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What’s happening in the Florida Keys? Catch up on the best things to do and discover hidden gems in and around Islamorada.

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    Family Fun on July 4th!

    July 01

    Islamorada rocks Independence Day Keys-style. Spend the night of July 4th at Founders Park, not far from our hotel, for an evening of music, entertainment, food, and of course, fireworks!

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    Explore Alligator Reef Lighthouse

    June 03

    Generally, when we think of a lighthouse, we think of a narrow, cylindrical structure at the base of a distant shoreline, gently warding off approaching ships from the perils of the reefs. Alligator Reef Lighthouse is just such a structure, minus the land.

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    Day Trip to Indian Key Ghost Town

    May 06

    Who hasn’t had the childhood daydream of exploring an uncharted island in a tropical paradise? Of course, you have! Now you can pull that same daydream out of your mind and into the world with a day trip to Indian Key!

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    Visit the Old Road Gallery

    April 01

    While the Florida Keys are notoriously known for blissful beach days, sunset cruising, museums, aquariums, and perfect pool days, those who dive a little deeper will discover the hidden gems that make the Keys so artful and unique.

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    The History of Diving Museum

    March 04

    Deep sea diving is arguably one of the most majestic and dangerous forms of thrill-seeking and exploration in the world.

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    Explore Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

    February 04

    Welcome to the Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, the largest and most prevalent home of one of the strongest and heaviest woods on Earth: the lignum vitae.

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    An Island of Many Names

    January 07

    Our home is an eclectic collection of fun activities, history, warm people, and beautiful, balmy weather, but sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between our island and the over eight hundred neighboring islands in the Florida Keys. Read on to learn more about what makes our island special.

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  • Christmas at Theater of the Sea

    December 03

    We do the holidays a little differently in the Keys. Instead of hot cocoa by the fire and snowball fights throughout the season, we have beach volleyball and chilled cocktails by a glistening turquoise ocean.

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  • Full Moon Party in Islamorada

    November 05

    November is a fantastic month to visit the “Purple Isle.” Our gorgeous weather becomes a bit milder, the uncertainty of hurricane season falls behind us, and the approaching holidays fill the Keys with a hungry anticipation for a good time on the water. 

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  • Halloween Spirit in the Florida Keys

    October 01

    Autumn is our favorite time of year. While temperatures are dropping around the country, we remain a sunny 85 degrees. However, that doesn't mean we don't know how to celebrate Halloween. Ignite your inner spookster with these Florida Keys events happening around town.

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  • Snorkel Alligator Reef Lighthouse

    September 03

    Families, couples, and groups of friends can all enjoy snorkeling the bright tropical reef below Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Explore the pristine blue waters filled with colorful fish such as yellowtail snapper, blue tangs, spotted parrotfish, and more. Spend the day taking magnificent underwater photos while admiring the panoramic display of over 500 marine species in one of the largest reefs in the Upper Keys.

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  • Taste Delicious Craft Beers

    August 06

    Simple pleasures come in chilled pint glasses with no end in sight. Dive into local brews the Islamorada-way by visiting one of our favorite craft breweries. Islamorada Beer Company perfectly embodies the “Island State of Mind” by featuring a rotating menu of beers that are inspired by the Florida Keys lifestyle.

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  • Culinary Spotlight: Chef Michael’s

    July 05

    Imagine the windows down with the tropical Florida Keys breeze blowing in your hair. Part of the fun is the journey, and fortunately, Islamorada is located directly in the middle, making it the perfect spot for lunch or dinner. If you are lucky enough to be staying with us in Islamorada, indulge in all of the culinary goodies throughout your stay. This month we are focusing on Chef Michael’s, an upscale restaurant with a laid-back vibe.

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  • A Private Beach is a Beautiful Thing

    June 04

    Is island life calling your name? Pelican Cove Resort & Marina is the perfect place to rest, relax, and break a sweat in privacy. Our private beach lets guests enjoy the freedom of being your own navigator and selecting from fun watersports to enhance your vacation.

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  • Discover a Geological Treasure

    May 07

    Take a break from the beach and take a walk in the park at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park. A short car ride away from the hotel, spend the day discovering the history of the old coral reef in the area and the impact the Flagler Railroad and Overseas Highway has had on the geological makeup of the area.

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  • Go for Sustainable Seafood

    April 02

    The Florida Keys are known for being a fisherman’s paradise, offering some of the best fishing conditions in the world. As Earth Day approaches later this month, we’re putting a spotlight on sustainable seafood and best practices to help preserve the waters and wildlife that calls our ecosystem home. It’s all in the technique. With the demand of fish on the rise, many purveyors have turned to mass long lining and drift netting.

