conch indepence
by Historic Key West Vacation Rentals

Fans and friends of the Florida Keys’ Conch Republic can celebrate the irreverent "nation's" 42nd birthday with activities including a tall ship pirate adventure, traditional shrimp boil, sunset boat parade, tour of the USCGC Ingham floating maritime museum, reenactment of the Great Sea Battle of the Conch Republic, performances of "Conch Republic -- The Musical," the World's Longest Parade, Drag Races on Duval Street and more. The annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration commemorates the Keys’ symbolic 1982 secession from the United States and reinvention as the eccentric republic from April 19 - 28, 2024.

Join other citizens of the Conch Republic for the annual Conchy Beach Cleanup on April 19, a fun way to meet other celebrants and to help kick off the annual celebration of Independence in the Florida Keys. Show up and tools will be provided for you. Meet at the Key West Bocce Court parking lot, 1801 White St. The cleanup begins at 8 and runs until 9 a.m. Organized by Plogging the Keys and Help Keep the Conch Republic Beautiful.

Of course, you'll need the perfect home away from home to celebrate your independence,as well. Be uplifted by sunshine at Ashe House. Hardwood floors and high-end finishes are reflected in this home while a bit of Key West charm is revealed. Luxurious finishes, tile floors, gorgeous lighting and ceiling fans adorn the stylishly furnished rooms of Azur Palm. Enjoy the cool breezes and breathtaking sunsets and sunrises from your balcony. From its delightful mosaic-tiled, covered front porch to its back yard dip pool, this My Happy Place will surprise you! Petite yet grand, this home is walkable to many attractions. Reel Paradise invites its guests to enjoy the peace and serenity of island life with new hurricane doors and windows. This beautiful home, with new art and accessories, is so warm and inviting.

What's your state of independence? Be our guests in Key West and discover sunshine, tropical allure, floribbean appeal and freedom!