Key West Events

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.

Dec
7
Mon
2020
Key West Triathlon and Expo
Dec 7 all-day
Key West Triathlon and Expo

The Key West Triathlon and Expo expects to host a maximum of 1,000 participants and some of the sport’s best known triathletes; TRIKW allows you to bask in the warm weather and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean while the rest of the country is experiencing winter. Olympic and Sprint distances.

Apr
17
Sat
2021
Conch Republic Independence Celebration @ Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Apr 17 – Apr 26 all-day

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

DECLARING OUR "FUN-DEPENDENCE!"

With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic’s 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys., Contact: 305-296-0213

May
6
Thu
2021
Key West Songwriters Festival
May 6 – May 10 all-day

Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world. Celebrating its 24th year. Since 1997 BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

When
May 8-12, 2019 shows start early afternoon and play into the late night.

Where
Key West, FL! Staged at an array of the island's most popular Beaches, Boats, Bars, Resorts and Historic Theatres.

Tickets
Most of the Festival shows are FREE to enter. The shows that require advance ticket purchase will be announced and tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 27th at 12 noon (est).

Contact
For more information about the festival, reach out to us through the contact page HERE.

 

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.

Dec
7
Tue
2021
Key West Triathlon and Expo
Dec 7 all-day
Key West Triathlon and Expo

The Key West Triathlon and Expo expects to host a maximum of 1,000 participants and some of the sport’s best known triathletes; TRIKW allows you to bask in the warm weather and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean while the rest of the country is experiencing winter. Olympic and Sprint distances.

Apr
17
Sun
2022
Conch Republic Independence Celebration @ Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Apr 17 – Apr 26 all-day

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

DECLARING OUR "FUN-DEPENDENCE!"

With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic’s 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys., Contact: 305-296-0213

May
6
Fri
2022
Key West Songwriters Festival
May 6 – May 10 all-day

Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world. Celebrating its 24th year. Since 1997 BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

When
May 8-12, 2019 shows start early afternoon and play into the late night.

Where
Key West, FL! Staged at an array of the island's most popular Beaches, Boats, Bars, Resorts and Historic Theatres.

Tickets
Most of the Festival shows are FREE to enter. The shows that require advance ticket purchase will be announced and tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 27th at 12 noon (est).

Contact
For more information about the festival, reach out to us through the contact page HERE.

 

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.

Dec
7
Wed
2022
Key West Triathlon and Expo
Dec 7 all-day
Key West Triathlon and Expo

The Key West Triathlon and Expo expects to host a maximum of 1,000 participants and some of the sport’s best known triathletes; TRIKW allows you to bask in the warm weather and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean while the rest of the country is experiencing winter. Olympic and Sprint distances.

Apr
17
Mon
2023
Conch Republic Independence Celebration @ Conch Republic Independence Celebration
Apr 17 – Apr 26 all-day

Conch Republic Independence Celebration

DECLARING OUR "FUN-DEPENDENCE!"

With activities ranging from wacky bed race to a lighthearted sea battle featuring tall ships, the Conch Republic’s 10-day birthday party showcases the independent and eccentric spirit that characterizes the Florida Keys., Contact: 305-296-0213

May
6
Sat
2023
Key West Songwriters Festival
May 6 – May 10 all-day

Key West Songwriters Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the world. Celebrating its 24th year. Since 1997 BMI has been a presenting sponsor of the festival and has helped it grow into both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals. The festival revolves around five days and nights where live music bliss introduces crowds to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

When
May 8-12, 2019 shows start early afternoon and play into the late night.

Where
Key West, FL! Staged at an array of the island's most popular Beaches, Boats, Bars, Resorts and Historic Theatres.

Tickets
Most of the Festival shows are FREE to enter. The shows that require advance ticket purchase will be announced and tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 27th at 12 noon (est).

Contact
For more information about the festival, reach out to us through the contact page HERE.