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Events in the Florida Keys for September, 2020
Year: Month:  
September 02,  in Key West
Full 'Corn' Moon Kayak Tour
Paddle under the glowing sunset and the rising moon. Perfect for all ages and skill level. This trip will have you howlin’ at the moon! S'mores Included! This trip is socially distanced and masks are mandatory. The event is capped at 10 people so please book early and in advance. From 7-9 p.m., $50 per person.
Contact: 305-209-8303
Email: [email protected]

September 04 to September 06,  in Marathon
Heroes Salute Weekend
Military, fire rescue, police and medical personnel are honored as part of the annual Heroes Salute Tribute Weekend at Hawks Cay Resort, Villas and Marina, 61 Hawks Cay Blvd. on Duck Key. Highlights of the “heroes in action” Labor Day weekend event, presented in partnership with Firehouse Subs restaurant franchise, include a Friday family fun night with food, games and a movie under the stars, a virtual 5k race and Sunday heroes tributes with a barbecue and live music outdoors. The event is free and open to the public. Social distancing protocols are to be observed for all weekend events.


September 05,  in Key West
Casa Marina Resort presents Patrick & the Swayzees
Enjoy an evening of live music, from 7-10 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m, at Casa Marina Resort, 1500 Reynolds St. Advance reservations required. Event is to be socially distanced, masks required. Cost $50 pp, includes food.
Contact: RSVP 305-296-3535 ext 7865


September 09,  in Islamorada
Cocktails with the Curator (and Guest!) at Keys History & Discovery Center
Join Keys History & Discovery Center Curator Brad Bertelli and special guest Willie Drye at 6 p.m. for a virtual, Q & A happy hour about all things Keys history. Award-winning author and journalist Willie Drye's works include Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and For Sale-American Paradise: How Our Nation Was Sold An Impossible Dream In Florida. Free program with limited capacity, offered via Zoom. Advance registration required and seats are limited, with priority access given to active Keys History & Discovery Center members. Each registrant will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the session when their virtual seat is assigned.


September 10 to September 13,  in Key Largo
REEF's 2020 Upper Keys Socially-Distant Lionfish Derby
Four-person teams can sign up to compete! The derby competition will be designed to allow teams and coordinators to maintain safe social distance while still encouraging the removal of lionfish from our reefs! NEW this year, are two divisions: Apex Predators and Reef Defenders. Thursday a virtual, mandatory Captain's Meeting is set for the team captains. Teams may collect lionfish Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12. All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station by 10AM Sunday. All lionfish must be turned into the drop off station at REEF Campus (Key Largo) or Mote Laboratory (Summerland Key). Registration and complete derby information online.


September 23,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center Presents: Fall Season Lecture Series
The lecture series for the Fall season kicks off virtually, from 6-7 p.m., with Everette Albury and Charles Pellicier. Both were born in 1928 in the remote Tavernier area which included a gas station, icehouse and sundry store, yet no formal schoolhouse. Join Everette and Charles as they regale attendees with their experiences growing up in what is now considered Historic Tavernier, the only historically-designated area in Monroe County outside of Key West. They will share stories of surviving hurricanes, living among mosquitos and other facets of daily life in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Their conversation with accompanying photos will be led by Erin Muir, a sixth generation Tavernier resident, who is Charles’ granddaughter and Everette’s cousin. Erin is a manager with Keys History & Discovery Center.  Lectures are free for members and $5 for non-members. Advance registration is required.


September 23 to October 08,  in Islamorada
Oktoberfest at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery
Spread out over two weeks and across the Islamorada Brewery’s taproom and beer garden for safe, laid back, themed fun! Enjoy specials on craft beer, cocktails and food, and compete for gift card prizes in the extended Oktobeergames.


September 24 to September 27,  in Marathon
Marathon International Bonefish Tournament
Staged for over 60 years, this mid-Keys tournament is one of the Keys' oldest. Registration starts 4 p.m. Sept 24, at Florida Keys Country Club. Captain's meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Anglers fish 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday. Fish check-in, socially-distanced cocktail parties and awards ceremony to be held at Country Club.
Contact: Barb Hewlett 305-304-8628
Email: [email protected]

September 26 to September 27,  in Key West
Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania: Birding & Wildlife Adventure at Key West Tropical Forest
Join the flock and explore the natural wonder of the annual migration inside the tropical forest along with Mark Hedden, writer, photographer and birding guide. For the 12th year, learn as you enjoy the wonders of the annual migration at one of the Lower Keys iconic bird and butterfly hotspots. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Open 8 a.m. to 4p.m. each day. Event features outdoor events, safe, social distance protocols are in effect. Masks required of attendees.
Contact: 312-590-0390
Email: [email protected]

September 29 to December 31,  in Islamorada
History of Diving Museum Featured Exhibit: In Depth - 15 Years of the Diving Museum
2020 marks History of Diving Museum’s 15-year anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, the Museum’s next Featured Exhibit tells the story of the Museum’s founding, how it has changed in the last 15 years and what is in store for the future. Rare and exciting artifacts are mixed with never-before displayed photos and newly recorded oral histories.
Email: [email protected]



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