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...


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. ...


Hemingway Days

July 17 - July 21, 2024
Hemingway Days is a long-standing festival celebrated annually in Key West, Florida, paying tribute to the life and works of Ernest Hemingway, the eminent author who once resided there. Commencing in 1981 under the initiative of local residents, including Michael Whalton, the festival has seen substantial growth both in size and reputation, attracting globally acclaimed writers and ambitious entra...


Hemingway 5k Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race

July 20, 2024 3:00 PM
The Hemingway 5k Sunset Run and Paddleboard Race will take place Saturday, July 20, 2024, in honor of Ernest Hemingway's sporting lifestyle. These athletic challenges are part of Hemingway Days, a six day commemoration of the author's life and work who wrote most of his best works in Key West during the 1930s. You can run the 5K Sunset Run or Paddle 3 miles in the gorgeous waters off of our magica...


Lobster Mini-Sport Season

July 24 - July 25, 2024
Florida lobster sport season, locally dubbed “mini season" for its short two-day time duration, begins at 12:01 am on the last Wednesday of July and ends at midnight Thursday. Know the Rules for Keys Lobster Season and make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife.


27th Annual Key West Lobsterfest

August 8 - August 11, 2024
The Key West Lobsterfest is an annual summer event that celebrates the opening of Lobster Season with a variety of activities and entertainment. This festival is not only about savoring fresh lobster but also enjoying the vibrant music scene of Key West.  Fresh Lobster and Cold Drinks Lobster Delights: The festival is known for its fresh Florida lobster, offering a culinary experience tha...


Just A Few Friends

August 30 - September 2, 2024
The "Just A Few Friends" event in Key West over Labor Day weekend offers a vibrant array of activities. It begins on Friday, August 30, with a proclamation by the Florida State Legislature declaring Jimmy Buffett Day and a Cheeseburger Contest welcome party on the beach. On Saturday, August 31, attendees can enjoy a bubbles brunch, walking tours, a 5K run/walk, and a Margarita bar crawl and scaven...


Parrots and Margaritas 5K Run/Walk & Mini-Rita Stroll

August 31, 2024 8:00 AM
WILL RUN, WALK, STROLL OR CRAWL FOR MARAGRITAS!Come Run/Walk on August 31st at 8:00 AM in Key West or participate virtually and be part of the 1st Annual Jimmy Buffett weekend celebration called Just a few Friends Key West. We will start and finish at Irish Kevin's for this awesome 5K event and rockin' post-race party because it's always 5 o'clock somewhere!NOT READY FOR A 5K? NO PR...