev Up -- Meet Up & Write
The Gates Hotel hosts a special event Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. as part of the Key West Songwriters Festival. It's a meet-and-greet with songwriters, plus attendees will have a chance to help the songwriters create an original song for the event. Featured artists include the Andy Wescott Band, James Slater, Rob Snyder, Jobe Fortner and Ryan Nelson. Also in attendance will be members of CreatiVets, whose mission is to empower wounded veterans to heal through the arts and music. Free to attend. 3820 N. Roosevelt Blvd.

May 02,  in Key West
Studios of Key West: First Thursday Open House
During the First Thursday Open House event, the Studios keep the lights on late and throw the doors open to celebrate the newest work in its galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the various galleries. 6 to 8 p.m. at 533 Eaton St.

May 02,  in Key West
Coffee Butler Amphitheater: Cole Swindell
Key West Songwriters Festival presents Cole Swindell in concert May 2. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Showtime 7 p.m. Ticket start at $59. 21 Quay Rd.

May 03 to May 05,  in Marathon
Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
A guaranteed $18-thousand in cash awaits the top anglers who catch the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined, while other prizes are awarded to anglers for 1st through 3rd place catches of the largest bull dolphin, largest cow dolphin, 3 largest dolphin combined, and the largest wahoo, tuna and tripletail. Tournament rules pick-up and weigh-ins at Two Conchs Bait & Tackle, 11499 Overseas Highway. Sunday evening awards banquet at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, 11587 Overseas Highway.

May 03 to May 05,  in Islamorada
Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo
Honoring the memory of Nick Sheahan, a Florida Keys student, this tournament benefits a namesake community scholarship fund that has distributed over $408,000 to Coral Shores High School students. The event features cash prizes for the top three adult anglers with the heaviest dolphin fish. If an angler breaks the Florida dolphin fish record (81 pounds) they win the grand prize of $25,000. Register in advance online until April 29. Walk-up registration is available at the May 3, Friday night cookout and captains meeting at Tavernier Creek Marina, mile marker 90.8 bayside.

May 03,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West: Gallery Talk with Artist Anthony Mancuso
Mancuso’s work focuses on how domestic spaces fit into Florida’s light and landscape, distorting and rendering them with unnatural color to convey the psychological experience of the Sunshine State. The talk takes place int he Sanger Gallery, where Mancuso's "Florida Room" exhibit is on display. The talk is free but RSVPs are requested.

May 03,  in Key West
Key West Outdoor Movies: Pixar's UP
All are welcome to this free, family-friendly Key West Outdoor Movie Night featuring Pixar's "UP" on the lawn at Fort East Martello, 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk. Bring a blanket or a low-profile chair. Popcorn is free.

May 03,  in Marathon
Angler & Ale: Rock the Dock Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Angler & Ale at Hawk's Cay celebrates Cinco de Mayo a few days early on Friday, May 3rd at its free Rock the Dock event from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring music by Austin James, food and bar specials and a charity raffle. Mile marker 61 at Duck Key. Art

May 04,  in Islamorada
Ziggy & Mad Dog's: Derby Party
Don your best hat and turn out for the annual Kentucky Derby Party to benefit Upper Keys Humane Society at Ziggy & Mad Dog's, mile marker 83 bayside. The party, hosted by Captain Skip Bradeen, features the Best Hat and Dapper Dresser contests with fabulous prizes. A donation of $25 includes complimentary beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

May 04,  in Key West
Talk Derby to Me
Support the Key West Mounted Police Unit at the 7th annual "Talk Derby to Me" event at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela St. Dress up to compete in the best costume, best hat and best couple contests. Get photos with the Key West P.D. horses and officers, and enjoy mint juleps and food. $25 donation at the door.

