Chamber Events

Events in Islamorada and the Upper Keys

Every month of the year offers something new to do in Islamorada. From nationally televised boating and fishing events to cozy book readings and local theatre, our village of islands plays host to every type of entertainment. Many of these events encompass the best of our community’s attractions by combining waterfront venues with great food, island music, a touch of local heritage and friendly faces united for a good cause.

Auctions, raffles and benefit sporting tournaments are another staple of social life on the islands, and visitors to the Keys are always welcome to join the fun.

The below list of events highlights the current month’s activities and is updated often. To discover what will be happening in Islamorada when you’re visiting, simply choose the appropriate month and click the “Display Now” button. Contact telephone numbers are provided for every event, so please call or just stop on by. You can also ask our Chamber of Commerce any questions you have about local events. We look forward to seeing you!

August 02
Development Review Committee
10:00 AM at the Village Administrative Center and Public Safety Headquarters, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 86800 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL.
August 02
National Night Out 2016
It is America’s Night Out against crime! Join the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Islamorada, Village of Islands for the 33rd Annual National Night Out at Founder’s Park MM87, Bayside. There will be Law Enforcement Agencies, Fire, Ambulance, Bomb Truck, S.W.A.T, Dive and a Marine Display on hand. Free food, hot dogs, hamburgers, desserts, soda and water.
August 03
Movies Under the Stars – Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa MM82(O) is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a weekly “Movies Under The Stars” screening every Wednesday night on the Nikai Sundeck. Snack on complimentary gourmet popcorn or grab a cocktail at the bar. The movie begins at 8PM and is free of charge. Visit http://www.cheeca.com/experience/movies-under-the-stars for the movie line up.
Contact: 305-517-4505
Email: guestadventures@cheeca.com
August 04
Technology 101 Sponsored by Keys to Peace
The Center has four computers for seniors to use. Weekly, Keys To Peace Member, Betsy Baste, M.Ed., will teach a free Technology 101 class Thursday morning from 10 -11 am. Seniors are welcome to drop in for the class and bring their personal devices with them: phones (Android and Apple), tablets, iPads, and laptops. Seniors may also use the Center’s computers between 9:30 and 1:00 Monday through Friday.
Contact: Betsy Baste
Email: bbaste1@gmail.com
August 04
Community Yoga Class – Free
6 PM Every Thursday in August one of our talented yoga teachers will lead a free yoga class at our South Studio. We’ll stick to the basics as we practice breathing, calming the mind, and moving and stretching the body. Tavernier Towne Center 91256 Overseas Highway Tavernier. MM 91.2 (B)
Contact: Kat Wheatley 305-240-1315
August 04
Village Council Budget Workshop
3:00 PM at the Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL.
August 04
Yappy Hour – MarrVelous Pet Rescues
Join MarrVelous Pet Rescue for Cocktails and Dog Tales at Island Grill at Mandalay MM 97(O) from 7-9PM. Meet adorable pets, learn about the rescue and upcoming events. Bring your well-behaved leashed dog.
Contact: 305-453-1315
August 08
The Art of Public Art Workshop
12 PM Giorgione Fine Art Gallery, Marathon, MM50 Gulfside Village 5800 Overseas Hwy, Suite 40. Join them for a Professional Development Workshop for Artists – A guide to the Public Art application process in Monroe County. Free opportunity to learn about upcoming public art projects throughout Monroe County including: Berstein Park, Marathon Library & Plantation Key Courthouse. RSVP’s appreciated.
Contact: Liz Young
Email: director@keysarts.com
August 08
Local Planning Agency
5:30 PM at the Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL.
August 10
Movies Under the Stars – Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa MM82(O) is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a weekly “Movies Under The Stars” screening every Wednesday night on the Nikai Sundeck. Snack on complimentary gourmet popcorn or grab a cocktail at the bar. The movie begins at 8PM and is free of charge. Visit http://www.cheeca.com/experience/movies-under-the-stars for the movie line up.
