19 June 2019

Hemingway Days Literary Events to Explore Legendary Author’s Work

In his classic novel “To Have and Have Not,” Ernest Hemingway painted a mesmerizing portrait of Depression-era Key West. During Hemingway Days 2019, scheduled Tuesday through Sunday, July 16-21, fans of the author’s work can enjoy readings, symposium presentations and film screenings on the island he called home in the 1930s.
13 June 2019

Bearded Hemingway Hopefuls to Vie for Look-Alike Title in Key West

It helps to have a ruddy complexion, a beard, a stocky build or any other attribute that increases a resemblance to legendary author Ernest Hemingway. Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, as many as 150 “Ernest” competitors and their fans are expected to converge on Key West for Sloppy Joe’s 39th annual Hemingway® Look-Alike Contest.
12 June 2019

Racers to Test Stamina in Key West’s Hemingway 5k Sunset Run/Walk and Paddle

Competitors on foot and on paddleboards can prove their stamina and salute Ernest Hemingway’s active outdoor lifestyle during a two-sport challenge Saturday, July 20 — the day before the 120th anniversary of the legendary author’s birth. 
11 June 2019

Team Chillin’ Wins Lower Keys Dolphin Tournament

Team Chillin’ scored a 34.55-pound dolphin fish to take first place and a $7,500 cash prize in the 26th annual Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce Dolphin Tournament that ended June 9.
07 June 2019

‘Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!’ Combines Learning on the Water with Screamin’ Reels Tournament June 21-23

A popular girls' getaway for over 20 years, "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" provides female anglers a learn-on-the-water weekend of education combined with the fun one-day Screamin’ Reels tournament to be held in the Florida Keys' sport fishing capital of Islamorada Friday through Sunday, June 21-23.
03 June 2019

The Florida Keys Embrace Summer with Sustainable Fun, New Activities

The Florida Keys & Key West continue to spotlight the destination’s eco-oriented “Connect & Protect” initiative to encourage awareness of sustainable, memorable activities for visitors.
 
In addition, notable new offerings include two resorts in the family-oriented Middle Keys and Key West’s intriguing Sails to Rails museum.
31 May 2019

Key West Mermaid Festival to Make a Splash July 5-7

Love mermaids? Want to get salty or enjoy a “mermosa” with a mermaid? The inaugural Key West Mermaid Festival is to celebrate the graceful, colorfully attired women swimmers of the magical underwater world Friday through Sunday, July 5-7.
30 May 2019

Hemingway Days to Spotlight Author’s Key West Legacy July 16-21

When Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West during the 1930s, he penned now-classic works that included “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and fished for giant billfish in Florida Keys waters. Fans of adventurous living and writing can celebrate his legacy Tuesday through Sunday, July 16-21, with events recalling his literary prowess and vigorous Key West lifestyle.
29 May 2019

Connect & Protect: Living Reefs

Encouraging environmentally responsible behavior is a crucial element of the Florida Keys’ commitment to protecting the region’s natural resources.