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Events in the Florida Keys for November, 2021
Year: Month:  
September 15 to November 30,  in Key West
Scarecrows in the Forest Art Exhibit and Contest
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is to showcase local artists’, community members’ and local students’ unique versions of the fall season’s ‘Scarecrows in the Tropical Forest.’ Made from natural and recycled materials, the exhibit, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, will be a lesson in recycling, art talent and a contest with cash prizes for the entries. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road.

November 03,  in Key West
The Studios of Key West presents: The Mon Valley Medium
Alec Silberblatt’s one-person play tells the story of Mack, a yinzer (meaning he grew up and lives in the Mon Valley of Western PA) who always believed in ghosts. But after the local medium proves himself to be a fraud, Mack is left questioning what is true and what is perception. In his darkly comic tale, Silberblatt takes the audience through one man’s involvement in a vigilante killing, and into an investigation of why we believe what we believe. Held in the The Studios of Key West Courtyard at 529 Eaton St. Show starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets available online. Seating is limited.

November 04 to November 06,  in Big Pine
Eighth Annual LKGA Sugarloaf Showdown
Presented by the Lower Keys Guides Association, the tournament raises money for the Florida Keys Guides Trust Foundation. The foundation provides funds to assist fishing guides who are recovering from an illness or injury. Participants must use either spin or fly tackle to pursue the catch-and-release tournament’s target species of bonefish, permit and barracuda. A maximum of three fish of each species can be scored per team per day.
Email: [email protected]

November 04,  in Key West
Free Concert Featuring G. Love w/ Chuck Treece
Key West Art & Historical Society celebrates the completion of Fort East Martello’s newly elevated and landscaped Parade Grounds at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West, with a free concert event starring acclaimed hip-hop blues singer and guitarist Garrett Dutton, known to most as G. Love, founder and front-man of the band G. Love and Special Sauce. Skate rock musician Chuck Treece will join Dutton on stage. Concert begins at 5 p.m., at Fort East Martello, located at 3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd. Register for tickets by noon Nov. 3.

November 04 to January 31,  in Key West
Arts Council presents 2021 Members Show ‘Dazzling Horizons’
The Opening Reception will be held Nov. 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton St. The exhibition will remain on display through January 2022. Dazzling Horizons - a look forward and a look around - the creativity is inspirational! Our magnificent sunsets, colorful skies, shiny moon, and endless glistening waters encourage us to preserve and enjoy nature.
Contact: 305-295-4369

November 05 to November 07,  in Islamorada
Robert James Sales Redbone Celebrity Tournament
Celebrities join other anglers to catch bonefish and redfish to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in the final event of the annual Redbone Trilogy tournament series.

November 07 to November 14,  in Key West
Race World Offshore World Championship
Racing teams and fans are to gather in Key West for an amazing Offshore World Championship experience. RWO is the premier Offshore Racing Sanctioning body in the United States and is dedicated to producing an unforgettable week. With the most experienced team in all of offshore racing around the world, RWO anticipates another spectacular event.

November 07,  in Key West
Mike Nash & Southern Drawl Band
With story teller songs about life and love, lyrical tales from the unique people he's met along the way, and of course plenty of summertime "drinkin' at the lake tunes" with an island-inspired twist, there's something in a Mike Nash show for everyone to relate to. Doors open 6 p.m.; show starts 7 p.m. at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.

November 09 to November 11,  in Key West
Bum Farto: The Musical
Based on a true and crazy Key West story, this show features an exceptional cast of 18 singers, dancers and actors performing 14 song and dance numbers in styles ranging from salsa to Carolina Shag and even includes a tap dancing ‘Square Fish’!  Show starts 8 p.m. at Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St.

November 10,  in Islamorada
Keys History & Discovery Center Presents: History of Keys Tourism Lecture
The unique center’s lecture series continues with ‘Florida Keys or Bust! A History of Tourism’ by Cori Convertito, Ph.D., Curator of Key West Arts & Historical Society. Guests can attend in person or participate virtually. Advanced registration is required, whether attending in person or virtual. Doors to the Discovery Center open at 5:30 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 6 p.m. Cash bar and light appetizers available prior to presentation. Lectures are free for members. For non-members, cost for in-person is $10 and virtual participation is $5.

