Key Lime Festival

When: July 3 - July 7, 2024

Where: 631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040

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 Festival promises to be the best yet, filled with culinary delights and a range of exciting events. 

Key Information

  • Festival Date: June 30 - July 4, 2023
  • Location: Florida Keys

What's New in 2023

This year, the festival will span five days, offering a wide range of culinary events to cater to every palate. The festival will feature returning favorites from previous years, including the Key Lime Cocktail Sip & Stroll and the Key Lime Pie Hop, along with new events crafted especially for Key Lime enthusiasts.

A Few Festival Highlights

  • The Key Lime Bike Tours: This event will give attendees a chance to discover Key West like a local by bicycle, stopping at iconic landmarks and concluding with a slice of Key Lime Pie.
  • The Mini Key Lime Pie Class: At this interactive workshop, participants will learn the secret recipe and make their own mini key lime pies.
  • Key Lime Rum Tasting: The First Legal Rum Distillery in Key West will offer free rum tasting from noon to 5 PM.
  • Key Lime Trivia: Held poolside at The Marker Hotel, attendees can test their Key Lime knowledge while enjoying a Key Lime inspired buffet and drinks.

Event Schedule Highlights

Friday, June 30

  • Key Lime Bike Tours: 10 AM | 122 Ann St
  • Mini Key Lime Pie Class: 10 AM & Noon | Key West Key Lime Pie Co., 511 Greene St.
  • Key Lime Rum Tasting: Noon – 5 PM | Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, 105 Simonton St.
  • Key Lime Trivia: 6PM | The Marker Hotel, 200 Williams St
  • Miss Key Lime Pageant: 6 - 8PM | General Horseplay, 423 Caroline St

Saturday, July 1

  • Key Lime Sip & Stroll: 3 – 6 PM | First Flight Restaurant, 301 Whitehead St.

Sunday, July 2

  • Key Lime Pie Drop: 11 AM – 2 PM | Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead St.
  • Key Lime Scavenger Hunt: 3 – 5:30 PM | Conch Republic Seafood Company, 631 Greene St.

Monday, July 3

  • Key Lime Tree Master Class: 4 – 5 PM | MARC Plant Store, 1401 Seminary St.

Tuesday, July 4

  • 4th of July 5K: Race Starts @ 7:30AM | Edward B. Knight Pier, 1801 White Street
  • World Famous Key Lime Pie Eating Championship: Contest at 1:30 PM | Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St.

The festival team urges interested attendees to register early, as they expect most events will sell out. The detailed schedule of the festival will help attendees to plan ahead and ensure they don't miss out on their favorite events.

Whether you're a die-hard Key Lime enthusiast or simply looking for a fun and unique vacation, the 2023 Key Lime Festival promises to be an unforgettable event. Mark your calendars and join the celebration of the one-of-a-kind citrus, the Key Lime!

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