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For those seeking heritage, diverse arts, and cultural tourism the Florida Keys and Key West is a vibrant and welcoming destination. Throughout the year this island chain hosts a range of events: an annual literary seminar, a professional symphony orchestra series, film festivals, art walks, and more!

Exploring the region’s environmental and historic attractions can deepen an enjoyment of the Keys’ colorful culture and character—particularly for artists and writers seeking pristine natural locations and landscapes to spark their creativity.

Every visit to the Florida Keys and Key West becomes a journey full of wonder--there’s so much to experience you’ll be inspired to return again and again. For more information visit

Enjoy these stories on the arts of the Keys, sponsored by Florida Keys & Key West!


The Florida Keys Community Concert Band


Join us as we visit Islamorada’s Founder’s Park for a concert that promises to take us “around the world in 60 minutes.” And the Florida Keys Community Concert Band has your passport!


Political Cartoons at the Truman Little White House


At In Key West you can find sun, fun, and political satire courtesy of the Harry S. Truman Little White House. This historic landmark recently hosted an exhibition of political cartoons, mostly featuring president Truman himself. Join us as we see what makes these drawings so timeless.


34th Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration


The Conch Republic Independence Celebration is an annual festival commemorating Key West’s brief secession from the United States. For over 30 years Key West has hosted this fun-filled springtime celebration. Join us as we take to the streets of Key West for this colorful gathering of folks from near and far.

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