May 04,  in Key Largo
History of Diving Museum: Vintage Dive Weekend
Participants will have the opportunity to use authentic double-hose regulators like the ones used on "Sea Hunt" and by Jacques Cousteau. Saturday dives at Jules Undersea Lodge, 51 Shoreland Dr., will take place every hour from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. There will be demonstrations of Mark V dive dress for use at deep dive depths at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. On Sunday, there is an afternoon reef dive with Silent World Dive Center. Information and sign-up for vintage dives available online.

May 04 to May 05,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters: Mermaids
See live mermaids swimming the coral reef tank at Aquarium Encounters! Swim shows will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day and are included with admission. After the swim show, you can have your own private meet and greet with the mermaids for photos for a $5 charge. Attendees can also book an encounter experience to get in the tank with the mermaids to join them in feeding the rays, fish and other creatures swimming in the tank. Sign up for encounters at the front desk. 11710 Overseas Highway.

May 04 to May 05,  in Key West
Schooner America 2.0: Starry Night Stargazing Sail
Sail through Key West waters by starlight on this stargazing sailing adventure aboard the 105-foot Schooner America 2.0, featuring live narration from NASA Solar System Ambassador and Key West resident, Kevin Gallagher. Trip departs at 9:15 p.m. from the dock at Key West Bight, 202 William St.

May 04 to May 11,  in Marathon
Bob Traa Faro Blanco Tarpon Tournament
Newly renamed to honor tournament founder Bob Traa, this team event allows two to four anglers per team/boat, who fish three nights with three different captains at three different bridges: Bahia Honda, Long Key and the world-famous Seven Mile. Proceeds from the charity tournament benefit Ronald McDonald House. Contact Donna Vankirk at 305-393-0699 or [email protected].

May 04,  in Key West
Cow Key Bridge Run: Cow Wars 2024 - May the 4th Be With Moo!
Dress up in your best bovine costume and trek across the infinitely short Cow Key Channel Bridge. Get in the MOO-d from 9 to 11 a.m. before the "race" at the Bloody MOO-ey party at the Rum Row bar at The Gates Hotel. The entire herd will move over to stage at the starting area in front of the bridge between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. At 12 noon, the race starts with cows away! Everyone is invited back to Rum Row and the Sunset Green Lawn for an after-race party and awards ceremony. Sign-up includes a race bib. Commemorative T-shirts will be available for purchase at the pre-race party. All proceeds benefit the MCSO Animal Farm and the Highgate Foundation.

May 05,  in Key West
Schooner Wharf Bar: Cinco de Mayo
Schooner Wharf Bar's 25th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration takes place from 7 p.m. until midnight. Win a prize for the best Mexican hat, compete in the Super Hot Taco Eating Contest for prizes, and party with live music by the Cool Coconuts Band. 202 William St.

May 05,  in Key West
The Marker: Cinco de Mayo Margarita Battle
Gather by the pool at The Marker, 200 William St., at 3 p.m. for the 2nd annual island-wide margarita battle. Bartenders from The Starboard Restaurant & Bar at The Marker, Southernmost Beach Cafe, The Gates Hotel and 24 North Hotel shake up their tastiest margaritas, and you get to be the judge. Live music by Les Greene and The Swayzees.

May 05,  in Key West
Run for Rhonda 5k
Run or walk your way through Key West on Cinco de Mayo for the first annual Run for Rhonda. Starting and finishing at Truman Waterfront Park, the race will be followed by a fabulous post-race party with DJ Jimmy Jam, adult and non-alcoholic beverages, festive food, a raffle and more. The run honors the legacy of Key West resident Rhonda Flores and supports a college scholarship for a participant in the Take Stock in Children program.

May 05,  in Key West
Sloppy Joe's 87th Anniversary at the Corner of Duval and Greene Streets
The iconic Sloppy Joe's Bar celebrates 87 years at its current located at the corner of Duval and Greene Streets on May 5. It was previously located in the building that is now Captain Tony's. If you're in Key West, but sure to stop by for a cocktail, and if not, you can check out the Sloppy Joe's Bar Cam.

