Just A Few Friends

When: August 30 - September 2, 2024

Where: Various Locations

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 scavenger hunt. Sunday, September 1, features a Second Line memorial walking parade followed by a free outdoor celebration with live music at the Friends of Bubba Stage. Performers include Will Kimbrough, co-writer of "Bubbles Up," along with local talents like CW Colt and Howard Livingston. The weekend concludes on Monday, September 2, with a sunset cruise and a mustache contest, adding a quirky and fun twist to the farewell party. Highlights include:

  • Friday, August 30, 2024
    • Florida Jimmy Buffett Day Proclamation at 11 AM, Shrimp Boat Sound Studios, Lazy Way. City leaders and local celebrities will read the official proclamation. (Cost: Free)
  • Saturday, August 31, 2024
    • Parrots & Margaritas 5k Run/Walk at 7 AM, Irish Kevins.
  • Sunday, September 1, 2024
    • Second Line Memorial Walking Parade at 5 PM, starting from the 100 Block of Duval. Attendees can join the route to Truman Waterfront Park for singing, storytelling, and celebrating Jimmy Buffett.
    • Friends of Bubba Stage at 6 PM, Truman Waterfront Park. Enjoy a free show featuring performances from CW Colt, Zach Miller, Caffeine Carl, Mike Stack, and Howard Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band.
    • Celebration at 6 PM, Truman Waterfront Park. Experience a festival atmosphere with vendor booths, photo ops, food, drinks, and live music. (Cost: Free)
  • Monday, September 2, 2024
    • Mustache Contest at 2 PM. Showcase your best mustache for a chance to win prizes. (Cost: Free)

This weekend is a perfect blend of fun, remembrance, and community spirit, ensuring attendees have an unforgettable time in Key West.