What festivals and special events does the Florida Keys have?

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Stephanie Goldberg Glazer

A number of fabulous festivals take place in the Florida Keys each year. The most popular, Fantasy Fest, is held each October and is a weeklong festival of body painting, parties, parades and more. It is not for the faint of heart, however, and you should probably leave the kids at home for this one.
The Key West Food and Wine Festival takes place every January. The delicious fest includes four days of wine tastings, wine dinners, seminars and more. It is an intimate wine experience that is never overly crowded and always a great time.
Other fun events include lobster mini season, which involves catching lobsters for two days on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, right before the official season opens, and mid-September’s Poker Run, which invites thousands of motorcyclists to travel Overseas Highway for charity, making stops along the way to pick up cards. The ten best hands then compete for a grand prize in a Texas hold’em.

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