May 08,  in Key West
Tropic Cinema: The Marching Conchs in London Premier
A film documenting the Key West Marching Conchs' journey "across the pond" to appear in the January 1, 2024 New Year's Day Parade premiers at Tropic Cinema with a 5 p.m. showing. The film was shot and edited by Key West High School's student-run Conch 5 Studios.

May 10,  in Key Largo
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: World Shrimp Day Discovery Table
Join the team from MarineLab Environmental Education Center to learn all about shrimp and their important role in our oceans during the World Shrimp Day Discovery Table in the visitor center at John Pennekamp park from 1 to 3 p.m. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside. Free with regular park admission.

May 10,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series: Key West Ghost Stories with Wayne Garcia
Join Key West native and folk artist Wayne Garcia for an evening of storytelling themed "Key West Ghost Stories: They Only Follow Us at Night." He will delight the audience with tales of Old Key West, his memories from growing up, and many of the island’s most infamous characters. His stories will be accompanied by his colorful wood carvings and vintage photographs depicting Key West’s incredible past. 6 to 7 p.m. at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. Purchase $15 tickets online.

May 10,  in Islamorada
Bud N' Mary's Marina: Lionfish Derby Film & Shellfish Panel Discussion
Enjoy an evening of networking and ocean and seafood-centered films including a film on "How to Do a Lionfish Derby," along with a shellfish panel discussion. 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Bud N' Mary's barn at mile marker 79.8 oceanside. $5 advance tickets available online.

May 10 to May 11,  in Marathon
18th Annual Mother's Day Dolphin Tournament
Cash and prizes will be awarded for the heaviest fish and to anglers who finish second through fifth place in this popular, annual tournament. There are four categories for prizes: professional, weekend warrior, ladies, and junior angler. There is to be a captain's meeting Friday night and one day of fishing on Saturday, followed by an awards banquet Saturday night at Marathon Yacht Club, 825 33rd St. Gulf. The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys.

May 11,  in Key West
Reef Relief Annual Luau Fundraiser
Reef Relief holds its annual luau celebration from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagerheads Beach Bar & Grill, located at 0 Simonton St. Enjoy live music from Gary Hempsey, games, a raffle, a silent auction and more.

May 11,  in Key Largo
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: World Migratory Bird Day Event
Fly into the park Saturday for a Migratory Bird Discovery Table with the team from the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about the birds that regularly stop by in the Florida Keys on their migratory path, as well as our year-round native Florida bird species. Free with regular park admission. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.

May 12,  in Key West
Sheriff's Animal Farm Open House
Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd.

May 12,  in Key West
Tennessee Williams Theatre: One Night of Queen
For over 20 years Gary Mullen and The Works have been performing their world-renowned "One Night of Queen" live concert. Gary Mullen & The Works will have you dancing in the aisles during their show, while the band pays tribute to the stage theatrics, showmanship, and music of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Queen. Tickets $45 to $135. Show at 8 p.m. 5901 College Rd.

May 13,  in Marathon
Tackle Box: Monthly Fishing Seminar -- Deep Drop Basic Rigs
The Tackle Box in Marathon hosts its free monthly fishing seminar May 13th at the Marathon Elks Lodge, 8239 Overseas Highway, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The seminar is free. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is available for $10, along with door prizes and raffles. The topic this month is deep drop basic rigs.

May 14,  in Key Largo
REEF Fish & Friends
This month's free Fish & Friends seminar provides information about how how snorkelers and divers can be empowered to support coral restoration. Speaker Maddie Cholnoky with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary explains how the dive industry and recreational divers and snorkelers play a crucial role in spreading awareness about marine conservation, and providing hands-on ways to help. The evening begins with a social gathering from 6:15 to 7 p.m. followed by the presentation. Meet at the REEF campus, 98300 Overseas Highway

