Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mel Fisher Days July 10-13

This annual celebration brings together Mel Fisher fans and treasure-hunting enthusiasts in a celebration of the anniversary of Fisher's discovery of the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Fisher and his crew uncovered a $450 million cache of Atocha treasure and artifacts in July 1985 after a 16-year search. The galleon sank approximately 35 miles southwest of Key West during a 1622 hurricane. Fisher's son Kim Fisher leads the continuing search for Atocha artifacts and treasures that still remain undiscovered. Festival highlights include a dock party with the salvage crew, behind-the-scenes tours of the Fisher family's private artifact conservation lab, a team treasure hunt and a rollicking street party that recalls Mel's exuberant spirit.
Contact: 305-296-6534 for more information and schedule of events visit:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Stage at The Red Barn

What a treat to have theater ongoing through the summer in Key West.  The Red Barn Theater presents Key West Summer Stage put on by Theater XP.  Locals and summer visitors alike are not only thrilled to have theater in the off season, but the shows are professional, top notch work with an array of very talented folk.  The opening play, Pulitzer prize winning Night Mother by Marsha Norman runs Jul 1, 2014 thru Jul 6, 2014. The play centers on a young woman and her mother, who spend a desperate evening unraveling their sometimes tense and sometimes tender relationship after the daughter makes a stunning and unthinkable announcement.  An overwhelming and powerful night of theatre. The shows to follow are Waiting for Godot , Jul 15, 2014 thru Jul 20, 2014 and The Whale Jul 29, 2014 thru Aug 3, 2014.  Take time to saunter down to our quaint carriage house theater and enjoy an amazing night under the huge banyans in the tropical air.  Talk to Geri or Rebecca about tickets and/or some great dining options.  For more information visit:

Sunday, June 15, 2014

8th Annual Midsummer's Night Dream & Spectacle

Midsummer's Night Dream and Spectacle is a night of artistic expression, music, feasting, dancing, singing, and theatrical antics celebrating the art and artists of the Keys.  Saturday June 21, From 5-11 p.m., enjoy a night celebrating the art and artists of Key West. Midsummer's Night Dream & Spectacle was created to celebrate the creative Keys community, and to give artists a voice and platform to share the power of their dreams. Everyone attending is a participant in this playful and spontaneous celebration - a wonderland of costumed revelers, interactive art projects, and multiple stages featuring artists of local and national renown. This year's event includes artists, musicians, singers, dancers, sculptors, plein air painters, actors, poets, storytellers, aerial artistry, fire hooping, dance performances, and more. Tickets are $15 advanced purchase online, $20 at the door.
Contact: 305-394-3804