Contact: 305-517-4505
Email: guestadventures@cheeca.com
August 10
Islamorada Chamber Monthly Board Meeting
Islamorada Chamber Monthly Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday July 13, 2016, starting at 5:30PM at the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center located at the entrance to Founders Park MM 87(B) – Open to the public – All welcome!
Contact: 305-664-4503
Email: info@islamoradachamber.com
August 10
Code Compliance Hearing
1:30 PM at the Village Administrative Center and Public Safety Headquarters, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 86800 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL.
August 11
Regular Village Council Meeting
5:30PM at the Founders Park Community Center MM87(B) in Islamorada.
Contact: 305-664-6412
August 11
Community Foundation of the Florida Keys Vision 20/20 Grant Program Info Session & Meet and Greet
5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, MM81.2(O). The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys (CFFK) wants to learn more about our friends in the Middle and Upper Keys. Please join them for an informal ‘Meet and Greet’ to learn about their grant program and to see how we can work together to build a better future for our incredible Keys community.
Contact: 305-292-1502
Email: mbhurd@cffk.org
August 11
Community Yoga Class – Free
6 PM Every Thursday in August one of our talented yoga teachers will lead a free yoga class at our South Studio. We’ll stick to the basics as we practice breathing, calming the mind, and moving and stretching the body. Tavernier Towne Center 91256 Overseas Highway Tavernier. MM 91.2 (B)
Contact: Kat Wheatley 305-240-1315
August 13
1st Annual Florida Keys Poker Paddle
Please join Your Paddling Fools and Florida Keys Brewing Co. in Honoring and Supporting Our Courageous Service Men and Women and the Brave Families that stand behind them for Our Inaugural Florida Keys Poker Paddle in Sunny Islamorada, Florida. Time: Poker Paddle 9am-12pm , finish line celebration and BBQ 12pm-2pm Entry – $40 now through 5/31 $50 6/1-7/31 $60 8/1 – $8/12 $70 Day of Registration Location: Beautiful Islamorada, FL on the sandy beach of Post Card Inn
August 15
Matecumbe Historical Trust – Monthly Free Lecture
Free Presentation
Contact: Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940
August 15
Achievable Housing Citizens’ Advisory Committee
5:00 PM at the Village Administrative Center and Public Safety Headquarters, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 86800 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL.
August 16
Near Shore Water Regulation Citizens’ Advisory Committee Meeting
5:15 PM at the Founders Park Community Center, 87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada FL.
August 16
Islamorada Chamber After Hours
Monthly Membership After Hours 5:30-7:30 pm at the History of Diving Museum, co-hosted by Joe Young, Chamber Board Candidate. MM 82.9 (O). $5 members, $10 non-members.
Contact: 305-664-4503
Email: info@islamoradachamber.com
August 17
Tech & Cave Diving with Capt. Jim Wyatt
Tech & Cave Diving presentation by the highly qualified and experienced technical diver, Capt. Jim Wyatt. 7:00pm at History of Diving Museum mm83 (B).
Contact: 305-664-9737
August 17
Round Table Discussion
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM South Florida Commuter Services, in partnership with the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce invites you to join local business leaders at the 2nd round table dicussion to continue to identify solutions and to help with local commuting challenges. Breakfast will be provided courtesy of Cheeca Lodge. Cheeca Lodge and Spa 81801 Overseas Hwy Islamorada. MM 81.8 (O). RSVP by August 15th.
Contact: Nelly Navarro 305-401-9151
August 17
Movies Under the Stars – Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa MM82(O) is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a weekly “Movies Under The Stars” screening every Wednesday night on the Nikai Sundeck. Snack on complimentary gourmet popcorn or grab a cocktail at the bar. The movie begins at 8PM and is free of charge. Visit http://www.cheeca.com/experience/movies-under-the-stars for the movie line up.
Contact: 305-517-4505
