Sunset Picnic - Thursday, September 20
REEF Headquarters Open House - Friday, September 21
For the Love of the Sea Banquet - Saturday, September 22
Farewell Breakfast - Sunday, September 23
Thursday, September 20, 6:00 to 8:30 pm - Murray Nelson Government Center
This year, REEF will kick off REEF Fest at the Murray Nelson Government Center with an evening sunset picnic followed by our opening seminar. Come at 6pm for food and drink; relax with friends and check out this year's silent auction. Then wander outside and enjoy the Key's atmosphere and a stunning sunset at 7:20. Opening announcements and seminar will begin at 7:30 pm.
Hamburgers and hot dogs sponsored and served by Centennial Bank. Bring your water bottles as Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority will have water stations and REEF will provide beverages.
Friday, September 21, 6:00 to 9:00 pm - REEF Headquarters
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. 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, September 22, 6:00-10:00pm
For the Love of the Sea - Annual REEF Fest Banquet, Saturday, September 22, 6:00-10:00pm.
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!
Parmesan crostini with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and basil
Mushrooms stuffed with artichokes, spinach, and parmesan cheese
Fresh fruit and assorted cheeses
Spinach salad with goat cheese, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and tomatoes with raspberry vinaigrette
Roasted red potatoes, fresh asparagus, and pasta primavera
With choice of:
Morada style chicken with breadcrumbs, tomatoes, scallions, parmesan cheese, and key lime butter
Local Mahi Mahi with a mango salsa (U.S. Atlantic Mahi Mahi is a 'Best Choice' fish according to the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program)
Vegan and Vegetarian guests will receive a larger dinner portion of the pasta primavera
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.
Tickets are required and can be purchased ahead of time through this website. Purchase tickets by September 7th 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.
103674 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, the open air venue on the Bayside, next to Quiescence Diving Services Inc.
Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - REEF Headquarters
Join us on Sunday morning for our farewell event. The continental breakfast will include complimentary pastries, bagels, fruit, coffee, and mimosas. Drop by anytime and mingle with REEF staff, Board, and other members before you head back to the mainland.