Key West Events

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

12/01/2021 to 07/31/2022

Founded in 1965, the Key West Fishing Tournament is an annual fishing competition that runs from January to August.  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 2022

07/19/2022 to 07/24/2022

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 2022 - 26th Annual!

08/11/2022 to 08/14/2022

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 Womenfest 2022

September 7-11th, 2022

Womenfest has attracted a diverse group of woman since its inception decades ago.  The festival offers a wide range of activities for those who want to socialize, feel comfortable being themselves, soak up some sun, then party, laugh and dance the night away. The schedule of events will be added here soon.

 

 

 Fantasy Fest 2022, Cult Classics & Cartoon Chaos

 10-21 to 10-30, 2022

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 2022

11-3 to 11-5, 2022

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 - 2022

11/06/2022 to 11/13/2022

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 2022

Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27, 2022

Thanksgiving on the isle of 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 Hannukah and Christmas Holidays 2022

11/23/2022 to 12/28/2022

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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New Year's Eve Welcoming 2023 Celebrations!

Key West is a magical place to ring in the New Year!  With usually balmy temperatures at midnight, island style countdowns dropping everything and everyone from famous drag queens to slices of key lime pie happen all over the island.  Enjoy festive parties, acclaimed street food or fine island dining, and ring in 2023 in island style!

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Key West Food and Wine Festival 2023

Wednesday, January 25 to Sunday, January 29, 2023

Experience the 2023 Key West Food & Wine Festival! Held from Wednesday, January 25 to Sunday, January 29, 2023, 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 2023

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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Conch Republic Independence Celebration - 41st Annual - 2023

April 14th through 23rd 2023

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 2023

05/03/2023 to 05/07/2023

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 2023

06/07/2023 to 06/11/2023

Key West Pride 2023 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 2023!

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