- From 28 Fri Mar 2014 to 29 Sat Mar 2014 March 28, 2014 March 29, 2014 Parrot Key Resort
Fifth Annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival & Waterfront Craft Show
The unique marine environment of the Keys island chain, which includes the continental United States' only living coral barrier reef, is to be celebrated at this festival. Presented by Florida-based Mote Marine Laboratory, the family-friendly free-admission Ocean Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduled attractions include live music, arts and crafts, kids' activities including face painting, educational displays, food and beverages, a silent auction and more. The festivities take place at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, located on Key West's Truman Waterfront past the end of Southard Street. The visitor center for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the facility houses exhibits that showcase the region's unique ecosystem including a living reef exhibit created by Mote Marine Laboratory. A fishing seminar is planned for kids ages 5-11 that features instruction and barge fishing. To participate, youngsters must register online. A Tuna Trot 5k run/walk is also to be a part of the festivities.