Events

Upcoming Events

Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square

January 1 - December 31, 2024
Key West's world-famous Sunset Celebration takes place every evening at Mallory Square close to the foot of Duval Street. Featuring both renowned local and international artists and entertainers, the event invites visitors and locals alike to enjoy the sunset at water's edge. The event begins about two hours ahead of the sunset and ends soon after the sun sets. The performance takes place 365 days...


Tennessee Williams Birthday Party

March 26, 2024 5:00 PM
The Tennessee Williams Museum celebrates the 113th birthday of renowned playwright Tennessee Williams with an array of events in March 2024. The main attraction, a birthday party at the museum on March 26 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, is open to all and features champagne, cake, and the announcement of winners in both the short story and poetry contests. These contests, integral to the celebration, inv...


7 Mile Bridge Run

April 13, 2024 6:00 AM
The Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run will take place on April 13th, 2024. Registration is only available online at 7mbrun.com The race's 1,500 runners will traverse the entire segmental bridge spanning 6.79 miles over open water and connecting Marathon with Ohio Key in the middle of the Florida Keys. In 1982, Marathon Runners Club began a new tradition to mark the official opening of the 7 Mile Bridge. ...


Conch Republic Independence Celebration 2024

April 19 - April 28, 2024
The Conch Republic Independence Celebration 2024 marks its 42nd anniversary with a variety of events showcasing their unique heritage and vibrant culture. Celebrations begin on Friday, April 19th, with an opening ceremony at Mallory Square, including the raising of colors and a Conch Shell-Horn Salute, accompanied by live entertainment. This is followed by a kick-off party and a Conch Shell Blowin...


Key West Songwriters Festival

May 1 - May 5, 2024
The Key West Songwriters Festival, now in its 27th year, stands as the largest event of its kind globally, renowned for propelling the careers of prominent country music artists like Kacey Musgraves, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Michael Ray, Randy Houser, and Maren Morris. This festival has earned a reputation as a career catalyst for emerging talents in the country music scene. Drawing music ...


Key West Pride

June 5 - June 9, 2024
Key West's PRIDE 2024 festival celebrates diversity with a tropical island vibe and a packed schedule of events. The event honors the philosophy of 'One Human Family' and highlights the island's open and accepting atmosphere. The festival's program is filled with unique events starting from Tuesday, June 6, with a pre-opening Pride event, "Real Men Do Drag" charity, to Sunday, June 11 with the Pri...


CFK Swim Around Key West

June 7 - June 8, 2024
The 2024 College of the Florida Keys Swim Around Key West, scheduled for June 8, offers an exhilarating 12.5-mile aquatic journey around Key West. Participants can marvel at the island's stunning landscapes and swim in its crystal-clear waters. This event caters to a wide range of swimmers: Solo Challenges: Swimmers can opt for solo categories, including standard swimming, swimming with fins, o...


The 48th Annual Swim Around Key West

June 21 - June 22, 2024
The 48th Annual Swim Around Key West, scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2024, is a notable open-water swimming event. Organized by Anna Fugina, it features a challenging 12.5-mile course around Key West, with the start location at Higgs Beach. Key Highlights: The event is sensitive to tidal and weather conditions, affecting start times annually. Participants will navigate through Key West Harb...


Key Lime Festival

July 3 - July 7, 2024
Key Lime Festival 2023: An Unforgettable Citrus Celebration The Key Lime Festival is an annual event held in the Florida Keys, celebrating the region's unique citrus, traditions, and people with a mix of eccentricity and fun. This festival is designed to provide a taste of what makes the Keys unique, from its vibrant culinary scene to its vibrant, quirky community. The upcoming 2023 Key Lime Fest...


Key West Marlin Tournament

July 17 - July 20, 2024
The 2024 Key West Marlin Tournament, in its 44th year, promises to be a highlight for fishing enthusiasts. Scheduled for July 17-20, 2024, this world-class event offers $50,000 in cash prizes in the Marlin Division, with additional prizes in the Fun Fish Division. Key aspects of the tournament include: Location and Timing: Coinciding with Key West, Florida's annual Hemingway Days Celebration. ...