Florida Keys Calendar of Events

Event calendar courtesy of fla-keys.com
The Tourism & Development Council of the Florida Keys

Events in The Florida Keys for December, 2014
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December 27,  in Marathon
Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest
To be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Marathon Community Park & Amphitheater, enjoy craft beers, white and red wines, champagne, sparkling wines, and more. More than 30 retail vendors are planned, and VIP tickets to be available. Other highlights include a food truck invasion, live local music, and community fellowship. Presented by Marathon Chamber of Commerce and Fishermen's Hospital Foundation.
Contact: 305-743-5417

December 27 to December 28,  in Key West
55th Annual Key West House & Garden Tours
Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, the annual self-guided tours showcase festively dressed Key West homes and gardens. December tours are from 4-7 p.m., both evenings. Transportation between homes is NOT included. Tickets and times available online. Proceeds benefit the Old Island Restoration Foundation's museums, collection and education, grant and scholarship programs.
Contact: 305-294-9501

December 31,  in Key Largo
New Year's Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound
The back bay is the setting for the annual New Year's Eve fireworks extravaganza hosted by Sundowners, Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill, Senor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, Gus' Grille at the Marriott Key Largo Beach Resort and the Caribbean Club, MM 103-104. Check website for details.
Contact: 305-451-4502

December 31,  in Key West
Key West Dachshund Walk
Frost-free Key West becomes a "wiener wonderland" when about 200 dachshunds and their owners take a noontime New Year's Eve stroll through the island's picturesque downtown. Spectators can watch the fun and meet the canine participants on Fleming Street between Whitehead and Duval streets.
Email: keywestdachshundwalk@gmail.com

December 31,  in Key West
New Year's Eve: Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe's
The arrival of 2015 is to be heralded on the island's Duval Street with the "drop" of a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, to the flat roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval. Thousands of spectators gather on Duval for the annual gala, emceed by a rooftop host starting at 10 p.m. and featuring dancing in the street and a countdown to midnight recorded on a huge clock.

December 31,  in Islamorada
New Year's Eve Celebration
Revelers in Islamorada can find appealing New Year's activities at Cheeca Lodge & Spa, MM 82 oceanside, who is staging a New Year's Eve celebration and midnight fireworks display. Attractions include live music, dancing on the beach and a gourmet dinner. Contact Cheeca Lodge for more information, costs and reservations.
Contact: 305-517-4580

December 31,  in Key West
New Year's Eve: Pirate Wench Drop at Schooner Wharf
For piratical partiers, a New Year's Eve salute to Key West's rowdy seafaring roots is scheduled at the island's Historic Seaport. At midnight, a winsome pirate wench is to descend from the top of the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannon blasts welcome 2014. Scallywags in attendance can expect live music, dancing and festivities at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.

December 31,  in Key West
New Year's Eve: A Key Lime Wedge "Drop"
At the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, 0 Duval St. on Key West Harbor, a huge replica of a Key lime wedge splashes down into a larger-than-life margarita glass as crowds welcome the new year on the property's Sunset Pier.
Contact: 305-295-7005