May 14,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust: "The Keys Worst Hurricanes"
A free presentation from the Irving R. Eyster collection will show the impacts of several Keys hurricanes, starting with the storm that hit the 1733 Spanish treasure fleet, the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, Hurricane Donna in 1960 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. These storms were some of the most destructive hurricanes in Florida Keys history, with the 1935 Hurricane being the strongest storm of the century. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. at Islamorada Public Library, mile marker 81.5 bayside.
Contact: 305-393-0940

May 15,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum Immerse Yourself Presentation: Salvaging the Deep with Dr. Joe Dituri
Retired Navy Commander Joe Dituri served continuously in active service upon various ships and stations where he was involved in every aspect of diving and special operations work, from saturation diving and deep submergence, to submersible design and clearance diving. Join Joe, who is well-known for setting the new underwater habitation record in 2023 at Jules Undersea Lodge, as he discusses salvage operations conducted during his incredible career. The presentation kicks off the museum's new featured exhibit, Salvaging the Deep. Attendees will be able to see the exhibit for its grand opening. 7 p.m. at the museum, located at mile marker 82.9 bayside.

May 16,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Third Thursday Art Walk
The Morada Way Arts & Cultural District’s Third Thursday Art Walk in Islamorada is the organization’s landmark, monthly event. 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. Enjoy a relaxing evening from 6-9 p.m. perusing local fine art, imbibing local craft beer and wine and listening to music, in the area between mile markers 81 and 82.

May 16 to May 19,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theatre: Mousetrap
The marvelous whodunit, Mousetrap wraps up its run at Marathon Community Theatre with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. plus a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee May 19. This record-breaking, longest running murder mystery play features a brilliant surprise ending from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time. Tickets $28. 5101 Overseas Highway.

May 16,  in Key Largo
Mrs. Macs Kitchen: Tanteo Tequila Pairing Dinner
Indulge in a culinary journey with an exclusive five course Tanteo Tequila Pairing Dinner to elevate your palate with an evening filled with tasteful twists and bold flavors. Advance tickets available online for $60 per person. 99020 Overseas Highway in the median.

May 17,  in Key West
Bayview Park: Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
Honor those officers who have given their lives in the line of duty during a Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony organized by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, 5 p.m. at Bayview Park, 1320 Truman Ave.

May 17,  in Marathon
Shady Palm Art Gallery Anniversary Celebration
The new owners of Shady Palm Art Gallery in Marathon invite the public to celebrate with them at their first anniversary celebration with live music, food and drinks. 2888 Overseas Highway

May 17 to May 19,  in Islamorada
‘Ladies Let’s Go Fishing’ Screamin’ Reels Tournament
Intended for novice anglers and returning participants, this weekend is about learning and a non-intimidating, fun competition with the “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing” university organizers. Participants can join on a professional charter boat or fish on their own boat. This is a casual tournament with prizes for the heaviest offshore fish and longest inshore fish, drawings for prizes for those who caught fish, plus bonus drawings. The Friday kickoff takes place at The Tavernier Elks Club, mile maker 92 bayside; most Saturday and Sunday charters depart from Whale Harbor Marina, mile marker 83 oceanside.

May 17 to May 18,  in Big Pine
King of the Reef Rod & Spear Tournament & Trash Cleanup
This Lower Keys tournament has three divisions -- rod and reel, scuba and free diving. Competitors in each division compete for prizes for the largest black grouper and mutton snapper. The person catching the largest black grouper out of all three divisions is to be named the King of the Reef and grand prize winner. The catcher of the largest mutton snapper wins the mutton snapper calcutta. There is also a prize for the most polypropylene trash collected and weighed at the final tournament weigh-in. The tournament was established to raise awareness about diving decompression injuries and raise funds for victims. Tournament events, including the Saturday evening weigh-in and awards ceremony, are based at The Docks Stock Island, 6840 Front St.

May 17 to December 31,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum: Salvaging the Deep
Learn about some of the world's deepest wrecks and how salvage divers got there in the museum's featured exhibit, on display through Dec. 31. Mile marker 82.9.

