REEF Fest Socials Events

RSVP for social events when you register for REEF Fest!



Welcome Party - Thursday Night - 

Thursday, December 7th, 6:00pm-9:00pm 
- This year, REEF will kick off REEF Fest at the Murray Nelson Government Center with an evening sunset picnic followed by our opening seminar. REEF will serve beer, wine, sandwiches, and snacks, followed by a guest speaker.  Come at 6pm to enjoy the Keys atmosphere and a stunning sunset. Seminars will begin at 7:30pm. 



REEF Interpretive Center Ribbon Cutting - Friday Night - REEF Headquarters

Friday, December 8th, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Join the Open House social to mingle with REEF Board members and staff and tour the REEF office, the oldest building in the Upper Keys. We will also unveil the  REEF Interpretive Center, our latest campus addition.There will be great raffle prizes, appetizers and a cash bar with wine and beer provided by Florida Keys Brewing Company. Drop by anytime. REEF HQ, 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo (in the median).





For the Love of the Sea - Saturday Night

Sponsored by Divers Alert Network

For the Love of the Sea - Annual REEF Fest Banquet, Saturday, December 9th, 6:00pm-10:00pm  Join in an evening of celebrations and fun!  Connect with old and new friends over dinner, drinks, and a beautiful sunset on Key Largo's bayside. Tickets for this celebration include a three course meal, plus hors d'oeuvres and a full service liquor bar. Enjoy live music, friends, delicious food and fun - alongside fantastic silent auction items! 


Baked brie and fig preserves in phyllo cups, toasted french baguette topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, drizzled over with a balsamic glaze, and roasted asparagus sticks with baked sweet plantain wrapped in prosciutto de parma


Field greens with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pear slices, almonds, and feta cheese served with citrus vinaigrette


Apricot glazed chicken breast, vegetable lasagna with zucchini, eggplant, squash, spinach, and tomato confit (vegan), sweet plantains, herbed rice, and dinner rolls


Indulgent chocolate and vanilla cakes with buttercream icing


Local craft beer provided by the Florida Keys Brewing Company, alongside assorted wines and a full service liquor bar.

Join us at 103674 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, the open air venue on the Bayside next to Quiescence Diving Services Inc.

Tickets are required and can be purchased ahead of time through this website. Purchase tickets by December 1st and receive a free REEF Fest gift bag including a special edition REEF Fest T-shirt, upon check in. Tickets are $65 per person or $750 to sponsor a table of 8. Sponsored tables receive premium benefits. For more information on table sponsorship, click here.

No pets allowed. Tickets are limited; if any tickets remain at REEF Fest, they will be available for purchase at REEF Headquarters during the weekend. 

If purchasing more than one ticket, please make a note of your guest(s) names in the comment box at checkout.

 For the Love of the Sea is a ticketed event.

Click here to purchase your ticket.



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