REEF Fest 2021 is an annual celebration of marine conservation in Key Largo, Florida. This year's event is taking place on October 14-17 and we hope you'll join us for ocean-themed seminars, eco-excursions like diving, snorkeling, and kayaking, and fun social gatherings. Each evening of REEF Fest features a different social event, allowing for plenty of time to mingle with REEF members, enjoy delicious food and drink, and connect with fellow ocean enthusiasts. Most REEF Fest events are free to attend, but pre-registration is requested. You can register online for REEF Fest by clicking here. If you have already registered, we can't wait to see you soon!

Check out all the details for REEF Fest 2021 by visiting We hope to see you in Key Largo this fall!

REEF Fest 2021 Social Events

Open House Welcome Gathering: Thursday, October 14 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
REEF Campus (98300 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037)

We're kicking off REEF Fest with our annual REEF Campus Open House! Before you head out for dinner, drop by the historic Headquarters building, walk the Native Plants Trail, and tour the Interpretive Center while mingling with fellow conservationists. Local craft beer from Florida Keys Brewing Company and wine will be available. This event is free to attend.

REEF Fest Happy Hour Social: Friday, October 15 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm, followed by keynote seminar presented by Dr. Richard Smith
Murray Nelson Government Center (102050 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037)

Mingle with friends while enjoying happy hour food and drinks. Following the social, we will head back inside the auditorium for a keynote presentation from marine biologist Dr. Richard Smith. This event is free to attend.

For the Love of the Sea Celebration - Tickets Required: Saturday, October 16 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm
103674 Overseas Hwy. Key Largo, FL 33037, an outdoor waterfront venue located next to Quiescence Diving Services on Key Largo's Blackwater Sound

Enjoy food, drinks, live music, silent auction, and a beautiful sunset over the waters of Florida Bay. Tickets are available for $75 per person and may be purchased online when you register for REEF Fest. Tickets include a variety of sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres and quick bites, along with delicious desserts and an open bar with local craft beer from Florida Keys Brewing Company, plus wine, liquor, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. Passed appetizers will be served from 5:30-6:30 pm. Food stations will be open from 7-8:30pm to enjoy at your leisure. To see the full menu, please visit To maximize engagement and socializing, there will not be any formal program for the evening. Scattered seating throughout the property will be available. Thank you to our caterer, A Moveable Feast, for providing in-kind support for this event.