November 11 to November 12,  in Marathon
Dolphin Research Center Salutes Veterans and Military with Free Admission
To salute the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, Dolphin Research Center (DRC) is offering free admission to veterans, current military service personnel and their accompanying spouses and children in honor of Veterans Day. Personnel only need to show their military identification cards or other proof of military service when they arrive at the nonprofit facility, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during special fall hours, at mile marker 59 Overseas Highway on Grassy Key.
Contact: 305-289-1121

November 12 to November 14,  in Key Largo
First State Bank Key Largo Bridge Run
Runners from around the U.S. and other countries can challenge their best times amid spectacular scenery during this Half Marathon &5k Run/Walk weekend event over the beautiful Jewfish Creek Bridge at the top of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway, overlooking the Key Largo Bay. Sunday's race starts and finishes at Gilbert's Resort. The course is USATF certified.

November 13,  in Islamorada
‘A Havana Night at the Museum’ at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
For one night only, guests are to gather in the open air to visit 1940s Havana in its heyday as “America’s Playground” where tropical breezes flow and cabaret music excites. Gather your friends to hit the casino tables, enjoy a game of dominoes and toast with a specialty cocktail. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, an elegant dinner with dessert, as well as opportunities to bid on trips, jewelry, personal indulgences and more, in the live and online auctions – all while experiencing “the Wonder-land of America!” The fifth annual signature fundraising event starts at 6 p.m. outside on the Islander Resort Conference Center’s Tarpon Terrace, MM 82.

November 13 to November 14,  in Islamorada
The Kite Games
A weekend of events is planned including a five-card Poker Run, a Downwind Floatie Fail for teams of two, and Freestyle/Big Air events to include races to Alligator Lighthouse. All riders will accumulate points based on participation and score. Rider with the most points at the end of the weekend wins an inclusive weekend for two in the Florida Keys including resort stay at the Caribbean Resort, dinners out, kite trips and more! (restrictions apply). More events entered= better chance to win! Open to all personal wind-craft including kites, wings and windsurf. This is your chance to show off what you got!

November 13,  in Islamorada
MOTE's Ocean Fest
Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, ecotravelers and families are encouraged to celebrate the marine environment! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy an outdoor community celebration of the oceans at Founders Park's green lawn and amphitheater. A day of family activities, raffles, live music, shopping and environmental exhibits are to be featured.

November 14,  in Islamorada
Islamorada Moose Lodge Baconfest & Art Vendor Show
Enjoy a fun day for the whole family! From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at mile marker 81.5, oceanside. All food is bacon inspired, and samples are priced individually by vendor, starting at $4 each. Music and arts and crafts, a bacon eating contest, hog calling contest, cocktail contest and 50/50 drawing round out the day’s activities. A $5 donation per person is appreciated. All proceeds go to local charities and Moose charities. 

November 14,  in Key West
Montessori United 5k & Kids' Fun Run
Walk, run or stroll this 5K/1m/.5m to support Montessori education in Key West! Finisher medals given to all participants, t-shirts to the first 150 to register. Award medals for the 5K and 1mile races! Starts at 8 a.m., Higgs Beach. Register online. Proceeds benefit May Sands Montessori School & the Montessori Children's School.

November 17 to November 21,  in Key West
Key West Film Festival
Showcasing films that exhibit excellence in storytelling, the festival's lineup is to feature special events, as well as screenings at Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton St. The four-day program is to include several films from multiple genres and categories as well as social events with filmmakers, actors and film lovers. KWFF strives to showcase the best of Florida filmmaking talent, while highlighting visiting filmmakers and industry leaders through discussions and workshops, with access to some of the biggest names in the film business. The festival also looks to support the next generation of local student filmmakers with scholarships and other key awards.

November 18 to November 20,  in Islamorada
Cheeca Lodge & Spa All-American Backcountry Tournament
Anglers compete for prizes and trophies in this annual event targeting snook, redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit. The tournament was inspired by the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and honors war heroes in the esteemed competition held over Veteran’s Day weekend. Proceeds benefit the Guides Trust Foundation.

