KWAA Newsletter – July 2023
Kids Keys Deals
We are happy to inform you that the annual promotion of Key West Attractions Association, “Kids Free | Florida Keys” is returning this Fall with a new name: Kids Keys Deals!This promotion is aimed at boosting the leisure travel market demand during the traditionally slow period.
The Key West Attractions Association is inviting all members and non-members to participate in a mission to boost business! The more partners involved, the greater the impact on the market. We encourage you to offer no or low-cost meals, discounted activities, or complimentary items/accommodations when an adult item is purchased for kids 12 and under. Or make your own creation! This promotion will run from September 5th to October 15th, 2023, and is targeted towards both residents and tourists. Your offer will be featured on KidsKeysDeals.com, and customers can download a redeemable coupon for their records if they choose.
To be a part of the Key West Attractions Association’s Kids Keys Deals, kindly fill out this form and promptly return it to Monica Munoz by either mailing it to P.O. Box 4342, Key West, FL 33041 or email [email protected] for a digital submission. If you have any additional queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your participation!
MEMBER NEWS AND EVENTS
We’ve Got the Keys
Fantasy Fest Call to Artists – Submission Deadline August 14th at 5 pm
The Florida Keys Council of the Arts and Fantasy Fest 2023 “Uniforms and Unicorns” requests artists to submit their vision of this year’s theme for the Annual Fantasy Fest Poster and T-shirt contest presented in partnership with Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Remember, The Florida Keys & The Navy are celebrating their bicentennial this year! The winning selections that best represent the 2023 theme will become the official Fantasy Fest poster OR the official T-shirt.
For more details: Click here
To submit your artwork: Click here
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
On July 24th, we celebrated our flamingos, Rhett and Scarlett, living at the conservatory for 10 years! See below a picture of them when they first moved to the conservatory as flaminglets and a photo of them on their anniversary.
The Gardens Hotel
Live music nightly 5 – 7 pm and 20% off all wine bottle purchases!
Shipwreck Treasures Museum
This month in Shipwreck history: Wreck of the Isaac Allerton.
August 1856: Captain Roswell Baldwin of the Isaac Allerton set sail from New York harbor. In its cargo, the ship carried fine Italian marble destined for the U.S. Customs House in New Orleans. Yet the ill-fated ship never arrived. On the night of August 27th, the Isaac Allerton encountered a hurricane off the Florida Keys. On Captain’s orders, the crew cut the masts and weighed the anchor to keep the ship from being ground to pieces on the reef. All efforts to save her proved futile and she struck bottom on Washerwoman Shoal, 15 miles southeast of Key West, in the early hours of August 28th, 1856. The Isaac Allerton immediately began to break apart and Captain Baldwin wasted no time rounding up all those aboard to abandon ship. All personal effects were left where they lay in the cabins and quarters, where some of them remained undiscovered for almost 130 years. The crew and passengers were rescued later that day by Key West Wreckers and not a single life was lost.
The Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum is home to numerous artifacts salvaged from the Isaac Allerton, including items from the Captain’s Cabin, seen here on display.
Summer of Fury- Save up to $30* with promo code FURY
The water’s warm and these deals are hot! From parasailing to reef snorkeling, choose from a variety of water adventures and save on them ALL! So pick your trips and get ready to enjoy a much-deserved vacation in paradise! Limited Time offer so book today.