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Saturday, June 22 20137th Annual Midsummer’s Night Dream
and Spectacle

Midsummer’s Night Dream and Spectacle is a night of artistic expression, music, feasting, dancing, singing, and theatrical antics celebrating the art and artists of the Keys. Co-produced by Michael Shields’ Java Studios and The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, the event benefits the Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden. Admission is $15 for adults; children under age 12 are admitted free. From 5 to 11 p.m., all ages welcome. For more info, contact Michael Shields at 305-394-3804 or

Friday, June 21 2013Viva 500: The Hidden History of the Dry Tortugas

On June 21, 1513, explorer Ponce de Leon and his shipmates discovered a group of islands they named Las Tortugas (The Turtles) for the scores of sea turtles there. On the 500th anniversary of that discovery, visit the seven tiny coral-and-sand islands now known as Dry Tortugas National Park, lying 68 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, and learn about the archaeology and history of the remarkable spot during this special quincentennial event. Boat reservations to the Dry Tortugas can be made with Yankee Freedom. Admission to the park is included in ferry cost.

Contact the Ibis Bay FunDesk at 305-296-0616 to reserve your spot on the Yankee Freedom ferry.

Saturday, June 15th 2013Discovery Saturday Educational Series:
Guard the Fort

Presented by the Florida Keys Eco Discovery Center, this family-friendly and educational series invites kids in kindergarten through fifth grade from 10-11 a.m. to play games and make crafts while learning about a new topic of interest and the marine ecosystems of the Keys. Discovery Saturday is held the third Saturday of every month. Pre-registration is recommended. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at 35 East Quay Road on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is free and free parking is available. For more information, call 305-809-4750.

May 4th – July 31stKey West ART Garden

Come enjoy large outdoor masterpieces made by local artists, located at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Each piece is crafted from recycled materials and fits into the natural beauty and backdrop of the Gardens. The special exhibit runs through July 31st. Located at 5210 College Road. For more info, visit

April – November 2013Key West Fishing Tournament

The Key West Fishing Tournament (KWFT) is an eight-month-long competition that runs from April through November 2013 and is open to the general public. Visiting and resident anglers are encouraged to enter their catches, at no charge, at a tournament weigh station during the eight-month event. All entries receive a certificate noting their catch, and qualify for prizes.

Men, women, juniors and “Pee Wees” compete to catch more than 30 species of fish. The junior division is for anglers age 10 to 14, and the Pee Wees are under 10 years old. Tackle classifications range from 8-pound test through unlimited, and spin, plug and fly. For more info, visit