2014 Event Guide
Need more reasons to stay at the Hilton Key Largo Resort? Hang out with the locals at any of these events going on throughout the year. Art, food, wine, film– with something for everyone, there’s simply no shortage of entertainment for you to enjoy.
Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival
January 9 – 18, 2014
A wine lovers’ event featuring wine dinners, free-pour wine events, progressive dinners and a great time – what better reason to uncork in Key Largo? Key Largo’s culinary experts step up to the “palate” to present nearly 30 tasty food, wine and spirits events all over the island.
Key Largo Brew on the Bay
January 11, 2014
Rotary Club of Key Largo is hosting the 3rd annual Brew on the Bay – a Key Largo Craft Beer Festival. All net proceeds from Brew on the Bay will be returned to the local community in the form of scholarships.
3rd Annual Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival
January 25 – 26 2014
A festival chock full of fresh stone crabs, conch, local seafood, music, entertainment and fun for the entire family, including a Conch Cook-Off, cooking demonstrations, a peel-and-eat shrimp eating contest, a “little mermaid” contest and a kids’ play area with live fish aquarium & touch tank. Arts & craft vendors, Junkanoo band, magic shows, face painters, food, beverages and key lime pie.
Florida Keys Art Guild, Art Fest at Waldorf Plaza
February 15-16, 2014, Waldorf Plaza, Key Largo, Fl
Thirty-plus local and national artists are to be on display with items ranging from fine jewelry, sculpture, paintings, and photography and fine crafts. A free event, open to the public, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily 4 p.m.
Bike MS: Breakaway to Key Largo 2014
March 1-2, 2014
Join the South Florida installment of the nation’s premier cycling series. Bike MS: Breakaway to Key Largo starts at the rapidly growing Florida International University Modesto Maidique Campus. Select a 50, 80, or 100 mile route. Your destination is the beautiful Florida Keys. On Day 1 you’ll finish at the Key Largo Resorts and experience a fun-filled weekend with family and friends!
4th Annual Key Largo Conch Republic Days
April 2014- Dates TBA
An independence celebration presented by Upper Keys Business Group, the week-long family fun event is to showcase the unique historical and cultural characteristics of Key Largo.
Humphrey Bogart Film Festival
May 1-4, 2014
Bogie and Bacall fell in love while filming ‘To Have and Have Not.’ Since 2014 is the 70th anniversary of that classic Bogie-Bacall movie, the theme of the second annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival is ROMANCE. We will screen a selection of romantic Bogie movies, as well as a selection of some of the most romantic movies of all time.
Key Largo’s Original Music Festival
May 2014 – Dates TBA
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.
Lobster Mini Season
July 30-31, 2014
The 2014 mini lobster season like all lobster mini seasons is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife. It begins at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ends at 12:00 midnight on Thursday.
Downtown Key Largo Song Fest
October 2014- Dates TBA
The three-day event offers a unique opportunity for music lovers to enjoy songs as sung by their creators as well as “the story behind the song”—how and why they got written. The event is sponsored by the Key Largo Downtown Association, The American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP),and Ketel One Vodka. It also offers 3 great, waterfront venue’s in the Downtown Key Largo area, representing what the area has to offer.
6th Annual Key Largo Bridge Run
November 7 – 8, 2014
The out-and-back foot race crosses the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge and the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch, a segment of U.S. Highway 1 between Florida City and Key Largo that was recently completed after $330 million in improvements. The 10k event in addition to a half marathon and 5k run/walk is open to all ages, and is held in conjunction with a health & fitness expo each year. Register online.