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Meet October's pet of the month Skipper Conrad. A real lover boy who enjoys wearing many outfits. Skipper is as friendly as can be and is always willing to jump into a warm lap.
He loves all people and most dogs. Skipper is 8 years old and hails from St. Augustine where he can be found running the beach most days.
When Skipper is in Key West he enjoys playing in the ocean especially on the sandbars with his cousins.
Skipper loves the staff at Ambrosia because he always receives the red carpet treatment. Per Skipper a donation will be made to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon.
Key West / October 17 – 18
Held in Key West's historic Bahama Village neighborhood, the lively Goombay is known for its island-style food, arts and crafts, nonstop live entertainment and dancing in the streets.
Key West / October 17 – 26
This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant costume competitions including one for pets, promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island bands and lavish floats. More than 40 masquerade contests, themed parties, parades and other spectacles are to challenge the creativity of mask and costume designers.
Key West / October 21
This "over the top" contest includes an extravagant show with lots of Key West razzle dazzle, and is a competition "head and shoulders" above the rest with contestants judged from the shoulders up! Major cash prizes including a $1,500 grand prize. Tickets sell out quickly! Held at the Southernmost on the Beach, 508 South Street.
Key West / October 29 – November 2
Several thousand fans of singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett, known as Parrot Heads, make an annual pilgrimage to the subtropical island that inspired many of Buffett's hits. As well as sharing an appreciation for Buffett's music and the tropical lifestyle it promotes, Parrot Head club members focus on charitable, environmental, educational and humanitarian activities.
November 2–9, 2014
Super Boat International returns with teams from all around the world who compete April through October in the National Series Points races and conclude in November for the famous Key West World Championships. High-speed offshore powerboats race in Key West Harbor and surrounding waters to continue Key West's longstanding tradition in this annual challenge, known internationally as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing. A portion of the 6.5-mile course runs through Key West Harbor, meaning smooth water where racers can achieve speeds above 140 mph and provide fans breathtaking displays of skill and power.
Key West / November 5 – 10
Presented by Mercury Racing, this annual event has evolved into a week-long festival format, on the heels of the world famous Fort Lauderdale Int'l Boat Show. November weather is ideal for the scenic ride through the Florida Keys from Miami to Key West, and there are plenty of exciting activities for participants upon arrival. Browse the Key West Poker Run Village, 631 Greene Street. Visit website for entry fees and event activities.
Key West / November 23
The Florida Keys SPCA is to unleash a new event this fall at Higgs Beach Dog Park: The Parade of Paws, to benefit the nonprofit's animal-care fund. The event debuts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dog park off Atlantic Boulevard at Higgs Beach. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the "blessing of the animals" is set for 8:45 a.m., while the fair-like event opens at 9 a.m. with entertainment, contests, food, photos with Santa and other activities. People are asked to collect donation pledges before and then come to parade their pets.