Key West Events

May
1
Fri
2020
Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
May 1 – May 3 all-day

Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament! A guaranteed grand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. However, according to organizers, the top prize payout increases as more boats register. With a field of 60-69 boats, the first-place cash award is to be $13,000, increasing incrementally by 10 boats. If a field of 100 boats is reached, the guaranteed first-place cash prize is $25,000. while other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.

May
11
Mon
2020
Mel Fisher Days in Key West
May 11 all-day
Mel Fisher Days in Key West

Mel Fisher Days in Key West! Come commemorate the anniversary of Mel Fisher’s famous 16-year search for the Spanish galleon Atocha and the discovery of the Atocha Mother Load . Annual Dock Party at Schooner Wharf Bar, with tours of salvaging vessels, raffle, silent and live auctions and live entertainment. Proceeds from these events are to benefit Wesley House Family Services, Inc.

Jun
26
Fri
2020
Mystery Fest Key West @ Mystery Fest Key West
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day

Mystery Fest Key West

Key West Mystery Fest Key West is a fun weekend with your favorite mystery writers and friends, only $195 – it’s practically criminal!

Key West Mystery Fest includes Friday night reception at the Custom House Museum (with Heather Graham and Key West Mayor Teri Johnston), all panels and workshops at The Studios of Key West, Whodunit Awards event, book signings, luncheon & keynote speaker (Jeffery Deaver), Hemingway Rum Company/Papa's Pilar Distillery tour & sampling, and Sunday brunch overlooking historic Key West Harbor.

Want to bring a friend to the keynote luncheon, rum sampling tour or brunch? It’s just $35.00 additional per event to bring a buddy or spouse.

FOR MORE INFORMATION go to: https://mysteryfestkeywest.com/

Mystery Fest Key West

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show
Jul 4 all-day
Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show

Marathon Beach Party & Fireworks Show

For one of the Keys’ largest and longest fireworks displays, families gather for a day of activities in Marathon including a patriotic parade that begins around 10:30 a.m. and proceeds from Marathon High School on Sombrero Beach Road (MM 50 oceanside) to free-admission Sombrero Beach, where a daylong celebration features food, drink, kids’ crafts and entertainment, capped off after dark with fireworks.

Jul
22
Wed
2020
Marathon Marlin Tournament
Jul 22 – Jul 25 all-day

Marathon Marlin Tournament is a fun fishing tournament to enter! Teams will compete for marlin division trophies as well as fun fish awards for the three heaviest dolphin fish, wahoo and tuna (yellowfin, blackfin and skipjack). The top-scoring team in the tournament is to be entitled to free entry into the following week’s Key West Marlin Tournament. The tournament is based at the Faro Blanco Marine Resort.

Jul
23
Thu
2020
Papa Look Alike Contest @ THE HEMINGWAY® LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day

The 40th annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, fishing tournament, 5k Run and Paddleboard Race, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a birthday “party” commemorating Ernest’s July 22nd birthday. Click here for more information.

 

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Oct
17
Sat
2020
Marathon Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest
Oct 17 all-day
Marathon Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest

Marathon Annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest at Keys Fisheries! The much-anticipated opening of Florida’s stone crab season takes place Oct. 15 each year, and the season opening is followed by this tasty test of crab-consuming capacity. How fast can you crack and cleanly consume 25 stone crab claws? Test your munching mettle at this zany contest. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Oct
30
Fri
2020
Marathon’s Fall Harvest at Crane Point Museum
Oct 30 all-day
Marathon’s Fall Harvest at Crane Point Museum

From 4-8 p.m., enjoy some old fashioned harvest-time fun to bring in the fall season! Hay rides, trail mazes, face painting, crafts for kids, cheeseburgers, chili dogs, apple cider, caramel apples, baked goods & live music. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, free for ages 4 and under.

Nov
27
Fri
2020
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival

Island Art Festival is a great time for Big Pine and the Lower Keys. Highlights of this holiday event, set for the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year, include live music by local entertainers, food, exhibits and booths featuring locally produced arts and crafts. Festivities traditionally take place on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, MM 31 oceanside.

