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KEY WEST AND FLORIDA KEYS ANNUAL EVENTS

January

Annual Tennessee in Key West Seminar
A four-day celebration of Tennessee Williams’ works includes remembrances of Williams by friends and acquaintances. Call (888) 293-9291 for more information.

Annual Key West Food and Wine Festival
A four-day culinary event
Call (305) 292-1622 for more information

February

Old Island Days Arts Festival
Fine art takes center stage in Key West during this festival going strong for almost four decades. Call (305) 294-1241 for more information.

Pigeon Key Art Festival
Art festival takes place on the Marathon Community Park MM 49. Call (305) 289-9555 for more information.

March

Islamorada All-Tackle Bonefish Tournament
This all-release tournament features trophies and prizes. Call (305) 852-7706 for more information.

Marathon Seafood Festival
Great locally caught seafood cooked by anglers with live music at an annual extravaganza is staged by the Marathon Chamber of Commerce. Call (305) 743-5417 for more information.

Conch Shell Blowing Contest
As part of Old Island Days, contestants gather to produce novel sounds in a competition going strong for more than four decades. Call (305) 743-5417 for more information.

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Annual Ladies Tarpon Tournament
This all-release tournament staged annually for some three decades is for women only. Call (305) 743-6139 for more information.

Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Parades, bed races, parties and all-around wackiness commemorate the unofficial April 23, 1982 founding of the Conch Republic. Call (305) 296-0213 for more information.

Robert Frost Poetry Festival
Poetry writing contest and workshop are staged at historic sites including the Robert Frost Cottage at Key West’s Heritage House Museum where the poet spent many winters. Call (305) 296-3573 for more information.

Annual Taste of Key West
A benefit for Key West's AIDS Help Inc. - Area restaurants present samples of their cuisine. Call (305) 296-6196

May

Taste of Islamorada
For more than a decade, the area’s best chefs have provided island dishes for all to enjoy. Call (305) 664-4503 for more information.

Barley Bay Festival
Reef cleanup and concert benefit the Keys marine environment. Call (305) 451-4040 for more information.

June

Cuban American Heritage Festival
Cuban culture and customs are showcased in Key West during this mid-month festival. Call (305) 295-9665 for more information.

PrideFest Key West
Festival honors diversity, openness and freedom of a city consistently recognized as one of the world’s top gay and lesbian vacation destinations. Call (305) 292-3223 for more information.

Marathon Super Boat Grand Prix
High-speed power boats race in the heart of the Florida Keys. Call (305) 296-6166 for more information.

July

Annual Underwater Music Festival
Reef preservation is emphasized in the underwater radio broadcast for divers and snorkelers. Call (305) 872-2411 for more information.

Hemingway Days Festival
The legendary author’s work and lifestyle are highlighted, along with a look-alike contest. Call (305) 296-2388 for more information.

Reef Awareness Week
Spearheaded by the Reef Relief organization, the weeklong event showcases North America’s only living coral barrier reef with activities for all ages. Call (305) 294-3100 for more information.

August

September

Key West Poker Run
Motorcycles cruise from Miami to Key West to raise money for local charities. Call (305) 292-1177 for more information.

WomenFest
A lesbian-oriented festival of art shows, sailing and snorkeling, comedy performances and other activity. Call (305) 296-2491 for more information.

October

Fantasy Fest
In Key West, late October’s Fantasy Fest tops itself in wackiness every year. Call (305) 296-1817 for more information.

Florida Keys Birding & Wildlife Festival
Marathon and the Lower Keys - A celebration of Florida Keys wildlife at the peak of the fall birding season. Presentations and field trips focus on education. Call (305) 743-3900 for more information.

Goombay Festival
2 day street fair in Key West's historic Bahama Village. Call (305) 747-4544 for more information.

November

Parrot Heads in Paradise Convention
National and international clubs of Jimmy Buffett fans flock to the island that inspired the singer/songwriter/author’s hits like Margaritaville.

Pirates in Paradise Festival
Late November through early December brings the Pirates in Paradise Festival to the Historic Seaport and other areas throughout Key West. Stuntmen, historic re-enactors and improvisational actors invade Key West with mock sea battles and more. Call (305) 296-9694 for more information.

Annual Corvettes in Paradise
The Florida Keys Corvette Club hosts a display of classic and modern cars. Call (305) 872-9641 for more information.

December

Annual Island Art Fair
On Big Pine Key, this nearly two-decade old event features artists, crafters and vendors displaying and selling. Call (305) 872-2411 for more information.

Key Largo Christmas Boat Parade
Decorated boats parade along the shoreline of Blackwater Sound. Call (305) 451-1592 for more information.

Key West Holiday Parade
Early December parade through Old Town kicks off the holiday season. Call (305) 292-8135 for more information.

Key West Boat Parade
Decorated and lighted boats cruise through Key West Harbor and the waters of the Historic Seaport. Call (305) 292-3773 for more information.

Key West New Year's Eve Celebrations
Throughout Old Town - Parts of Duval are blocked to traffic and the party is brought into the street.


Full Moon Parties - Islamorada Full Moon Parties typically begin a minimum of 1 hour before sunset and last until... well, you could say until everyone eventually wanders off. Full Moon Parties are currently scheduled throughout the year. To find out more about upcoming dates please call Morada Bay Beach Café at 305.664.0604...read more


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