Key Largo — First of the Florida Keys!

Key Largo, called "the first of the Florida Keys," because of its northernmost location along the Florida Keys chain, is an hour's drive from South Florida's two major airports. Yet it is a world away. Home to two state parks, a national park, a national marine sanctuary, Key Largo boasts some of the most fascinating botanical scenery in the state.
 
Come on down to the Florida Keys Jan. 11-19, 2013, and enjoy a multi-sensory experience as Key Largo and Islamorada's culinary experts step up to the "palate" to present nearly 30 tasty food, wine and spirits events. Enjoy 10 glorious days of culinary events, cooking demonstrations, themed wine dinners, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows and the Festival Finale "A Grand Tasting." What better reason to "Uncork" and unwind in the Florida Keys.
 

Key Largo Food & Wine Festival

Visitors can discover their personal palate as Key Largo's culinary experts present plentiful pairings with tropical seafood during the island's Food and Wine Festival, a tasty annual event set for July 27 through Aug. 5. The festival's finale, "A Taste of Key Largo," is planned for 4-8 pm Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Sundowners bayside beach and restaurant complex. There, local chefs are to prepare signature dishes for visitors to sample as experts uncork a grand selection of wines. More details on the 10-day gastronomical delight are at keylargofoodandwinefestival.com.