Hemingway Days in Key West celebrates the literary success and lifestyle of Ernest Hemingway, one of America’s most famous writers. Every year, to honor Hemingway’s birthday, Key West comes to life with lively literary events.
Every fall, the beautiful water off of the coast of Key West is a proving ground where professional boat racers push the limits. With three days of racing and seven full days of events, the Key West World Championships is a fun time to be on our special island.
Spring break is a special time of year to visit Key West. Because Key West is great for people who are looking for a different spring break experience, there's a nice mix of travelers. From fisherman to artists to families, there's something for everyone on Key West.
Key West's Conch Republic Independence Celebration is a fun annual event that honors our eccentric community with 10 days of fun races and parties. Every April, people come from all over to celebrate the independence of Key West and the entire Florida Keys.
The Key West Songwriters Festival is one of the largest songwriting events in the world. Every May, for over 20 years, music fans, performers, and Key West locals have gathered together to enjoy music at many of Key West’s most popular beaches, boats, bars, resorts, and Historic Theatres.
The Key West Lobsterfest is a fun annual event that marks the beginning of Lobster Season on Key West. Lobster lovers from all over the world come to Key West to celebrate lobster with free concerts, great food, and the biggest party of the summer.
Key West Fantasy Fest is an exciting annual event that takes place in October. Every fall, the streets of Key West come to life for 10 days of unbelievable costumes, parades, and parties. Since its inception in 1979, The Key West Fantasy Fest has become one of the biggest events in Key West.
Thanksgiving on Key West will be extra special this year as our island community gives thanks for the love and support we’ve experienced in the wake of hurricane IRMA. On Key West, we have a lot to be thankful for, and we’re happy to share this gratitude with our guests.
Key West is a special place to enjoy the Christmas season. During the holidays, Key West lights up with fun festivities and offers a unique atmosphere to celebrate this exciting time of year. If you’re looking to escape the cold, and enjoy a Christmas holiday full of sun and artistic events, Key West is the perfect place.