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Things to Do in Key West this November

Things to Do in Key West this November

November 1st, 2019 | Key West Events & Festivals

November is an excellent time to visit Key West. The temperatures are cooler, there aren’t too many tourists, and Powerboat is on the horizon. Here’s a look at the month’s top events.

Super Boat World Championships

Nov. 6-8
Key West Harbor
The world’s biggest and fastest offshore racing series comes to Key West every November. Super Boat International, or Powerboat, is a week-long powerboating series that features races, shows, and parties, all leading up to the main event: the world championships. See scheduling information on the Super Boat website.

Rockin’ the Races with Lee Brice

Nov. 7
Key West Amphitheater at Truman Waterfront
Grammy nominee, country music star and ACM award winner Lee Brice will headline the Race World Offshore Concert this year. Come out and enjoy tunes from this energetic country hit powerhouse! Concert starts at 7pm; tickets and VIP packages are available online. For more information, click here

Key West Artisan Market

Nov. 3, 17
Higgs Beach, Key West
Back from its summer hiatus, the Key West Artisan Market is now in full-swing. This season’s offerings include awesome food vendors, health and beauty products, apparel, textiles, crafts, jewelry, and the list goes on. Did we mention live entertainment? Head to Higgs Beach from 10am to 2pm on select dates for an awesome Sunday outing.

Key West Film Fest

Nov. 20-24
Tropic Cinema, Key West
Watch dozens of screenings across film genres during the Key West Film Fest this year. Now in its eighth installment, KWFF highlights visiting filmmakers, actors, directors, and industry leaders with discussions and workshops. Enjoy red carpet events, parties, award ceremonies, and new films during an unforgettable festival experience.

Lighting of the Harborwalk

Nov. 27
Harborwalk at Greene and Elizabeth streets 
Every year right around Thanksgiving, Harborwalk glows with over 61,000 lights, complete with nautical Christmas trees, decked-out palm trees, and more. Go for the lighting at 6pm to get in the holiday state of mind.

Book Your Stay at The Gates Hotel


The Key West International Airport was named one of the busiest small airports in 2019. Key West is a tempting destination, and its accessibility has never been better.

Seasonal, direct flights are now available to Philadelphia, New York and Chicago from February through the end of August. Direct flights are currently available year-round from Newark, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Atlanta. 

If you’re thinking about a visit to Key West, don’t delay! It’s always summer in the Conch Republic.


The Gates Hotel is a Condé Nast award-winning hotel located in New Town, which offers free hourly shuttle service to Old Town. Exciting onsite amenities – like a food truck, cigar lounge, and a spectacular swimming pool – puts The Gates in its own special category. Check out our special offers online.