Key West Events

Conch Republic Independence Celebration - 37th Annual - 2020

2020 Event has been canceled.

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. 

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The Key West Songwriters Festival 2020

Due to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19, the Key West Songwriters Festival will be postponed.

05/05/2020 to 05/10/2020

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.

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Key West Pride Week 2020

06/06/2020 to 06/10/2020

Key West Pride 2020 brings downtown Key West to life for five days in June. In just one week, you will experience fun talent shows, pool parties, plays, a street fair, and a big parade. 

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Key West 4th of July 2020

07/01/2020 to 07/07/2020

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. 

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Key West Fishing Tournament

12/01/2019 to 07/31/2020

Founded in 1965, the Key West Fishing Tournament is an annual fishing competition that runs from January to August. Throughout 2020, anglers will compete from boats, land, piers, and bridges around Key West. Special attention is paid to the size and species of fish.

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The 40th Annual Hemingway Days 2020


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.

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Key West Lobsterfest 2020

08/07/2020 to 08/10/2020

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.

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Key West Fantasy Fest 2020

10/16/2020 to 10/24/2020

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.

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Meeting of the Minds 2020 - 29th Annual

10/29/2020 to 10/31/2020

The Meeting of Minds, also called Parrot Heads Week, is a classic Key West event that celebrates the music of Jimmy Buffett, our beloved island singer and songwriter who created the idea of Margaritaville. Every fall, Parrot Heads from all over the world come to Key West for a week of dancing, fun-loving parties, and island pirate celebrations.

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Key West Boat Racing

40th Annual Key West World Championships - 2020

11/08/2020 to 11/15/2020

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.

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Key West Thanksgiving 2020

11/26/2020 to 11/30/2020

Thanksgiving on Key West will be extra special this year. On Key West, we have a lot to be thankful for, and we’re happy to share this gratitude with our guests.

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Key West Christmas 2020

12/01/2020 to 12/26/2020

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. 

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Key West Food and Wine Festival 2021

January 26 to Sunday, February 2, 2021

Experience the 2021 Key West Food & Wine Festival! Held from Wednesday, January 26 to Sunday, February 2, 2021, the Key West Food and Wine Festival is a sequence of wine and food themed events, showcasing a varied range of wines and creative cuisine.


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Key West Spring Break

March to April

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.

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