Unwind during your evening surface intervals. Enjoy drinks and dinner, meet the REEF staff and board. It's the weekend! You're on vacation!
Welcome Party - Thursday Night - Bayside Grille
Thursday, August 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm - Come enjoy cocktail hour or a waterfront dinner with REEF Board and staff members at the Bayside Grille during this opening night, no-host social. The Bayside Grille is an open-air restaurant featuring delicious food and refreshing drinks in a Keys-casual atmosphere. Bayside Grille offers fresh local seafood, dinner and wine specials, and the most-photographed sunset in Key Largo. There will be live music by the Steve Venini Band, an acoustic Americana/folk rock group. Come by at your leisure between 7 and 9 pm (sunset is about 8pm). Bayside Grille, 99530 Overseas Highway, Key Largo (directly behind DiGiorgio’s Café Largo), 305-451-3380
RSVP for the Welcome Party when you register for REEF Fest.
Open House - Friday Night - REEF Headquarters
Friday August 9th, 6:00pm-9:00pm - Visit our Open House social to mingle with REEF Board members and staff, and to tour the REEF office, the oldest building in the Upper Keys. There will be appetizers, beer, wine, and great raffle prizes. Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach will be signing books. Drop by anytime. REEF HQ, 98300 Overseas Highway, Key Largo (in the median), 305-852-0030
RSVP for the Open House when you register for REEF Fest.
Dinner Cruise - Saturday Night - Island Time
REEF Fest Celebration Cruise and Dinner aboard Island Time, Saturday August 10th, 6:30pm-9:30pm Join us for a sunset cruise and dinner aboard Key Largo’s paddlewheel dinner cruise boat, Island Time. Step aboard Island Time for a three hour adventure in the Blackwater Sound with fellow REEF Fest attendees. Enjoy dinner, live music, dancing, two cash bars, conch blowing contest, limbo contest, underwater photography slideshows and more!
All attendees can enjoy one Caribbean Breeze rum punch drink at the Caribbean Club (next to the Island Time) during check-in and while waiting for the boat to depart. The dinner will be catered by the Conch House restaurant.
Tickets are required and can be purchased ahead of time through this website. Cost is $60 per person. Tickets are limited; if any tickets remain at REEF Fest, they will be available for purchase at REEF HQ during the weekend. Your ticket includes a limited edition "Coral Reef" print by marine artist Rogest.
Check-in at the boat starts at 5:45pm, the cruise will depart at 6:30pm and return to the dock at 9:30pm. Island Time departs next to the Caribbean Club, 104080 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, 305-453-0001.
Island Time Dinner Cruise is a ticketed event.
Click here to purchase your ticket.