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  • Historical Island Trolley Tour

    March 05

    Take a trolley ride through time this month and explore the history of Islamorada through an enlightening one-hour guided tour. Explore 29 points of interest of our islands, giving you a colorful and historical look at key areas you may not otherwise notice or see on your own. Tours depart at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon on March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st and start at the Islamorada Moose Lodge.

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  • Live Music in The Keys

    February 05

    Live music and The Keys go hand-in-hand. This month, there are number of opportunities to take in local musical talent through a series of outdoor performances. Bring a blanket and picnic basket and get ready to be transported through music thanks to free, Outdoor Pops in the Park concerts. One Saturday each month, through April, the entire family is invited to listen in.

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  • Explore Islamorado by Eco-Boat

    January 08

    You might not think American Bald Eagles or American Saltwater Crocodiles when you think of the Florida Keys, but venturing out on an Eco-Boat Tour will change your train of thought. Known for a vast ecosystem of wildlife, the Florida Keys are home to a number of specifies including egrets, osprey, alligators, crocodiles, manatees, dolphins and more. The best way to get up, close and personal to these indigenous creatures is by getting out on the water.

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  • Monthly Immersions at the History of Diving Museum

    December 04

    Immerse yourself in the diving history of Islamorada. Every third Wednesday of the month, join the History of Diving Museum at 7 p.m. for a complimentary presentation series, “Man’s quest to explore under the sea.” The best of the best from the diving community bring informative stories to life in this casual series that celebrates the history of diving and underwater life in the Florida Keys.

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  • Rebuilding After Hurricane Irma

    October 02

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the staff at Pelican Cove Resort & Marina and great people of Islamorada have been hard at work rebuilding our beloved property. We are pleased to announce that our foliage and flowers are in full bloom and that the sun is shining brighter than ever.

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  • Court Time!

    September 05

    Want to break a sweat and train like a professional for a day while in Islamorada, Florida? Or maybe you want to take this vacation to launch your all-star tennis career? Well, Gigi Fernandez, Hall of Famer and the winner of 2 Olympic Gold Medals, is now making that possible in Islamorada, FL.

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  • Boutique Finds

    August 07

    Whoever thought to combine art classes and shopping together had a brilliant idea! With a little art and a whole lot of shopping, what more could you ask for? The Banyan Tree Boutique, set in a tropical garden, is a one of a kind shop that features nature-inspired apparel, local pottery, plants and gifts.

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  • Discover The Purple Isle

    July 03

    As you vacation on the grounds of Islamorada find out the history of its rich soil and discover the theories of why Spanish Explorers named the area, The Purple Isle. Florida Keys History and Discovery Center is jam packed with information that will transform your vacation into a journey through history.

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  • 7th Annual University of Miami Sports
    Hall of Fame Celebrity Fishing Tournament

    June 05

    What better way to kick off summer in The Florida Keys than with a good ol’ Islamorada fishing tournament benefiting a wealth of organizations including Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, the Coastal Conservation Association, the Coral Shores Baseball Booster Club, and the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

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  • Museum Expeditions Under the Sea

    May 01

    Join man’s quest to explore under the sea at the History of Diving Museum. Visit on May 17 & 18 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Spiegel Grove wreck—a ship that sank off the Florida Keys during 2015 Hurricane Dennis.

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  • Friendly Fish | Swim with Dolphins

    April 03

    If you’re visiting the Florida Keys, then a dolphin encounter is a must. Whether you’re spotting them in the wild via boat or swimming with one at a rescue research center, The Keys makes it easy for you to become lifelong friends of the sea. Below are three iconic locations to interact and swim with dolphins in the Keys:

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  • Fun On The Bay | Bay Jam

    March 01

    Get a taste for the Florida Keys at Bay Jam 23. This annual concert features local musicians and vendors from throughout these southern islands. Coined the Florida Key’s premier outdoor music festival, it’s a can’t miss event for music lovers.

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  • Concerts in the Park: Creature Feature

    February 01

    SEAse the crisp Florida air this February by heading to Islamorada Founders Park amphitheater with blanket and lawn chairs in tow. Once a month the Keys Community Concert Bands hosts Pop-in-the-Park, a free concert featuring different musical themes.

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  • 5th Annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival

    January 04

    What do you get when you mix Islamorada with Florida Keys Brewing Company and musical stylings of bluegrass, old time and Americana? The Baygrass Bluegrass Festival, of course! The three-day event kicks off with satellite events on Friday, January 13th in the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District.

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