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Events & Things to Do in Lower Keys, FL, Florida Filter

Marlin Tournament

Key West, FL July 20 - July 23

Celebrating its 40th year, the 2022 Key West Marlin Tournament, featuring $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes, is set for July 20 – 23, 2022. The tournament, coinciding with the annual Hemingway Days Celebration in Key West, Florida, is a world-class fishing event drawing anglers eager to test the waters on… SEE MORE

"Python Challenge" in the Keys

Miami Beach, FL August 5 - August 14

This August, you can help control the invasive Burmese python, which does not belong in the ecosystem of the Florida Keys and poses a threat to native wildlife. The Florida Python Challenge®is an exciting conservation effort which helps protect the rare Everglades habitat and the animals that live there from… SEE MORE

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The History of Fireworks

7/4/2022 by Editor

By Alexis Stempien. On America's first Fourth of July celebration in 1777, fireworks were one color: orange. There were no elaborate sparkles, no red, white, and blue stars -- nothing more than a few glorified (although uplifting) explosions in the sky. As it turns out, although we've been lighting fireworks… SEE MORE

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Police To Use Drones to Monitor Illegal Fireworks

7/4/2022 by Editor

By Rachel Showalter. This year will be the first time some Central Coast cities are using drone technology to monitor illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July. Most cities have some regulations to enforce safe and legal fireworks. Still, every year, many areas see an increased use of illegal fireworks.… SEE MORE

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Rare Black Gar Caught in Texas

7/3/2022 by Editor

By Captain Experiences Angler Surprise: Rare Black Alligator Gar Caught in Texas During another successful day of fly fishing for redfish, Captain Justin and angler Terrel Maguire happened upon an actual fish of a lifetime. Justin will tell you that seeing gator gar in the Texas coastal marsh is “very… SEE MORE

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Safety Tips for Night Boating

7/3/2022 by Editor

By Discover Boating. There are many reasons why you may find yourself out on the water after dark. You may be night fishing, taking a moonlit romantic cruise or getting back after a dinner that ran long. Night boating is different from day excursions and adds particular challenges. The good… SEE MORE