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The Events We’re Looking Forward to at the Key Lime Festival

The Events We’re Looking Forward to at the Key Lime Festival

June 15th, 2021 | Key West Events & Festivals

Every Fourth of July weekend, Key West gets together to celebrate the national fruit of the island - the Key Lime. From July 1 - 5, 2021, it’s Key Lime everything - pies, drinks, and even dinners and brunches. That said, here are the Key Lime Festival events that we’re most looking forward to.

Key Lime Pie Drop - Saturday, July 3, 2021, 11 a.m. @ The Key West Lighthouse

We like to drop things here in Key West - shoes, conch shells, and now key lime pies. Kick off the Key Lime Festival this year with the most delicious drop of all - the key lime pie. More surprising is that the goal of the Key Lime Pie Drop is to NOT ruin the pie despite the long fall from the Key West Lighthouse. The most creative mind to outsmart gravity wins!

Key Lime Sip & Stroll - Saturday, July 3, 2021, 2 p.m.

If you prefer the tart flavor of the key lime on the rocks, this is the event for you. Decide who makes the best Key Lime cocktail on the island as 10 bars compete for your vote with the finest key lime margaritas and key lime 'open' cocktail in Florida. Tickets to the Key Lime Sip & Stroll include samples of 10 or more drinks and a souvenir mug for the first 275 participants. Participating bars to be announced soon.

[The Gates Guide to the Best Key Lime Pie in Key West]

Key Lime Pie Hop - Sunday, July 4, 2021, 11 a.m.

Key lime pie lovers, this is your chance to eat your heart out. The Key Lime Pie Hop takes you across the island for a walking tour of the best - and most unique - key lime pies in the Conch Republic. Tickets include five pie samples and a 2021 Key Lime Festival t-shirt. Official stops for the 2021 Key Lime Pie Hop will be announced closer to the event date.

World Key Lime Pie Eating Championship - Sunday, July 4, 2021, 12:30 p.m. @ Southernmost Beach Café

The Key Lime Festival wouldn’t be complete without the most popular event of all - the Key Lime Pie Eating Contest. Here you can compete for the title of Key Lime Pie Eating Champion. That award goes to the participant who can eat a 9-inch key lime pie the fastest. 

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