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Key West Spring Break 2019

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Friday, March 1, 2019 - 08:30 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 20:30
Category: Holiday Celebrations

Enjoy Spring Break in Key West

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. On this page, we’ll highlight the top 6 reasons to visit Key West for Spring Break in 2019.

Key West Spring Break

Throughout spring break, Key West comes to life with lively parties and interesting events. The weather is warming up, and the swimming, fishing, and snorkeling are great during March and April. The Annual House and Garden tours run in mid-March and there are lots of theater performances. After a long winter, there’s nothing better than spending spring break in Key West. 

Top 6 Reasons to Visit Key West for Spring Break

5. Annual House & Garden Tour 

Every year, the Old Island Restoration Foundation offers tours of many of Key West finest homes and gardens. Running on March 16th and 17th, you’ll have the chance to see Key West’s eclectic style up close. Highlights include exquisite restorations, interiors full of art collections, and gardens that show the many original styles of Key West.


Key West Home

4. Conch Shell Blowing Contest

Celebrate the historical significance of the Conch Shell on Key West. On March 3rd, in the garden of the Oldest House on 322 Duval Street, contestants test their Conch Blowing prowess by creating music with a conch shell. Free and open to all ages, the annual Conch Blowing contest is a Key West tradition that spans 50 years.

Key West Conches

3. Bars and Parties

On Key West, there’s a party every night of the year, and during spring break it’s especially lively on Duval Street and Mallory Square. Street performers are out and it’s easy to find live music and dancing at Key West’s many bars. Unlike other spring break destinations, Key West is not overrun with college kids. The soul of Key West is ever present and mixes well with the fun and excitement of spring break.

2. Beaches and Snorkeling

Key West Beaches

In March, it gets hotter in Key West and the ocean warms up. The beaches of Key West aren’t overcrowded and there are tons of snorkeling options in the water surrounding Key West. Key West is full of nice spots to relax and work on your tan.

2. Theater, Music, and Art

Key West is known for its artistic vibe and professional theater. In March 2019, the Waterfront Playhouse presents Hand to God and Avenue Q. The Fringe Theater presents Vincent Zito’s Bernstein on Broadway. And at the Key West Theater, you can witness musical performances by George Winston and Mike Love. Spring break in Key West gives is full of stimulating performances.

1. March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament 

Key West is famous for fishing. In March, anglers participate in the March Merkin Invitational Permit Tournament, a charity flats-and-fly-only tournament, held at the Key West Yacht Harbor Marina on Stock Island.  This event includes a kick-off dinner and a silent auction. Spots are limited, so get your application in ASAP.

Merkin Fishing Key West

Experience the Excitement of Key West Spring Break

Thank you for checking out the top reasons to visit Key West for Spring Break. Choosing to visit Key West in the spring is the perfect way to invigorate your soul and boost your energy after a long winter.


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