Key West Events & Festivals
In the island paradise of Key West we look for any excuse to celebrate. Whether it's in honor of all things whacky during Fantasy Fest or reeling in the largest marlin during the annual Hemingway Days, refer to our events and festivals guide to see what's going on during your stay.
Key West’s Top Art and Craft Festival Returns for its 59th Year
Celebrating outstanding local and national creativity, the annual weekend festival brings together over 120 emerging and established artists and artisans from 25 different states.
Key West Concert Calendar: A Look at Upcoming Live Music and Festivals 2024 (Winter & Spring)
Check out the most exciting winter and spring big-name acts (and tribute bands!) set to take the stage in Key West.
Everything you Need to Know about the Key West Powerboat Races 2023
Here’s everything you need to know about the Offshore World Championship Powerboat Races (we answer some frequently asked questions too!).
Florida Keys Lobster Season 2023 is Here: What You Need to Know
Your guide to Key West spiny lobster season 2023, Lobsterfest, where to eat the best lobster on the island, and more.
Everything You Need to Know about Hemingway Days Key West 2023
We're breaking down all things "Papa" with a roundup of Hemingway Days activities and can't-miss events.
5 Fantastic Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Key West
The island always takes on a festive vibe come Independence Day, making it the perfect excuse to spend the day exploring, partying, or simply chilling in our tropical paradise.
Everything You Need to Know about the Key West Key Lime Festival
Every Fourth of July weekend, Key West gets together to celebrate the national fruit of the island - the key lime.
The Events We’re Looking Forward to at Key West Pride 2023
Take part in Key West's embrace of "one human family" with these fun activities during Pride, which runs June 7 - 11, 2023.
Who to See at the Key West Songwriters Festival 2023
The largest festival of its kind, the Key West Songwriters Festival returns May 3 - 7, 2023 to celebrate the most successful, chart-topping songwriters in country music. Here are the artists to keep on your radar.
Save Your Appetite for the Florida Keys Seafood Festival
The two-day food festival is a time to celebrate the day’s catch and local fishermen with local seafood prepared every-which way, live bands, libations, activities for kids, and plenty more.
10 Ways to Survive (and Save) During Black Friday in Key West
Whether you’re looking to participate in the busiest shopping day of the year or are skipping the lines entirely, we’ve put together a list of ways to get you through Black Friday.
5 Must-See Acts at the 2022 Legends of Music Row Key West
We’re shining a light on some of the incredible acts performing during the star-studded country music festival, coming to the Coffee Butler Amphitheater in Key West, Oct. 13 - 15, 2022.
Mel Fisher Days 2022 in Key West: Ways to Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha
Mel Fisher Days returns to Key West Sept. 1 - 5, 2022, this time with a very special edition of its annual celebration.
What to Do Now to Get Ready for Summer 2022 in Key West
Dreaming of summer in Key West? Let us help you prepare.
All About the ‘Swim Around Key West’ Marathon, Including Where to Watch
We’re breaking down all there is to know about one of the longest continuously running marathon swims in the world.
Best Places to Ring in the New Year in Key West 2021
The Conch Republic has their share of quirky NYE celebrations that are an island tradition. Here are our favorite.
Our Favorite Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Key West
Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the holiday season and what better way to celebrate it then in Key West style?
Prepare to Be Amazed at the Annual Kinetic Sculpture Parade
The annual Papio Kinetic Sculpture Parade celebrates creativity and honors the "dynamic junkman of Key Largo," sculptor Stanley Papio.
Plan a Quick Getaway to Key West this Thanksgiving
Florida residents can enjoy special rates by booking with the Florida Resident Escape, which can save guests up to 20 percent off at The Gates Hotel.
Upcoming Art Exhibitions in Key West We're Looking Forward To
Take a look at what’s set to open at the Custom House Museum, located in right near Mallory Square in Old Town.
5 Things You Don't Want to Miss at the Key West Food & Wine Fest
Make your own Key lime pie and enjoy pairings of grilled cheese and craft beer at the island's favorite food festival.
How to Prep for the Key West Half Marathon
The Key West Half Marathon and 5k is coming up on January 20th! Beginning at 7:00 a.m., it’s a fast-paced 13.1 mile challenge across the island’s flat topography, and in true Key West style, it’s packed with fun events before, during and after.
Concerts on the Green: JJ Grey & Mofro
JJ Grey and Mofro from Jacksonville Florida will play an outdoor concert in Key West this December. Held at the Sunset Green Event Lawn, the southern rock group will play soulful tunes mixed with funk during this winter concert on the lawn.