Photo by Azia Keever
Can you imagine yourself spending a lovely summer day just sailing all you want? Do you want to try a kayaking adventure through a mangrove maze where manatees follow you and exotic wildlife is abundant? How about snorkeling, fishing, swimming, or just hanging around on the beach? Do you dream about taking a cruise on a sailboat with a cold drink in your hand while enjoying an awesome sunset?
What if we told you that you can enjoy all of these while staying with us, without paying extra?
Here at Key Largo Cottages at Key Lime Sailing Club, when you rent one of our cottages you can enjoy free use of sailboats, kayaks, water toys, snorkel gear, fishing gear, bicycles, and a sunset cruise!
Cottage rate starts at $175 per night plus cleaning fees and taxes. Take advantage of our low summer season rates.
Key Largo / May 2 – 5
Humphrey Bogart Film Festival
The inaugural Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is to screen a rotating selection of Bogie classics and a group of movies centered around the festival’s theme. There is expected to be a formal Bogart Ball, an outside screening of Casablanca, a display of Bogart memorabilia, question and answer sessions with the star’s son, Stephen Bogart, and tours on the fully-restored African Queen. Visit website for complete details. Tickets for all events, including film screenings, the Bogart Ball and special events with Stephen Bogart and special guest Leonard Maltin are available online.
Marathon / May 11 – Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival
The waters off Sombrero Beach are to be transformed into a swift racecourse for a day of dragon boat racing, one of the world’s fastest-growing water sports, that involves 20 paddlers moving in unison a combination of strength and teamwork. Sombrero Beach provides a pristine setting and unique, direct-from-the-beach launch for the sleek, 40-foot-long race boats whose elaborate designs originated in ancient China. The festival is free and open to the public. Food, beverages, merchandise and a variety of entertainment are to be available shoreside.
Key Largo / May 16 – 19
Key Largo’s Original Music Festival
Enjoy the food, entertainment and ambiance of Key Largo during this singers and songwriters event. Featuring “on the water” venues, unique entertainers and local musicians. Presented by the Upper Keys Business Group.
Contact: Sue Finney 305-394-3736
Key West / June 5 – 9
Key West Pride
Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! This five day celebration includes a film festival, dance parties, drag shows, bike tours, clothing-optional pool parties, water excursions, a street fair, Pride Pageants, and a ‘Pride in Our Community’ Parade down Duval Street.
Contact: 800-535-7797; 305-294-4603
Key West / June 22
7th 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 $10 for adults; children under age 12 are admitted free. From 5 to 11 p.m., all ages welcome.
Key Largo / July 4
Fireworks Show on Blackwater Sound
Blackwater Sound provides the perfect nighttime mirrorlike surface to make the annual fireworks display seem like a 3-D viewing experience designed to dazzle. The show is to take place on the bayfront in Key Largo at 10 p.m., July 4. The best seating can be found at Sundowners and Senior Frijoles restaurants, Caribbean Club and Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort, all located around mile marker (MM) 104 bayside. Reservations are suggested because seating is limited.
Contact: Sue Finney 305-394-3736
Key West / July 4 – 6
The Key Lime Pie Festival
An All-American celebration of Florida’s official and one of the most tasty pies! Highlights are to include Miss Key Lime Pie and Lil’ Miss Key Lime pageants, a Pie Eating Contest and a Key Lime Pie competition — be the first to sample pies from contestants vying for the blue ribbon in the Conch, Amateur and Professional Divisions of the 2013 Key West Key Lime Pie Championships. Check website for more delicious details to come.
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