Key West Events Calendar

APRIL 16TH, 2018 - 23RD ANNUAL "TASTE OF KEY WEST"

Come try out the best food and beverages from local  Key West restaurants at Mallory Square. Proceeds benefits AIDS Help Inc. Gates open at 6 PM.

Book your tickets and get more info by clicking this link: https://keystix.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1053

 

MORE INFO AT http://www.ahmonroe.org/taste-of-key-west-2018-monday-april-16th/

APRIL 20TH - APRIL 29TH - 36TH ANNUAL "CONCH REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION"

Come enjoy this 10 day celebration of Conch Republic's Independence. Take part in fun-filled actvities such as the Wacky Bed Race, and Tall Ship Sea Battle. This celebration epitomizes the eccentric Key West culture. 

MORE INFO AT https://conchrepublic.com/

 

 

APRIL 28TH - KEY WEST PADDLE CLASSIC

Presented by Lazy Dog Adventures, the challenge includes a 12-mile Elite Race around the island and a 4-mile open race. Other events include a kick-off registration party, paddleboard clinics and races for kids.

MORE INFO AT http://lazydog.com/events/paddleboard-classic/

MAY 9TH - MAY 13TH - Key West Songwriter's Festival

The annual showcase of musical magic features America's foremost performing songwriters, with concerts staged in intimate, audience-friendly island settings. The largest festival of its kind in the world celebrates its 23 years as both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

MORE INFO AT http://www.keywestsongwritersfestival.com/

MAY 18TH - MAY 20TH - KEY WEST CO-ED MAHI MASTERS

In this challenge, cash prizes are awarded to the male and female angler scoring the highest total combined weight of three dolphin catches. There is no limit on the number of participating boats.

MORE INFO AT http://wickedtuna.com/event/key-west-co-ed-mahi-masters/

JUNE 6TH - JUNE 10TH - KEY WEST PRIDE FESTIVAL

Key West shows its Pride every day, and this is your chance to be a part of the celebration! The five-day schedule includes daytime pool and beach parties, late-night drag shows, on-the-water adventures ranging from snorkeling and kayaking to glass-bottom boat tours, a street fair, a 10k relay for tutu-wearing runners and walkers, and pageants to select Mr., Miss and Ms. Key West Pride.

MORE INFO AT http://www.keywestpride.org

JUNE 30TH - KEY WEST ISLAND SWIM

The officially sanctioned event is a 12.5-mile swim clockwise around the island of Key West that is open to all age groups. Individual swimmers and relay teams can compete. The route takes swimmers through the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, ending where they began at Higgs Beach. 

MORE INFO AT http://swimaroundkeywest.com/

JUNE 30TH - JULY 4TH - 6TH ANNUAL "KEY LIME FESTIVAL"

A wacky talent show, pie-eating and cooking contests and other tasty temptations await Key West visitors during the annual Key Lime Festival. Four days of culinary events for every taste are planned, including favorites from past years like the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll, and new favorites for Key Lime lovers like The Key Lime Pie Hop.

MORE INFO AT https://key-lime-festival.ticketleap.com/

JULY 18TH - JULY 21ST - HAVANA CLUB KEY WEST MARLIN TOURNAMENT

Anglers ply the waters once fished by writer Ernest Hemingway, vying for $50,000 in guaranteed cash prizes. Held in conjunction with Key West's annual Hemingway Days festival, the event awards $25,000 to the first-place team. Teams can enter one fun fish (dolphin, tuna, wahoo or released sailfish) per day to add to their point total.

MORE INFO AT http://www.keywestmarlin.com/

JULY 19TH - JULY 22ND - 38TH ANNUAL HEMINGWAY LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST

Hosted at world famous Sloppy Joe's Bar on Duval Street,  this contest commerates the legendary American author Ernest Hemingway and celebrates his birthday and achievements. Dozens of Hemingway look-a-likes crowd the streets but only one will be deemed the winner!

 

MORE INFO AT https://sloppyjoes.com/papa-look-alike-contest/

Enter the contest by clicking this link: http://www.papalookalikes.com/

JULY 21ST - HEMINGWAY HALF MARATHON AND 5K RUN

This is the original and oldest ongoing 5K Run in Key West and takes place as part of the the annual Hemingway Days Festival. The race course is a scenic flat course that runs past Key West's most famous landmarks including the Ernest Hemingway Home, the iconic Southernmost Point and the famous Green Parrot Bar.

MORE INFO AT https://www.keywesthalfmarathon.com/hemingway-event-details/

JULY 25TH AND JULY 26TH - MINI LOBSTER SEASON!

The mini 2 day preview to kick off to Lobster season which starts on August 6th. Mini Lobster season invites crowds of divers and fishermen to scour the beautilful Key West waters for fresh delicious Florida Lobster. 

MORE INFO, LOBSTERING RULES AND REGULATIONS AT http://floridalobstering.com/lobster-season/

AUGUST 9TH - AUGUST 12TH - KEY WEST LOBSTER FEST

One of Key West's most anticipated events! Thousands of people flock to the streets to eat fresh lobster at street side stands and tents.

MORE INFO AT http://www.keywestlobsterfest.com/

AUGUST 30TH - SEPTEMBER 3RD - KEY WEST BREW FEST

More than 150 beers and micro-brews are on tap at this "tasty" annual event that benefits the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities.

MORE INFO AT http://www.keywestbrewfest.com/

OCTOBER 19TH - OCTOBER 28TH GOOM BAY & FANTASY FEST

This outrageous 10-day costuming and masking celebration features flamboyant masquerade competitions including one for pets, a headdress ball, exuberant promenades, street fairs and a grand parade that stars marching groups, island-style bands and lavish floats. 

MORE INFO AT http://www.fantasyfest.com/

OCTOBER 31ST - NOVEMBER 4TH "PARROTHEADS" MEETING OF THE MINDS

Parrotheads Unite! Come join Jimmy Buffet fans from across the nation in this fun-filled, or should we say fin-filled, week of great music, margaritas, community events, fundraisers, and more!

MORE INFO AT https://www.phip.com/meeting

NOVEMBER 5TH - NOVEMBER 11TH - POWERBOAT RACES

One of Key West's most anticipated events of the year. Watch in awe as world class speedboat racers zoom around the island of Key West. View the races by land near Mallory Square or by sea if you have your own boat! Nationally televised and thrilling excitement!

VIEW SCHEDULE AT: http://superboat.com/race-schedule/key-west-schedule/