Key West 4th of July offers exciting events for the entire family. Celebrate Independence Day in Key West with a tour of historic Old Town all dolled up in American decorations, indulging in key lime pie, and, of course, watching a spectacular fireworks display. Whether you're interested in viewing from land or water, Key West is one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July 2020.
Use our guide to help you plan your Key West 4th of July activities. Here are some ideas for last year's 4th of July.
Key Lime Pie Festival
Thurs July 4 - July 7
The Key Lime Festival is a four-day event of all things lime. The 8th Annual Key Lime Pie Festival features a pie-eating contest, a scavenger hunt, a martini and margarita competition, a guided tour, and more. Learn about the history of key limes and have your hand at judging Key West’s best creations. There are also private culinary events taking place throughout the weekend. Buy your tickets soon, as they are expected to sell out.
Jump aboard a Fury Catamaran for a fireworks display on Thursday, July 4th. This special holiday trip includes drinks and snacks while watching the fireworks over the water. Tickets are expected to sell out for Fury’s 4th of July Celebration, so grab your tickets soon. There are four specific events to chose from, including a sunset sail and glass bottom boat excursion. Departure time ranges from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
MarineMax 4th Annual July Getaway
The annual MarineMax Naples Yacht Center in Key West is hosting its annual 4th of July Getaway along Front Street. Put on your favorite patriotic attire for the event and prepare for an evening of fireworks, drinks, and food. The party takes place on the docks and offers a scenic spot to catch the fireworks displayed from White Street Pier.
Rotary Club of Key West 4th of July 5k Run/Walk
Need to fit in a little exercise before an afternoon of food and drinks? The race starts and ends at Edward Knight Pier. Proceeds go toward the local Rotary Club of Key West. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. and cost is $25 for runners and walkers. The price increases to $30 the day prior to the race.
Old Town Trolley
Celebrate the 4th of July with a tour of Key West on the Old Town Trolley. Go on a tour of Key West to see all of the area’s best attractions with 4th of July decorations and festivities. The Old Town Trolley is the area’s favorite sightseeing tours. The Old Town Trolley will be running normal hours on the holiday.
Best Spots to Watch Fireworks in Key West
Let’s face it, the 4th of July is all about the fireworks. If you’re seeking the perfect spot to catch the fireworks show, you have a few choices. Fireworks go off at White Street Pier just after the sun goes down. Smathers Beach and Higgs Beach are two favorite spots to view the show. Come prepared early as these locations can get crowded quickly.
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