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Celebrate the reef at Ocean Fest

Attendees at the lively festival can explore conservation and environmental exhibits from numerous organizations, meet live animals and experience touch tanks, view and purchase the work of local marine artists and craftspeople, bid on silent auction items and listen to live music

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Keys getting ready to celebrate Tennessee Williams

During his residence in Key West, Williams completed “Summer and Smoke” and wrote “Night of the Iguana” among other works. The Academy Award–winning film adaptation of his play, “The Rose Tattoo,” was shot on the island in 1954

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Open air artists paintings on display

A reception for local plein air artists and their works, members of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Our Place in Paradise gallery. On Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., the gallery will host a reception and show featuring nationally acclaimed plein air artists.

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Conch Shell Blowing Contest March 3

The conch, pronounced ‘”konk,” is a sturdy sea mollusk that’s firmly entwined in Key West’s heritage. In the 19th century, when the island’s economy was largely based on salvaging cargoes from sinking ships, seafarers used the conch’s fluted pink-lined shells as signaling devices, blowing piercing blasts to attract attention

Watch the video that won this military couple a wedding getaway to the Keys

Nadine Brown and Joshua Stumpf were selected as the winning couple of the Stars & Stripes Dream Wedding Getaway from Hawks Cay Resort. This is the video they recorded with their newborn son to enter the contest.
Joshua Stumpf via Hawks Cay Resort