May
1
Sat
2021
Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
May 1 – May 3 all-day

Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament! A guaranteed grand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. However, according to organizers, the top prize payout increases as more boats register. With a field of 60-69 boats, the first-place cash award is to be $13,000, increasing incrementally by 10 boats. If a field of 100 boats is reached, the guaranteed first-place cash prize is $25,000. while other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.

Jul
22
Thu
2021
Marathon Marlin Tournament
Jul 22 – Jul 25 all-day

Marathon Marlin Tournament is a fun fishing tournament to enter! Teams will compete for marlin division trophies as well as fun fish awards for the three heaviest dolphin fish, wahoo and tuna (yellowfin, blackfin and skipjack). The top-scoring team in the tournament is to be entitled to free entry into the following week’s Key West Marlin Tournament. The tournament is based at the Faro Blanco Marine Resort.

Jul
23
Fri
2021
Papa Look Alike Contest @ THE HEMINGWAY® LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day

The 40th annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, fishing tournament, 5k Run and Paddleboard Race, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a birthday “party” commemorating Ernest’s July 22nd birthday. Click here for more information.

 

key west hemingway days

Oct
17
Sun
2021
Marathon Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest
Oct 17 all-day
Marathon Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest

Marathon Annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest at Keys Fisheries! The much-anticipated opening of Florida’s stone crab season takes place Oct. 15 each year, and the season opening is followed by this tasty test of crab-consuming capacity. How fast can you crack and cleanly consume 25 stone crab claws? Test your munching mettle at this zany contest. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Nov
27
Sat
2021
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival

Island Art Festival is a great time for Big Pine and the Lower Keys. Highlights of this holiday event, set for the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year, include live music by local entertainers, food, exhibits and booths featuring locally produced arts and crafts. Festivities traditionally take place on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, MM 31 oceanside.

May
1
Sun
2022
Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
May 1 – May 3 all-day

Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament! A guaranteed grand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. However, according to organizers, the top prize payout increases as more boats register. With a field of 60-69 boats, the first-place cash award is to be $13,000, increasing incrementally by 10 boats. If a field of 100 boats is reached, the guaranteed first-place cash prize is $25,000. while other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.

Jul
22
Fri
2022
Marathon Marlin Tournament
Jul 22 – Jul 25 all-day

Marathon Marlin Tournament is a fun fishing tournament to enter! Teams will compete for marlin division trophies as well as fun fish awards for the three heaviest dolphin fish, wahoo and tuna (yellowfin, blackfin and skipjack). The top-scoring team in the tournament is to be entitled to free entry into the following week’s Key West Marlin Tournament. The tournament is based at the Faro Blanco Marine Resort.

Jul
23
Sat
2022
Papa Look Alike Contest @ THE HEMINGWAY® LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day

The 40th annual celebration of the legendary author’s work and lifestyle features literary readings, the Running of the Bulls, a short story competition, fishing tournament, 5k Run and Paddleboard Race, Sloppy Joe’s Look-Alike Contest and a birthday “party” commemorating Ernest’s July 22nd birthday. Click here for more information.

 

key west hemingway days

Oct
17
Mon
2022
Marathon Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest
Oct 17 all-day
Marathon Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest

Marathon Annual Stone Crab Claw Eating Contest at Keys Fisheries! The much-anticipated opening of Florida’s stone crab season takes place Oct. 15 each year, and the season opening is followed by this tasty test of crab-consuming capacity. How fast can you crack and cleanly consume 25 stone crab claws? Test your munching mettle at this zany contest. Individuals must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Nov
27
Sun
2022
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day
Big Pine & The Lower Keys Island Art Festival

Island Art Festival is a great time for Big Pine and the Lower Keys. Highlights of this holiday event, set for the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year, include live music by local entertainers, food, exhibits and booths featuring locally produced arts and crafts. Festivities traditionally take place on the grounds of the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce, MM 31 oceanside.

May
1
Mon
2023
Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament
May 1 – May 3 all-day

Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament! A guaranteed grand prize of $10,000 cash is to go to the team that catches the largest bull and cow dolphin fish combined. However, according to organizers, the top prize payout increases as more boats register. With a field of 60-69 boats, the first-place cash award is to be $13,000, increasing incrementally by 10 boats. If a field of 100 boats is reached, the guaranteed first-place cash prize is $25,000. while other prizes are awarded to anglers catching the largest dolphin, wahoo, tuna and tripletail.