Email: guestadventures@cheeca.com
August 17
Political Mixer
5:30 PM Political Mixer Bumby’s Upstairs Lounge, 82779 Overseas Highway, Islamorada Join them for their August Networking Event as they invite Political Candidates in our local area. This will be an evening of getting to know your candidates and BPW members! DON’T FORGET!!! This is the “Stuff the Bus” Season! Let’s help local schools and United Way with your donation of supplies. Any person bringing donations for Stuff the Bus will be entered in a raffle!
August 18
Morada Way Arts & Cultural District presents – Third Thursday Artwalk
Showcasing the fine arts, music and culinary nuances of the Purple Isles, the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District features national and local artisans who are showcased in galleries at Morada Way between mile marker 81 and 82 – formerly named Industrial Road – as well as “culinary art” and live music from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Art Walk is held the third Thursday of each month.
Contact: 305-393-6012
August 18
Community Yoga Class – Free
6 PM Every Thursday in August one of our talented yoga teachers will lead a free yoga class at our South Studio. We’ll stick to the basics as we practice breathing, calming the mind, and moving and stretching the body. Tavernier Towne Center 91256 Overseas Highway Tavernier. MM 91.2 (B)
Contact: Kat Wheatley 305-240-1315
August 19
2nd Annual Islamorada Moose Lodge Fishing Tournament
Captains and Anglers meet at 6PM on Friday, Aug. 19th at the Moose Lodge to discuss fishing rules. Tournament takes place on Aug. 20th. Adults and Kids (under 12) Divisions. $100 per boat; 5 Anglers per boat (includes social tickets), $25 for additional angler, $25 for social tickets only.
August 20
Beatles Impersonator & Dinner Show
6 PM Florida Keys Elks Lodge presents Jimmy O’Shea as the Beatle Man. All welcome. Show & Shrimp Scampi Dinner. $12 Donation. RSVP after 4 PM. 92600 Overseas Highway Tavernier. MM 92 (B).
Contact: 305-852-1872 after 4 PM
Email: joycekups@yahoo.com
August 20
Matecumbe Historical Trust
“29 Points of Interest” A Trolley Tour through Time on the Islands of Islamorada. Tours begin at the Islamorada Moose Lodge, 81573 Old Highway starting at 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. The tours will take approximately one hour. Reservations are recommended due to demand. Tickets may be purchased on site. Adults are $15 per person, children six and under are free. Join us for a colorful and much acclaimed historical tour featuring 29 Points of Interest on the Islands of Islamorada. Enjoy an enlightening trolley ride through time. A staffed tent by MHT volunteers will be at the Islamorada Moose lodge to provide information, ticket purchase for the tours, books, t-shirts, historic photographs and memorabilia for sale.
Contact: Barbara Edgar at 305-393-0940
August 20
2nd Annual Islamorada Moose Lodge Fishing Tournament
Adults and Kids (under 12) Divisions. $100 per boat; 5 Anglers per boat (includes social tickets), $25 for additional angler, $25 for social tickets only. Captains and Anglers meet at 6PM on Friday, Aug. 19th at the Moose Lodge to discuss fishing rules.
August 24
Islamorada Chamber Monthly Luncheon
Monthly Membership Luncheon 11:45am at the Florida Keys Conference Center, Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost. MM 82.1 (O). Reservations required. $20 members, $22 non-members.
Contact: 305-664-4503
Email: info@islamoradachamber.com
August 24
Movies Under the Stars – Cheeca Lodge & Spa
Cheeca Lodge & Spa MM82(O) is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a weekly “Movies Under The Stars” screening every Wednesday night on the Nikai Sundeck. Snack on complimentary gourmet popcorn or grab a cocktail at the bar. The movie begins at 8PM and is free of charge. Visit http://www.cheeca.com/experience/movies-under-the-stars for the movie line up.
Contact: 305-517-4505
Email: guestadventures@cheeca.com
August 25
Community Yoga Class – Free
6 PM Every Thursday in August one of our talented yoga teachers will lead a free yoga class at our South Studio. We’ll stick to the basics as we practice breathing, calming the mind, and moving and stretching the body. Tavernier Towne Center 91256 Overseas Highway Tavernier. MM 91.2 (B)
Contact: Kat Wheatley 305-240-1315

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