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Meet our April pet of the month Margaret. This sweet girl was a Katrina rescue from the Gulfport shelter and was just 5 months old when the hurricane hit. She was adopted at 11 months old when a van load of pets drove up to Arlington,Virginia from the Gulfport shelter for adoption
Margaret is a quiet, curious dog. She is an early riser...up with the chickens, but lots of naps during the day. She loves Key West because everyone is so dog friendly...even many of the restaurants allow her to come visit.
She loves Ambrosia! She finds Amy, the cat, utterly fascinating even though Amy does not feel the same way about her.
Per Margaret a donation has been made to the Humane Society of South Mississippi.
Besides the great April weather there are some terrific events going on in Key West, check out the list below!
April 17 - 26
33rd Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration
With activities ranging from wacky bed races to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic's 10 day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys.
Taste of Key West
Scores of area restaurants present mouthwatering samples of their cuisine to benefit AIDS Help Inc. The culinary celebration takes place at the Truman Waterfront overlooking Key West Harbor.
April 30 - May 3
Key West Paddleboard Classic
During this ocean paddleboard race, participants enjoy a challenging 12 mile course over crystal blue waters, circling Key West through scenic mangroves, passing by the Historic Seaport district and more. The race around Key West is open to paddlers on stand up paddleboards, prone boards, outrigger canoes, dory boats, surf skis and kayaks.
Sixth Annual Florida Keys Ocean Festival and Waterfront Craft Show
Presented by Florida based Mote Marine Laboratory, the family friendly free admission Ocean Festival is set for 11 am to 6pm. 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.
Monthly Artisan Market - Mote Marine Ocean Festival Edition
The Key West Artisan Market is a vibrant, open air bazaar filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine, craftspeople, performers, fresh produce, baked goods, cheese and flowers, craft beer and wine from residents representing the diversity of creativity, ingenuity and locally made products of the Keys and Key West. Held the first Sunday of the month, outdoors at the Restaurant Store. Free family and pet friendly event.