May 17,  in Key West
Studios of Key West: Craig Foster Discusses His New Book, Amphibious Soul
From the creator of the beloved Academy Award winning documentary “My Octopus Teacher” comes "Amphibious Soul," Craig Foster’s thrilling memoir of a life spent exploring the most incredible places on Earth – from the Great African Seaforest to the crocodile lairs of the Okavango Delta. Foster reveals how we can attend to the earthly beauty around us and deepen our love for all living things, whether we make our homes in the country, the city, or anywhere in between. $40 ticket includes a copy of the book. Doors open at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m.

May 18,  in Key West
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden: Rum Infused Adult Scavenger Hunt
Don your best pirate or mermaid costume for a night of rum-infused fun during a scavenger hunt throughout Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Teams will be created to follow the scavenger hunt rules, with points given for the most items found within one hour. Proceeds benefit funding bus transportation for Monroe County school children's educational trips to the garden in the coming year.

May 18,  in Key Largo
Key Largo Critter Cruise
Teams will come by land or by sea to participate in the annual Key Largo Critter Cruise to benefit the Upper Keys Humane Society. Teams of four per boat or car are to cruise or crawl to a selection of favorite Key Largo establishments to compete in games and contests for spectacular prizes. Costumes are encouraged -- prizes will be awarded for best dressed boat and best dressed team. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and starts and ends at the Caribbean Club, mile marker 104 bayside. If you're not participating, just come by the bar in the afternoon to watch the shenanigans.

May 18,  in Key West
Reelin' For the Cause Kids Fishing Tournement
The tournament raises awareness about congenital heart defects and provides funds to support families with infants born with these disorders. Registration is now full. For registered children, check in at 9:30 a.m. at Edward B. Knight (White Street) Pier. Rods, reels and bait provided. Lines in at 10 a.m.; awards ceremony at 11:45 a.m. Awards for biggest fish in each age group: 3 to 5; 6 to 8; and 9 to 13. Spectators may take part in the silent auction at the pier during the tournament.

May 18,  in Islamorada
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park: Junior Ranger Jamboree
Bring the kids for a special Junior Ranger Jamboree from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with park tours, special Junior Ranger activities, shave ice treats and more. The event is open to new and existing junior rangers. The Florida State Parks' Junior Ranger Program inspires young park visitors to explore, learn, connect with and protect Florida's native environment.

May 22,  in Key Largo
Upper Keys Humane Society: Cat Yoga
Enjoy a gentle yoga class along with cats and kittens in the Cat Cafe beginning at 6 p.m. at mile marker 101.6 oceanside. Bring your own mat. Register in advance. The $25 fee is a donation to Upper Keys Humane Society.

May 22,  in Big Pine
Florida Keys Wildlife Society: Full Moon Kayak Excursion
This kayak excursion, sponsored by Captain Bill Keogh of Big Pine Kayak Adventures, takes place from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the waters surrounding the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key. The trip begins at Old Wooden Bridge Marina, 1791 Bogie Road, and proceeds across the water to No Name Key and north. Call or text Captain Bill at 305-872-7474 to reserve your spot and your kayak and gear. Cost is $30, which is a donation to Florida Keys Wildlife Society.
Contact: Capt. Bill Keogh 305-872-7474

May 24,  in Key Largo
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park: Mosquito Discovery Table
Join representatives from Florida Keys Mosquito Control to learn about mosquitos during a free educational event in the park's visitor center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free with regular park admission. Mile marker 102.5 oceanside.

May 25,  in Islamorada
Island Grill: Memorial Day Weekend Full Moon Beach Party
Party on the beach at Island Grill, mile marker 85.5 oceanside in Islamorada on May 25th starting at 7:30 p.m. Groove under the stars to two live bands and a DJ. There will be Beach BBQ, sushi and drink specials. Tickets available online and at the door for $18 per person.

