Key West Spring Break 2023

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 2022.

March to April


Warm-Up from a Long Winter

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

6. 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 18th and 19th, 2022 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.

5. 60th Annual Conch Shell Blowing Contest – DATE and TIME TBA

Celebrate the historical significance of the Conch Shell on the island of Key West. Usually held in March in the garden of the Oldest House, 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 60 years.

4. Bars and Parties

There’s a party every night of the year here in Key West 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.

3. Beaches and Snorkeling

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.  There are also many boating excursions to take you to sandbars and through mangroves.

2. Theater, Music, and Art

Key West is known for its artistic vibe and professional theater, outdoor and indoor concert and live music venues and its art galleries and museums. 

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.

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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