Summer Heats Up in the Florida Keys

Check out the islands' best summertime events & festivals

July 4 – Celebrate Independence Day Weekend
Florida Keys waters sparkle and pop as families gather Keys-wide at beachside barbecues, picnics, parades, on-the-water fun and spectacular fireworks shows. Salute Florida's official and one of the most tasty pies at the Key Lime Festival!

July 11-12 – 30th Annual Underwater Music Festival Weekend
A quirky concert broadcast underwater for divers, snorkelers and the occasional mermaid that emphasizes reef preservation. Themed for 2014, "Diving with the Stars," the nationally-acclaimed submerged songfest is held at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

July 15-20 – Hemingway Days
Events in Key West include a look-alike contest for stocky white-bearded men resembling Hemingway, a zany "Running of the Bulls" and more.

August 16 – Anything that Floats Regatta Race
Grab your oars and anything that floats and join this family-fun, on-the-water race of vessels crafted from items around the house staged on Blackwater Sound, mile marker 104 bayside in Key Largo.

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