May 25,  in Key Largo
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center: Summer Movie Night Featuring "Hoot"
Celebrate the start of Summer Movie Night at the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary with a screening of "Hoot," a movie about kids who join together to save burrowing owls. The film is based on Carl Hiaasen's book of the same name, and features Jimmy Buffett in a cameo role as the high school science teacher. All ages are welcome. Drinks and popcorn are free, but donations for the birds are always welcome. Bring camp chairs and blankets for seating.

May 25,  in Islamorada
Village Square: Sizzling Summer Fashion Show
The Village Square fashion show features the latest fashions from Miss Monroe, The Otherside, and the Mayu, Wild Lily and Evolve Boutiques. There will be music by DJ Chili, a cash bar with wine, beer and sangria, a fun photo booth and food available from Bad Boy Burrito. Gates open at 6:30 with the show at 7:30 p.m.

May 26,  in Key Largo
Caribbean Club: Memorial Day Weekend BBQ to Benefit Disabled Veterans
Delicious BBQ will be served from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Caribbean Club, mile marker 104 bayside, with proceeds benefiting Team River Runner and their work with disabled veterans. Enjoy live music all afternoon and evening.

May 26,  in Key West
Schooner Wharf Bar: Minimal Regatta
Watch sailors make a splash in homemade vessels made from plywood and duct tape in the craziest regatta you'll ever see on the waters of Key West Bight. Watch from the Historic Seaport walkways near Schooner Wharf. 12 noon at 202 William St.

May 26,  in Key West
Sheriff’s Animal Farm Open House
Visit the family-friendly Monroe County Sheriff's Animal Farm, open the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Visits are free of charge, but donations are always welcomed. Stock Island Detention Center, 5501 College Rd.

May 27,  in Islamorada
Matecumbe Historical Trust: Memorial Day Service at Islamorada Hurricane Monument
All are welcome to participate in the annual Memorial Day service in Islamorada. The service begins at 9 a.m. at the Hurricane Monument at mile marker 81.8 along the Old Highway. The program includes patriotic music, guest speakers and the laying of the memorial wreath, followed by Taps.

May 27,  in Key Largo
Wear Blue: Run to Remember in Key Largo
Join with others to Wear Blue and Run to Remember the 65 thousand service members who have given their lives since the Vietnam War during the Hero March, taking place throughout Memorial Day Weekend across the country both live and virtually. A group event takes place in Key Largo Community Park, 500 St. Croix Place, from 8 to 9 a.m., with attendees take purposeful steps -- both walking and running -- as a living memorial to fallen warriors.

May 30,  in Islamorada
Hale Gallery: Hot Summer Night Opening Reception
Hale Gallery hosts an opening reception with drinks and hors d'oeuvres for its new Hot Summer Night exhibit that features art and photography that evokes the sentiment of our Keys summer season. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mile marker 81.8 bayside.

May 31,  in Key West
Key West Art & Historical Society: Beaches, Creatures & Cowboys - Florida Movie Posters Exhibit Opening
The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the society's newest exhibit at the Customs House Museum, 281 Front St., Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. "Beaches, Creatures & Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters" celebrates filmmaking in Florida. The 40 classic posters that form part of the display include artwork for “Beneath the 12 Mile Reef,” “Cocoon,” “Flipper,” and “Operation Petticoat." The exhibit runs through September 1, 2024.

May 31 to June 02,  in Key Largo
10th Annual Skippers Dolphin Tournament
This tournament is headquartered at Skippers Dockside Restaurant behind Key Largo’s Holiday Inn at mile marker 100. Cash prizes of over $50,000 include a first-place prize of $20,000 as well as prizes for the top six teams and top lady and junior anglers.
Email: [email protected]

May 31 to June 01,  in Marathon
Marathon Community Theatre: tah-DANCE
The 15th annual tah-DANCE Community Dance Showcase lets you experience the art of dance through performances by the MCT dance department, local community dance studios, dance groups and individual dancers during an evening of performances created to entertain and enthrall. Two shows - Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. 5101 Overseas Hwy.

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