November 18,  in Islamorada
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents: Third Thursday Art Walk
Morada Way Arts and Cultural District is located in the heart of downtown Islamorada and is comprised of affiliated galleries, Morada Way Clay, Jessica Ann Art, the Rum Brush, Limelight Studio/Gallery, and Creative Partners. Join the monthly Art Walk on the third Thursday of every month from 6-9 p.m. Check out the galleries, shops, restaurants, and brewery located on Morada Way at MM81.6.

November 19,  in Key West
Rams Head presents: John Fogerty at Coffee Butler Amphitheater
John Fogerty is a true American treasure. As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective. Fogerty is to play his Creedence Clearwater Revival hits & more. Tickets online. Doors open 5:30 p.m., show starts 7 p.m.

November 20,  in Key West
South Florida Symphony Orchestra Masterworks I Concert
South Florida Symphony opens the 2021/22 Season with Mussorgsky art inspired 'Pictures at an Exhibition' and Piazzolla’s 100th Anniversary Celebration featuring Siwoo Kim, violin, performing 'The Four Seasons' with an Argentinian-tango twist. Performance at 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Williams Theater, 5901 College Rd. Tickets available for purchase online. Masks are requested for the duration of the show.

November 21,  in Key West
Key West Artisan Market, 'Fill the Pantry' Edition
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot at Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St., across from White Street Pier and the opposite side of the dog parks by the bocce courts. Each Market is themed and pairs with one or more charities to promote community causes. All artists who show at the event are carefully selected and live and create in the Keys. This month's Market benefits the SOS Foundation.

November 24 to January 01,  in Key West
Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas
Enjoy a free Keys holiday event to celebrate the spirit of the season. ‘Harbor Walk of Lights’ comes alive each evening at dusk, through New Year’s Eve, and runs along water past Greene St., William St., Margaret St., to the Key West Ferry Terminal. Traditional main features will light up that night, including the 20’ Fishing Buoy Tree, a 16’ Nautical Christmas Tree and the original Key West Lobster Trap Tree. Colorful lights and nautical holiday displays include ship’s anchors, tropical birds, tropical fish, pink flamingos, pelicans, manatees, animated sea turtles and dolphins, and even a festive moray eel, along with thousands of lights all around and in lighted palm trees.

November 27,  in Islamorada
Pops in the Park with Keys Community Concert Band
Some of the best things in life are free, at least in the Florida Keys. Through the dedication and talent of Florida Keys Community Concert Band members and supporters, music enthusiasts can enjoy an entire Pops in the Park season of themed outdoor concerts free, Saturdays at 4 p.m., at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87 bayside in Islamorada. This month’s theme is “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

November 27,  in Key Largo
Gingerbread Craft Market
Enjoy a holiday garden marketplace filled with unique vendors, crafts, artisans, baked goods and plants. Event is rain or shine, hosted by Garden Club of the Upper Keys, located within the Francis Tracy Garden Center, mile marker 94 bayside. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free admission.

November 27,  in Big Pine
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival
Highlights of this holiday event include live music by local entertainers, food, exhibits and booths featuring locally produced arts and crafts and handcrafted holiday items. Festivities traditionally take place on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, MM 31 oceanside, from 9AM to 3PM. Admission is free.
Contact: 305-872-2411
Email: [email protected]

November 27,  in Marathon
Marathon Garden Club's Annual Holiday Bazaar and Rummage Sale
From 9AM to 3PM, at Marathon Garden Club, MM 50, enjoy a day of baked goods, vendors, orchids, premium plants and unique gifts. Master gardeners are to be on hand to answer questions. A huge plant sale features native species to the Florida Keys.

November 30 to December 04,  in Marathon
Zonta’s Festival of Trees
The annual Festival of Trees is to take place at the Marathon Community Theater, 5101 Overseas Highway. Holiday trees are festively displayed, and decorated by members of the Zonta Club of Marathon, a humanitarian service organization. Visitors and residents can view and bid to purchase the decorated trees during open hours: Tue-Thur 3:30-8 p.m., Fri 3:30-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., kids can enjoy cookies and photos with Santa). No charge for admission; just come and enjoy the trees or purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win your favorite tree.

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