Key West Songwriter’s Festival includes free shows

By Patti Performers showcase their talents at beaches, bars, hotels and other venues during the Key West Songwriter’s Festival. Many of the shows are free to attend, and some require purchased tickets. The festival features about 150 artists in about 40 shows May 6 to May 10. Venues include Pier House Resort, Inn at Key […]

Register for free entry to botanical attractions in Florida for National Public Gardens Day

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Participating attractions that usually require an entry fee, including dozens in Florida, are offering opportunities for free entry or discounts. National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 8, a perfect event to enjoy the spring displays on show at botanical gardens and other public gardens in Florida. For a free or discount ticket, you need to register online at […]

Free art walk events in Islamorada and Key West

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By Patti Stroll among art galleries and shops at free art walk events in The Florida Keys. The art walk festivities in Key West and Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m. The Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada offers its art walk festivities most third Thursdays. The events are presented […]

Half price deal for 3rd night & other discounts at Pier House Resort in Key West

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With an eligible trip week nights, Pier House Resort in Key West is offering a deal for half-price on the third night. Other deals at the resort include half-price on a fourth night, fifth night free and discounts for AARP and AAA members. Restrictions and exceptions may apply with these offers. Pier House Resort is at […]

Florida Keys Ocean Festival is free event in Key West

By Patti Fun activities, including a treasure hunt for kids, bungee game and bounce house are featured at an event in Key West that focuses on the ocean. Florida Keys Ocean Festival, with music entertainment and art displays, is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 4 The venue is Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, 35 East […]

Taste of Key West event offers free entry, food and wine is purchased

By Patti Island-style treats and other foods and beverages from dozens of area restaurants are showcased at Taste of Key West. Entry is free, and guests purchase $1 tickets to be spent on food and beverage purchases. Individual items typically require three to eight tickets. Wine glasses are $6. Taste of Key West is 6 […]

Discount for Key Largo resort

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Travelzoo is offering deals with perks for a suite at Ocean Pointe Suites in Key Largo. The discount is featured on the link, $129 to $149 a night, offered select dates. The extras include kayak rental and two drinks. Book reservations by March 9.        

Free entertainment at Island Grass Music Fest in Lower Keys

By Patti Entertainment, vendor booths and raffles are featured at a free festival in the Florida Keys. Island Grass Music Fest, which benefits a local Habitat for Humanity organization, is 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. February 22 at Boondocks. Performers include Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band, the Doerfels, Pat McCune, Piper Road […]

Art & Music event in Key West

By Patti Delight in the work of artists and artisans and savor the sounds of bands performing at a festive event in Key West. The Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair in the Key West Historic Seaport is March 7, with art exhibits 9:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. and music to about […]

Free fun at Island Fest in Islamorada

By Patti Jewelry, paintings, sculptures, performers and vintage vehicles are featured at Florida Keys Island Fest. Entry is free. The event is March 28 and March 29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Founder’s Park, mile marker 87. Kids’ activities include painting a dolphin statue, hula hoop events and building sand sculptures. Entry is free, […]