Key West Events

Conch Republic Independence Celebration - 40th Annual - 2022

Founded April 23, 1982

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 2022

05/04/2022 to 05/08/2022

The Key West Songwriters Festival is one of the largest songwriting events in the world. Every May, for over 20 years, music fans, performers, tourists 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. Artists performing in 2022 will be announced in March of 2022.

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Key West Pride Week 2022

06/01/2022 to 06/05/2022

Key West Pride 2022 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. 2021 saw the return on Pride Follies in May, so we can only hope we see this fun show repeat in 2022!

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Key West 4th of July 2022

07/01/2022 to 07/05/2022

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

12/01/2020 to 07/31/2021

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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Hemingway Days 2021

07/20/2021 to 07/25/2021

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 2021 - 25th Annual!

08/12/2021 to 08/15/2021

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 2022

10/22/2021 to 10/31/2021

"ALL A DAZE FOR A HOLIDAY!"

Key West Fantasy Fest is an exciting annual event that takes place each 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 2021

11/03/2021 to 11/07/2021

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

Race World Offshore Key West Championships - 2021

11/07/2021 to 11/14/2021

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 2021

11/24/2021 to 11/28/2021

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 2021

12/01/2021 to 12/26/2021

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 2022

Wednesday, January 26 to Sunday, January 30, 2022

Experience the 2022 Key West Food & Wine Festival! Held from Wednesday, January 26 to Sunday, January 30, 2022, 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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