Florida Keys for Families a to z guideF
We Update this information as we get it. Old information is left up until we get current information. Use phone numbers to call organisers for particulars since many of these events occurr yearly around the same time each year.
Kids Karnival - Yearly Annual Spring get together at Camp Sawyer
Marathon Seafood Festival - Annual Spring Festival
Marathon Airport becomes a fairground with market booths offering seafood as well as arts and crafts and other items. Boat displays, marine supplies, and activities for kids. ballon tent and live entertainment. music, bands
Fantasy Fest - Key West October every year - http://www.fantasyfest.com - for schedule of events in Key West
Goombay Festival - kicks off Fantasy Fest - October evbery year in Key West's Bahama Village - food, crafts, music and parade information at Goombay Office - 305-294-9024
Pirates in Paradise Festival - yearly in Florida Keys , Key West, days of pirate escapades celebrating the golden age of sail and seafaring adventure, children's activities, exhibits, pirate trials - re-enactment of the pirate trial of Bonny & Read, nautical excusions, seaport pirate fest, Lecture Series with speakers in the fields of Florida Keys history, shipwreck and marine archaeology, and pirate lore d a host of other piratical escapades for both young and old alike.
E-mail info@PiratesInParadise.com or call 305-296-9694
Florida Keys Renaisssance Faire - yearly - 16th century fantasy, feasting, jousting on horses, living chess game, mistrals, musicians and Renaisance artists. 743-4386, Rose Stayduhar, E-mail RosieQEO@aol.com
Indian Key Festival - yearly , boats leave Robbie's Marina Mile Marker 77.5 - participation fee . Presented by the Friends of the Islamorada State Parks. Docents will provide tours of the island and point pout building foundation renovation work undertaken by university archaeologists.
Indian Key was once the county seat for an area comprising half of Florida. It was the location of John Houseman's settlement for wreckers, and was abandoned after an Indian attack by Seminole Indians in 1840.
See Indian Key as it was in the 1830s, Listen to the history of Indian Key, life of wreckers and the famous Indian raid on the residents of Indian Key. Walk the island's streets and see the ruins, climb the observatiojn tower.
Planned festival events are : a re-creation of John Audubon painting local birds on his visit to Indian Key, make needle and thread out of sisal, an important plant introduced to America by Dr. Henry Perrine, make Coonti Bread from the Zamia root with Mrs. Charles Howe and her cook Jinny, a black slave, enjo a tasty treat prepared by a cast iron cook, sip water from a cistern, join he jury as Jacob Housman goes on trial in the Wreckers Court, help Hester Perrine construct a leg of mutton sleeeve for her dress.
Extreme Skate Event - presented by Marathon SK8 Club - event schedule at the park, for more information 305-743-6215
A to Z INDEX OF CATEGORIES
SAILING - LESSONS, SAILBOAT RENTALS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT
SANDALS AND SHOES
SCHOOLS - REGISTRATION, IMMUNIZATION (public),
SNORKELING AND SNUBA,
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS AND CRUISES
YOUTH GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND CENTERS (see also CAMPS),
ZOOS (see ANIMALS )
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