Join in the celebration at REEF Fest 2021! All socials are free and open to the public, with the exception of the For the Love of the Sea, which is a ticketed event. You can RSVP for the socials and purchase tickets to 'For the Love of the Sea' by registering online for REEF Fest here.
Open House Welcome Gathering -- Thursday, Oct. 14 at REEF Campus
REEF Fest Happy Hour Social -- Friday, Oct. 15 at Murray Nelson Government Center
For the Love of the Sea Celebration-- Saturday, Oct. 16 -- Tickets Required -- See details below
Open House Welcome Gathering
Date: Thursday, Oct. 14
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 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 and wine will be available.
REEF Fest Happy Hour Social
Date: Friday, October 15
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm, followed by presentation from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 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 presentation from REEF Co-Founders Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach.
For the Love of the Sea Celebration
Date: Saturday, Oct. 16
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: 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. Mingle with fellow attendees and browse the silent auction, benefiting REEF's marine conservation programs. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $75 per person and include a variety of sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres and quick bites, along with delicious desserts. An open bar with local craft beer, wine, liquor and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages is also included. Tickets may be purchased online during REEF Fest registration. Tickets are limited; if any tickets remain at REEF Fest, they will be available for purchase at the REEF Campus during the weekend.
No pets please.
The evening's menu will include a variety of passed appetizers served from 5:30-6:30 pm. Food stations will be open from 7-8:30pm to enjoy at your leisure. To maximize engagement and socializing, there will not be any formal program for the evening. Scattered seating throughout the property will be available.
Piemento cheese and bacon wonton crisps
Sausage and asiago stuffed mushrooms
Asiago and spinach pouches (vegetarian)
Focaccia - tomato, onion, olive (vegan)
Brats in a blanket with spicy mustard
Classic beef sliders
Marinated chicken sliders
Handmade pastry filled with variety of savory meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and cheeses
Francese – chicken, mushroom, sage, gruyere cheese
Espana – chorizo, onion, roasted peppers, manchego cheese
Italian - ground beef and pork, marinara Sauce, parmesan cheese
Asian – ground pork, fresh ginger, scallions, garlic, hoisin glaze
Greek – ground lamb, cumin, mint, tzatziki
Veggie Station (All options at this station are vegan)
Gilled veggie pierogies with mushroom, cabbage, and onion
Stuffed cabbage rolls filled with rice and vegetables
Baker's choice selection of delicious freshly baked sweets and coffee
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of REEF Fest and the large number of guests who attend, no refunds are available for cancellation or no shows for the 'For the Love of the Sea' event.